Friday, January 6, 2012

Enjoying The Artwalk on El Paseo Street, Palm Desert, California

El Paseo is a beautiful palm lined boulevard of upscale shops and art galleries. From November to May on the first Thursday of each month, the art galleries stay open from 5:00pm to 9:00pm (all the other shops close at 5:00pm). There are 12-15 galleries total that make up the Artwalk on both sides of the five block boulevard. Most galleries offered wine, water and some yummy bake goods or snacks as a nice reception to the art walkers. 

 The art ranged from wonderful sculptures, paintings, wood pieces and anything else imaginable (and many items unimaginable). A few galleries hosted an in-gallery artist for a meet and greet as well as live painting demonstrations.

The evening weather was great which made admiring an interesting wide range of art a wonderful night out. It took us less than two hours to see all the galleries that were open. As a bonus to the night, the “people watching” was interesting too. You might see a few very high end cars parked on the street as well.

The El Paseo street can be found one block south of Highway 111 in Palm Desert.

Tip: If you are interested in seeing all the other shops, go a few hours before 5:00pm and walk the boulevard, then have an early dinner while the galleries get setup for the art walkers.

1 comment:

Michael and Dee said...

We were there in December. Had a great time but it was cold!

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