The Wrightwood Arts Center will be hosting group trips to various locations in Southern California throughout the year, organized by our Adventure Chair, Lynn Crawford. Check back to this page in the future for more upcoming adventures!

Next Adventure: Desert X



Desert X is a biannual, outdoor contemporary art exhibition framed by the mountains and desert of the Coachella Valley. These site-specific artworks range from murals and projections to large-scale sculptures and virtual installations. And they take on big themes like fossil fuel use, rising sea levels, and class divides. The Wrightwood Arts Center will host an Arts Adventure “Caravan” to see a number of the Desert X art installations. On a podcast (optional), we’ll be introduced to some of the artists of Desert X 2021 as we visit these sites.

We will not be setting up carpools, but instead you will caravan with your friends in pods (people you feel safe with). We will be picking up box lunches in Palm Springs that will be ordered in advance. We will be following the CA Health Department Guidelines—wearing masks and socially distancing at each site. We will be providing maps and arranging for rest stops. We suggest that you bring lawn chairs for the picnic lunch.

Menus and maps will be sent out shortly before the trip.

Cost is $35 for WAC members and $40 for non-members. If your membership has lapsed, choose the option to renew at the same time! If you’d like to become a new member, you can join here. Reservations must be made by March 10. In case of inclement weather, our alternate date will be Tuesday, March 23rd.

You may pay by check or online with a credit card. If paying by credit card, use the PayPal “add to cart” button below. If paying by check, make checks payable to: Wrightwood Arts Center.

Each person must fill out and sign the liability release and send form to: Wrightwood Arts Center, PO Box 1196, Wrightwood, CA 92397. If paying by check, please include check.

Questions? Contact Lynn Crawford at 760-249-8869.


Choose One




Most Recent Adventure (2020)


Adventure to the Museum of the American West
10:00 a.m. (start)

We celebrated Leap Day 2020 with another Adventure Tour, visiting the Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park to view the Master’s Exhibit. This exhibit is the country’s premiere Western Art Show, including paintings and sculptures by more than 60 nationally recognized contemporary Western artists. In addition, there are a number of other exhibits throughout the museum ranging from the opening of the West to the Hollywood era of Western films.

Our group had lunch at the Crossroads West Café at the Museum.

Past Adventures

June 2019 | Maloof House
February 2019 | Cabot’s Pueblo Museum