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1. Open Studio Art Tours 

Various Locations

The Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours, now in its 16th year, is a one-of-a-kind experience for art lovers and art buyers to create a customized self-guided tour of the 80 plus open studios in the Morongo Basin and to speak directly with the artists about their work and creative endeavors in the intimacy of their private work spaces.

Open Studio Art Tours
Various Locations

2. Joshua Tree National Park 
Art Exposition

29 Palms, California

Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts was formed in 2013-2014 to help foster the spirit of artistic expression inspired by the park, celebrate the park's majestic landscape and precious wildlife, preserve the park's cultural history, and support the preservation, enhancement, and sustainability of the entire California Deserts Region.

JTNP Art Exposition
20 Palms Art Gallery
Twentynine Palms, California

3. Joshua Tree
Art Walk

Second Saturday or every month
Joshua Tree, California

Every Second Saturday of each month, the local art galleries in Joshua Tree feature their 'openings'. Come downtown and mingle with the artists - and locals - and have some wine and pretzels! 

4. Noah Purifo
Outdoor Museum of Assemblage Sculpture

Joshua Tree, California

Located in an isolated area in the outskirts of Joshua Tree, the Noah Purifoy Museum is an open field of "Assemblage" art , consisting of mysterious and disturbing forms which are open for the viewer to immerse themselves into. 


5. Simi Dabah Sculptures

Joshua Tree, California

Simi Dabah, a self-taught artist/welder, has been creating welded steel sculptures from industrial scrap for more than forty years. He is a prolific artist who believes that using scrap materials to create works of art is both friendly to the environment and inspirational to the viewer.  His sculptures include a wide spectrum of nonrepresentational designs, and range from table-top size to more than 20 feet high.  Most of the outdoor pieces are left in their natural state rusting to a warm patina.

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6. Local Art Galleries

'Downtown' Joshua Tree, California

Salvation Mountain is located in the lower desert of Southern California in Imperial County just east of the Salton Sea and about a hour and a half from Palm Springs.Salvation Mountain is Leonard's tribute to God and his gift to the world with its simple yet powerful message: 

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7. High Desert Test Sites

Various Locations

Joshua Tree is one of the best places for stargazing in the country (and the planet!) The reason is that the Park is located in the High Desert (3000-5000 ft above sea level) and it is located far from major cities (which create light pollution). The East side of the park is best for stargazing. Out East there is very little light pollution from cities, since the closest major city (looking East) is Phoenix, about 300 miles away!

To get the best chance of seeing a zillion stars, you'll need to do a little planning before your trip. Now, you're probably not a werewolf, so you don't live by the light of the moon, but the next time you head to the park, google "moon phase" to see when the moon will rise and set that night. You want to visit when the moon is NOT in the night sky.


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"The Park" is a massive desert. It's over 790,000 sq. acres. It fact, it's bigger than the state of Rhode Island. Yes, it's Magical. Yes, it's Amazing. Yes, it's Freaky - but it's still a desert. And like most deserts, it can be hostile and unforgiving. 

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