Friday, April 18, 2008

Wonder Valley Homestead Cabin Festival

Local artist Chris Carraher's dream of a arts festival that focused on the history and legacy of the Homestead Act of 1938 that spawned the cabins that dot the desert landscape came to reality in a big way. Wonder Valley Arts presented the Wonder Valley Homestead Cabin Festival in February and March 2008. The goal was to discover the history, celebrate the culture and strengthen the community of Wonder Valley through the arts. To view the Wonder Valley Homestead Cabin Festival's website click here (and check out the guest book!)

The Wonder Valley Homestead Cabin Festival was organized by the Homestead Cabinet (Andy Woods along with festival featured artists Chris Carraher and Scott Monteith.) It included happenings at the Fi-Lox-See Gallery and the Palms Restaurant in Wonder Valley. In association with the festival artists Diane Best and Mary Austin-Klein created a show that was presented at Trader Jeff's in Twentynine Palms called the Shack Appreciation Show 'SAS'. Wonder Valley artist Helena Bongarts' ongoing weekly cabin light show was also featured in the events for the festival. To view the official blog of the festival that includes history, event photos, happenings, all the participating artists(there's a bunch!) and presenters visit

Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council, Inc was also a sponsor of the festival. To learn more about MBCAC visit

Wonder Valley Homestead Cabin Festival Postcard (front & back)

Wonder Valley Homestead Cabin Festival Poster

Friday, June 8, 2007

Wonder Valley homesteads at 29 Palms Inn

Past Present, 24" x 24"

Scott Monteith's new collection of Wonder Valley homesteads are now showing at the 29 Palms Inn. See the show or visit

Thursday, May 17, 2007


MBCAC's Spring Gathering at Fi-Lox-See. When we were asked to host this event we thought it would be great to share with you some of the artists and musicians of Wonder Valley. We are excited to have THE SIBLEYS rockin' the rooftop stage on Saturday. THE HAFLER DUO( ) will open the show and play songs from their debut album HduO and introduce several performers from their Open Mic Night at The Palms Restaurant (Thursdays 8pm) including Bryan Goodlander, Brandon Brohamer, Elise Sky, Caleb Winn, Gary Sanner & more. We encourage you to bring your own instrument for an improv jam session into the sunset.

Fi-Lox-See's art gallery will feature several local artists including Chris Carraher, Perry Hoffman, Jane Maru, Lori Greene, Mikal Winn, David Greene, Scott Monteith & Andy Woods.

Of course, there are many more great artists and musicians in and around Wonder Valley. We hope you will enjoy the sampling that we have put together.

Come join us for an evening of music & art this Saturday, May 12. Starting at 4pm

The Spring Gathering is for members and those interested in learning more about Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council, Inc. Bringing together the visual and performing arts of the Morongo Basin. For more information please visit