Plein Air in the Gardens

Rancho Mirage
Past Event

Inspired by the Annenbergs' Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art collection and bordered by the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, the gardens bloom with texture, color, and life, making the landscape a perfect picture to paint, sketch, or photograph.

On every day Sunnylands is opened to the public, visitors are invited to create their own work of art inspired by the gardens from 8:30 am to 3:45 pm. Artists may paint, photograph, and sketch the beauty of the desert landscape and surrounding mountain range. Guests are to provide their own materials, situate themselves away from the Center, and not block pathways. Painters are to tarp their area before beginning. All artists are asked to please not dispose of waste, including paint water, in the gardens.

This program takes place outdoors. Sun protection, water, and comfortable closed-toed shoes are recommended.

Guests may find full guidelines and more information here.