2019/2020 Season Projects

This season’s focus is “Art is Everywhere,” outreach in public arts to the entire Palm Springs community.

“Street Bench Pilot Project”

by Tyson Knight

The pilot bench art project was lead by commissioner, Russell Pritchard, who commissioned local artist Tyson Knight, to design and paint the icon benches along Palm Canyon Dr throughout Downtown Palm Springs.

For more information, please visit: https://www.tysenknight.com/bench

“A Tale of Survival” at Palm Springs International Airport by Debi Grupe and Linda Maxson

A temporary art installation funded by the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission. “A Tale of Survival” was born, consisting of four clusters of colorful, floating balls, “uplifted” to symbolically celebrate the strong, courageous and determined individuals who inspire us to persevere and flourish. Installation in place October 2019 through April 2020

“One Love – Flowers + Love Everlasting Love and Beauty” by Damon NY, 2019

Located at and commissioned by the Art Hotel in Palm Springs, CA.

Bernard Stanley Hoyes mural in Palm Springs

“Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters” mural by Bernard Hoyes

“Water, Earth, Wind, and Fire are evident across the Mural. Water and agriculture are what led to the Palm Springs area being settled. The water is prominent in the very life of the Valley and in the recreational uses of the desert. In this Mural, the Wind is constant – as it is in the desert – and Water is sacred.”

“Desert Mirage”

by Gabby Vasquez

Located at the Palm Springs Cultural Art Center. Mural submitted for and featured in the PSPAC’s 30×30 “Art is Here” show.  Produced in collaboration with the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Commissioned by the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission.

Ann Faith Nichols Mural at Palm Springs Cultural Center

“Transplant” by Ann Faith Nichols

Located at the Palm Springs Cultural Art Center. Mural submitted for and featured in the PSPAC’s 30×30 “Art is Here” show. Produced in collaboration with the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Commissioned by the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission.

Public Art Masterclass 2020

The Public Art Masterclass is led by PSPAC Co-Chair Tracy Merrigan and artist Sarah Scheideman. Together they educate the Palm Springs High School Art 2 class on public art, demonstrate examples from around the world, in the neighborhood and ultimately inspire the students to create their own.

Students then design their own piece of public art and showcase their talents at a local art exhibition hosted by the PSPAC. The goal is to one day commission a student piece for installation on the High School campus.