By Rebecca Pikus

Our Desert is being enriched more every day with Europeans & European Sensibilities.  Such is the case with an extremely sophisticated, yet eclectic, gallery in Cathedral City’s Artpark.  Gallery Owners & Interior Designers Joannes Van Laer & Lucas Schelkens — both from Antwerp, Belgium —  have put together an incredibly beautiful Art, Antiques, & Design gallery with provocative & cutting edge collections.

Joannes & Lucas, like many residents here in the Desert, have migrated via Europe (Belgium), Los Angeles, & Palm Springs — finally bringing their brilliant artistic influence to their Gallery in Cathedral City.  Joannes is a well-known Interior Designer with clients all over the world.  In his daily life as well as in his designs, he likes bright colors & vibrant art in combination with evergreens and classic antiques.  It all fits stylishly well together in welcoming environments.

Lucas Schelkens, also an Interior Designer, has been featured many times in Angeleno Magazine, L.A. Times, N.Y. Times, & Architectural Digest.  Lucas has always been said to follow his own course away from the dull & boring — hence:  Provocative!

A look at their fascinating website: will afford the viewer a cornucopia of Designs & Staging:  “Midsummer Staging in Palm Springs”, “Greystone Showcase House of Design International”, “Desert Glam Staging”, “Art Deco in Antwerp”, “St. Tropez in Hollywood”.

JoannesLucas Gallery, 68845 Perez Rd, Bldg. H-27/28, Cathedral City, Ca 92234.  Tel: (310) 422-8797 /Email: / Websites: &

Summer Hours:  Fri., Sat. & Mon. 10-4pm; All other days By Appointment.