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Curated Artists' Studios Tour-JoshuaTree

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Curated Artists' Studios Tour-JoshuaTree

Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation
Hosted in
English
art walk

Curated Artists' Studios Tour-JoshuaTree

art walk

Curated Artists' Studios Tour-JoshuaTree

Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

For 3 weekends in October, 204 artists from Joshua Tree and the surrounding area are hosting art studio visits. Their work include paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber art, drawings, prints, film/video, and more. It is all there, for everyone to see or purchase. But 204 artists? In an area that comprises 7 towns and spans 50 miles? Over dirt roads? With spotty wifi? (Some art studio directions specifically state, "Do Not Use GPS", because if you do, you will get lost!) So what is an art adventurer to do? Your best bet is to secure the services of art curator and host Christy Addis, who will hand-pick a curated selection of the best art to be seen, and will manage all of the driving and all of the hassle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the amazing desert views in between seeing art at it most intimate and engaging: in the studios where it is made, with the artists who make it. Guests will meet Christy in the morning in Joshua Tree for introductions and coffee, with a whole day of art viewing ahead. There will lunch and a midday respite, with continued art adventuring in the afternoon. The art-packed day will conclude in time to view the breathtaking desert sunset. I can plan separate itineraries for Saturdays and for Sundays, so that weekenders can opt for a 2-day experience, with 3 weekends to choose from.

Your host

Learn more about Chris

Chris

I am an independent art curator, artists' consultant, and art collection manager, and have previously taught art and design at universities on both the East and West coasts and at the high school level. I am Program Manager for the Fine Arts Film Festival, which is sponsored by The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art. For over a decade, all of my professional and leisure time has revolved around art, design, and film. I have lived in New York City and Los Angeles, and was deeply immersed in the creative communities there. I now live in Joshua Tree, CA, a small community with a large arts scene. I see the quality of the art here with the fresh eyes of a recent transplant, and it is every bit as vibrant and intense as the desert scenery.

What's included

Food
A lunch stop will be included that will cater to a variety of diets, and light snacks will be available throughout the day.
Drinks
Cool water is the best way to stay hydrated in the desert
Transportation
Comfortable car transportation with the host will be provided

Where you'll be

Each place visited is a private artist's studio, that is open to the public for 3 weekends in October. This noteworthy event is a bit overwhelming to try and navigate on one's own, and the last thing an art-lover wants to do is spend the day getting lost (easy to do) and missing out. The select studios visited for this Experience have been specially researched and chosen by the host as examples of the best art in the Joshua Tree area.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. If you have children between 13 and 18 who are used to a prolonged cultural experience, contact the host to see about an age waiver.

More tips

Both experienced art-lovers and novices to the art world will find this Experience truly engaging. If you have teens under 18 who are used to an all-day cultural event, please contact me to discuss a possible age waiver. Sorry, no pets.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Chris
Curated Artists' Studios Tour-JoshuaTree
New experience
$279/person
New experience
$279/person