Warhol In The Park

In Art, Civic by Caitlin Pihl

“Warhol in the Park” – a Coachella Valley-wide arts and education community event aimed at engaging area students with the work of iconic pop-art artist Andy Warhol – took place at four area parks spring of 2018.

Thousands of area students participated in this free, family-friendly event. The curriculum, organized by Palm Springs Life Magazine and led by La Quinta’s own Old Town Artisan Studios in partnership with the Palm Springs Art Museum, included a brief introduction to the life and work of Andy Warhol followed by the students painting their own interpretations of notable Warhol pieces including “Marilyn,” “Campbell’s Soup” and others.

“Warhol in the Park“ ran in conjunction with the Palm Springs Art Museum’s exhibition Andy Warhol: Prints From The Collections Of Jordan D. Schnitzer And His Family Foundation. Families of students participating in “Warhol in the Park” events also received free admission to the exhibition.

“It saddens me that many of the children in the Coachella Valley no longer have access to art classes and arts education,” says Jordan D. Schnitzer, who along with His Family Foundation, is the presenting sponsor of ‘Warhol in the Park’… “so, we’re taking Warhol to the kids!”