If you are staying in/coming to the Coachella Valley this weekend and want to experience something more than a pool and a bar then you found the right blog post.

We have hand selected a few of our favorite galleries and exhibitions around town that we thought you might be interested in.  Starting in Palm Desert and making it’s way into Palm Springs, there is a little something for everyone…. even you “earthy types,” Sunnylands is a MUST!



Venus Art Studios

41801 Corporate Way #7, Palm Desert
(760) 340-5085

venus art supply in palm desert, ca

Community Art Show this Friday evening at Venus Art Studios.  Come check out who is fresh on the scene.


Art Supplies for the people!

Venus Studios Art Supply is a creative oasis in the desert for artists and architects. Materials for watercolor, acrylic and oil painting, drawing, drafting and more! Aerosol, mops, caps, markers, inks and black books!
Offering artist workshops, classes, lectures, demonstrations and gallery shows!
Special order service for hard to find items.

General Information

Venus Studios Art Supply is located at 41801 Corporate Way #7, Palm Desert
(760) 340-5085
Store hours 10am to 5pm weekdays. Open Saturday 10am-2pm. Closed Sunday.


Heather James Fine Art

45188 Portola Avenue

Palm Desert, CA 92260



Some really great pieces at Heather James, check them out!
Marc Quinn via Heather James Fine Art
Marc Quinn’ Phitsanulok River Ice Thailand 2009
Oil on Canvas
65 x 100 in.
Damien Hirst via Heather James Fine Art
Damien Hirst’s Quinazoline 2008
Coloured pencil on paper
33 x 46 1/2 in.
Bob Van Breda via Heather James Fine Art
Bob Van Breda’s Trust Pencil Sculpture 2012
Nickel plated aluminum
18 1/2 x 16 x 6 in.
Stephanie Wilde via Heather James Fine Art
Stephanie Wilde’s Beekeepers 2013
Ink, acrylic and white gold leaf
30 x 30 in.
Saber via Heather James Fine Art
Two types of 23K gold leaf, silver leaf, spray paint on panel
35 x 59 in.


37977 Bob Hope Drive

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


Sunnylands in Rancho MIrage
It is free to visit the Sunnylands Center and gardens.  The Sunnylands Center has art exhibitions, films, art garden and beautiful cafe.  It’s one of our favorite spots, and now that the weather is better, we recommend you go check it out!


Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened March 2012 for high-level retreats of leaders seeking solutions. Left by Walter and Leonore Annenberg, the estate will continue to welcome U.S. Presidents, bipartisan political leaders, & others.
Company Overview

The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to building international understanding, advancing world peace, improving the functioning of government and other purposes through high-level retreats for global leaders from a spectrum of fields.


The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands welcomes national and international leaders for high-level retreats and meetings that address and seek solutions to serious issues facing the nation and world. Sunnylands, the former winter residence of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, is available also for limited public tours. The adjacent Sunnylands Center & Gardens features exhibitions, films, and educational programs; and visitors can enjoy a nine-acre art garden.

General Information

Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Hours: 9am – 4pm, Thursdays through Sundays
Closed in July & August
Cafe open until one hour before closing.


Palm Springs Art Museum

101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659
cris cichocki at the palm springs art museum
The Coachella Valley Art Scene is excited to see a fellow member of the young music and art community, Cris Cichocki, become an Artist in Residence at the Palm Springs Art Museum!!!  Congrats Cris!  Everyone should go check it out, Cris is a bad ass guy makin some bad ass art.

-Free to members, and youths 12 and under
-$12.50 adults
-$10.50 seniors 62 and over
-$5.00 for students and active duty military personnel with I.D.
-Free public admission every Thursday from 4 – 8 pm during downtown Villagefest.
-Free admission to AAM, NARM, and WMA members with I.D.
-Group tours available.
760.322.4800 or email: info@psmuseum.org
Located in downtown Palm Springs on Museum Drive at Tahquitz Canyon Way, just west of N. Palm Canyon Drive
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659