Read this article and thought of my Coachella Valley Art Scene readers… imagine our lives with an entire dinosaur park – so gnarly!

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“March 23, 1970: Sculptor Claude K. Bell with his 45-foot- tall, 150-foot-long brontosaur in Cabazon next to Interstate 10. Bell, a Knott’s Berry Farm sculptor and portrait artist, opened the Wheel Inn cafe in 1958. To attract customers, he began building dinosaurs.

Bell thought big. “The brontosaurus is just the beginning.” he said, ” I’ve got 62 acres alongside the freeway.  In the next 30 years, I’m going to build an entire family of giant dinosaurs here.”

The planned park was to be named Claude K. Bell Dinosaur Gardens. A Tyrannosaurus rex, named Mr. Rex, did get built, but Bell died in 1988 before any additional dinosaurs were added.

The Cabazon site was sold in the mid-1990s, attractions added. It is currently run as a museum with a creationist theme.” – Scott Harrison, Los Angeles Times

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NEW YEARS EVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big shout out to everyone who has continued to support the CVAS!  We love all y’all and do it for you.  Hope you had a great 2011 and we look forward to rocking with you on NYE at the Ace Hotel.  Cheers to living life a little more on the artsy side!