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Window Art Brings New Vibrancy to Downtown Indio

In an effort to beautify Downtown Indio and reduce blight to help market City- or Successor Agency-owned properties in the area that are for sale, the City of Indio has recently installed new window art showcasing 10 different images.

The images reflect Downtown events (such as the Chalk Festival, Tamale Festival and the Heritage Festival) as well as the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival and the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival.

Stroll Miles Avenue to see the artwork, and be sure to shop and dine in Downtown Indio while you’re there! Artwork can be found at the following locations:

  • At 82871 Miles are two chalk art pieces created by Bijan Masoumpanah – the “Flaming June” drawn at the Indio Chalk Art Festival on March 17, 2011; and “Indian Girl” drawn at the Indio Chalk Art Festival on February 26, 2015.
  • The properties at 82713 Miles Avenue and 82719 Miles Avenue feature folklorico dancers, fun at the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, and festival-goers enjoying the polo grounds in Indio.
  • At the corner, 82707 Miles Avenue, you’ll see images from the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival.

In the future, the City plans to meet with some of the private property owners in Downtown Indio, as well, to see if they might be interested in participating in this process to beautify an area of Indio that has great potential for redevelopment. The City is also looking to do some outreach with the community to explore additional community images or designs.

If anyone is interested in purchasing property in Downtown Indio, contact Carl Morgan, the Director of Economic Development, at 760-541-420 or cmorgan@indio.org.

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