Robolights

Robolights Official site for the ROBOLIGHTS art & light display created by artist Kenny Irwin. Began in 1986.
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TEXT 1-760-774-0318 to make an appointment to see art inside year round. Visit www.KennyIrwinArtist.com for more details on my artwork. At ROBOLIGHTS, You experience a why not world in a why world. Situated in Palm Springs, it may be known is a unique light display festooned with more lights than you might find anywhere else but it's more than just than a light display, it's also the art, making it an art & light display. ROBOLIGHTS itself is an international legend through numerous media publications that include the Conan O'Brien show in 2010, BBC travel Channel, Shipping Wars, TLC, HGTV etc. What happens when you combine Santa Claus & Robots? A massive whimsical futuristic winter wonderland set in the North pole through a parallel universe. Built by artist Kenny Irwin. Started in 1986 at age 12, I wanted to create a physical wonderland of lights combined with fantasy of imaginary other worldly north pole themes run by robots. The display features a life time's worth of monumental and variety complex art that spanning nearly thirty five years from the time I was very little where I made my first large outdoor found art robot at the age of nine. Ofcorse I have been creating art in one form or another since I was practically born. Though ROBOLIGHTS is an extraordinary experience for people of all ages and back grounds to inspire imagination and creativity in people as well respect for the limited resources of our world. When you step into ROBOLIGHTS, You are taken into a parallel universe walking through immensely long zig zagging pathways over 4 acres that lead up to hundreds of giant robots & huge displays everywhere, rocket sleds and art created out literally close to an apx thousand tons of donated junk that has come from family, neighbors, friends etc that would have otherwise ended up in a land fill but has been transformed into art everyone can enjoy. ROBOLIGHTS is OPEN to the public from November 22nd 2017 to January 8th 2018 4:00-9:30PM every single day, including holidays and rainy days.

Operating as usual

Sketch Big Bear did a couple amazing drawings of my robot artworks. Enjoy!
07/02/2020

Sketch Big Bear did a couple amazing drawings of my robot artworks. Enjoy!

A little road trip to Palm Springs. Quite a hot one even this morning it was already over 100°F We had to intermittently turn the A/c a few times throughout this painting session. We’ve been meaning to paint this awesome place. #Robolights is an amazing junkyard robot oddity and ongoing art project built into this residence. Too many details to even start to express these robots in true form. #watercolor #wildplein #wildpleinart #sketchpalmsprings #palmsprings @ Robolights

02/29/2020
Robolights Detroit

This is such a great recent video the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit did on my ROBOLIGHTS Detroit art installation. Enjoy. https://youtu.be/sIqzn72VYr8

A handy guide to the new art installation theme park situated in downtown Detroit (specifically, the MOCAD's backyard). Credits: Freesound.org (Sound Effects...

The official ROBOLIGHTS 119 page tabletop book published by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. I have a limited num...
01/05/2020

The official ROBOLIGHTS 119 page tabletop book published by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. I have a limited number of copies at this time I am making available that I will sign and date for $50 each. Shipping is free. I accept Paypal. Message me if interested.

Sunset at ROBOLIGHTS Detroit December 5th.
12/22/2019

Sunset at ROBOLIGHTS Detroit December 5th.

12/15/2019

The official ROBOLIGHTS parade float as seen tonight at the amazing Desert Hot Springs Parade. An original artwork I produced.

You all are invited to come and see the first ever official ROBOLIGHTS float at the Desert Hot Springs Holiday Parade Sa...
12/11/2019
Parade of Lights & Holiday Festival

You all are invited to come and see the first ever official ROBOLIGHTS float at the Desert Hot Springs Holiday Parade Saturday December 14th. It will a be an exciting parade, lots of fun activities and festivities after wards. Parade starts at 5:45pm, try to get there early for good seating. https://www.cityofdhs.org/holiday

The City of Desert Hot Springs Presents Parade of Lights & Holiday Festival December 14, 5:45 to 10 PM Free Carnival Rides & Free Pics with Santa!

12/10/2019
WE WENT TO ROBOLIGHTS | VLOGMAS DAY 7

Great blog on ROBOLIGHTS Detroit. Be sure to check out the Vegan Resteraunt too Chili Mustard Onions, it was one of my favorites while building ROBOLIGHTS in Detroit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN5PepcN-S0

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I invite everyone to come enjoy the amazing Desert Hot Springs Holiday Parade and festivities on December 14th starting ...
12/02/2019
Parade of Lights & Holiday Festival

I invite everyone to come enjoy the amazing Desert Hot Springs Holiday Parade and festivities on December 14th starting at 5:45pm and see the all new ROBOLIGHTS Parade float this year. The whole float will be an artwork that I have created. https://www.cityofdhs.org/holiday

The City of Desert Hot Springs Presents Parade of Lights & Holiday Festival December 14, 5:45 to 10 PM Free Carnival Rides & Free Pics with Santa!

