By Rebecca Pikus

Artists Simeon Den & Peter Palladino, (along with Judy Penny) were the Creators of the Annual Cathedral City Cove Artists Homes Tour.  Peter & Simeon are the Unofficial Mayors of Cathedral City Cove.  They single-handedly have been Revitalizing their beloved Cove.  They are also the Founders of the Agnes Pelton Society, (Agnes Pelton was a famous painter who lived & worked in the Cove many years ago).  They own & occupy her beautifully renovated & restored Historical Home, Studio, & Sculpture Garden.  The focus of their Home Tour is to produce a Community Event & Grassroots Movement to alter (the sometimes negative) public perception of Cathedral City — and the Cove in particular.

There are over 50 Artists & Designers living in the Cove, and this year’s Home Tour is special because they are also featuring, in addition to Fine Art — Music, Dance, Children’s Art-Making, and Folk Art.  “Embrace the Art, Music & Dance” is this year’s Theme.  The public is invited to visit historic adobe, pre-WWII, & Mid-Century homes & studios of professional Cathedral City Artists, & view Sculptures, Paintings, Photography & Folk Art; & Tour the remarkable home of the celebrated Desert Painter, Agnes Pelton.

The public will also be able to attend Open Rehearsals of 2 resident Performing Arts groups:  “The Dance Program”” and the “Desert Winds Freedom Band.”  In addition, they can experience a Folk Art Garden and a Children’s Art Workshop.  They also will be privileged to see an Avant Garde Botoh Dance Performance of Moving Sculpture by the “DiosGracias VoceDans Theatre” in the Agnes Pelton Sculpture Garden.


The featured artist is Sculptor, Robert Reeves — who lives & works in the Cove.  His unique hand-crafted Fine Art Furniture, “The Contour Collection” is represented by the Stephen Archdeacon Gallery in Palm Springs.  Other Artists will be represented, including Painter Liz Brown, who also lives & works in the Cove.  Liz is also a Designer and founder of Midnight Raven Design in L.A.  Again, let me emphasize in my column that the public loves to visit Artists Homes & Studios — to have the opportunity to have a dialogue with the Artist, see how they create, what materials they use, where they get their inspiration from.  We are blessed indeed, here in our beautiful Desert, to attract so many incredibly talented Artists.

Agnes Pelton Society’s Walking Tour of Historic Cathedral City Cove Homes & Artists is on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 11:00am-3:00pm.  Tickets are $15 (children free), available on the day of the Event at the Farmers Market, fronting the Imax Theater (Hwy 111 & Cathedral Canyon Dr.) Cathedral City, Ca — and online at