“Homestead is where the art is.”


The homestead cabins that dot the wild desert landscape of Wonder Valley can provoke both curiosity and unease in the outsider, but to the residents of Wonder Valley they’re home.  They connect us as a community. Through the arts, the Wonder Valley Homestead Cabin Festival has been exploring the cultural legacy of the Small-Tract Homestead Act in the High Desert. 

This blog will document the Festival, its inspirations, and its effects.  As well, we hope to provide the interested community with a place to meet, share stories, and consider this special culture of the High Desert.

All folks interested in the homesteads are invited to participate, not just residents of Wonder Valley.

The original Festival Website is on Wonder Valley Arts and was created by Homestead Cabinet member Andy Woods.  Be sure to check out the Guest Book entries for a look at the happenin’ fans of the Homestead Cabin, and to join the mailing list.


  1. hey there, turning my recently acquired cabin into a humble home and eventual art space. have been inspired by you (chris), your work and this blog, and would love to be kept abreast of upcoming events, exhibitions and happenings. sign me up!

    Comment by dj whelan — July 31, 2010 @ 11:48 am

    • Hey, dj, thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. Welcome to the neighborhood, and I look forward to running into you sometime. Please keep us informed of progress on your cabin and art space! 🙂

      Comment by magicgroove — August 10, 2010 @ 12:52 am

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