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    MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, CA Festivals Arts

    Twentynine Palms:

    29 Palms Art Gallery is the oldest arts organization in the Morongo Basin and has supplied the community with monthly art shows, seasonal events, judged shows, and youth art classes since its inception in 1963.

    The Oasis of Murals is about 20 murals spread throughout town, with more being added every year. The murals, cherished by locals, have brought the town a small amount of fame and continue to inspire local residents and artists.

    Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival showcases local artists selling jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, glass art, paintings, photography, woodwork, and gourd art that have been inspired by the desert landscape. There are also other festivities, exhibits, films, and park information.

    The Street Fair and Car Show is a chance for families to get out and have some "old fashioned fun" with food, music, and prizes. Modern, classic, and antique cars and stock or custom motorcycles and trucks compete for the "People's Choice" award.

    Pioneer Days is an annual celebration of the homesteading lifestyle of Twentynine Palms that has taken place since 1937. Activities include a carnival, parade, contests (like arm wrestling and outhouse races,) pet parade, art exhibits, bingo, a bbq, concerts, and local vendors.

    The Weed Show is an annual tradition of turning wild, "ugly" desert plants into beautiful bouquets to compete for the "People's Choice" award. Every year since 1940, artists have collected weeds native to the Mojave Desert and manipulated them into differently themed arrangements which are then judged. May the best weed win.

    Orchid Festival takes place annually at Gubler Orchids in Lander, CA, just outside of Twentynine Palms. There are special tours of the Gubler family orchid gardens, rare orchids on display and for sale, orchid classes, a jazz band, vendors, and a wine and cheese tasting for visitors to enjoy.

    Palm Springs Area:

    The Palm Springs Art Museum features 150,000 square feet of contemporary and modern art with a focus on photography, glass, and architecture. Noteworthy artists include Pablo Picasso, Ansel Adams, Marc Chagall, and Andy Warhol.

    The McCallum Theatre for Performing Arts supplies the local population with quality theater and performing arts events such as ballets, symphonies, and live productions in a world-class facility.