Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center



  • Region′s largest arts exhibition, creation, and education center

    A state-of-the-art 15,000+sf facility and west annex of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center—the leading arts organization in the Joshua Tree National Park region.

  • Region′s largest and most state-of-the-art gallery

    Featuring state-of-the-art technologies surpassing many inter/national galleries, the largest gallery space in the communities of Joshua Tree National Park features fully tunable spectrum lighting and full color mixing for dynamic visual arts displays, including Ultra High Definition 4k video projection, and more.   |   LEARN MORE

  • Broadcast Arts Studios

    Dedicated Broadcast Arts Studios—complete with live internet and radio transmission to the Morongo Basin, Coachella Valley, Imperial Valley, and on the way to Las Vegas via the Desert’s leading radio stations KX96 and Copper X

  • Dance Arts Studio—Theater & Music Production

    Dedicated Dance Arts Studio—complete with ballet barres, ultra-reflective glassless mirrors, 4k LED display, and more—large multi-use music and theater workshop space (not live performance).

  • Fabric Arts Studio

    Dedicated Fabric Arts Studio—fashion and costume design workshop—featuring the largest costume wardrobe in the Southern California desert, commercial laundry facilities, touchscreen computerized sewing and embroidery machines, 4k LED display, and more—multi-purpose music and theater workshop space (not live performance).

  • Metal/Wood Arts Studio

    Dedicated Metal & Wood Arts Studio—theatrical scenic and properties production workshop—complete with multi-zone in-ceiling air compression system, table/band/radial/et al saws, welding equipment, on-site full stage construction, electronic roll-up exterior door, large storage, 4k LED display, and more.

  • Visual Arts Studio

    Dedicated Visual Arts Studio—paint, ceramics, mixed media, et al—complete with extra large three compartment deep-well sinks, electronic roll-up exterior door, 4k LED display, and more.

  • Outdoor Art Exhibitions

    Featuring lighted outdoor large art installation pads for exhibition of kinetic and large scale artworks.

  • Administrative Offices

    Featuring administrative offices, a conference room, and formal foyer.

0 Year began serving Yucca Valley

Later uniting with the Hi-Desert Cultural Center, the Yucca Valley Players began serving Yucca Valley in 1954.

The mission and purpose of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center is to operate a Cultural Center that provides venues, support facilities, funding, promotion, leadership, organization, innovation, education, and other resources for programs and productions whose focus is on the aesthetic arts – including the dramatic, musical, visual, and other forms of artistic expression.

Did YOU Know?


  • Is not a government entity and provides its public services through private donations, program revenues, and grants?
  • Serves as the Arts Agency for the Joshua Tree National Park region and comprises nearly 30,000sf of facilities?
  • Is the oldest, and by far largest, non-profit arts organization in the Hi-Desert?
  • Employs over 30 full and part time employees?
  • Provides first-class weekly arts instruction to over 700 youth and adults?
  • Is the top-awarded producer of professional and community theater for the region?
  • Produces the region′s premiere philharmonic symphony orchestra?
  • Offers artist residencies for United States military veterans and those who served in combat zones?

HI-DESERT CULTURAL CENTER has achieved the coveted “Gold“ status from GuideStar for its exceptional transparency & compliancy.

— Fewer than 0.1% of the 1.8 million non-profits ever achieve this status. The Cultural Center is the only arts organization in the region to have achieved this status.