McCallum Theatre Open Call Finale, 2012

Palm Desert is famed for its dedication to arts and culture, and nowhere is this passion more prominent than in the city’s Art in Public Places program, featuring more than 130 works of art showcased throughout the city – and all for free.

The McCallum Theatre has gained acclaim as one of the country’s finest presenting theaters by audiences and entertainers alike. If you're in the mood for an evening out, you can enjoy an astonishing variety of world-class performing artists, exciting ensembles, and touring dance and theater companies at this state-of-the-art performing arts center. With just over 1100 seats, the McCallum Theatre offers an intimate setting reminiscent of a European opera house, where you're never far from your favorite stars. 

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, interiorThe Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is an architecturally distinctive building that features ongoing and temporary art exhibitions in different media. The interior of the building, The Galen, houses four separate gallery areas for rotating exhibits, while the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden is set in a lushly landscaped desert oasis of water features, native plants and winding walkways enhanced by the addition of major sculptures in both abstract and representational styles. 

At the Historical Society of Palm Desert's museum, you'll experience a fascinating collection of historical photos, newspaper and magazine archives, as well as oral history on the founding fathers and early residents of Palm Desert.