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
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.
The Unforgotten Wall of Coachella
The Shady Lane mural in Coachella is a defiant statement from local artists that they are also a source for the region's creative reputation.
The Spirit of North Shore
Residents of the resource-starved North Shore community on the Salton Sea hope a new plan for renewal and social practice art will promise a more sustainable future.
The Hidden History of the Riverside's Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties
The Hidden History of the Riverside's Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties
The Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties in downtown Riverside is a happy accident. It came about in a serendipitous confluence of timing, buried treasure and an abiding respect for history.
Steel Modern: A History of Steel Houses in Palm Springs
Steel Modern: A History of Steel Houses in Palm Springs
Steel construction is the once and future champion of residential construction in the desert. Artbound explores how the iconic pre-fabricated modular houses of architects Wexler & Harrison have come to define the architectural heritage of Palm Springs.
The Haunting Howl of Riverside Railways
The Haunting Howl of Riverside Railways
For Tyler Stalling, the whistles of the transcontinental rail lines that trisect Riverside are such dominant sounds that they insinuate themselves into both his waking and dreaming lives.
Tio's Tacos: Riverside's Folk Art Wonderland
Tio's Tacos: Riverside's Folk Art Wonderland
In the heart of downtown Riverside, Martin Sanchez has built a shrine out of trash. At his restaurant, Tio's Tacos, Sanchez takes recycling to great creative heights--both literal and figurative.
Destructing Modernism: Will Palm Springs School District Tear Down a Wexler Building?
Destructing Modernism: Will Palm Springs School District Tear Down a Wexler Building?
Palm Springs School Board vs. Modernism. Will the demolition of a modernist building by architect Don Wexler erase history?
From Beefcake to Skatecake: Masculinity in the Swimming Pool
From Beefcake to Skatecake: Masculinity in the Swimming Pool
From beefcakes in bikini bottoms to skater bros flipping tricks in empty pools, masculinity is revealed in 20th century photographs.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

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.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

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.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

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


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