The arts have always been part of desert life, from the earliest residents who lived here for thousands of years prior to the arrival of white settlers, through today.
We’ve been blessed with a great variety of talented artists who enrich the desert experience for all of us, and I’m grateful for their presence.
The arts “season” recently launched with September’s fourth annual Joshua Tree National Park Exposition in Twenty nine Palms (see photo above). A total of 49 artists were juried into the exhibition, with seven receiving special awards for their work. The exposition included a gallery exhibition, art demonstrations, a community mural project, an art market, music, and more.
It continued with the Joshua Tree Music Festival, which continues to build upon its visual arts offerings as a complement to the superb selection of local, national, and international musical acts that play under our beautiful hi-desert skies twice a year.
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