Intelligencer - Seeds of Inspiration



Behind the Mercedes-Benz dealership in south Palm Springs sits an enclave of galleries: the Backstreet Art District. Artists Marian Moiseyev, Kim Chasen, and Downs envisioned this concentration of venues offering works by artists from around the world.

“We needed a destination where people could see many forms of art,” Moiseyev says. “We want to be the
No. 1 source in the desert for contemporary art.”

The enclave includes Dezart One Gallery, Dezart Studio, Art, Trevor Goss/Silverman Gallery, Studio 13,
and Slaughterhouse Gallery.

First Wednesday Art Walk takes place each month from 6 to 9 p.m.

Backstreet organizers want to create an all-around cultural spot. Poetry readings are held on Thursdays (6 to
9 p.m. at Dezart Studio), and plans include dance and performance art.

“We look for quality, consistency, and professionalism,” Downs says, noting that the district has been popular with the area’s interior designers.

Art + Culture

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