With world-class galleries, museums and art festivals, Palm Springs is the perfect place for art and architecture enthusiasts. Start your art journey in the heart of Palm Springs at Palm Canyon Drive, home to several art galleries including the Elena Bulatova Fine Art Gallery and the eclectic Stewart Galleries. The Backstreet Art District is a collection of art galleries and studios offering a wide range genres and styles. Explore the neighborhood on the monthly Art Walk and get a behind-the-scenes experience into the creation of different works of art.
On Thursday nights, head downtown and check out the Palm Springs VillageFest, a free festival of art, entertainment and food. Enjoy a variety of live entertainment and discover unique art and crafts from local artists.
Palm Springs is widely known for is modern design aesthetic, which became popular during the mid-19th century. The city celebrates this unique style not only within architecture, but during the annual Modernism Week. You can take a tour to explore the desert design throughout the city as well as seeing some of the houses of celebrities that used to call Palm Springs home. One of the most popular celebrity houses is the Alexander Estate, where Elvis and Priscilla Presley spent their honeymoon, and the house often has events celebrating the “King’s” life.