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JTNP Art Expo

Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition 2017

Saturday & Sunday, September 16-17, 2017  |  Admission FREE

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The Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition at the historic Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms, CA, presents a juried art exhibition, opening reception and awards, art market with artist booths, interactive art demos and hands-on workshops, community mosaic project, nature walks, historical lectures and exhibits, live music, and culinary treats. Events are staged at five cultural venues in the Oasis of Mara:

29 Palms Art Gallery 
• Juried art exhibition & celebration featuring art inspired by or depicting the unique natural beauty or cultural history of Joshua Tree National Park | Sept 1 - Oct 1, 2017
• Awards Reception & Celebration | Saturday, Sept 16 | 5-8 pm
• Interactive art demonstrations and hands-on workshops on the gallery patio | 10 am - 3 pm

29 Palms Inn
• Art market on the lawn with artists' booths, live music & culinary treats | Saturday & Sunday, Sept 16-17 | 10 am - 4 pm
• Nature Walk with Pat Flanagan | Saturday & Sunday, Sept 16-17 | 8:30 am

29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery
• Community Mosaic Project 

Old Schoolhouse Museum
• View exhibits on the local area history and culture. |

Joshua Tree National Park HQ & Oasis Visitor Center on National Park Drive
• Join a ranger for patio talks about fascinating aspects of this desert park.


Pioneer Days Chili Dinner

Annual Pioneer Days Chili Dinner & Fundraiser

Saturday, October 21, 2017  |  Tickets: $13 (individual), $25 (couple), $8 (kids under 10)  |  BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Enjoy the day on Hwy 62 Art Tours, then dine under the stars on the gallery patio while enjoying live entertainment by "The Luminators". Tickets include a bowl of the "Best darn chili in the Basin" plus cornbread, garlic bread, salad, desserts, coffee & citrus water. Our No-Host bar will provide wine, beer & sodas. 

Tickets can be purchased online, at the Gallery Thursday-Sunday 11 am - 3 pm, 29 Palms Chamber of Commerce, or at the door!


Paint Out Mondays  |  Every Monday*  |  9 am to 12 noon

Calling all Guild Member Artists...bring your supplies and head to the Gallery on Monday mornings. Paint with fellow Guild Member Artists and share light snacks, beverages and fellowship. Snacks are provided by the participants. Visitors, friends and snowbirds welcome! Our only requirements are that you are a Guild Member and leave a modest donation.
*Every Monday from September through May except on In/Out Mondays.