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Los Angeles Times
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Searching for weekend plans? Try one of these seasonal road trips

RACHEL SCHNALZER | AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT EDITOR 
OCT. 22, 2020 at 7:30 AM 

???? Art tour of Coachella Valley

A giant orange popsicle. Polka-dot bunny rabbits. And a towering teal dog.

These are just a few of the playful, candy-bright metal sculptures by artists Karen and Tony Barone you’ll see on a driving tour of the Coachella Valley. Visitors can use an app to navigate from Indio to Palm Springs to locate the 36 sculptures at 21 locations. The Barones say they created the experience to provide people with a way to see their art without visiting a gallery or museum during the pandemic.

Thinking about making the trip? You can access the app at BaroneArt.com.

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Karen and Tony Barone’s self-guided art tour is ‘an adventure’ through the Coachella Valley

Brian Blueskye | Palm Springs Desert Sun
Published 2:55 p.m. PT Sep. 15, 2020

Karen and Tony Barone don’t just create art. They live and breathe it.

The married pair of local artists live in a Rancho Mirage home with a front yard that features their sculptures of a creamsicle, a pair of chopsticks holding a shrimp, an ice cream cone, and Pegasus horse ridden by a female figure — which happens to be Karen. Their white-and-black, polka dot 2015 Volkswagen Beetle sits in the driveway.