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This is a partial list of public art in Palm Desert, California in the United States. This list applies only to works of public art accessible in an outdoor public space. For example, this does not include artwork visible inside a museum or religious artwork associated with a church or place of worship.

Title Image Artist Year Location Coordinates Material Dimensions Owner
Agave Gordon Huether San Pascual and Fred Waring Dr. 33°43′44.8″N 116°22′42.9″W / 33.729111°N 116.378583°W / 33.729111; -116.378583 City of Palm Desert
The Art Place 41801 Corporate Way 33°44′40.2″N 116°21′45.3″W / 33.744500°N 116.362583°W / 33.744500; -116.362583
Baja Palapa Donna Billick & Arthur Gonzalez Fred Waring Dr. and Primose 33°43′44.8″N 116°22′18.0″W / 33.729111°N 116.371667°W / 33.729111; -116.371667 City of Palm Desert
Balance William Disbro Civic Center Park Brushed and polished stainless steel 3 parts. Group with bike: approx. 96 x 96 x 48 in.; Boy on bike: approx. 79 x 96 x 48 in.; Racing bike: approx. 69 x 96 x 48 in.; Each base: approx. H. 3 1/2 in. City of Palm Desert
Bighorn Peter Madson, Curt Mattson, Shel McAdams Bighorn Golf Club 33°40′44.0″N 116°24′32.6″W / 33.678889°N 116.409056°W / 33.678889; -116.409056 Bronze Approx. 6 ft. 4 in. x 6 ft. 2 in. x 6 ft. 3 in. City of Palm Desert
Bus Shelter Allen Root Country Club Dr. & Desert Willow Dr. City of Palm Desert
C is for Cat Ann LaRose Palm Desert Public Library Bronze Approx. H. 33 in. City of Palm Desert
Cahuilla Ron Gregory (designer) Waring Plaza Colored stamped concrete. Approx. W. 35 ft. x D. 61 ft. City of Palm Desert
Cantamar Series Woods Davy Oakmont of Sevogia 33°45′32.1″N 116°23′22.8″W / 33.758917°N 116.389667°W / 33.758917; -116.389667
Charger Ted Gall El Paseo median Sculpture: painted and fabricated steel; Base: Cor-Ten steel Sculpture: approx. 8 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 4 in. x 16 ft. 9 in.; Base: approx. W. 5 ft. x D. 10 ft. City of Palm Desert
Chihuly at Desert Willow Dale Chihuly 38995 Desert Willow Dr.
City Entry Marker Michael Watling City of Palm Desert
Cliff Henderson Henry McCann 1978 Median on El Paseo, east of Larkspur Lane Bronze Sculpture: approx. 28 x 24 x 16 in.; Base: approx. 45 x 31 x 23 in. City of Palm Desert
Colleagues William Disbro 1991 Civic Center Park 33°43′46.6″N 116°22′50.4″W / 33.729611°N 116.380667°W / 33.729611; -116.380667 Brushed stainless steel 2 parts. Main group: approx. 95 x 120 x 48 in.; Base: approx. 4 x 120 x 48 in.; Female figure: approx. 95 x 60 x 48 in.; Base: approx. 4 x 60 x 48 in. City of Palm Desert
Coyote Benches Ben Watling Civic Center Park Mono-color concrete 5 benches. Each: approx. 19 x 12 x 60 in. City of Palm Desert
Dancers Bruce Thomas
Dancing Starfish Steve Jensen McCallum Theatre Carved cedar H. 96 in. City of Palm Desert
Dance to Discovery Barbara Field Palm Desert Public Library City of Palm Desert
Danseur Jean-Louis Corby Civic Center Park City of Palm Desert
Desert Aviary Bill Ware 38801 Cook St.
Desert Bloom Greg Reiche 38995 Desert Willow Dr.
Desert Bloom Ellie Riley 73750 Dinah Shore Dr. 33°47′48.7″N 116°22′38.8″W / 33.796861°N 116.377444°W / 33.796861; -116.377444
Desert Dessert Michael Anderson 1991 Civic Center Park Painted steel 19 x 15 x 56 ft. City of Palm Desert
Desert Flower/Star Robert Perless 1992 Civic Center Park 2 sculptures. Each: approx. 11 x 20 x 8 ft. Welded aluminum coated with Imron and polymer prisms
Desert Holocaust Memorial Dee Clements 1995 Civic Center Park 33°43′51.3″N 116°22′44.1″W / 33.730917°N 116.378917°W / 33.730917; -116.378917 Sculpture: bronze; Base: marble and black granite. Overall: approx. 10 x 60 x 91 ft.; Tallest figure: approx. H. 7 ft. 9 in.; Star of David: approx. 1 x 21 x 21 ft. City of Palm Desert
Desert Willow Fence Allen Root Desert Willow Resort
Desert Willow Monument Sign Allen Root NW corner of Country Club Dr. and Desert Willow Dr.
