Art enthusiasts celebrate artists and historic homes in Cathedral City

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - Artists and art enthusiasts gathered in Cathedral City Sunday to celebrate the historic homes in the cove artists colony.

The Agnes Pelton Society works to bring awareness to the well-known artist who founded the colony in the '30s. Her home is the centerpiece of the tour. Organizers said many people don't know about this part of the city's history and they want to change that.

"Celebrating the life of Agnes Pelton, who was an American painter well-known around the world and she was not as well-known when she lived in the cove: she moved here in the '30s . People don't know there was an artist colony in the '30s, '40s and '50s and when she died that history was lost," said Simeon Den, the managing director of the Agnes Pelton Society. 

Her works are on display throughout the house, restored to what it looked like when she lived there.

In the '30s and '40s artists, writers, painters and musicians visited these homes to work and teach. Organizers hope events like this remind visitors of the rich history of the neighborhood.

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