Enjoy the vibrant art scene that exists in Greater Palm Springs from the organic art presence of the local artists and their studio galleries to the best of the Blue Chip Collections from around the world. Learn about the history of art in Greater Palm Springs and the original artist colonies that existed in the mid 19th century where the California Plein Air Genre originated. Entertaining narrative by art connoisseur Richard Almada, principal of Desert Art Tours, the Valley's leading cultural excursion company that provides exclusive tours and specialized spousal programs for visitors that wish to experience something above the rest. Gourmet meals and luxe shopping opportunities can easily be added to these tours as they are all customized for discerning guests visiting the Coachella Valley. Deluxe transportation is also included.