Villagefest is a street fair that brings the community of Palm Springs together. The city closes off Palm Canyon Drive while art, food and entertainment occupy the street.
There are over 180 vendors that come together for this weekly event. Villagefest happens every Thursday night from 6pm to 10pm and all businesses along the streets of the fair are open late. Janssen Artspace happens to be one of them. Although not located on Palm Canyon Drive, the gallery is just off the main strip and receives a great amount of foot traffic from fair goers. During this time, Janssen Artspace will host live painting demonstrations from gallery artists, as well as gallery owner Steven Janssen himself. This event is intended for street goers to become actively involved in the art process and questions and feedback are encouraged. Viewing of the gallery exhibition at that time will also be available. Janssen Artspace will be open until 10pm on Thursday VillageFest Nights.