Desert x 2023

By Vanessa Howard

Desert X 2023 is coming to the Coachella Valley, and we have the perfect place for you to stay! This international art exhibition has received critical acclaim and worldwide attention, it’s something you don’t want to miss. The mission of this amazing event is to present international contemporary art exhibitions that engage with desert environments by acclaimed artists from around the world. How cool! Keep reading for more on Desert X 2023. 

Weather For Desert X

The weather in the Coachella Valley does not disappoint! Daytime temperatures hover in the mid-80s and you’ll love all of the sunshine! March is actually one of the best months to visit the Coachella Valley. In fact, no matter where you are headed in the valley, all the most popular places including Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert or Palm Springs will offer plenty of sunshine. 

Where To Stay

Bella Paloma 

Whether you’re traveling for work, relaxing, or exploring, Bella Paloma is the perfect home base for your next desert getaway. With 5 bedrooms and a spacious floor plan this house is perfect for multiple families or a group of friends.

The private backyard has something for everyone to enjoy including the pool and spa, fire pit, lawn games, bbq, plus multiple lounging areas. Bella Paloma is in Indio, California, approximately 25 miles from Palm Springs. It’s the perfect place to relax with the family before and after your fun brewery activities! 

Check out Bella Paloma

Desert Lily 

Escape to this new construction vacation rental home in Desert Hot Springs, the perfect getaway for nature lovers and relaxation seekers. Enjoy the tranquility of a quiet neighborhood while taking in stunning mountain views. 

Take a dip in the community pool and hot tub, or take a short drive to Joshua Tree National Park and downtown Palm Springs for even more adventure and excitement. 

Book your stay at Desert Lily and experience the ultimate desert retreat!


Getaway and reconnect with family and friends at Lakeshore, a spacious and newly constructed home in the Terra Lago community in Indio, CA. Guests will enjoy beautiful lake and mountain views from the patios and private “spool” – spa/pool combo with no extra charge for heating – this is a rare find!

Lakeshore is ideal for groups of families or friends to enjoy multiple gathering spaces that include a game room! The en-suite bathrooms in every bedroom and clubhouse access to a large pool, gym & playground will have you never wanting to leave.

Check out 5 Reasons To Stay At Lakeshore for more. 

Stay with us at Lakeshore today!

The Ironwood

You’ll find your own slice of desert paradise at The Ironwood, a spacious and newly updated home in stunning Rancho Mirage, CA. Guests can relax in the comfortable and bright living spaces and cook in the fully-equipped kitchen.

Make sure to take advantage of the Coachella Valley’s nearly year-round sunshine from the lush and private backyard, complete with a large pool, shaded dining area, and an outdoor shower.

Book The Ironwood today! 

Desert X 2023

Desert X 2022
Photo Credit: @_desertx

“Contrary to the archetype, a desert is not defined by the absence of water. The desert landscape is formed by the memory of water.” 

Desert X 2023 is free and open to the public from March 4-7, 2023. Visiting hours for the installations are typically sunrise to sunset Monday through Sunday unless otherwise noted. Timed tickets might be required for some installations. The locations of the art installations will be announced on March 4, 2023, but you can find an “in the works” map here

Desert X 2023 is all about water. After all, water flows across states, bodies, and time. This year they are celebrating the interconnectedness of life on our planet and the imagination needed to maintain it.

The structures of survival in these extremes speak not only to the climate crisis and the political and economic migrations that follow in its wake. But also to the physical adaptations of climate. 

The artists in the Desert X 2023 exhibition have created instruments of self-awareness that allow you to see the forces of the world. With exhibits explaining how we design our environments, and how we live.  They also focus on the messages we put out in the world that might or might not be beneficial for us.

Curator Diana Campbell explains, “I find it exciting, compelling, and also challenging to address the many histories that make up the changing landscape of the Coachella Valley that has inspired so many people, especially artists, and architects, for such a long time.” 

A Few Tips For Visiting Desert X 2023

Photo Credit: @_desertx
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes as some installations are located on uneven desert landscapes or gravel
  • Stay hydrated and bring plenty of water
  • Protect yourself from the sun and wind
  • Leave No Trace – don’t leave garbage at the site
  • There are no public restrooms at Desert X
  • Make sure to tag photos with #desertx

We hope you enjoy Desert X 2023, and can’t wait to host you at one of our Arrivls vacation rentals. Want to know more about the Coachella Valley? Check out these posts – 

Best Breweries In The Coachella Valley

Best Hikes In The Coachella Valley

Kid-Friendly Outings In The Coachella Valley

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