skip to main content
Kimpton rowan palm springs art installation

Visionaries in the Valley

The Art Installations of Desert X

Eye-Opening Encounters at Coachella Valley’s Art Festival

During Desert X (Feb. 9 – Apr. 21), the landscape of the Coachella Valley becomes a vast canvas for international contemporary artists. Produced by Desert Biennial, the event inspires “art without constraint,” in which artists engage with the desert environment through striking and often large-scale installations. The inaugural event took place in the spring of 2017 and included such works as a house made of mirrors, reflecting and dissolving into its barren surroundings, and a desert rover (or “shy bot”) programmed to avoid human interaction.

Tips for Attending:

  • The event is free; check out a few nearby installations or embark on a journey to see them all.
  • Plan ahead by studying a site map of the art installations, since the works are sprawled across the Coachella Valley.
  • Some works may have limited hours or may be best viewed at certain hours or locations; check the DX19 page for the latest details.
getting there map

Getting There

The installations of Desert X are located in Palm Springs and the greater Coachella Valley. Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel is a perfectly located base of operations, allowing you to stop over and recharge amid stunning desert views.

Driving Directions

juniper table

Drinking and Dining

Before heading out, seek sustenance with the grab-and-go delights and coffee concoctions of Juniper Table. Afterward, reflect on the experience over handcrafted cocktails and shareable plates at the intimate rooftop restaurant 4 Saints.

rowan hotel exterior

The Scene

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel is perfectly situated in the epicenter of all the downtown happenings. To keep tabs on what’s happening around town and special events at the hotel, check out our event calendar.