Diegueno Christina Beresford 1968 Waring Plaza 33°43′48.7″N 116°24′8.9″W / 33.730194°N 116.402472°W / 33.730194; -116.402472 Colored concrete Diam. 20 ft. City of Palm Desert
The Dreamer David Phelps 1989 Civic Center Plaza Bronze Approx. 48 x 81 x 160 in. City of Palm Desert
Egrets Bill Ware 41726 Via Aregio 33°44′43.2″N 116°22′22.5″W / 33.745333°N 116.372917°W / 33.745333; -116.372917
Feng Shui II Jon Seeman 33°43′42.9″N 116°23′18.8″W / 33.728583°N 116.388556°W / 33.728583; -116.388556
Flute Players Bill Ware 44250 Town Center Way
Fred's Skies Jeni Bate Fred Waring Dr. and Town Center Way
Gaudi Style Benches Marlo Bartels Spanish Walk division, 75600 Gerald Ford Dr. 33°46′22.7″N 116°20′39.6″W / 33.772972°N 116.344333°W / 33.772972; -116.344333
Giraffe William Allen Palm Desert Public Library
Gravity Wave Michael Watling Highway 111 and Park View
Ground Swell Phillip K. Smith, III 36891 Cook St. 33°46′52.4″N 116°21′21.8″W / 33.781222°N 116.356056°W / 33.781222; -116.356056
Happy Swinging Monyo Mihailescu-Nasturel YMCA, Civic Center Park 33°43′56.2″N 116°22′51.8″W / 33.732278°N 116.381056°W / 33.732278; -116.381056 Bronze Sculpture: approx. 112 x 34 x 55 in. City of Palm Desert
In Praise of Cahuilla Baskets Michael Watling 1992 Nothing Bundt Cakes 33°43′53.4″N 116°24′15.0″W / 33.731500°N 116.404167°W / 33.731500; -116.404167 Cor-Ten steel, stamped color concrete Sculpture: approx. 11 ft. 3 in. x 16 ft. x 17 ft.; Base: approx. Diam. 44 ft. City of Palm Desert
Lake Cahuilla Palms Larry & Nancy Cush Coachella Valley Water District 33°44′38.0″N 116°21′0.6″W / 33.743889°N 116.350167°W / 33.743889; -116.350167 Mosaic, palm trees City of Palm Desert
Levi Man John Richen Tucson Circle and Washington St. 33°44′2.7″N 116°18′14.8″W / 33.734083°N 116.304111°W / 33.734083; -116.304111
The Markers Otto Rigan 1992 Indian Ridge Country Club 33°45′28.7″N 116°19′56.3″W / 33.757972°N 116.332306°W / 33.757972; -116.332306 Utah sandstone and laminated mirrored glass 6 markers. Range from: approx. H. 4 ft. to 11 ft. x W. 3 ft. to 5 ft. x D. 1 ft. to 2 ft. (18 tons). City of Palm Desert
Memorial Community Walk SCA001937 1b.jpg Howard and Kathleen, Meehan Civic Center Park 33°43′52.8″N 116°22′51.8″W / 33.731333°N 116.381056°W / 33.731333; -116.381056 Ceramic, concrete and stone City of Palm Desert
Men and Women of Steel Steven L. Rieman 1995 Palm Desert Corporation Yard Stop sign and sweeper broom flat wire H. 64 in. x W. 64 in. City of Palm Desert
Messenger of the Puul Curt Mattson 1991 Civic Center Park 33°43′48.7″N 116°22′47.4″W / 33.730194°N 116.379833°W / 33.730194; -116.379833 Bronze Sculpture: approx. 9 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 8 in.; Base: approx. 14 in. x 10 ft. x 10 ft. x Diam. 10 ft.; Base planter: approx. Diam. 20 ft. City of Palm Desert
