Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

Within Coachella Valley, public art is easy to come by. There are sculptures and murals from Palm Springs to Coachella, sponsored by public and private donors whose mission is to bring art to the people. To see a lot of art in one place, you can’t beat the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden. Thank you to the Palm Springs Art Museum a four acre garden on a street corner in the middle of Palm Desert has been set aside and meticulously cared for. It showcases fourteen sculptures and over 60 desert plants, and is open to the public every day from sunrise to sunset. A special guest in the garden was the roadrunner, who posed within petting distance from us, completely unfazed by our presence. Without a doubt our favorite statue was Walks Among the Stars by Dave McGary, whose portrayal of a Native American wrapped in a flowing quilt is perfection. Who knew bronze could have so much texture and depth. A close second was Acrobats by Barry Flanagan (also bronze). A trip to the desert never disappoints.

4 thoughts on “Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden, Palm Desert

  1. Denise says:

    This has been on my list. I’m even more motivated now. I love how thoroughly you shared this amazing place. Woohoo.

    1. Well, it’s better in person. πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  2. tagpipspearl says:

    This place is remarkable! Not only the art, but the plants are stunning. Your photos are intriguing, also, because it’s fun to ID some of the plants in the background. I think my favorite sculpture is the jackrabbits.
    Gorgeous place and, as always, exceptional photos.

    1. Thank you! I love that sculpture too. I wish we would have taken the time to ID the plants. You know, by swiping up on my phone. πŸ˜‰

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