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Sanctuary Ribbon Cutting and Opening Celebration

Sanctuary Ribbon Cutting and Opening Celebration

May 17, 2017 6:00 pm - May 18, 2017 8:00 pm

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Joshua Tree Lake, RV and Campground, Joshua Tree

On behalf of Mil-Tree, Arts Connection would like to invite you to join us for the ribbon cutting and opening celebration of “Sanctuary,” a public arts project, which will be dedicated to the Joshua Tree community on Wednesday, May 17th, from 6pm-8pm at 2601 SunFair Road in Joshua Tree, California.  The project brought together veterans, active-duty military, their families and other community members to create an earth-bag structure that can be used to host meetings, celebrations, readings, meditation, lectures and more. It is our gift to the community—come help us animate this new public space!

As background, Mil-Tree is a non-profit organization with the mission of bringing together veterans, active-duty military, and civilians in order to help each other to address the wounds of the soul through communication and art. “Sanctuary” was sponsored by the California Arts Council’s Veterans Initiative in the Arts and many other local partners including: The Joshua Tree Music Festival, Copper Mountain College, Arts Connection and the Joshua Tree RV and Campground, which hosts the project at their site.

Come see the impact Mil-Tree has on the community, help us recognize our partners who helped make “Sanctuary” possible, and most of all-- celebrate our veterans, active-duty and military families!


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Special thanks to our conference host, Copper Mountain College!




Drs. Ernest & Dorothy Garcia


Arts Sustainers

Randy Polumbo

KOA Corporation Planning & Engineering

San Bernardino Art Association

The Ranch Projects Publishing

Joshua Tree Music Festival


Arts Advocates

Paulson Orthodontics

Mojave Desert Land Trust

Cultural Planning Group

Gruen Associates

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

The Ontario Museum of History and Art

The Community Foundation

The Noah Purifoy Foundation

Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology

Pappy & Harriets

Bobby Furst 

The Joshua Tree Inn


Arts Friends

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR)

Chaffey College, School of Visual & Performing Arts

High Desert Test Sites

Elwood & Associates

Inlandia Institute


Special thanks to Copper Mountain College for our hosting the conference this year!









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San Bernardino, CA 92410

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San Bernardino, CA 92407

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