Midnight Oasis Larson Company 1995 Desert Crossing Shopping Center 33°43′48.7″N 116°22′47.4″W / 33.730194°N 116.379833°W / 33.730194; -116.379833 Bronze Sculpture: approx. 9 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 8 in.; Base: approx. 14 in. x 10 ft. x 10 ft. x Diam. 10 ft.; Base planter: approx. Diam. 20 ft. City of Palm Desert
Midstream J. Seward Johnson, Jr. Civic Center Park Painted and gilded bronze Approx. 70 x 30 x 32 in. City of Palm Desert
Morning Light, Evening Light, and Dreaming Cahuilla Basketry Marlo Bartels 35900 Monterey Ave. 33°47′14.9″N 116°23′16.1″W / 33.787472°N 116.387806°W / 33.787472; -116.387806
Morningstar Overture Russell Jacques Palm Desert Recovery Center 33°43′43.4″N 116°22′44.1″W / 33.728722°N 116.378917°W / 33.728722; -116.378917
Mother/Child Sculpture Garden Lisa Reinertson Civic Center Park
Mountain Lions Ken Bjorge 1993 Living Desert Zoo and Gardens 33°43′42.1″N 116°24′11.0″W / 33.728361°N 116.403056°W / 33.728361; -116.403056 Concrete over a steel armature 3 camels. Camel 1: approx. H. 8 ft. 8 in. x W. 3 ft. 6 in. (2,000 lbs.); Camel 2: approx. H. 9 ft. 4 in. x W. 3 ft. 4 in. (1,800 lbs.); Camel 3: approx. H. 8 ft. x W. 2 ft. (1,200 lbs.). City of Palm Desert
Music Leonard Nierman McCallum Theatre 33°43′46.7″N 116°23′20.8″W / 33.729639°N 116.389111°W / 33.729639; -116.389111 Polished aluminum Approx. 12 x 6 x 2 ft. City of Palm Desert
Neoglyphs Michael Watling 1993 Palm Desert Civic Center Arizona sandstone 35 pieces City of Palm Desert
New Beginnings Bill Ware 10500 Via Foruna
Ocotillo Garden Brian Gottlieb Merit Property Management Inc. 33°44′7.8″N 116°21′21.8″W / 33.735500°N 116.356056°W / 33.735500; -116.356056
Palm Desert Obelisk Marlo Bartels ca. 1995 Avenue of the States at Washington, center median 33°44′26.4″N 116°18′14.9″W / 33.740667°N 116.304139°W / 33.740667; -116.304139 Ceramic tile over concrete 21 x 3 x 3 ft. City of Palm Desert
For Our Freedom Romo Studios Freedom Park City of Palm Desert
Passing it Along Dee Clements 1993 Joslyn Center, 73750 Catalina Way 33°43′36.1″N 116°22′43.0″W / 33.726694°N 116.378611°W / 33.726694; -116.378611 Bronze Sculpture: approx. 5 x 4 x 3 ft.; Base: approx. 19 in. x 4 ft. x 3 ft. City of Palm Desert
Peace Fountain Bill Ware Hampton Inn 33°46′55.3″N 116°21′26.0″W / 33.782028°N 116.357222°W / 33.782028; -116.357222
Peace Memorial Marton Varo 1992 Civic Center Park 33°43′49.9″N 116°22′53.7″W / 33.730528°N 116.381583°W / 33.730528; -116.381583 White Carrara marble, black granite, marble Sculpture: approx. 75 x 55 x 66 in.; Pillars: approx. 10 ft. x 20 in. x 20 in.; Base: approx. L. 10 ft. City of Palm Desert
Perpetual Motion Bruce Stillman Palm Desert Public Library City of Palm Desert
Portals Harold L. Pastorius 1977 College of the Desert, Corner of Parkview and Monterey 33°43′57.7″N 116°23′25.5″W / 33.732694°N 116.390417°W / 33.732694; -116.390417 Cor-Ten steel 10 x 17 x 2 ft. City of Palm Desert
Porte Cochere Entry Bill Ware 38305 Cook St.
