Palm Springs, California: RoboLights Sculpture Garden

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.

Address:
1077 E. Granvia Valmonte, Palm Springs, CA
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Tours 9-5 by appt only. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
760-774-0318
RA Rates:
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RoboLights

It's open! Kenny Irwin opens his RoboLights exhibit 9-5, by appointment only, following strict pandemic rules. We went there over Thanksgiving weekend 2020, and we had the place to ourselves. It's an absolute must.

[sandwich, 12/19/2020]

Kenny moved some of his unique and colorful art to Detroit in late 2019, but he (and it) have returned to his Palm Springs RoboHome.

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.

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.

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]

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