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High Desert Test Sites

Joshua Tree-based non-profit presents annual gem/mineral sale

High Desert Test Sites is a non-profit arts organization based in Joshua Tree cofounded and directed by Andrea Zittel. As a conceptual entity HDTS is dedicated to "learning from what we are not" and the belief that learning from our high desert community can offer new insight and perspectives, often challenging art to take on new areas of relevancy. HDTS engages local and visiting artists, critical thinkers, and general audiences in intimate exchanges and immersive experiences.

HDTS programming includes performance, site-specific installation, workshops, screenings, publications, residencies, immersive excursions, ongoing community based programs such as Kip’s Desert Book Club and High Desert Test Kitchen, and is perhaps best known for biennial roving events featuring artworks installed in diverse locations, with many miles in between.

High Desert Test Sites is presenting their annual gem/mineral sale—a spectacular array of stones sourced each year from Quartzsite, Arizona—as well as the Scout Book Series and HDTS Postcard Edition. Proceeds from all HDTS sales help fund annual overhead and the running of monthly programs.