For over 150 years, artists from across America have flocked to Palm Springs to take inspiration from the landscape and integrate it into their work – just as happened in Paris during the 19th century.
What attracts artists to this uncommon desert city is the unique light that bathes the region year round. As sunlight reflects on the surrounding mountains throughout the day, the image of Palm Springs morphs and changes. The desert’s vast expanses and purity create the perfect canvas for any artist.
From the flux installation of Phillip K. Smith III in Coachella to the bizarre exhibition park with inspired works of art from by Kenny Irwin in his home’s 16-acre backyard, this episode of the Insider’s Guide takes you through the art world of Palm Springs. And it’s a world unlike anything you’ve seen before.