Broadcasting at 5,000 Feet

Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema establishes March dates to avoid a run-in with Mother Nature.

Marcia Gawecki Arts & Entertainment

It wasn’t competition that led to moving the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema from its traditional January run to early March, but Mother Nature.


The Golden Touch

David Salk has been honoring the Native American tradition with his ceramic work for 50 years.

Marcia Gawecki Arts & Entertainment

David Salk, a ceramicist and an art gallery owner in Palm Springs and Idyllwild, may be one of the longest running artists at the La Quinta Arts Festival, which runs March 1–4.


Chick Art

Palm Springs' Craig Deman has combined his photographic skills with Polish painter Julia Curylo's "Chicks" series to bring inflatables to the desert.

Marcia Gawecki Arts & Entertainment

Palm Springs native Craig Deman has combined his photography skills with those of Julia Curylo, a painter from Poland, in a desert-based art project.

la quinta artist studio tour

Doorway to Art

La Quinta's Artist Studio Tour takes participants into the homes and studios of artists like Darleen Wilkerson, whose batik work is better understood in person.

Marcia Gawecki Arts & Entertainment

The walls of Darleen Wilkerson’s home are filled with her colorful batik artworks, which can be seen during the La Quinta Artist Studio Tour Dec. 3.

priscilla queen of the desert

Don’t Miss the Bus!

At 16 feet long and 800 pounds, you shouldn't. This mode of transportation takes center stage for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at Palm Canyon Theatre.

Marcia Gawecki Arts & Entertainment, Watch & Listen - Attractions

When the costume and set designer at Palm Canyon Theatre took on Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, they knew the play created the biggest questions of their careers: How do you include a life-sized tour bus onstage and create as many as 120 costumes with 40 headpieces from scratch? “We’ve tried to stay true to the original movie from 1994,”says

garner valley home tour

Show & Tell

Garner Valley Home Tour opens the doors to five houses and ranches, and provides a chance to experience living in wide-open spaces.

Marcia Gawecki Home & Design, Real Estate

Although Doug Howard doesn’t own any horses, or even a dog, he bought a four-bedroom, five-acre home in Garner Valley because he liked the wide-open spaces. It’s also a short 35-minute drive to his architecture business in Palm Desert. “I grew up in San Diego, but our family is originally from the Arkansas and Oklahoma border, so this feels like