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Joshua Tree National Park Paint/Sculpt-Out
Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
The Palm Springs Desert Chapter is hosting a paint/sculpt-out at Joshua Tree National Park on November 5th, 2022.
National Park and the Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree National Park features breathtaking desert landscapes, unique rock formations, and the infamous Joshua Tree. This National Park offers 800,000 acres of scenic views, hiking trails, and various desert flora and fauna. Joshua Tree was designated as a national monument by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, but didn’t receive national park status until 1994. The history of Joshua Tree National Park dates back 5,000 years, starting with the first inhabitants being members the Pinto Culture.
Joshua Tree cultivates two diverse ecosystems, the Sonoran Desert and the Mojave Desert. The Mojave, known as the “high desert” is the home of the Joshua Tree, a gnarly plant in the agave family. Legend has it that in the early 1800’s, Mormon visitors saw two armed trees reaching to the sky and compared them to the biblical Joshua reaching to God. Despite this story dating back to the 19th century, the term “Joshua Tree” was not used for another 75 years in the state of California. Today, the Joshua Tree is a unique plant that sparks intrigue to anyone who visits the Park.
Date & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022; 8:00am to 4:00pm
Parking: $30 Entrance Fee (per vehicle)
Cost: Free to Participate
R.S.V.P: Call 626-583-9009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
Artists will meet at the Hidden Valley Picnic Area in Joshua Tree National Park.