Since its beginning, Palm Springs has been known as an artist colony, attracting artists and art lovers from around the world.
While much of the art can be viewed in museums and galleries, a surprising number of artistic works and installments can be viewed on street corners, in front yards and in our parks.
Pictured above are the larger than life, found art creations of the artist who lives in this Movie Colony neighborhood home. The robot-themed art is colorful, playful and on full display for neighbors and passers by.
You’ll find this home on the corner of E. Granvia Valmonte and N Arquilla Road, just a block from Frank Sinatra’s former Twin Palms Estate and a couple of blocks from Ruth Hardy Park (where you can also view other public art work).
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Palm Springs, California is known, the world over, primarily for it’s golf courses, swimming pools, movie stars, film festivals and midcentury modern architecture.
The city is also a mecca for artists. From it’s founding, artists have flocked to Palm Springs to paint, draw, photograph and create in whichever medium has inspired them.
If you drive around town, you’ll notice public and private art in nearly every neighborhood. One of my favorite forms of street art comes in the form of personalized mailboxes. Here are pictures of a couple I’ve spotted. Feel free to send me creative mailboxes I may have missed and I’ll post them here.
Wishing everyone in Palm Springs a Happy Valentine’s Day.
I photographed this mural at Raymond Cree Elementary School in Palm Springs. Another great example of public art in Palm Springs. Raymond Cree is located in the Ruth Hardy Park neighborhood of Palm Springs.
The 55-plus Safari Mobile Home Park is located next door to the popular Palm Springs Backstreet Art District, directly behind the BMW dealership on E. Palm Canyon in South Palm Springs.
The Art District offers regular tours of artist’s studios, art openings and other events each month, offering endless activities for 55-plus artists and art lovers living in the Safari Park. But you don’t have to be an artist or art lover to love this park. It’s also just one block from the famous Parker Hotel, once owned by the singing cowboy of movies and radio, Gene Autry. The reality show The Parker was also filmed for a season at the hotel. Overall, it’s a very vibrant and ideal neighborhood for active adults and seniors who prefer to live in the heart of all the action.
The park opened in the 1960s and has been well maintained. The views are amazing and the South Palm Springs location is central to everything.