2017/2018 Season Projects

Imagine Art Here” by Scott Froschauer inspired our concept for the 2017/2018 Season of the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission. The goal of this season was to encourage community interest in the public arts through outreach, education and grants. As downtown projects were coming to fruition we wanted to take the opportunity to make the new downtown development a destination for public arts for the community. The Commission rewrote the mural ordinance to be more community friendly, more cost effective and created a grant program to reimburse mural applicants for their city fees.

“Isabelle” by Julian Voss-Andreae

Isabelle” is a site-specific work and Voss-Andreae created her to showcase everything that Palm Springs is known for. By day she is sought to capture the brilliant sun and beautiful colors of the Coachella Valley through the polished stainless steel. By night, enhanced by an elaborate integrated custom lighting system, the sculpture will play on the glitz and glamour of Palm Springs’ vibrant night life. A landmark, a meeting point, a photo opportunity – this sculpture will allow people of all walks of life to come together, create memories and to find their place in the sun.

For more information, please visit: https://www.hohmann.art/isabelle

Scott Froschauer Art is Here

“Imagine Art Here” by Scott Froschauer

Los Angeles based artist, Scott Froschauer’s “Imagine Art Here” inspired our concept for the 2017/2018 Season of the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission.

Photo Credit: Tracy Merrigan

“Cenotaph” by Heath Satow

Palm Springs’ Transgender Community Coalition unveils the first Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Cenotaph. The non-profit organization commissioned the life-size sculpture to honor victims of transgender violence. The sculpture is on loan to the City of Palm Springs and can be viewed in the lobby of the Palm Springs City Hall.

“Babies” by David Černý

The inspiration for the installation is deeply rooted in Černý’s concern for the dehumanization of society, a topic that is just as valid now as it was 30 years ago when he first conceived the idea of using the most precious thing to humankind, a baby, and replacing the face with a stamp of a bar code. Fascinating and disturbing at the same time, they have touched audiences around the globe. Visitors are encouraged to share their pictures and comments on social media (#cernybabies).

“Jump for Joy” by Eyoälha Baker

Temporary mural commissioned by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, as part of their first Artist in Residence program with Baker.

Sofia Enriquez Las Tias Mural

“Las Tias” by Sofia Enriquez

Sofia Enriquez was commissioned by the Palm Springs Art Museum to create the “La Tias” mural with the Summer Art Camp program.

“Unity Through Healthcare” by Ryan Campbell

Commissioned by Desert Regional Hospital, Covered California and Branded Arts for their #CoveredinArt campaign.


Ryan Campbell Desert Hospital Mural

Martin Luther King Jr. Student Art Show

The Palm Springs Public Arts and Parks and Recreation Commission supported the Palm Springs Unified School District student art show  in Celebration of Black History Month. Commissioners volunteered to jury the student work and the Commission exhibited the show at the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at St. Paul’s in the Desert and later at the Palm Springs Public Library.
The students were asked to express the effect Martin Luther King has had on their lives and many of the results were truly touching.
Commissioner, Alfonso Murray, coordinated this exhibit with the Palm Springs Black History Committee.

“Stay Human” by Colette Miller

Located at the Rowan Hotel in Downtown Palm Springs, CA. Commissioned by Grit Development.

Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Show

The theme of this year’s show was “Bold and Bright” and was exhibited at the Desert Art Center.

1st Annual BOHO Bazaar

Boho Bazaar Art-Mart is a curated marketplace that offers a selling opportunity for great local artisans in the area of fine arts, crafts and handmade pieces. This is a simple, old fashioned idea – with a twist! Create a holiday art-mart and invite the top artists and tastemakers in the Valley and High Desert to participate in a traditional-style holiday bazaar, making their wares available for sale to the public. The vendors will be accompanied by food, drink, music, and performances for a fun preholiday weekend showcasing the vibrant artistic community of our Valley.

For more information: https://www.desertartcenter.org/event-2570034

Boho Bazaar