The interactive art display is a collaboration between the Mary Pickford Theatre and the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission and will be installed February 15–16.

Mary Pickford is D’Place and the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission have partnered together to bring a large, interactive public art display from international street artist Kelsey Montague to the Cathedral City Downtown Arts and Entertainment District.

The art installation, which will be painted onto the side of the Mary Pickford theatre in the front court yard near its iconic lizard fountains, is meant to be an interactive piece of art that provides the public with a fun opportunity to photograph themselves and share with their friends via social media.

Kelsey is one of the very few artists who are exploring how public art, interactive art and social media intersect. She believes that art should not be separated from the human experience. Instead the human experience should have a hand in creating the art itself.


Kelsey creates large scale, interactive street murals around the world. Kelsey has created work in Cape Town, Galway, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Manchester and New York City (among others). Each piece provides an opportunity for people to become a ‘living work of art.’ Participants are encouraged to post pictures with the work on social media under the hashtag #whatliftsyou.

Her work has been featured by Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Smithsonian and Good Morning America.

With over 80,000 followers Kelsey uses her Instagram to continue to explore how art can, and should, weave itself into our daily lives.

“We are very excited to be a part of making this art installation a reality,” said Damon Rubio President of D’Place Entertainment. “Having this interactive art provides yet another reason for folks to visit Downtown Cathedral City and the Mary Pickford.”

The artist, Kelsey will begin the installation at the Mary Pickford on February 15th and plans to paint a piece that will be inspired by both old Hollywood and the Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Guests are encouraged to come down and watch this international artist create her latest masterpiece over a two-day span, February 15 -16, 2019.

D’Place Entertainment specializes in creating great entertainment experience for its guests. D’Place has operated the Mary Pickford theaters in Cathedral City for the last 3 years and together, with the landlord, the location has undergone around $3 million in renovations and upgrades such as the addition of Plush Recliners, D-Box Motion Chairs beer and wine service, and green solar and battery power, that have all help to make the Mary Pickford the best movie going experience in the Coachella Valley. Located in downtown Cathedral City across from city hall, at 36-850 Pickfair St Cathedral City, CA 92234. Movie line (760) 327 7100

The Cathedral City Public Art Commission’s mission serves to collect and preserve art from local and international artists. CCPAC is funded by developer fees. Composed of five local residents who are appointed to three-year terms by the City Council, CCPAC meets once a month in Council Chambers on the 2nd Monday of each month starting at 5:30 pm. The agenda for each meeting and video of the meetings are available on the City’s website at: