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.
The concept of open studio art tours in itself is a fairly common thing: in our desert environment with questionable GPS, hand painted or missing road signs, and vast vistas to the edge of the earth the open studio art tour becomes an extraordinary thing. The artists here have chosen a world like no other, in which to create and share their work.
2021 was the 20th anniversary and there were 165 artists showing across 8 desert communities. We are gearing up for the 2022 Art Tours scheduled for October 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23.
The 2022 Fall Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours spans 3 weekends in October.
The annual Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours is a one-of-a-kind experience for art lovers and art buyers to create a customized self-guided tour of artist studios across the Morongo Basin communities: Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Pioneertown, Rimrock, Flamingo Heights, Landers, Joshua Tree, 29 Palms and Wonder Valley. Over three weekends in October visitors can experience the workplaces, lifestyles, and wild desert settings of artists who’ve been drawn to the area and made homes here over the last 50 years. The event provides a rare opportunity to see artists fully immersed in their own environments, to meet and get to know them and purchase directly from them.
Since our first studio art tour with less than 15 artists represented, we have grown to one of the largest open studio tours in the country.
The tour exhibits artists showing their work in home studios and group sites stretching from Morongo Valley in the West to Wonder Valley in the East along a 50 mile stretch of Highway 62.
Over the last 21 years, the high desert area has drawn a significant community of artists and creative people working in a full spectrum of mediums. The annual art tour has grown into a three weekend event every October. It’s a perfect month to explore desert roads, the National Park, and our incredible local talent.