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.
North Shore: The Ambulant Poetry Project
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
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 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
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.
Ricardo Breceda: Sorcerer of Sheet Metal
Ricardo Breceda: Sorcerer of Sheet Metal
Ricardo Breceda is a legend in Borrego Springs for his sea monster creation and other metal sculptor creatures.
Nathaniel Osollo and Collaboration X
Nathaniel Osollo and Collaboration X
Nathaniel Osollo's "ART Friends," statues that speak through cell phones, encourage the public to engage with his artwork in new technological ways.
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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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