The World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum opened its traveling exhibition “Bob Hope: An American Treasure” to the public on Dec.12 at the Palm Springs Air Museum and will run through April 2013. Tickets and information visit www.PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org.
“Forever Marilyn” Palm Springs will be hosting a free weekly concert on Sunday’s at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Palm Canyon Drive. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
The Palm Springs Art Museum is proud to present free second Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and all activities are free. The Palm Springs Art Museum is located at 101 N. Museum Dr. For more information on this and other events and exhibits call 760-322-4800 or visit them online at www.psmuseum.org.
“Valley Voices of the Muse,” an open mic poetry reading, will be held at Savage Gallery, 870 Research Dr., on Jan. 4, starting at 6 p.m. Free refreshments, everyone welcome.
ICONS – Hannah Lievin Reineck; Etchings & Watercolors will hold its opening reception Jan. 4, from 4-9 p.m. at the Art Place Artwalk 4-7 p.m. with the after party at Venus Studios from 7-9 p.m.
Gallery 446, located at 446 S. Indian Canyon Dr., will hold an art reception for Marjorie Salvaterra on Jan. 5 from 6-10 p.m. The photography exhibition is benefiting BOO2bullying.org and is free and open to the public.
Michael Lord Gallery, 1090 N. Palm Canyon Dr., will hold an art reception for Forrest Moses on Jan. 4 from 6-8 p.m. For more information go to www.michaellordgallery.com or call 760-699-8957.
The Space Gallery located at 2612 S. Cherokee Way, will hold a reception for YouTube artist Kat Sketch on Jan. 18 from 6-9 p.m. For more information call 760-202-1555.
Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Show will be held Feb. 1- 23. The reception will be on Friday, Feb. 1 at the Desert Art Center. Prizes will be awarded. Deadline to enter is Monday, Jan. 28. Cost is $40 for one entry. This year’s theme will be “Palm Springs 75th Anniversary.” For more information contact Jennifer Henning 760-778-8408 or Jennifer.email@example.com.
“Diamonds and Drag Queens Are Forever,” a Les Originales performance to benefit Aids Assistance Program, will be held on Saturday Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Hotel Zoso, 150 S. Indian Canyon Dr. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.aidsassistance.org or call 760-325-8481.
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair is having an encore to its extremely successful first year event. The fair features more than fifty top international art galleries exhibiting and selling more than 2,000 carefully-culled works of post-war and contemporary art. The fair will be Feb. 15-17, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Information and tickets can be found at www.palmspringsartfair.com.
The next QUEST, a salon for artists and writers with an outreach to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. at Images Art Gallery, 2682 Cherokee Way.
The City of Palm Desert is hosting the dedication of the 2013/14 El Paseo Invitational Exhibition, which includes “Monsieur D’Or” and “Mademoiselle D’Argent” by artists Karen and Tony Barone, on Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. The exhibition is being displayed on the center lawn at The Gardens on El Paseo.
In what is being described as Robert Bradshaw’s “Swan Song” before retirement, Desert Art Collection, located at 45350 San Luis Rey, will host an art reception on Jan. 3 from 5-8 p.m. For more information call 760-674-9955.
Christian Hohman Gallery will hold an art reception for Robert Dunahay, Jan.3 starting at 5 p.m. For more information call 760-346-4243.
“A Tribute to Elvis,” featuring Elvis tribute artist Greg Miller at the Indian Wells Theatre Cal State San Bernadino campus on Jan 11 at 7 p.m. Miller’s tribute performance captures the voice, energy, youthful good looks, physique and the warmth of the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” at his peak.
Second Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Festival featuring American blues icon B.B. King and R&B artists, Paul Thorn, Penny Unniversity and “Alex A and the Fermented.” This year, the selection of wines has been expanded. For a list of participating wineries and breweries visit the website. The festival will be on Sat., Feb. 23 at the Empire Polo Grounds. Tickets are on sale online at www.RWBfest.com.
Various Art Walks…
Art-walk at the Backstreet Art District (off Cherokee Way) in Palm Springs takes place every first Wednesday at 6 pm.
Art Walk at Crystal Fantasy in Palm Springs (across from the Hyatt, downtown) takes place on the first Friday. Open till 9 p.m.
The El Paseo Art Walk is held on the first Thursday of the month from 5 to 9 p.m. El Paseo is located in Palm Desert off Monterey Blvd.