Aaron Sheppard // Paradise :: Prolapse – Paintings, installation and performance at his home and studio – paintings of red, costumes of meat and poetry. Hugs are optional. Aaron is a visual and performance artist who has quickly made his mark in Joshua Tree. 61279 Pueblo Trail, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Angel Chen // Guided tour of geodesic dome, studio, and compound of artist Angel Chen, including permaculture garden, Spartan Mansion, and Joshua Tree Society for Art and Living. Angel Chen moved her studio and residence from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree in 2015 to homestead a new philosophy of living with and on the land, to intimately become one with the earth and its rhythms. 65122 Broadway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Art Queen // Up to Mischief Theatrics presents a staged reading of Heather Morgan’s play The Street with the Hole, a comic drama directed by Ted Michaels. A mental health crisis brings a hilariously neurotic clan together for a weekend of twisted family dynamics. Art Queen is the eclectic art and commerce compound established by Randy Polumbo and Shari Elf. The Art Queen Complex (behind Sun Alley) 61855 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Diane Best // Mojave Parallax (film) is a love letter to the Mojave – the beauty, the stark emptiness, the darkness, the abandoned places, the drama and the light – expressed through time warp manipulation and differing points of view. Diane is an artist who captures the land in painting, drawing and film. Studio D, 6390 Veterans Way, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

High Desert Test Sites // Be Still Life, a one day drawing event which offers a comfortable space to encourage visitors to relax and draw. Be Still Life was started by artists Anna Breininger and Kristin Cammermeyer as an alternative form of social engagement amongst artists. High  Desert Test Sites , cofounded and directed by Andrea Zittel, aims to “support immersive experiences and exchanges between artists, critical thinkers, and general audiences – challenging all to expand their definition of art to take on new areas of relevancy”. High Desert Test Sites HQ at the Sky Village Swap Meet, Theater Road, Yucca Valley, CA 92286

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency // Open studio for artist-in-residence Justin Gibbens. Justin Justin Gibbens was trained in both scientific illustration and traditional Chinese painting, a skill set he employs in subversive zoological drawings. JTHAR awards an international community of artists the gifts of time and space amidst the extraordinary natural beauty of Joshua Tree National Park. 8321 Via Rocosa Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 

JT Lab // Rebecca Lowry, founder, presents three case studies outlining just what it is that JT Lab does! Moving beyond making art for parks, JT Lab explores ways that the creative community can work with the National Park Service to support our national parks. BoxoHOUSE Studio, 62732 Sullivan Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

La Matadora Gallery // Exhibition on view: When the Sonoran Desert meets the Mojave…Two artists from Tucson, Arizona: Daniel Martin Diaz & Donovan White join Adriana Atema, an artist in Joshua Tree at La Matadora Gallery, 61857 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, California 92252

Outpost Projects // Exhibition on view: I Went To The Desert, curated by Heidi Schwegler, presents works from Claire Colette, Emily Endo, Michael Endo, Matt Roberts and Heidi Schwegler. Each of these artists has chosen the desert to be their permanent residence or a place to frequent and committed to make work in this powerfully magical and alien landscape. Outpost Projects is an artist-run exhibition space and live in gallery established by Aili Schmeltz. 2658 Keeler Ave, Yucca Valley

Rough Play Projects // Meet the Artist: Q & A with Sarah Vanderlip at her installation Untitled (Double Ellipses). Roughplay Projects, five acres in Joshua Tree, CA owned by Elizabeth Tinglof, is a dedicated site for collaborative interdisciplinary installations. 60461 Chollita Rd Joshua Tree, CA 92252 

Kim Stringfellow // Kim gives a talk about The Mojave Project, her experimental transmedia documentary and curatorial project exploring the physical, geological and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert. Her talk will be followed by a walkthrough of her exhibition at Unpaved Gallery. Kim is an artist, educator, writer and independent curator based in Joshua Tree, California. BoxoHOUSE Studio, 62732 Sullivan Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

29 Palms Art Gallery // Exhibition on view: Soul of the Desert, curated by Alex DeCadenet, featuring fifteen artists. The selection of works are inspired by desert life or philosophical thoughts and feelings inspired in some way by desert life. 29 Palms Art Gallery is an historic adobe art gallery, the oldest arts organization in the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities. 74055 Cottonwood Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Unpaved Gallery // Exhibition on view: The Mojave Project, a photographic exhibition by Kim Stringfellow. The Mojave Project reconsiders and establishes multiple ways in which to interpret this unique and complex landscape, through association and connection of seemingly unrelated sites, themes and subjects thus creating a speculative and immersive experience for our audience. Unpaved Gallery is an artist run space dedicated to cultivating a dialog of contemporary art in the Mojave Desert. 59474 Scandia Lane, Yucca Valley, CA 92284