WHAT WE DO
FESTIVAL PROJECTS

Kidsville
Kidsville is an action-packed, family-friendly arts experience for kids of all ages at the Joshua Tree Music Festival. Kidsville provides a safe, fun, and interactive learning environment with an inclusive curriculum of visual arts, dance, performance, and music. The Kidsville stage features live music and circus arts to delight and inspire. Children are invited to revel in imagination and participate in over 54 free activities led by 13+ artists that include:

  • Creation Station
  • The Love Boat
  • Yogaslackers Slackline
  • Interactive Murals
  • Tiny Gnomes
  • Paint a Parasol
  • Yoga
  • Clay Play
  • Photo Blocks
  • Posies and Pythons
  • Buttons and Bling
  • FlowBox Silk Aerials
  • Shake Your Bones
  • Tie Dye Tiles
  • FlowBox Circus Show
  • Dance Freedom
  • Desert Sunsets
  • Feather Fun
  • INTUIT performing live
  • Rainbow Fish
  • Katdelics performing live
  • Relax with Color

Joshua Tree Music Festival Programs:  
JTLA manages the development of JTMF's socially-conscious and education activities that are free to all Festival attendees. In this way, JTLA is able to showcase the phenomenal talent of our community with the “out of towners” who come to our local music festival. There are 27 different interactive playshops, 39+ activities at Kidsville, and numerous art installations on the festival grounds, and over 20 artists painting LIVE at the festival throughout the weekend.
Recycling with the Urban Conservation Corp.
Joshua Tree Living Arts and Joshua Tree Music Festival have teamed up with the Urban Conservation Corp in an effort to create opportunity and education while protecting the earth. Urban Conservation Corp offers job readiness and life skills to volunteers ages 18-25, often providing them with their first job. Joshua Tree Living Arts hires the Urban Conservation Corp to oversee waste gathering, sorting, and disposal during Joshua Tree Music Festivals.


Visual Arts - Installations and Live Painting
JTLA is passionate about supporting artists, as well as educating and inspiring community building through the arts. JTLA curates a wide range of art installations by a variety of artists as well as live painters located throughout the Music Festival grounds.

Over 39 installations – Murals, 20-ft tall LED Sculptures, Organic Archways, Interactive Swing Sets, Space & Time Environments, Hammock Villages, Dreamcatchers, Upcycled Artworks, and Interactive Lighting – are stimulating and thought-provoking original pieces that turn the festival grounds into an enormous outdoor art gallery.   For more info go to: joshuatreemusicfestival.com/visual-arts

JTLA also provides opportunities for over 20 artists to create live paintings through the Joshua Tree Music Festival event. This engages the artist with the patron, providing networking opportunities for the artist and enhancing the experience of the patron by surrounding them with ongoing art. On the final day of the Festival, the paintings made on site over the weekend are auctioned off, and half of the proceeds go to the artist, while the other half is donated to JTLA.   For more info go to: joshuatreemusicfestival.com/live-painting-auction




Playshops/Workshops
JTLA offers a wide range of opportunities for members of the community and beyond to share passion and skills with others. In partnership with Joshua Tree Music Festival, JTLA offers Playshops that invite the community to engage in learning and experiencing new skills in a fun and inclusive environment. Our Playshops are hosted by professionals. These small group experiences invite each member to participate, contribute, and think/immerse more deeply, co-creating an experience that each participant takes with them into the world. The following is a sample of offered workshops.

MINDFULNESS
  • Meditation (Grounded Earth, Trance
  • ‘The Intentional Use of Sacred Plants’ with Kenneth Berman
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Sacred gong and sound baths

MOVEMENT
  • African Rhythms with Mokoomba (also with music)
  • Flowbox Circus and Coachella Valley Aerial Fitness bring aerial dance and athleticism, with demonstrations of aerial movement and dance, juggling, hooping, and more.
  • Yogaslackers teach the art of slacklining to all ages, as well as adding yoga poses while suspended on a 1” line.
  • The Spinsterz teach the art of flow through poi, hoops, staff, fans, and more.
  • Khi Cong
  • Dance (Uplifit, Shakti, Bellydancing,
  • PiYoChi: A blend of Pilates, Yoga, and Chi Gong
  • Guided Improv Movement

MUSIC
  • Ethnic Instruments with House of Hamsa
  • Tanzanian song with Jagwa Music
  • Didjeridoo with Trevor Green
  • Handpan jam: Learning the art of this mystical instrument.
  • Songwriting
  • Drums and percussion
  • Guitar rhythms with Scott Pemberton
  • Sing a secret: How to find your voice

STORY
  • Myth and storytelling with Dr. Catherine Svelha
  • Zuni Elders and Medicine Man
  • Dharma Talk with the Obsidian
  • Learn to create your own short story to tell

Yoga/Healing
We offer 39 yoga classes, in a variety of disciplines, led by 13 different certified instructors at the spring and fall Joshua Tree Music Festival. The classes are all free of charge to festival goers, and go from sunrise to sunset at the dedicated Yoga stage.  Disciplines include Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Partner Yoga and Kids Yoga.

More than 40 healing/yoga classes in a variety of disciplines (Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Partner Yoga, and Kids Yoga)    are led by 16 different certified instructors. These classes (Sound Activation and Meditation, Acro Jam, Earth Flow, Partner Yoga, Laughing Yoga, Intuitive Flow, and Yinrise) are all free of charge to Festival goers, and take place from sunrise to sunset .

Programs and instructors have included:
  • Yinrise with Colin Schour
  • Morning Flow with Tamzen Sommer
  • Sound Activation & Meditation with Simon Ballard & Michaela Drageset
  • Acro Jam with Amanda Lee and Scott Michael
  • Hot Hatha Soup with Patricia Thompson
  • Kidz Yoga with Jasmine Canales in the Kidz Area
  • Earth Flow with Emmanuel Atalaphe
  • Partner Yoga with Mark Boyko and Karen Abbot
  •  Ananda Groove with Anthony Colocho
  • Gently Does It with Brittany Filips
  • Yoga Lite with Alan Siegel
  • Intuitive Flow with Heath Perry
  • Sunset Groove with Georgina Meister