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World Art Day Festival and “Art In The Park In The Dark”

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Art in the Park in The Dark

Event Details

Lasers and flaggers and bikes, oh my!

The first World Art Day Festival and “Art In The Park In The Dark” will be held Saturday, April 15, from 3 to 10 pm, in Demuth Park. This new, free, family-friendly event is presented by the City of Palm Springs and Shann Carr’s Desert Whimsy, and will take place in Demuth Park on Mesquite Avenue between the pickleball courts and the playground.

Art Press Release April 6 - Version 2.docx

The event is part of a global celebration of World Art Day, in honor of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday. The daytime portion of the event, produced by Palm Springs Parks and Recreation Department, includes a student art gallery, open chalk walk drawing, interactive art classes, food vendors, and community performances from 3 to 6 p.m. Art In The Park In The Dark is the late-night part of the Festival from 6 to 10 p.m. filled with lasers, a lighted bike parade, flaggers, interactive glow art, and live painting. The whole day is a hands-on experience that is free and appropriate for all ages.

Art Press Release April 6 - Version 2.docx


ALL DAY TUNES - 3-10 p.m. - DJ Galaxy will thread the daytime and night events together with feel-good music as community groups fill the day stage with live performances.

ART, BOOTHS AND PROGRAMS - 3-10 p.m. - Join local businesses, art programs, and local artists in an interactive and informational dialogue to bring awareness about the amazing things in the valley for the whole family. Be sure to stroll around the Palm Springs student art gallery. (Food vendors 3-6 p.m.)

CHALK WALK ART CONTEST - 3-5:30 pm - Come create amazing artwork that will be viewed all day! Winners will be chosen by our Recreation and Public Arts Commission. Winners announced at 5:30 p.m.

LITTLE DAVINCI ART STATION - 3-10 pm - All day into the night paint station, where everyone will be able to put their creative imagination to work. Pieces can be taken home with you or donated to the Recreation Department to be sold to raise money for our next World Art Day Festival!

COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES - 3-7 p.m. - Watch our talented local performers. Check out the JOJDHUC Drum Squad and Drill Team at 4 pm, Palm Springs Hula at 5 pm, and Dance with Lindsay at 6 pm. Bring a chair or blanket.

LIVE LARGE SCALE PAINTING - 3-6 p.m. - Watch 15 talented artists create live art! Experience the process and take a dive into how artists create their very own masterpieces!


PUBLIC ART DEDICATION - 6 p.m. - Palm Springs Public Arts Commission and Mayor Grace Garner will dedicate 7 new pieces of art in Demuth Park. Photo Opportunity.

LASER WONDERLAND - 8:15 - 9:40 p.m. - World-renowned Laseronics artist, Kyle Garner, will project the first of 5 intimate laser shows that will spark the night with excitement. The first coincides with the lighted bike parade and the soundtrack to the night’s final laser show will be an immersive crystal-bowls sound bath by Compassionate Sound Healers.

LIGHTED BIKE PARADE AND CONTEST - 8:15 p.m. - All ages are invited to join an illuminated bike parade through the park, and get a little help lighting their bikes at a “Maker Booth” hosted by valley cyclists.

NIGHT GALLERY ART WALK - 6-10 p.m. - The park’s new permanent art works, the freshly painted tables and benches, local artists’ pop-up booths, light installations, creatively solar-lit booths, student art gallery, and live performances by flaggers spinning UV reactive fabrics will make up the Night Gallery Art Walk.

BE THE LIGHT - 6-10 p.m. - The events are at the remarkably dark end of the park between the pickleball courts and the playground so we beckon guests to bring a BLACKLIGHT FLASHLIGHT for maximum fun seeing all the UV art. Wear a black or white T-shirt and become a walking canvas for artistic creations. Bring a folding chair or a blanket and a picnic and sit and watch.

BRING YOUR ART - 6-10 p.m. - Artists, groups, neighbors, and galleries are invited to make light-based, temporary pieces to add to the fun. Volunteers will help you place your light art gently on the limbs of the trees around the grounds as long as you do no damage.


(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm


DeMuth Park

4375 Mesquite Avenue 92264


Free Event