First Friday El Paseo

First Friday on El Paseo consists of multiple events happening all along the famed shopping and dining avenue.

FRIDAY February 2, from 4pm to 7pm

ArtWalk El Paseo

ake a self-guided tour of over 15+ fine art galleries and enjoy in-gallery artist receptions, stroll the El Paseo Median Art Exhibition and take selfies with the many wall murals found along the avenue!

El Paseo Cruise Night

Enjoy a new meet-up location at the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce parking lot at 3pm, and then the famed Cruise El Paseo starting at 4 pm with hundreds of cars driving all blocks of El Paseo.

Biennial Sculpture Exhibition

Check out 18 amazing sculptures in the Median, now with scannable QR codes to learn more about the artists, the various mediums and how they were selected as part of the 2023/24 El Paseo Sculpture Exhibition.

El Paseo Design District

From interior designers, home decor and consignment shops, El Paseo offers a newly expanded range of over 20 shops to help create a variety of perfect living spaces. Check out the full directory.

Catch a Free Ride

The FREE El Paseo Courtesy Carts operate daily from 11 am to 6 pm providing transportation to every block of El Paseo! Park anywhere in the district and catch a free ride to see all the galleries and in-store events, the Median Art Exhibition, the wall murals, and more! Simply flag the cart down, or download the convenient app, “Circuit” or text 760-582-3552 to have the cart come to you.

Special In-Store Events – Feb 2

Stop by these and other participating businesses for special First Friday & ArtWalk Events!


A Gallery Fine Art

View an extensive collection of art glass. Liquid beauty, shimmering color and unique shapes continue to intrigue. Refreshments will be served.

Art 276 Gallery

Presents Plaster Art on wood and canvas by Gerd Kanz (Germany) and Dorit Eziony (La Quinta, CA, USA), the artist will be present. A glass of bubbly is included!

Art Space 349

Enjoy a special exhibition reception featuring “Dialogues and Revelations” through Feb 26.

Chuck Jones Gallery

A special new exhibition, “Chuck Jones: 45 Years of Animated Art” featuring more than 70 iconic hand-inked, hand-painted animation cels published between 1977 to 2022. Many have not been displayed for decades!

CODA Gallery

Art Lovers Opening Receptions for artists C. Dutch and Jamie Perry. Meet the artists. Both shows continue through February 16th.

Desert Wolff

Enjoy a new series by Artist Ben Michal, including extra large canvases, plus artwork by the Spanish Artist, Urban, featuring carved wood and metal.

Jones & Terwilliger

Meet the artist Angus Wilson, presenting over 10 new paintings at a champagne and wine reception between 4p – 7pm. Angus is known as a colorful post-impressionist still-life painter. The artist will be present.

Melissa Morgan Fine Art

Start your ArtWalk journey at our amazing Sculpture Garden on the corner of San Luis Rey and El Paseo to enjoy “Short Notice,” a student band from Academy of Musical Performance before heading to the Gallery for sips and savors and a special group exhibition featuring Pamela Beck, Kimberly Brooks, Robin Raznick, Casper Brindle, Rob Grad and Osceola Refetoff.

That Gallery

Stop by for an open house with our exhibit curated around Modernism Week. We will feature period specific vintage posters and art that’s perfect for mid-modern architecture.

Van Zaig Gallery

Join us to celebrate the opening of “Triple Threat: Andrée Carter, Susan Van Zaig, and Gina Word.” Wine, beer, and snacks will be served starting at 4 pm.


Coco Rose

New location! We will have wine, food, and discounts! Would love for our customers to come participate.

Divine Sound

Offering a serene destination for guests attending First Fridays.
Enjoy a unique Sound Bath Meditation Experience, from 5:30 PM-6:30pm, designed to provide a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation for all attendees. Complimentary snacks and special drinks add to the evening’s ambiance.

EQTY Forbes Global Properties

will be open offering lite bites and beverages. We look forward to meeting you!

Harcourt’s Luxury Real Estate & Auctions

“Barcourts at Harcourts” for First Fridays! Enjoy light bites and cocktails while we celebrate our luxury real estate office on El Paseo!

Lolo Interiors and House of Lolo

We’ll be hosting mocktails at both shops to celebrate the season!

BabySpace Coachella Valley

First Friday Open House 4-7 pm. Come and see the BabySpace Coachella Valley playroom and get a feel for what happens in a Mommy and Me Infant group or Toddler Lab. Add your name to the email list for a chance to win a free BabySpace Coachella Valley gift card.

Patriot Store

Come to the for the best Sweatheart deal, Buy 1 shirt at retail and get a 2nd one 20% Off.