Find your creativity on the Art Desert Highway
It is believed that the Joshua Tree area – which includes the towns that comprise Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Landers, Wonder Valley and the surrounding areas – has long been home to an eclectic, vibrant and continuously evolving community of creative artists as well as independent explorers. This area has many unique and undefined opportunities, like open-air and land art craftspeople, architects confections, artisans gallery, residence programs, and galleries as well as other creative cultural endeavors.
Shari Elf’s Art Queen & World Famous Crochet Museum is one of the most well-known art-related landmarks in the area. Its delicate architectural entropy multimedia installations, an enchanted doll trailer and hand-embellished slow-fashion boutique compound are surrounded by other popular local places to visit for art. This micro-arts zone also has La Matadora Gallery and Space Cowboy Bookstore.
La Matadora was established by Colleena Hake in the summer of. The show is inspired by the intricate and gothic folklore the rococo of a ritualistic, found-object collection like the earth was an altar to be created. The current exhibition, Holy Relic (through December), features works by Alea Bone and Shrine and Shrine, two artists who take found-object choreography to new levels of meaningful mosaic. Hey There Projects was founded by friends, artists, locals, and sometime Angelenos Mark Todd and Aaron Smith in the hope of achieving the purpose of presenting young artists across a variety of mediums.
The store offers the latest books, zines and other folk art as well as collectibles, pottery, sundry accessories, candles and wearables. The store currently has an exhibition of two artists with portrait-inspired sculptures as well as works from Rob Sato. Next up will be the annual print exhibit during December.
Sky Village Swap Meet offers a wonderful place to meet the people you love, with a range of estate, antique tag, salvage and curiosity sales as well as a some bizarre, semi-immersive highly photogenic architectural concoctions. The event is distinctive and features an enormous chicken, fake stained glass citadels, handmade crystal caves, saloon-style last-chance dadas, weathered wheels for wagons and even a fake stained-glass citadel. Estate china and handmade jewelry is sure to provide a lot.
The e Retreat Center, the Palms Art Gallery and community-based arts and education programmes are in operation. Yucca Valley Art Center was closed in the course of the outbreak of covid. The Joshua Tree Gallery of Contemporary Art is now open following the pandemic and offers some fascinating international and local programming. The northward direction towards Landers, the internationally known center of sound-frequency-based chakra alignment, ley line enhanced waters, and alien wisdom, the Integratron is operating according to its intended purpose.
The Sky Village Swap Meet is an ideal place to look for deals on estate and vintage items as well as curious and salvageable items. Additionally, there are a number of strange, semi-immersive and highly attractive architectural designs at the market, including a massive chicken, fake stained glass citadels, and handcrafted crystal caves.