News Flash Home
The original item was published from 9/29/2020 10:13:26 AM to 9/30/2022 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

Press Releases

Posted on: September 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Palmdale, MOAH to Display Antelopes on Parade

The City of Palmdale’s public art program and the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) will begin displaying sculptures from this year’s incarnation of the Antelopes on Parade on Saturday, Oct. 3

The beautiful antelope sculptures, created by local artists, will be in window displays at the Antelope Valley Art Gallery in Palmdale, located 38198 10th St. East, and the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, located at 665 West Lancaster Blvd. The selections on display in Palmdale will be the works of Lori Antoinette, Xochilt Garcia, Debbie Haeberle, and Kierstyn Swann, while at MOAH, Nuri Amanatullah, Xochilt Garcia, David Koeth, and Fernando Nunez will have their painted antelopes featured.  

Taking place every ten years, Antelopes on Parade celebrates the richness of the region by inviting artists from the Antelope Valley and surrounding mountain and desert communities to create original artworks on 54-inch-tall by 40-inch-wide fiberglass antelope sculptures. This year, a contest was held with thirty-one designs submitted and reviewed by an artist selection panel.

“Pronghorn antelopes are back in the valley,” said Palmdale’s Public Art Coordinator George Davis.  “We had a great response by local artists and are excited to continue this tradition with a collaborative public art initiative between the City of Palmdale and the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH).  The antelopes are fabricated specifically with community art projects in mind, with an attention to scale and detail that brings them to life.”

Antelopes on Parade is presented in Palmdale thanks to the Antelope Valley Art Gallery and We Are Community Arts, also known as WAC*Arts.

About the City’s Public Art Program

As the City of Palmdale continues to strategize effective methods to increase community engagement, pride and identity, public art emerged as a practical and creative outlet to both engage and inspire the community.

The enthusiasm and support for public art prompted the City to develop a strategic approach to how it will fund, manage, and review public art projects going forward.  Many reoccurring themes were identified to include beliefs that public art promotes experiential learning, celebrates the spirit of creativity, defines neighborhoods, reinforces a sense of community pride, and provides a connection to local history and culture.  Key recommendations in the Public Art Master Plan are to use public art as a tool for community empowerment, to enhance neighborhood character, and for equitable geographic distribution of artwork to residents citywide.


For information on the Public Art Program, please call 661/267-5611.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Press Releases

Movie Nights Planned at the Library

Posted on: November 7, 2022

Housing Opportunity in Palmdale

Posted on: October 27, 2022

Haunted House Coming to Marie Kerr Park

Posted on: October 5, 2022

Free Spooky Movie Nights in October

Posted on: September 26, 2022

Downtown Revitalization Projects Celebrated

Posted on: September 13, 2022

Homes 4 Families Rainbow Build 2022

Posted on: September 8, 2022

Get Your Art on at Palettes in the Park

Posted on: September 7, 2022

City Hall to Close for Labor Day Holiday

Posted on: September 1, 2022

Smash Mouth Tickets Still Available

Posted on: July 19, 2022

Music in the Parks Returns for 2022

Posted on: June 15, 2022

City of Palmdale Offers Yoga Classes

Posted on: April 26, 2022

MA: Grand Opening - Dutch Bros

Posted on: March 28, 2022

Coach and Bus Recruitment Event

Posted on: March 23, 2022

Lockheed Martin Hiring Event

Posted on: March 11, 2022

Free E-Waste Disposal Event This Saturday

Posted on: February 17, 2022

SAVES Seeks Volunteers

Posted on: November 11, 2021

MA: Veterans Day Ceremony in Palmdale

Posted on: November 10, 2021

Free Paper Shredding Event Coming Up

Posted on: November 9, 2021

MA: Veterans Day Ceremony

Posted on: October 27, 2021

Pumpkin Walk Coming to Massari Park

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Legacy Commons to Host Rummage Sale

Posted on: September 21, 2021

City Hall to Close for Labor Day Holiday

Posted on: September 2, 2021

Get Your Art on at Palettes in the Park

Posted on: August 31, 2021

Miss Juneteenth USA Visits the AV

Posted on: August 9, 2021

TreeCircus Coming to Palmdale

Posted on: July 13, 2021

Fireworks Safety Press Conference

Posted on: June 21, 2021

Yellen Park Monument Sign Installed

Posted on: March 3, 2021

Pearblossom Highway Now Open

Posted on: February 25, 2021