Palm Springs , CA 92262
Gallery 446 was inaugurated in August 2010 as a Contemporary Art Gallery.
Located in scenic South Downtown Palm Springs, in an area once called the Financial District, Gallery 446 is nestled in a gorgeous building designed by famous Palm Springs architect, Donald Wexler. The striking architecture and modern heritage made it the perfect frame for a Contemporary Art Gallery.
A Man With a Vision
Dimitri Halkidis, a world-traveled and renown photographer, visited Palm Springs for the first time in 1986. "Scenic, beautiful, the perfect place to get away and find peace... I can get things done without the noise and pollution of the big city."
In 2009 Dimitri left the big city for Palm Springs. He noted he missed the friendly residents and atmosphere- so much so that he could no longer be away from it.
While touring Palm Springs, Dimitri met many small time Local Artists and as a self proclaimed "Art-Buff" Dimitri saw the potential and creativity and beauty in each of the artists' works and wanted to be able to display their works along with some of his own in a small, comfortable setting. This whim set the Gallery 446 gears into motion.
Fast-forward to 2012, Gallery 446 is a local treasure. Incoming Artists from the local area as well as those from LA and International artist have graced the walls with colorful and thoughtful art. Monthly, incoming artist's opening nights draw crowds that fill the quaint gallery and continually catch the eye of Desert news organizations and local media.