Backstreet Art District is a collection of art galleries in Palm Springs specializing in modern contemporary art. This is one of the city's major artistic and cultural hubs which offers an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, single print designs, handcrafted ceramicware, photographs and fashion accessories made by upcoming and established artists from all over the country and overseas. Their collection is a constantly rotating one, keeping visitors updated with the latest and trending pieces of art from around the world.
Situated at the foot of scenic Mt. San Jacinto, this art museum in downtown Palm Springs offers lovers of art a treat. It's not just paintings that you get admire here, as the museum also has extensive performing arts programs. Expand your knowledge about natural science or just take in the beauty of your surroundings. The various exhibitions held here shouldn't be missed.
Palm Canyon Drive is the main street of Palm Springs and the pulse of this desert resort city. It has everything a tourist needs - shops, attractions, galleries, restaurants and more. Dotted by tall palm trees throughout with the San Jacinto Mountain as a backdrop, it is where most of the action lies. Shop at unique stores and the farmer's market to take away something as a gift or souvenir. Check out the Villagefest held every Thursday. Some of the interesting places to visit are the Palm Canyon Theatre, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs Visitors Center, Desert Art Center, Annenberg Theater, The McCallum Adobe and Palm Springs Walk of Stars.
This small museum is dedicated to the preservation of the Agua Caliente band of the Cahuilla Indians, who initially discovered the Palm Springs area. Displays include basketry masterworks by past and present artisans, early photographs and a full-size re-creation of a traditional Cahuilla kish. The museum is also the official repatriation center for disturbed remains of Agua Caliente tribal people and receives relics recovered in the area. Admission is free.
Annenberg Theater is located in The Palm Springs Art Museum. It celebrates visual and performing arts in all forms. Be it comedy or opera, classic or the new age theatrical production, dramas of all genres are show cased here. Nearly 433 theater enthusiasts are enthralled with world class performances. The modern light equipment and acoustics, further liven up the act. Theater is introduced to the general public, through various seminars, camps and lectures. Many celebrated and professional artists have entertained audiences at this theater.
As palm trees sway above the sidewalks and hundreds of lights start glowing at night, it is easy to get lost in the dreamy atmosphere of Downtown Palm Springs. Visitors can try their luck at the tables then soak in mineral water baths at the Spa Resort Casino or get the full spa treatment at one of the many hotels on Palm Canyon Drive. Additionally, the street has many restaurants, from sushi and seafood to tex-mex and regional, there is one for every budget and palate.
Warnock Fine Arts is owned by Larry Warnock who worked as a private dealer before opening the gallery. Warnock loves collecting and teaching printmaking process to others. Over the past few years, Warnock Fine Arts has displayed work of American and European artists such as Erik Desmazieres, Albert Woda, and Laurent Schkolnyk, James Groleau and David Smith-Harrison and Art Hazelwood. The authorities here are always interested in purchasing original prints or drawings.
The McCallum name is well known in the Coachella Valley, especially for its association with the renowned McCallum Theatre. The family history began in this small adobe home, built from the clay-rich soil of the Palm Springs area. The adobe now contains the Palm Springs Historical Society artifacts, and also displays some objects owned and used by Pearl McCallum McManus. Admission: USD2 per person, children under 12 free; includes a visit to adjacent Miss Cornelia White's House, built out of railroad ties.