About the Event:
In it’s 14th year offering the HWY 62 Open Studio Art Tours. With over 140 local artists participating, the talent on display is endless. You will be able to visit with artists who work in two – and three – dimensional media exploring everything from traditional and representational techniques to contemporary and abstract styles. You’ll enjoy a wide range of artwork on your self-guided tour. There’s serious art, humorous art, whimsical art, large art and small art – all presented on-site be the artist who make it.
History Of the Art Tour:
The art tour originated by a small group of local artist in 2001 as a Festival for the Arts with 24 artists participating, the Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours is now considered the area’s biggest art event of the year. With steady growth and support, the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council as sponsor, and a team of volunteer organizers, the 2015 Tours with 94 studio locations is sure to deliver an incredible array of artistic talent.
Adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park, this somewhat isolated desert arts community, located only a short drive from Palm Springs and Los Angeles, has its own unique fell and expression. There is truly no place like the Morongo Basin, and the area has attracted a variety of artists working in many artistic disciplines. People from all over the world make a point of being here in the fall.
Visitors find themselves fascinated not only by the quality and diversity of art they see, but also by the unique experiences they have as they travel along both highway and dusty dirt roads while visiting the studios. For many visitors, this is a chance to experience firsthand the behind-the-scenes creativity of this thriving art community, inspired by its incredible wide-open sky, amazing rock formations and unique wildlife reminiscent of the Wild West.