Calendar of Events

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Staring at a Sun that Never Sets

The Pit 258 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, United States

The Pitin Palm Springs presents its summer group show, Staring at a Sun that Never Sets. The gallery will host an artist reception Sept. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.  The exhibition, on view through Sept. 30, will feature artwork by Chase Biado, Howard Fonda, James Goss, Raymie Iadevaia, Tess Jenkins, Jennifer King, YehRim Lee, Ry Rocklen, Leena Similu, Magnus

Event Series The Artwork of Elaine Mathews

The Artwork of Elaine Mathews

Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory 71100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA, United States

Influenced by early California art, Elaine Mathews paints large, semi-impressionist landscapes and small plein-air paintings using a palette knife and brush. In her exhibition at the Rancho Mirage Library, she presents scenes from the high and low deserts, with ocotillo, yucca palms, cholla, and Joshua trees animating her views.

Planned Parenthood 60th Anniversary Cocktail Reception

Avalon Hotel & Bungalows 415 S. Belardo Road, Palm Springs, CA, United States

Planned Parenthood will host a cocktail reception to fête its 60th anniversary at the Avalon Hotel & Bungalows in Palm Springs. The reception is a communitywide celebration that reflects on the past and looks to the future while uplifting the organization's passionate staff, brave patients, and committed supporters. Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest is proud to recognize six decades

Eso Es la Vida

Palm Springs Art Museum 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA, United States

This exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum spotlights graphic design from Mexico's past and present, examining the field's development over the last century and it's role in Mexico's pop culture. Curated by Robert J. Kett, Eso Es la Vida features typography, posters, sign painting, video, and digital media.

Resurgence Exhibition

Desert Art Woman Gallery 68-895 Perez Rd # i-26, Cathedral City, CA, United States

Desert Art Woman Gallery and programming partner Wyld Womxn present Resurgence, an all female/nonbinary art show. The art show is curated by Adriana Lopez-Ospina, Lauren Bright of Wyld Womxn, and Juliette Vos of Desert Art Woman Gallery. The art show explores artists and how they are transitioning or not into the world. Both organizations focus on women's empowerment an education.

Rückblick 30: The Art of Kim A. Tolman

Mad Kat Gallery 71590 Highway 11, Rancho Mirage, CA, United States

German artist Kim A. Tolman, who lives in Palm Springs, is being featured at the desert's largest art venue, MAD.KAT Gallery in Rancho Mirage. This art show highlights Tolman's paintings from the early 1990s to today. Tolman's expressive work emphasizes texture and color. She has also worked for Disney and Universal Studios as a production designer, and she has had

Emergence: Mojave Artists of Color Collective

Compound Yucca Valley 55379 29 Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, United States

Compound Yucca Valley presents a group show titled Emergence from the Mojave Artists of Color Collective. The exhibition will showcase MACC rising artists and allow other artists to share new ideas through their work. The opening reception will be held Sept. 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. and will feature performances by Tania “T” Hammidi, B Stacey Villalobos, and Miri

Riverside County Scare & Pumpkin Festival

Riverside County Fairgrounds 46517 Arabia St., Indio, CA, United States

The Riverside County Scare & Pumpkin Festival combine the spirit of Halloween and the traditions of Day of the Dead. Immerse yourself in a magical spirit world with three themed realms: Plaza Fantazma, a haven for family- friendly fun; Cantina Calacas, a place to sip on brews; and Carnival Carnivore, a haunted house for thrill-seekers ages 16 and older. Enjoy

Michael Griffin’s “Just Bloom” at Rubine Red Gallery

Rubine Red Gallery 668 N Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 102, Palm Springs, United States

Rubine Red Gallery's latest show is "Just Bloom" by Michael Griffin. Griffin's new show expands his chrysanthemum flower inspired series by taking oil forms to higher levels of dimensional color, depth, and light. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Slay: The Art of Drag at Palm Springs Library

Palm Springs Library 300 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, United States

The Palm Springs Library hosts "Slay: The Art of Drag" art exhibit by artist Craig Mann. Browse through 20 portraits of local drag queens. Mann celebrates local drag artists who bring joy and entertainment to their audiences. The exhibit can be viewed at the main library durning regular hours.