The festival sold 700 tickets in the previous celebration, and there were around 1,000 people in attendance, including the bands, artists, their guests, and other locals. This year, the art, music, and vendors will all be there in full force, but Castillo has reduced the ticket sales to 200. This gives the festival a much more intimate scene. The festival includes an art garden for viewing, beginning at noon. Artists like Cybele Rowe, known for her amazing ceramic sculptures, and Colette Miller, known for her street art, Global Angel Wings Project, will have displays. There will be six to eight foot sculptures throughout the grounds. People will be dressed in costumes, and face painting will be held on site. There will be street performers during the day, and large puppets roaming the crowd. Festival goers can expect a lot of visual fun. All ticket sales will go towards The Joshua Tree Retreat Center.
The Quema de Diablo Art & Music Festival is on December 4th at noon at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, 59700 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Tickets can be purchased HERE
Important Note: The Joshua Tree Retreat Center will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 am on December 4th for its new arts garden, curated by Rolo Castillo. The arts garden will receive a dedication proclamation from Arts Connection, the Arts Council of San Bernardino County. The sculpture garden includes work by artists Cybele Rowe, Kim Stringfellow, Lilli Muller, Mark Bulwinkle, Keith Greco, Collette Miller, Juan Thorp, and Shig, among others. The ceremony will be followed by a musical lineup to include Janie Cowan, John Curry and Tumbleweed Time Machine.