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2014 Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition

 

Event History - Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition

The inaugural event was called "Joshua Tree National Park Art Show & Faire" and was held in December 2013 at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms, CA, next to Joshua Tree NP Headquarters and Oasis Visitor Center. The event kicked off with a gala opening reception at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery, the first of many activities during a three-day celebration of art, music, and history related to the national park.

Saturday and Sunday festivities included artist booths, art demonstrations and classes, nature walks, exhibits, and music at five venues at the Oasis of Mara, from Joshua Tree NP Oasis Visitor Center to 29 Palms Art Gallery, 29 Palms Inn, the Old Schoolhouse Museum, and 29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery. All events were admission free.

The event changed its name to Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition in 2014. The event is presented by Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in partnership with 29 Palms Art Gallery, 29 Palms Historical Society, Joshua Tree National Park, and 29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery.

PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Juried art exhibition featuring 50+ artists selected from California, across the nation, and as far away as England & Germany, displaying art inspired by Joshua Tree National Park.

  • Juried art exhibition on display at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery for one month, with gala opening reception and awards ceremony.

  • Juried artists featured in a full-color exhibition catalogue created for the event.

  • Artist booths in an art market on the lawn at 29 Palms Inn, with work by juried artists and others.

  • Art demonstrations for youth and adults at 29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery.

  • Art classes for youth at 29 Palms Art Gallery.

  • Saturday and Sunday afternoon music on the lawn at 29 Palms Inn.

  • Saturday and Sunday night music by the pool and in the event tent at 29 Palms Inn.

  • Nature walks on the Oasis of Mara Trail by Joshua Tree NP Rangers.

  • Nature walks in the Oasis of Mara’s Faultline Farm by 29 Palms Inn naturalist.

  • NPS interpretive lectures by JTNP staff at 29 Palms Inn and Oasis Visitor Center.

  • Historical art and cultural displays at the Old Schoolhouse Museum.

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