Palm Springs, California: RoboLights Sculpture Garden (In Transition)

A two-acre neighborhood yard is the sculpture garden of Kenny Irwin Jr, combining robots, sci-fi, Christmas, and Islam. He calls it the RoboLights Project, and has been working on it since 1986. Dec 2019: closed, art installation exhibited in Detroit, hopes to return to the Palm Springs area.
1077 E. Granvia Valmonte, Palm Springs, CA
In a residential neighborhood east of downtown. Clusters of robots can be seen along N. Arquilla Rd at the corners of E. Granvia Valmonte and E. Via Colusa.
Dec. 2019: Closed
In Transition
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RoboLights Sculpture Garden

Sadly, this place has closed in Palm Springs. It's been temporarily relocated to Detroit and will be coming back to Palm Springs once they find a home for it.

[Jeremy Holmes, 12/25/2019]

Kenny Irwin Jr's display was staged at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit for the December 2019 holiday season. It was reported closed in Palm Springs in 2018, and would have to comply with city regulations to reopen there. It may also end up 10 miles north, in Desert Hot Springs, at property Irwin purchased.


Robo Lights Sculpture Garden

Robo Lights is less than a block away from Frank Sinatra's home (built in 1947).

[Rocky Montgomery, 04/25/2017]

Robot crypt.

Robots Sculpture Garden

Seriously. This is a must. Go to the gate and call the phone number for a tour. We took so many photos. Yes, it is art from materials that were going to be thrown away. We got to meet the artist and bought some wonderful pieces.

[James Peuster, 01/10/2014]


Robots Sculpture Garden

Three large statues stand on the corner of Arquilla and Via Collusa. More can be seen by peering over the low wall into the sculptural wonderland by artist Kenny Irwin, Jr. It's rumored that tours are given by the artist's father, for those friendly fans with the good timing to see him around the property.

[Nyeland N., 09/16/2013]
Palm Springs Christmas Lights Robots

Giant robots, statues, Christmas lights, and much, much more... There are tons of robots outside the house all year long, but it looks like the real show is Thanksgiving to January.

[MightyWarlock, 07/24/2013]

Much of the artwork is hidden behind shrubbery and an outdoor wall, but the property has frontage on three different streets, and enough of the robots and creatures are visible to make it worthy.

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