Who: Coachella Valley creatives are coming together to unite the east and west valley art scene. This inclusive event is being organized by three Palm Springs painters committed to creating and empowering the arts community: Kim Manfredi, Lynda Keeler and Anne Bedrick. Following the initial tour in April 2021, we are thrilled to announce an overwhelming response from desert artists and are excited to facilitate this creative coming together in 2022.
What: Two weekends of insider free art experience. This self-guided tour spans the valley, uniting 100 artists from Indio to Palm Springs. Visitors design a customized tour with interactive maps and themed routes provided by the organizers. The tour is a unique way for the public to interact with artists, observe their processes, purchase artwork, participate in demonstrations and explore spaces usually not open to outsiders. It also provides visitors with links to local businesses. We even offer a list of lunch stops, shops and galleries near each studio. Coachella Valley Art Center, a non-profit in Indio, hosts our sampler exhibition. It includes works of art by participating studios and creates an environment where you can visually plan your tour based on works you love.
Where: Studios are located from Palm Springs to Indio with the inclusion of Desert Hot Springs as part of the valley. You can split your days into east and west, north or south — It’s up to you!
When: The Sampler Exhibition opens Friday March 4th from 5 – 8 PM with live music. The tour commences Saturday & Sunday March 12-13 as well as March 19- 20 , from 11 – 4 PM
Why: After a long period of isolation and virtual exhibitions, artists are longing to show their work.The founders, Anne, Lynda and Kim wanted to share the wide range of artistic practices across the valley and show the variety of creative processes involved in producing paintings, sculptures, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glassworks and jewelry.
Coachella Valley comes together to share their new works, give the public a sneak peek into the private worlds. We know there is a desire for an insider art experience. We want to bring artists and the public together. HWY 62 Art tours brings thousands of tourists to the high desert each year, we feel our valley has an equal number of highly professional, engaging artists.
This tour is free, making it accessible to all economic brackets of the public and its nominal registration fee makes the tour accessible to artists with a wide range of economic situations.
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