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High Desert Test Sites

Sunday, March 10
11am – 1pm

High Desert Test Sites @ A-Z West
62923 Sullivan Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Bring your own picnic lunch and take a self-guided tour of High Desert Test Sites at A-Z West.

High Desert Test Sites is a platform for art and experiences that enable us to step outside everyday life and envision new possibilities. The organization is based at A-Z West—Andrea Zittel’s 80-acre compound and artwork—where it brings together artists, writers, and thinkers to create projects that engage the desert and its communities.

For over 20 years, these grounds and dwellings functioned as Zittel’s testing grounds for living - a place in which spaces, objects, and acts of living all intertwine into a single ongoing investigation into what it means to exist and participate in our culture today.

Bring your own picnic lunch and take a self-guided tour of the grounds, including the studios and showroom, Wagon Station Encampment, shipping container compound, and Planar Pavilions. Maps provided on arrival. Comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and a water bottle are highly recommended. If you have access-related questions about your visit, contact us at info@hdts.site or 760-507-4190.

Don’t forget to check out the HDTS Greatest Hits Driving Map, created to guide visitors to artworks from past HDTS projects. Eight sites across the high desert can be visited and explored using the points on the map.

A-Z West, Joshua Tree, California. Photo by Lance Brewer. © Andrea Zittel, Courtesy of High Desert Test Sites.