Cultural Center installs new state-of-the-art FULL-COLOR LED highway marquee!

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After two years of fundraising and with a generous contribution from HDCC founder Cherie Palmer’s estate, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center has installed its new full-color LED highway marquee to replace its previous LED sign that was irrevocably damaged in an electrical storm.  The new full-color LED sign is state-of-the-art and internet powered – pulling from the same weather sources that power Apple’s iPhone and other smart devices.  For the first time in Joshua Tree, the local time and temperature are prominently displayed, and when temperatures reach over 110 degress, a “High Heat Warning” is issued on the sign in order to help national park tourists and locals be more cautious of their outdoor activities.

At a cost of nearly $30,000, the new LED sign will not only promote the region’s iconic and leading arts center’s activities, but it will also enable local businesses to purchase advertising – where advertising dollars go directly back into funding arts programs.  The LED sign’s pedestal base plans are currently being completed, and once finished, the pedestal base will be adorned with beautiful stack-stone slate.

Businesses or individuals who would like to purchase advertising or make a contribution to help finish the sign’s pedestal base may send an email to for more information.


GREAT NEWS FOR SEASON PACKAGE TICKET HOLDERS! Should your schedule change and you find yourself needing to attend a performance on a different date — if you give the Box Office at least 48 hours notice prior to your ticketed performance, management will attempt to exchange your ticket for a different performance of the same show!