11/26/2019

I invite everyone to come enjoy & experience the exciting Desert Hot Springs Holiday Parade this year on Saturday December 14th and ROBOLIGHTS will have a float in the parade.

Enjoy the best of both Worlds on December 7th, Noel Night & ROBOLIGHTS!
11/26/2019

Enjoy the best of both Worlds on December 7th, Noel Night & ROBOLIGHTS!

This #NoelNight make sure you check out Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD's "Robolights Detroit," a wonderfully strange outdoor art exhibition filled with sculptures of towering robots, dinosaurs, and fantastical creatures from the future, all painted in a wondrous array of vivid colors and wrapped up in over one hundred thousand lights. Inside MOCAD, enjoy the music of Aaron Bravesoul Parrott, and purchase a hot beverage or treat at their Cafe 78. Make your own greeting cards and soak up some nostalgia from classic holiday themed film projections, then check out what’s new in the galleries. MOCAD (4454 Woodward) will be open 5-10PM.

This year the ROBOLIGHTS annual art and light display is in Detroit located at MOCAD, the Museum of Contemporary Art Det...
11/21/2019
Dazzling ‘Robolights’ installation takes over Detroit’s MOCAD

This year the ROBOLIGHTS annual art and light display is in Detroit located at MOCAD, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit 4454 Woodward Ave and open. I invite everyone to come and enjoy this all newly built massive art installation complete with a train ride at the Mike Kelly Homestead. I built it over a period of 68 days with more than 800 man hours invested into it and the people of the museum where an incredible help. If I had to guess they brought in atleast fifty half semi size truckloads of locally sourced junk which were hauled in so I could create all the art not including all the other donated items that were brought in from the people of Detroit over the entire build period. This is a great article, you can also see my talented sister Lisa play the piano in the video at ROBOLIGHTS. It’s everything you know and love about ROBOLIGHTS in Palm Springs but an all entirely new experience for you to explore and enjoy with a Detroit vibe after all “it’s a why not world in a why world” https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.clickondetroit.com/live-in-the-d/2019/11/19/dazzling-robolights-installation-takes-over-detroits-mocad/%3foutputType=amp

Dazzling ‘Robolights’ installation takes over Detroit’s MOCAD

ROBOLIGHTS 2019 has officially opened in Detroit as of Friday October 25th. It is a full scale ROBOLIGHTS you all know a...
10/28/2019

ROBOLIGHTS 2019 has officially opened in Detroit as of Friday October 25th. It is a full scale ROBOLIGHTS you all know and love with a Detroit vibe, see this all new iteration of ROBOLIGHTS. Located at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. It took me 68 days to build with more than 800 hours worth of work plus all the help the wonderful people of the museum gave to collect the materials, etc. about a hundred tons of material went into this I am guessing mostly in the form of unwanted junk.

Are you ready for ROBOLIGHTS 2019? It’s ROBOLIGHTS Detroit which is opening on the night of Friday October 25th, 7Pm at ...
10/18/2019

Are you ready for ROBOLIGHTS 2019? It’s ROBOLIGHTS Detroit which is opening on the night of Friday October 25th, 7Pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Enjoy and explore a large whole new iteration of ROBOLIGHTS with lots of exciting new art. https://mocadetroit.org/

Last call! Tonight is the last night to experience ROBOLIGHTS at it's current location before it shines on elsewhere for...
01/02/2019

Last call! Tonight is the last night to experience ROBOLIGHTS at it's current location before it shines on elsewhere for next season. 4-9:30PM. Don't miss the ROBOLIGHTS experience this season.

12/25/2018
The Official 2018 ROBOLIGHTS Drone video

The Official 2018 ROBOLIGHTS Drone video. Enjoy ROBOLIGHTS 2018 in it's present location 4-9:30 daily until the 2nd & stay up to date on the facebook site here for ROBOLIGHTS to shine on elsewhere in 2019.

Yesterday's incredible sunset seen from ROBOLIGHTS here in Palm Springs.ROBOLIGHTS is OPEN Christmas Eve and Christmas D...
12/24/2018

Yesterday's incredible sunset seen from ROBOLIGHTS here in Palm Springs.

ROBOLIGHTS is OPEN Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 4-9:30PM.
ROBOLIGHTS is OPEN DAILY 4-9:3O until Jan 2nd. Please come and have a great time.

ROBOLIGHTS is OPEN Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 4-9:30PM. ROBOLIGHTS is OPEN DAILY 4-9:3O until Jan 2nd. Please come ...
12/24/2018

ROBOLIGHTS is OPEN Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 4-9:30PM.

ROBOLIGHTS is OPEN DAILY 4-9:3O until Jan 2nd. Please come and have a great time.

This is your last chance to experience the wonder that ROBOLIGHTS annual art & light display is at it's present location...
12/21/2018

This is your last chance to experience the wonder that ROBOLIGHTS annual art & light display is at it's present location this year before it shines on elsewhere for next year. Don't delay before it's too late. Hurry on over and enjoy a why not world in a why world this holiday season. Open every single day 4-9:30PM until Jan 2nd-rain or shine including CHRISTMAS EVE, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS EVE AND NEW YEARS. Don't miss it. These spectacular drone photos are by Timothy Lentz.

ROBOLIGHTS: What's in the future? It's all very positive.  ROBOLIGHTS 2018 will be the last season you can see the annua...
11/26/2018

ROBOLIGHTS: What's in the future? It's all very positive. ROBOLIGHTS 2018 will be the last season you can see the annual art & light display during the holidays at it's present location so come and enjoy it as it's on 4-9:30PM every single day until Jan 2nd. Moving forward it is my hope to create a larger ever more expansive and year round attraction at a new space where it can be enjoyed every day of the year with the annual art and light display you all have come to love. I am excited and looking forward to it and all the continuing smiles by everyone whom will continue to experience the tradition as the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly reaching the next level. After all it's a why not world in a why world.

Tonight is the opening of ROBOLIGHTS. 4-9:30 Daily until Jan 2nd. Please park at Ruth Hardy Park when arriving. Ruth Har...
11/22/2018

Tonight is the opening of ROBOLIGHTS. 4-9:30 Daily until Jan 2nd. Please park at Ruth Hardy Park when arriving. Ruth Hardy Park is located at 700 E Tamarisk Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

03/22/2018
Tennis Channel

The Tennis Channel did an amazing segment on my art. Enjoy.

Robolights is a sight you must see to believe. #DestinationTennis

01/05/2018
Alton Brown

This is really cool, Alton Brown visited ROBOLIGHTS.

12/31/2017

ROBOLIGHTS is OPEN New Years Eve & New Years. 4-9:30PM daily.

12/25/2017

ROBOLIGHTS is OPEN Christmas Day 4-9:30PM.

12/24/2017
Coachella Valley

Great video by Coachella Valley on ROBOLIGHTS

TIS THE SEASON for ROBOLIGHTS - by Jose Reyes / Coachella Valley

Address

1077 E Granvia Valmonte
Palm Springs, CA
92262

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 11:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(760) 774-0318

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TEXT 1-760-774-0318 to make an appointment to see art inside year round. No appointment needed during light display hours. Visit www.KennyIrwinArtist.com for more details on my artwork. At ROBOLIGHTS, You experience a "Why not world in a why world?". Situated in Palm Springs, it is known as a unique light display festooned with more lights than you might find anywhere else, but it's more than just a light display, it's also the art, making it an art & light display. Built by artist Kenny Irwin. Started in 1986 at age 12, I wanted to create a physical wonderland of lights combined with fantasy of imaginary other worldly north pole themes run by robots. Take the tour, and find out what happens when you combine Santa Claus & Robots & aliens for it will be a great time sure to deliver smiles and laughter making it a holiday themed sci-fi spectacle. The display features a life time's worth of monumental detailed found art spanning nearly thirty five years from the time I was very little. When I made my first large outdoor found art robot at the age of nine. Ofcorse I have been creating art in one form or another since I was practically born.

Though ROBOLIGHTS is an extraordinary experience for people of all ages and back grounds to inspire imagination and creativity in people it also to encourage respect for the limited resources of our world in the form of sustainability that you see in the art made out of recycled items. At ROBOLIGHTS, You are taken into a parallel universe walking through immensely long zig zagging pathways that leads up to hundreds of giant robots, aliens & huge displays everywhere, space ships, rocket sleds and art created out of apx thousand tons of stuff including donated junk from over the last few decades that has come from family, neighbors, friends etc. Junk that would have otherwise ended up in a land fill but has been transformed into art everyone can enjoy.

ROBOLIGHTS is OPEN to the public from November 21st 2018 to January 2nd 2019 4:00-9:30PM every single day, including holidays and rainy days.

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Robolights Detroit!! This handy video will tell you everything you need to know about SUBJECT:((ROBOLIGHTS DETROIT)), my favorite place in the city! #Robolights #Detroit #MOCAD
Is this NOT IN Palm Springs anymore???
when you will open this year. Come tonight but not open. 11/15/2019
OH! Kenny, I am so sorry you had 2go2 Detroit!
Is the rumor that this has moved to DHS true?
just stumbled upon this place. It is so wonderful. too bad I left town before finding the contact info!!! must visit Palm Springs again!
is there still a robolights palm springs? if so when will it be open?
Any RoboLights in Palm Springs this year?
Has the location for this year been decided? I am coming to San Diego from North Carolina this Christmas and would love to see it Robolights. Need to know ahead of time because Palm Springs is a good three hour drive. Thanks
Will Robolights be shining this year? Where's the new location ? 🤖🎅🎄
Congratulations! You've just been added to my Bucket List! I hadn't heard of this awesome place until last night when I saw it on an episode of "Mystery Hunter"