The Arts in Twentynine Palms
29 Palms Art Galleries, Performing Arts, Movies
Desert art abounds in Twentynine Palms with numerous art galleries featuring the art of local and regional artists. In fact, Twentynine Palms is widely known for its outdoor gallery murals depicting the history of the town and the beauty of the region.
The Twentynine Palms Art Gallery (1.1 mi) features a variety of work by desert artists, as well as a gift shop, and for outstanding desert landscapes, visit Chuck Caplinger's Desert Art Studio (5.1 mi).
The performing arts are also represented in Twentynine Palms by Theatre 29 (1.5 mi) which offers award-winning musicals, dramas, and comedies. There is even a classic drive-in theater, the Smith's Ranch Drive-In Movie Theatre (1.9 mi) offering movies beneath the stars since 1954.
Read our list of galleries and theatres in 29 Palms to learn more about the arts near the Sunnyvale Garden Suites.
Art locations in 29 Palms listed by distance from Sunnyvale Garden Suites:
Visual Arts: Featuring The Murals of Twentynine Palms
Murals of Twentynine Palms
6455B Mesquite Ave, Twentynine Palms, CA (760) 361-2286
A collection of over 20 murals painted on the sides of local buildings, the Mural Project has become a tourist attraction in 29 Palms. The murals depict the history of the area and several beautiful desert scenes. The Mural Project is sponsored by the Action Council for 29 Palms, Inc., and was started in 1994. A map is available at the above address.
Twentynine Palms Art Gallery 1.1 mi
74055 Cottonwood Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA (760)367-7819
Twentynine Palms Art Gallery features the works of California desert artists and and members of the Twentynine Palms Artists' Guild. Located in a 1936 historic adobe, the gallery also includes a gift shop that sells Southwestern jewelry and gifts.
29 Palms Creative Center 1.1 mi
6847 Adobe Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA (760)361-1805
The 29 Palms Creative Center was started by artist Gretchen Grunt, who does printmaking, drawing, and painting at the Creative Center, as well as teaches private art classes with students of all ages. Other artists are also featured at the Creative Center.
Chuck Caplinger's Desert Art Studio 5.1 mi
74655 Wellock Road, Twentynine Palms, CA (760)361-2305
Portraits, Paintings, Murals of the Southwest
Chuck Caplinger's Desert Art Studio is located high up Utah Trail, near the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. Caplinger specializes in portraits, outstanding desert landscape paintings, and murals of the Southwest. Two of his murals are featured in our Twentynine Palms "Oasis of Murals."
Roadside Attraction 5.9 mi
69197 29 Palms Hwy, Twentynine Palms, CA (760)362-4100
A Roadside Attraction in 29 Palms is an upbeat desert gallery, featuring works by desert artists and the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council. The works include abstracts, transformational art, desert paintings, mixed media, sculptures, photography, ceramic art and gifts by local artisans.
Gallery29.com Online Gallery
Gallery29 offers photography by Perry Hoffman, Mojave Desert landscapes by Mark Spicak, fine art prints by John Whytock, jewelry by Mikal Winn, sculptures by Simi Dabah, and a variety of collectible art. Visit the virtual Gallery29.com for art descriptions, artists, links and information about viewing the art in person.
Performing Arts in 29 Palms
Theatre 29 1.5 mi
73637 Sullivan Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA (760) 361-4151
Theatre 29 brings award-winning musicals, dramas, and comedies to the City of Twentynine Palms and the surrounding area with six major stage productions throughout the year.
Smith's Ranch Drive-In Movie Theatre 1.9 mi
4584 Adobe Rd., Twentynine Palms, CA 760-367-7713
Smith's Ranch Drive-In Movie Theatre is a classic American drive-in located on the property of one of the early homesteaders in Twentynine Palms, Bill Smith. The Drive-In has been operating since 1954 and parks 330 cars.
Hi Desert Cultural Center 16.5 mi
61231 Hwy 62, Joshua Tree, Ca (760) 366-3777
The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is the performing arts center of the region and offers professional live stage performances and instruction in music, drama, dance, visual arts through its Performing Arts Academy. The community orchestra performs here and community theatrical productions are showcased here. It is also used as a professional recording studio, and includes an art gallery, and even a planetarium for stargazing.