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Offering alternate experiences of place.


September 27/28

Friday, September 27th application 3 PM & Saturday, September 28th 9 AM Graffiti and Garbage Removal at GR 2024 #3!



June 7/8, 2024 - Landers, CA - #storiesandstewardship at Giant Rock #2

May 10th - June 2, 2024 - Wonder Valley, CA - #ConjuringCathyAllen OPEN STUDIO

May 5th, 2024 - Llano, CA - #ONALLDay 2024 - Supernormalities at the Silo

April 20th, 2024 - Llano, CA - Earthday #storiesandstewardship at the Silo Road

January 27/28th, 2024 - Landers, CA - #storiesandstewardship at Giant Rock 24 #1

September 23rd, 2023 - Landers, CA - #storiesandstewardship at Giant Rock for #NPLD

#ONALLDay - May 6st, 2023 - Llano, CA - #publicumanities #AR #installations

April 23rd, 2023 - Llano, CA - #earthday #storiesandstewardship

Earth Day Cleanup at 165th Street East & Ave W RSVPSeptember 24th, 2022 - Landers, CA - #storiesandstewardship at Giant Rock for #NPLD

KCET included us in an article on unique volunteer experiences in SoCal!

#ONALLDay - May 1st, 2022 - Llano, CA - Three sites #publicumanities #AR #installations

April 23rd, 2022 - Llano, CA - #storiesandstewardship Earth Day Cleanup at 165th Street East & Ave W

September 25th, 2021 - Landers, CA - #storiesandstewardship at Giant Rock for #NPLD

#voicesfromthevortex2021 Virtual/Ongoing

May 1st, 2021 - Llano, CA - ON ALL Day #siteunsawn - Virtual/Ongoing

November 1, 2020 - Pasadena, CA - We are now a project of Fulcrum Arts' Emerge Program

September 1st, 2020 - Llano, CA - ON ALL Day #alluvialalbums #artgeocache - Visit/Ongoing

October 12th, 2019 - Landers, CA - #storiesandstewardship 5 at Giant Rock - Learn More!

September 21st, 2019 - Yucca Valley, CA -  Screen you own Flying Saucer Souvenir

April 20th, 2019 - Llano, CA - #storiesandstewardship at Llano del Rio for ON ALL Day - Earth Day Cleanup and Walking Tour

October 6th, 2018 - Landers, CA - #storiesandstewardship 4 at Giant Rock - Learn More!

May 6th, 2018 - Llano, CA - ON ALL Day - Future Foundations - Grab your ticket!

December 9, 2017 - New Llano, LA - A visit and talk at the Museum of the New Llano Colony

September 9th, 2017 - Landers, CA - #storiesandstewardship at Giant Rock aftermap

August 4th, 2017 - Llano, CA - ON ALL Eve - Figuring the Volume of a Utopian Cylinder - SOLD OUT

May 17th, 2017- Llano, CA - ON ALL Day - A Desert Reflection at Llano del Rio receives California Humanities Quick Grant through Arts Connection - the arts council of San Bernardino County


an ongoing placekeeping series

In partnership with, the #storiesandstewardship program combines community cleanup with collective memory at noted sites in the Mojave to promote historic preservation.


"a community history and place-making multimedia project in the Mojave Desert” 

Annual May Day tours, talks, art and experiences are offered in place around the century old Llano del Rio Coopertive Colony ruins in Llano, CA exploring history and site-responses by artists on site and online in map-based exhibits.


Hands-on experiences featuring unique opportunities to take stock of portable curated collections by director and sandlark Karyl Newman -available by appointment outside of the annual May Day and National Public Lands Day events.

a crowdsourced smartphone tool to report waste and recover materials for creative reuse

 Participate in citizen science by using your smartphone to help repair Blightsites by documenting TRASHED locations along dirt roads and public spaces. The reports populate a public map to monitor illegal dumping and identify sites for cleanup or recovery.