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The Premier Art Fair in the Southwest During the Height of the Season

Art Palm Springs is the premier art fair in the Southwest presenting post-war and contemporary art. This years edition will brings galleries from Asia, Europe, North and South America representing hundreds of artists to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Fair is strategically scheduled over the extended President’s Day Weekend coinciding with Palm Springs Modernism Week at the height of the Coachella Valley’s season. Art Palm Springs and Modernism Week turn the Desert into a cultural mecca over this weekend, attracting close to 15,000 acquisition oriented art lovers to the Fair year after year.

Since its early editions, Art Palm Springs has been a draw for curators, collectors, designers and celebrities that include Cheech Marin, Jodie Foster, Alexa Davalos, Udo Kier, Shelby Lynne, Rain Phoenix, and award-winning designers Christopher Kennedy, Dann Foley and Erin Valencich.

An Art Oasis in the Desert

Once the playground of movies, captains of industry and world leaders, the region has evolved into a respected art oasis in the Southern California desert with a vibrant cultural scene devoted to the visual arts. It is home to an expanding major arts museum (5,000 member The Palm Springs Art Museum- our opening night beneficiary), a vibrant art gallery scene (with 20 + galleries) and a remarkably strong base of highly savvy art patrons and collectors. The region is comprised of some of the highest -income zip codes on the west coast, such as Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Indian Wells.

Art Palm Springs is owned by Clarion Events, a UK based world leading event organizer, who has been delivering innovating and market-leading events since 1947. In addition to Art Palm Springs, Clarion Events produces SOFA CHICAGO and Art Aspen. All art fairs are presented by galleries from around the world exhibiting modern and contemporary art in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media. 

About Clarion Events

Clarion Events can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. More recently the firm has developed an international portfolio of brands and now delivers more than 200 events in over 20 countries.