The Red Kimono II Project Presented at the Palm Springs Cultural Center Camelot Theatres

Peace Through Understanding

Artist David Fairrington’s THE RED KIMONO II PROJECT

Exhibition + Fundraiser

Join us for a open house celebration of the Palm Springs LGBTQ+ Community featuring the portraiture artwork of local artist David Fairrington. The exhibition premieres on Saturday, June 29 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Palm Springs Cultural Center and will run through September 2019. Each artwork is represented by a local LGBTQ+ charity and attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite portraiture/ charity. Each “vote” equals one dollar. The winning painting will hang at the Palm Springs Cultural Center for one year. In addition, David Fairrington will paint a portrait of the person who donates the most money to his or her favorite charity (minimum $1,000 donation). The artist will be on site during the opening.

About The Red Kimono II Project

Recently, David painted a series called The Red Kimono I Project. A fellow artist was cleaning her studio and offered him an old Japanese Red Kimono to use in his studio. David was inspired to do a series in which the models chose how to reveal themselves, the only requirement being the use of the red kimono. The project was a transformative experience for both the artist and the subjects.

Several of David’s gay art students encouraged him to do a series focusing on the LGBTQ+ community. He felt he could do good by showing that people are people, no matter the sexual orientation- as well as demonstrate how important it is that all members of the desert community are be united. The goal of the project is to raise money for organizations that serve the LGBTQ+ community in the Coachella Valley.

About David Fairrington

David Fairrington, an internationally known artist, grew up in Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University. David’s career took flight in San Francisco and Los Angeles designing and executing movie posters for motion picture studios including; Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Columbia Pictures, Universal and MGM.

David was named a “Master Artist” by “International Artist” magazine and his portraits of such notables as Arthur Ashe, Police Chief William J. Bratton, Congressman Alan Lowenthal and Congresswoman Janice Hahn are in private and corporate collections. His most recent celebrity portraits are for ABC Television and Disney that include the stars of Lost, Extreme Makeover, Gray’s Anatomy, and Desperate Housewives.


Sep 20 2019 - Sep 23 2019


3:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Palm Springs Cultural Center (Camelot Theatres)
2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA, USA


Palm Springs Cultural Center

Next Occurrence