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.
Summer Twins: Riverside's Dreampop Girls
Summer Twins: Riverside's Dreampop Girls
Meet Chelsea and Justine Brown aka the Summer Twins who are creating harmonizing, dreamy tunes out of Riverside.
Around the Counties: Exploring Inland Empire Arts and Culture with Ruth Nolan
Around the Counties: Exploring Inland Empire Arts and Culture with Ruth Nolan
This week's edition of Around the Counties, explores the art scene in the Inland Empire and features columnist Ruth Nolan. Find out which art communities are emerging in the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside.
The Hidden History of the Kaufmann House
The Hidden History of the Kaufmann House
Arguably the most famous home in Palm Springs, the Kaufmann desert house is a masterpiece - a structure of unexcelled modernism and sophistication that continues to serve as a model of its type, style, and period.
The Idyll-Beast: The Imaginary (Idyll)Wild Child
The Idyll-Beast: The Imaginary (Idyll)Wild Child
Our species' past or future is about an hour's drive, due east from Riverside, in the mountain hamlet of Idyllwild. There, the Idyll-Beast is said to exist -- a creature akin to Bigfoot, or Sasquatch.
Selling the Palm Springs Cultural Legacy: Revival, Restoration, and Renovation
Selling the Palm Springs Cultural Legacy: Revival, Restoration, and Renovation
Shana Nys Dambrot examines the eternal allure of paradise in Palm Springs and the ongoing architectural struggle for the city's soul.
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.
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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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