As I am driving east on Highway 62, leaving Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree National Park behind me, there is nothing left in my view, just a long road through the desert. A few minutes in I see a sign on the side of the road saying “Glass Outhouse Art Gallery OPEN“. I just have to stop.
Exploring quirky art in the desert is one of my favorite things to do. I drive the gravel road towards the main building and to the left and right of me I see art installations all around me. Given the name, Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, I wasn’t expecting art installations outside. So, of course, I parked my car and ventured out.
The Lady in Red (as I named this art piece) was kind of fun to photograph once I noticed that I could get the chapel in the background. This photo is all about perspective. This art piece is actually pretty small.
I love the penguins in the boat with the lone flamingo in the background. Of course, these are regular desert creatures and look like they belong.
Sunbathing in the desert may cause death. This should be the warning on this art installation.
If you spend time in the desert, you’ll see abandoned cars everywhere. This one is part of the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery exhibition and I like how it just blends in naturally into its surrounding.
These two are just fun. The Quick Sand art piece made me chuckle and I love the play on words with Ghoul’s Gym.
Visiting the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery
The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery was opened in 2009. I have actually not managed to go inside the art gallery as I spent my time outside enjoying the art installations on the ground. The gallery was opened by Laurel Seidl to create a place for artists to meet and show their art.
The gallery is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 1-5pm. Note that it is closed July and August. On the first Saturday of the month new art is introduced with an opening gala featuring live music, refreshments, and enjoying art under the stars.
I’ll be back to explore the actual art gallery and enjoy one of the opening galas soon.
I’ll leave you with a photo of the tiny chapel that holds exactly four chairs. It is the cutest chapel I have ever seen.
Check out the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery Facebook page to find out about the latest events.
This post is my submission for Kammie’s Oddball Challenge – I mean it is a pretty odd place.
I just discovered the Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected Beauty. Though I am a couple of days late, I think this place is full of unexpected beauty and fits the challenge perfectly.