Welcome to 29 Palms Art Gallery, located since 1963 in a historic adobe next to the Oasis of Mara, Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters and Oasis Visitor Center, 29 Palms Inn, and the Old Schoolhouse Museum. The gallery is owned and operated by the Twentynine Palms Artists’ Guild, the oldest arts organization in the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities, founded in 1951-52 by a group of desert artists, including famed painter John Hilton. In 1963, they purchased the adobe gallery, which was originally built in 1936 as a desert home for Western pulp fiction author Tom Hopkins. Today, the Gallery features monthly art shows September to June, open 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday; a Summer Show in June, July, August, open 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday-Sunday; plus weekly paint-outs, juried exhibitions, receptions, seasonal events, and art workshops for youth and adults. The Gift Shop offers Southwestern jewelry and gifts.