Proceed with Caution Gary Alsum Palm Desert Aquatic Center, Civic Center Park City of Palm Desert
Pulled Up Prince Gary Price Fred Waring Dr. and Town Center Way
Recreation Liberties Jos Golmolka Community Center, Civic Center Park
The Reed Gatherer Tom Knapp Civic Center Park Sculpture: bronze; Basin: sand aggregate Sculpture: approx. 5 ft. 7 in. x 5 ft. 4 in. x 33 in.; Base: approx. 8 in. x 3 ft. x 4 ft. 8 in. City of Palm Desert
Reminiscing John Kennedy Palm Desert Public Library City of Palm Desert
Rising to Dawn Peter Ladochy 72875 Fred Waring Dr. at San Luis Dr. 33°43′42.5″N 116°23′36.0″W / 33.728472°N 116.393333°W / 33.728472; -116.393333 Stone, tile, glass and wood mounted to cement fiber board Approx. 5 x 8 x 1 ft. City of Palm Desert
The Roadrunner Allen Root 78000 Fred Waring Drive 33°43′45.1″N 116°18′14.9″W / 33.729194°N 116.304139°W / 33.729194; -116.304139 City of Palm Desert
Saturday Morning Art Myers 1990 College Golf Center, College of the Desert, 73450 Fred Waring Dr. Bronze 2 figures. Male: approx. 6 ft. x 48 in. x 21 in.; Female: approx. 67 x 23 x 14 in. City of Palm Desert
Scroll Fence Ries Niemi Palm Desert Public Library
The Seed Steven Zaluski, Elizabeth Mapelli 1991 Annenberg Center for Health Sciences 33°47′44.6″N 116°22′36.1″W / 33.795722°N 116.376694°W / 33.795722; -116.376694 Fabricated bronze, glass tiles, ceramic tile Sculpture: approx. 7 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft. 3 in. x 4 ft. 9 in.; Base: approx. H. 5 ft. x Diam. 27 in.; Basin: approx. 4 ft. 5 in. x 30 ft. x 25 ft. City of Palm Desert
Self-Preservation Revised Edward Pogue Civic Center Park Bronze 142 x 16 x 16 in. City of Palm Desert
Stone Eagle Michael Watling 48009 Highway 74
Sunflower and Snowbirds Sharles Civic Center Park 33°44′26.4″N 116°18′14.9″W / 33.740667°N 116.304139°W / 33.740667; -116.304139 Bronze with patina 2 reliefs. Each relief: approx. Diam. 32 in. City of Palm Desert
Sunburst Bill Ware Sunlife Medical Group 33°43′42.9″N 116°23′13.4″W / 33.728583°N 116.387056°W / 33.728583; -116.387056
Sunrise Sunset Norman P. Hines 1991 Corner of Highway 74 and Haystack 33°42′10.8″N 116°23′49.1″W / 33.703000°N 116.396972°W / 33.703000; -116.396972 Desert red granite Approx. 8 x 16 x 10 ft. City of Palm Desert
Swim, Dive, Play Paul Hobson (artist) Palm Desert Aquatic Center, Civic Center Park City of Palm Desert
Synergy Jon Seeman ampm 33°46′54.6″N 116°21′21.6″W / 33.781833°N 116.356000°W / 33.781833; -116.356000
Today Brian Gottlieb, Rob Pitchford Civic Center Park Sculpture: stainless steel and painted iron; Base: concrete and Corian. Sculpture: approx. 102 x 126 x 84 in.; Base: approx. Diam. 18 ft. City of Palm Desert
Tumbling Weed Heath Satow 34500 Monterey Ave. 33°47′48.8″N 116°23′4.4″W / 33.796889°N 116.384556°W / 33.796889; -116.384556
Tucson Ruin Roger Hopkins 74401 Hovley Ln. E.
Untitled Marlo Bartels, Palm Deily, Eric Johnson 1989 OneWest Bank 33°43′26.7″N 116°23′55.6″W / 33.724083°N 116.398778°W / 33.724083; -116.398778 Ceramic tile Approx. H. 9 ft. 2 in. x W. 8 ft. 2 in. City of Palm Desert
Untitled Brian Painter 1991 Albert Management Inc., Cook Street & Hovely Lane 33°44′48.5″N 116°21′21.3″W / 33.746806°N 116.355917°W / 33.746806; -116.355917 Weathering steel 18 x 12 x 13 1/2 ft. (10,000 lbs.) City of Palm Desert
Walking Man Jon Krawczyk 33°43′43.″N 116°23′30.″W / 33.72861°N 116.39167°W / 33.72861; -116.39167 City of Palm Desert
The Willow Steve Reman The Westin Desert Willow Villas
Wisdom Given Alexander Bashta III 33°43′43.3″N 116°22′50.5″W / 33.728694°N 116.380694°W / 33.728694; -116.380694 Palm Desert Dental Center City of Palm Desert
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