Main Street Benches Project
Call for Artists

Scope of Project

As a continuation of, and in collaboration with The Main Street Merchants of downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission is excited to announce the next phase of the “artists painted” downtown bench project.
This phase is for the 8 benches located on the one block south and the one block north of Amado on North  Palm Canyon.
This is an open call for artists who like to be considered for this phase of the project.  The deadline for photoshop proposals is Wednesday, June 10th.
Please see the budget guidelines and a photoshop image as guidelines.
The project will be supervised by Tysen Knight, who painted the first set of benches, including proper materials, protective coating, and skateboard guards.

Artists Fees

2 benches @ $1500 (benches with arms and backs)
6 benches @ $1000 (benches with seat and sides only)
Project oversight by Tysen Knight


For questions on the proposal or to send your photoshop images, please email Arts Commissioner Russell Pritchard at

For technical info on bench prep, suitable paints to use and sealing please email Tysen Knight at: