Desert X Art Installation in Palm Springs

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Last weekend I hopped in the car and headed out on a little bit of a road trip down to the Palm Springs area for the Desert X Art Exhibits.  I kept seeing photos of the amazing Desert X art exhibits from fellow bloggers in the area and was intrigued! I did a little research, and found out that it was the last weekend for it, oh no, I couldn’t miss it! For those that don’t know, Desert X is a bunch of art exhibits out in the the Coachella Valley. The desert becomes the artists canvas and they create exhibits throughout the area that articulate a wide range of both global and local issues. The exhibits were spread over a wide range of land, from Indio to Palm Springs. We decided to pick 4 of th
em we really wanted to check out before they closed.  The locations were by coordinates since a bunch of them were in the middle of no where. It was similar to a scavenger hunt, which made it even more exciting!

First up was “Hollow Earth” by Glenn Kaino.  This one was my favorite! There was about a 20 minute wait to get in, as only a few people could go in at a time, but definitely well worth it!  The illusion was insanely cool, at first making me question if it even was an illusion.  To read more about Hollow Earth, check here.

Desert X Art Exhibits Palm SpringsAfter that, we headed to “The Circle of Land and Sky” by Phillip K Smith III

Desert X Art Exhibits Palm Springs

Desert X Art Exhibits in Palm SpringsNext was “Curves and Zig Zags” by Claudia Comte.  This one was

Desert X Art Exhibits in Palm Springs

Desert X Art Exhibits in Palm SpringsLast, but certainly not least, we went to “Mirage” by Doug Aitken.  It was incredible to see

Overall Desert X was awesome! I wish I would have had more time to see more of the exhibits, but either way it was great.  I even got to explore downtown Palm Springs for a bit and eat some delicious greek food! If you’re headed down to the area bring plenty of water! Rookie mistake over here, I only brought one bottle of water.  I don’t know how people at Coachella/Stagecoach survive all weekend out in that dry heat.  By the time I got to the restaurant I was ready to drink an ocean!

What fun things are you doing this weekend?

Where should I travel to next?