The springs are alive with lots of happenings from the opening of the converted hotel formerly known as Hyatt Regency Suites recently renamed Hyatt Palm Springs to the 12th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival --ranked one of the 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artists Magazine and 2014 Top 100 Events by the American Bus Association. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (gates close at 4 p.m.) between April 4 - 6, at the newly expanded Indian Wells Tennis Garden, main entry on Washington Street in Indian Wells, a short distance from Palm Springs.
Art lovers can feast their eyes on more than 200 contemporary artists from 11 states displaying original paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, photography, fine jewelry and crafts in every price range. New this year will be the Palm Springs area’s first-ever Objet Trouvé Found Art Festival, creating a Festival of Festivals. Objet Trouvé is the idea of using everyday objects and ‘found’ materials to create stimulating works of art.
The entrance fee is $12 for adults (children under 12 are free). Parking is free and valet parking is available. There will be plenty of food concessions, wine tasting, plus an Eggs + Champagne in the Garden Sunday brunch until noon. For more information visit www.IndianWellsArtsFestival.com or call 760-346-0042
The only all-suite hotel in the area, Hyatt Palm Springs sits at the crossroads of bustling downtown Palm Springs. All refreshed and renewed the property includes 197 stunningly appointed accommodations, a new colorful pool area, a chic décor and a centerpiece mural by local artist Dean Mayo. The restaurant now boasts a Bruno pizza oven with fire-pits and other design elements implanted at the popular outdoor Hoodoo Lounge. You can enjoy in room YogaAway and 24 hour StayFit, bring your pet, and ride a free a shuttle to and from the airport, to downtown or the Convention Center. Sounds like a plan and a good place to plotz on a hot desert day. For more information about Hyatt Palm Springs visit www.hyattpalmsprings.com or call 760-322-9000.