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Desert Art Tours


Impressed with Extensive Knowledge

I had the pleasure of attending a luncheon exhibition hosted by Richard Almada. I was impressed by Richard's extensive knowledge of the pieces exhibited and found his discussion of the work very informative. Additionally, the lunch was most enjoyable -- a superb three-course gourmet meal served in a private room at the beautiful Cuistot's. I would definitely recommend attending.

-Meg Walling

Artist, and Artist Council Member, PSAM

Tours are Fun, Upscale, & Educational

Richard Almada has a great enthusiasm for what he does, and his knowledge and connections in the art industry are remarkable.  His art events are truly wonderful, and the Desert Art Tours program is a most enjoyable way to view first-class art.  They are really fun, upscale and are very educational and relaxed.  I found that the art tours are also an exciting way to raise money for charity and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Top Notch! Kudos!

-Doug J. Morin

CEO, Desert Samaritans for Seniors

Everything You See is Up Close and Personal

Richard Almada is the most knowledgeable art leader in the Coachella Valley. I have been coming to Palm Desert for 15 years, and as an artist, I have certainly been to many galleries and openings – but nothing could compare to the tour we received from Richard. His expertise in the many periods and techniques of art, plus personally knowing all the gallery owners, is exemplary. Everything you see and do is up close and personal. 

-Carla Inwod

Artist, Collector, Art Instructor (Greater Chicago Area)

Energy & Enthusiasm Are Contagious!

We are so happy to be working with Richard Almada and Artistic Relations.  The art tours are very informative, and his energy and enthusiasm are contagious! We highly recommend Artistic Relations and Desert Art Tours.

-Michael Kneebone

Designer and Jeweler to the Canyon Road Collection

The Greater the Passion, The Greater The Program

Passion is a powerful quality possessed by Richard Almada, which he applies to his art tours and programs. The greater the passion, the greater the program.  Richard delivers his passion every time!

-Gary Hall

Wells Fargo

Art consultant Richard Almada brought into the world for their first showing a collection of Holocaust paintings by renowned artist and Holocaust survivor Kalman Aron in 2010. He arranged an exhibit of Mr. Aron's paintings to honor him at the opening of the new Rancho Mirage Tolerance Education Center. Beautifully done. BRAVO, Richard.

-Susan B Magee

Washington D.C. business woman and author of INTO THE LIGHT The Healing Art of Kalman Aron

The ‘thank you’ should go to you for sharing this enlightening Destination Art Tour with our team!
Actually experiencing one of your Art Tours, will further enable the Destination Service team to present your unique tours to clients more effectively.
Thank you again for this marvelous experience and we will keep in touch!

-Jan Drover

Thank you Richard, the tour was very informative and will greatly help our team sell the cultural side of our destination. We wish you great success in your endeavors and look forward to working with you!

-Scott White

President & CEO, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitor's Bureau

THANK YOU soooooooooooooo much for a great Art Tour. We will be talking about this for months!! Your good plans made the day a pleasure. We will do our best to promote your tours to our appropriate clients.
Thanks again, get some rest, I know it was a lot of work!

-Judy V.

Richard Almada is the consummate art consultant and fills a very much needed aspect of tourism in Palm Springs. Richard's Desert Art program extends his well acquired knowledge and presents the cultural aspect of our valley through very talented dealers, retailers and artists themselves. Residents and tourists alike may take advantage of Richard's hospitality in a First Class manner. Thank Richard for what you do.

-Karl and Nandy Kruger

I have traveled around the world several times, and I found that Richard's Tours were above and beyond my expectations.

-Steve Kanold, President of ACT Travel Palm Springs