• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

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  • Cottonwood Trails Closed

    Trail access remains closed to Cottonwood Spring Oasis, Lost Palms Oasis, and Mastodon Peak. More »

  • Pinto Basin Road Under Construction; Expect 30+ Minute Travel Delays

    Visitors should expect 30+ minute waits when heading north and sound bound on the Pinto Basin Road. Due to construction activity around Cottonwood Visitor Center, additional waits of 30 minutes may be in place when leaving the visitor center parking lot. More »

  • Deteriorating conditions of Black Rock Canyon Road

    The road leading to Black Rock campground has deep potholes, is deeply rutted, and can be difficult to negotiate, especially in large vehicles. Please drive with caution.

Artist-In-Residence Program

Artist In Residence at Lost Horse
Artist In Residence Kim Osgood at Lost Horse residence.

Joshua Tree National Park, in partnership with the Joshua Tree National Park Association, offers opportunities each year for on-site residencies through its Artist-In-Residence (AIR) program. The program offers lodging at the Lost Horse Ranger Station for two to six weeks during the months of March, April, October, and November each year.

In exchange for the adventure of living and working in a national park, the resident artist will have the opportunity to create a body of work and to share their work with the surrounding regional and Southern California communities. AIR artist proposals should be site-specific to Joshua Tree National Park, yet applicants are encouraged to pursue better understanding and dialogue about our national parks, desert landscapes, and the relationship between wildlands and the human spirit.

For additional information about the program and instructions about how to apply for a residency, visit the Joshua Tree National Park Association website. AIR Coordinator Caryn Davidson can be reached at 760-367-3012 and by email.

Did You Know?

Joshua Tree Blooms

One of the most beautiful spectacles in spring is the creamy-white blossoms of Joshua trees. These white candles can be seen from February to late March. Joshua trees do not branch until after they bloom, and they don’t bloom every year. More...