Kevin Fitzgerald
Ryan "Motel" Campbell stands next to his almost-completed mural, which was created at the Independent's launch party. It will be available as part of the LGBT Community Center of the Desert's Center Stage silent auction on Oct. 30. Credit: Kevin Fitzgerald

It was not just another night in downtown Palm Springs.

Hundreds of people from across the Coachella Valley and beyond gathered at Clinic Bar and Lounge in downtown Palm Springs on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 16, for the Coachella Valley Independent‘s Monthly-Edition Launch Party. 

The crowd was enticed by a live work of art created in front of their eyes by Ryan “Motel” Campbell; a DJ set by All Night Shoes (aka Alex Harrington), followed by several sets from The Vibe; and, of course, two hours of free drinks.

Scroll down to see some photos of the event (most of which were taken by Kevin Fitzgerald). If you have pics you’d like to add to the photo gallery, email jboegle@cvindependent.com.

Thanks to all who came, as well as the fine folks at Clinic Bar and Lounge, and Venus Studios Art Supply.

Jimmy Boegle

Jimmy Boegle is the founding editor and publisher of the Coachella Valley Independent. A native of Reno, Nevada, the Dodgers fan went to Stanford University intending to become a sportswriter—but fell...