Riverside
The cultural ecology of Riverside County is as diverse as its geography. From the lavish golf courses in Rancho Mirage to the modern architectural oasis of Palm Spring, the conceptual artwork of the high deserts and the freak-folk of Joshua Tree, Riverside - mountain, desert and all - is a magnet for art and artists of all types. A place of retreat, abandon, homesteading and decadence, Riverside County encapsulates the cultural diversity of Southern California.
Highlights
Desert Deployment: Southern California's World War II Desert Training Center
Thirty miles east of Indio, California in a largely uninhabited desert landscape, sits the largest military training ground in U.S. history, though you might not have heard of it.
North Shore: The Ambulant Poetry Project
Nuestro Lugar: North Shore is the first resident-designed, culture-driven, community development project in the rural, migrant community of North Shore, California. Over the course of a year, Artbound will chronicle Nuestro Lugar's various physical improvements, economic activity projects, and multi-faceted...
Nuestro Lugar: The One-Night Gallery
The One-Night Gallery brings together long-time residents of North Shore to transform the neighborhoods into a healthy community that can use its local assets to thrive.
Inside 'The Merc'
Inside 'The Merc'
Inside The Merc in Temecula, there's no sense of time, only time signatures. Within the old brick walls and open-beam ceiling, time and place are figments -- it's music that matters.
Mr. Nolan Builds His Dream House: Palm Springs' Cary Grant House, The Backstory
Mr. Nolan Builds His Dream House: Palm Springs' Cary Grant House, The Backstory
The Palm Springs and L.A. homes of past celebrities reflect personal histories more interesting than those that derive from subsequent tenancies by members of the glitterati.
Around the Counties: An Inside Look at Riverside County Arts with Gayle Brandeis
Around the Counties: An Inside Look at Riverside County Arts with Gayle Brandeis
Columnist Gayle Brandeis weighs in on Riverside County arts. Recently appointed as Inlandia Literary Laureate, Brandeis provides an update on her work.
Gifts from Apollo: The Bronze Work of Max DeMoss
Gifts from Apollo: The Bronze Work of Max DeMoss
Like his Greek forebears, Max DeMoss Jr., now himself 65 years old, is an artist who specializes in forging bronze into classic works of art. Some of them small and intricate, some huge and monolithic. 
An Inland Empire Afterlife: Immortality, Cryonics, and a Giant Marilyn Monroe
An Inland Empire Afterlife: Immortality, Cryonics, and a Giant Marilyn Monroe
Is death the end of life or a gateway to a hereafter? Tyler Stallings examines immortality in the Inland Empire.
Around the Counties: An Overview of Riverside County Arts with Tyler Stallings
Around the Counties: An Overview of Riverside County Arts with Tyler Stallings
Riverside county columnist Tyler Stallings talks arts and culture in the area.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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