...and we are surviving many events and visitors. The Hwy 62 Open Studio Arts Tours will continue for a second weekend - October 22-23! I visited many and encourage you to do the same. Over 5,000 visited Joshua Tree during the Desert Daze concert featuring Iggy Pop and more. From my trip to Vons at 4:30 the Friday before the event, I knew I wasn't in Kansas any more.... We who travel by the venue daily, saw cars, lights, small pop-up Sahara style white tents and a grand outdoor stage appear. Even Steve Lopez, columnist from the LA Time featured the hi-desert,
The weather is PERFECT! Although I encourage you to create your own tour --discovering which of the 134 artists appeals to you, here are a few photos from my two days on the road.
You can also visit Gallery 62 (the official gallery of the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Associan which sponsors Hwy 62 Art Tours) to see over 60 artists from the tour represented at one address! and to pick up a catalog. The gallery will have special tour hours 9-5 during October 22-23.
Elisabeth Pollnow David Bottomes Robert Arnett
Allene Payne Vera Topinka Marcia Geiger
Penelope Benson-Wright Paul Donaldson Heathe Sprague
Be adventurous. Talk to artists who are delighted to tell you about their work. Follow the map!
It is the desert-carry water! I always have a small cooler with about 6 bottles of water!
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writer, artist, observer, social commentator. I arrived to the Hi Desert 3 decades ago - to enter my chosen field. At the time, I saw the vast horizon as the end of the world. Now, I see it as the beginning of creativity.