Collective show hints at art tour delights to come

Lisa Manifold's photo of a horse running received many "Ooos and Ahaas" by visitors to Gallery 62 Saturday.

JOSHUA TREE — The 18th Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours Collective Show opened with a reception Saturday. Joshua Tree Art Gallery and Gallery 62, both now managed by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council, hosted the two exhibits.

The tours will be larger than ever this year. There will be 204 artists showing at 126 locations over three weekends.

Artwork in every conceivable medium will be represented and, as usual, will span the entire Basin from Morongo Valley to Wonder Valley.

Catalogs and maps are now available online at, along with a lot of other tour information and a complete artists and locations list.

The three weekends are Oct. 5 and 6, Oct. 12 and 13 and Oct. 19 and 20.

A second artists reception will be held for the Collective Show during the second-Saturday Downtown Nights art crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at 61607 Twentynine Palms Highway.

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don krouse

The first time I did the Art Tour I had to be cajoled to go diving all over the Morongo Basin, but I was so amazed by the wide range of art talent that I have told people that they should spend at least a day checking out the incredible works ever since. This is truly a precious gem for all the communities.

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