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Desert X 2019 (A Day in Coachella Valley)

We took the kids to Coachella Valley during the  President’s Day weekend  to visit art installations for  Desert X 2019. The art exhibits are free and open to public from February 9, 2019 to April 21, 2019. The art exhibits are installed in different parts of the Coachella Valley.

Leaving home early to maximize light and hopefully catch sunrise in one of the installations, it was almost 7 am when  we parked the car on the side of the dirt road. First stop was Specter by Sterling Ruby; It was unforgettable because It was so windy, cold and we experienced being in  a “ mini sandstorm”  Sand affected  our visibility and we had sand on our hair, ears and clothes. Now I understand why there’s plenty of wind farms in the Coachella Valley.

From the side of the road, we walked  a few feet towards the “orange glow of a rectangle which stood proud and unique against the mountain and the wind mills. We were not able  to visit all the installations for lack of time.

Specter by Sterling Ruby

Snowcreek Canyon Road, Whitewater

Western Flag by John Gerrard

Palm Springs

 

Dive-in at the Cross Hike by Superflex

Palm Desert

 

Lovers Rainbow by Pia Camil

Rancho Mirage

A Point of View by Ivan Argote

Mecca

Mosquito Net by Cecilia Bengolea

Salton Sea

Ghost Tree by Katie Ryan

Desert Hot Springs

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