Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture in Greater Palm Springs

Discover an oasis of arts and culture in Greater Palm Springs. From world-famous concerts and festivals to modern museums, public art installations and galleries, Greater Palm Springs is rich in arts and culture experiences.

Art lovers will find plenty to set their sights on, from contemporary exhibits and fine art to local artist galleries, murals and outdoor sculptures. Architecture and design are another big draw in Greater Palm Springs, thanks to a wealth of midcentury modern designs from renowned architects including Albert Frey, Donald Wexler, John Lautner and E. Stewart Williams. Soak up some culture during your stay, too, with plentiful theater productions, concerts and live entertainment throughout the oasis.

Find local art galleries, museums, theaters and other area resources below.

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  • The Living Desert - Plein Air Art Collection
  • The Living Desert - Plein Air Art Collection
  • The Living Desert - Plein Air Art Collection
  • The Living Desert - Plein Air Art Collection
  • The Living Desert - Plein Air Art Collection
  • The Living Desert - Plein Air Art Collection

“California Landscape Painting: The Stephen B. Chase Collection” is part of a permanent art collection currently on exhibition in the Chase Administration Building at The Living Desert, a…

  • Frederick Loewe Estate
  • Frederick Loewe Estate
  • Frederick Loewe Estate
  • Frederick Loewe Estate
  • Frederick Loewe Estate
  • Frederick Loewe Estate

A historic estate once owned by the famed composer, Frederick Loewe, known for such classics as Camelot, Paint Your Wagon Red, GiGi, and My Fair Lady. The Estate is available for weddings,…

  • The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
  • The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands

Sunnylands, completed in 1966, was the winter home of the late Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. Designed by midcentury architect A. Quincy Jones, the 25,000-square-foot house…

  • Sunnylands Center & Gardens
  • Sunnylands Center & Gardens

A 17,000-square-foot building designed by Frederick Fisher & Partners. It sits on a 15-acre parcel adjacent to the historic estate and is surrounded by a nine-acre garden, designed by the…

  • The Lautner Compound
  • The Lautner Compound
  • The Lautner Compound
  • The Lautner Compound
  • The Lautner Compound
  • The Lautner Compound
  • The Lautner Compound

Famed architect John Lautner's iconic desert hideaway built in 1947 is now reimagined as Hotel Lautner, an award winning, stunning modern day oasis. The hotel is comprised of four distinctly…

  • Palm Springs Air Museum
  • Palm Springs Air Museum
  • Palm Springs Air Museum
  • Palm Springs Air Museum
  • Palm Springs Air Museum

Home to one of the World's largest collections of flyable WWII aircraft plus Korea and Vietnam era aircraft. The air-conditioned hangars have no ropes to keep you from interacting with the…

  • Coachella Valley History Museum
  • Coachella Valley History Museum
  • Coachella Valley History Museum

The Coachella Valley was the home of the Cahuilla Indians as a new wave of settlers arrived in the late 1800s along with the Southern Pacific Railroad. Being the halfway point between Yuma…

  • Beau Monde Villas by Natural Retreats
  • Beau Monde Villas by Natural Retreats
  • Beau Monde Villas by Natural Retreats
  • Beau Monde Villas by Natural Retreats

The Beau Monde Villas represents a portfolio of iconic and historically significant properties for the most discerning vacation guest. The portfolio includes properties such as the Frank…

  • Old Town Artisan Studio

A non-profit studio committed to providing positive art experiences for all people despite age, disability or financial disadvantage. Private and scheduled classes are offered in sculpture,…

  • Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert

Founded in 1968, the Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote quality opera to large and diverse audiences throughout the…

  • Palm Canyon Theatre
  • Palm Canyon Theatre

A premiere theatre located in the heart of Palm Springs offering a wide range of stellar performances from off Broadway musicals to thought provoking plays and much more.

  • Virginia Waring International Piano Competition
  • Virginia Waring International Piano Competition
  • Virginia Waring International Piano Competition

Thrill to great music via young international rising concert piano stars. This non-profit organization hosts community recitals, musical dine-a-rounds in premier restaurants, master classes,…

  • Tolerance Education Center

The mission of the TEC is to promote tolerance, respect, and understanding by reflecting on history. Programs and exhibits provide an educational opportunity for students and the community to…

  • The Art Place

A stellar collection of world-class contemporary art galleries, award-winning artisans, sophisticated interior design studios, and luxury home furnishing boutiques within a charming city…

  • Coachella Valley Repertory
  • Coachella Valley Repertory
  • Coachella Valley Repertory
  • Coachella Valley Repertory

A performance venue that produces plays, musicals, concerts and special events. In addition to the season of plays, they will be producing cabaret, staged readings, holiday concert and…

  • McCallum Theatre
  • McCallum Theatre
  • McCallum Theatre

A 1,127 seat state-of-the-art theatre. Presenting major entertainment from all areas of the performing arts. From the very best in music, theater and dance to its nationally recognized arts…