Joshua Tree Provides Beacon For Artists And Seekers In The California Desert Travel website Atlas Obscura and All Things Considered team up for a West Coast summer road trip from California to Washington. The journey starts in the desert outside Los Angeles.
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Joshua Tree Provides Beacon For Artists And Seekers In The California Desert

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Joshua Tree Provides Beacon For Artists And Seekers In The California Desert

Joshua Tree Provides Beacon For Artists And Seekers In The California Desert

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Joshua Tree National Park lies about two hours south of Los Angeles. Samir S. Patel/Atlas Obscura hide caption

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Joshua Tree National Park lies about two hours south of Los Angeles.

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Atlas Obscura, a website that details the world's hidden gems, and All Things Considered team up for a 2,200-mile road trip up the Pacific Coast of the U.S.

We start two hours and change outside of Los Angeles, at Joshua Tree, which has a reputation for a kind of pop culture mysticism, somewhere between the barren wilds and an Instagram post. We meet a series of artists who re-imagine the roadside attraction as a vehicle for their personal creativity.