Artist Portal

Welcome to the 2022 HWY 62 Open Studio Art Tours Artist Portal 

Here you will find frequently asked questions, art tours 101, and images for social. 


Frequently asked questions

Where should I send patrons to learn more? and click on the Art Tour tab in the top menu.

When will catalogs be ready for pick up? 

Catalogs, road signs, and arrows are ready for pick up. After September 30th, please contact Ed Keesling at 760 365 8193 to make an appointment.
Artists can pick up road signs, arrows and 10 catalogs each by appointment at Ed Keesling's home 58775 Wilmar Ave., Yucca Valley  (Drive 1 mile north of HWY 62 on Yucca Mesa Rd. Turn left onto Wilmar Ave, a dirt road. Drive west 1/2 mile to the end. Red house with white trim.)

I missed the artist gathering - what information was passed out?
We went over Art Tours best practices which you can download here. Information included set up recommendations, day of the tour considerations, and post event advice. 

When is the Art Tour 101?

If you are newer to the Art Tours and want best practices for how to hang your signs and arrows, grab catalogs and meet other artists,  we have two opportunities coming up. 

Friday, September 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Yucca Valley Community Center (By the picnic tables) on Dumosa 
Thursday, September 29, 5:30pm-6:30pm: 29 Palm Art gallery, at the corner of National Park Drive and Cottonwood


The App is available for download!
You can now find the HWY62 Art Tours App on the Apple App Store, or the Google Play Store.

What's my studio number?
Your studio number here (listed alphabetically by artist first name). 

What time are the open studio hours? 
10am-5pm are the hours you should expect have your studio open

When is the Collective Show and the Kick-Off Party? 
The Collective Show opens September 30, 2022 and runs from Oct 1-Oct 30, 2022. Gallery Hours: Fridays 11am to 3pm, Saturdays 9am to 5pm, Sundays 10am to 5pm. Artist Exclusive Kick-Off Party: Friday, Sept.30 5pm-8pmthis is your last chance to pick upSigns, arrows, and catalogs.

I participated in the Collective Show  - when do I need to pick up my artwork?

Artwork Pickup Dates: Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 3pm to 5pm OR Monday, October 31, 2022 from 10am to 12pm


Can I get a copy of the Press Release and other images that will help me promote the event?
Visit to view our Press Kit that includes images of the artists quoted and other artists at work and general promotional materials.

Where can I find digital versions of the Saves the Date postcards for my social media?

saves the date image

You will be able to find jpegs for this year's Saves the Date to post on your social feeds in this folder (there will be small, medium, and large resolution images). When posting, please tag on instagram @hwy62arttours. 

Script (if you choose to use it): 
Save the date for the 21st annual HWY 62 Open Studio Art Tours. 

The Hwy 62 Art Tours is an annual multi-disciplinary desert-wide open studio art tour. Depending on the year, it is the largest Open Studio in the state of California. This year for three weekends in October (8/9, 15/16, 22/23) artists across the desert will open studio doors to share their work.  

Learn more @hwy62arttours or 

When is the wrap up party?

We want to thank you for your participation and all the amazing work you’ve done to make this year’s art tours happen.

Please, save the date for the Art Tours Wrap Party Thursday October 27, 2022 from 7-9pm exclusively for participating artists.

Join us in celebrating another successful year of the art tours with light refreshments and entertainment at the AWE Bar (a proud sponsor of this year’s Art Tours) in Yucca Valley.

The night will welcome Daveed Macias who will bring his Spanish guitar to the stage (7-8pm). Macias will be followed by the Jeremie Levi Samson Orchestra (8:30-10:30pm), delivering a Gypsy Jazz performance featuring vocalist Lia Booth. The AWE Bar will be open to the public starting at 9PM, with no cover to hear the band.