Public Arts Commission Celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month!

This month marks the completion of the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission’s 30 th Anniversary
– a period that began with the installation of an ‘Imagine Art Here’ sign and produced an
exciting range of murals, installations, and street art. The public is invited to celebrate current
and upcoming art installations at ‘Public Arts Night at the Museum’ on Thursday October 17
from 4-8 pm
, during the Free Admission Thursday Evenings sponsored by the City of Palm

The most recent addition to the public art collection is a series of benches by artist Tysen
, with the theme of “Urban Desert Palms and Icons” on Palm Canyon between Arenas
Road and Museum Way. Among the icons appearing on the benches are artists Andy Warhol,
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Frida Kahlo, and performers Lucille Ball and Judy

Other recent Downtown Art projects include an sign installation entitled “Finding Our Way” by
artist Scott Froschauer, at the corner of Museum Way and Palm Canyon, and banners along
Museum Way which proclaim “Art Is Here” and “Palm Springs Art Museum” to celebrate the
partnership between the Public Arts Commission and the Museum as a cultural anchor of our


Line Segments
by Ryan Campbell


By Voss Andrae


Palm Springs Babies
by David Cerny

Supporting the arts in Palm Springs.

This year we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Public Arts Commission of the City of Palm Springs. Our goal this year is to engage our community in our public art collection, create a dialogue on the importance of public art and to determine a vision for the next 30 years of stewardship for public arts in Palm Springs.

Upcoming Events

The Palm Springs Public Arts Commission sponsors Free Thursday evenings at the Palm Springs Art Museum from 4-8pm

June 6: Babies Birthday Bash and Graffiti Art Park Opening
Courtyard adjacent to the Downtown Art Pit
6:00pm to 8:00pm

June 6: “30×30” Public Art Show Closing Night
Palm Springs Art Museum
5:30pm to 7:30pm

October 17: Public Arts Night at the Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
4:00pm to 8:00pm

More events coming soon…

Latest Project

Icon Street Benches by Tysen Knight

Line Segments by Ryan Campbell

Line Segments. Palm Springs, California 2019. 10’ x 90’ exterior latex and spray paint on concrete.

This project was also included as a Parallel Project of @_desertx
Films by @visualcache

30th Anniversary

A Felt-Eye View

“A Felt-Eye View of Palm Springs” by Sarah Scheideman, an idea conceived by Commissioner Tracy Merrigan to create an interactive felt map of the city’s art collection to use throughout the year for community engagement.

With this brief in mind, Sarah Scheideman was commissioned to create a piece of art that would be engaging, accessible, interactive and made of felt.

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