A-Z West is a project located on fifty acres in the California high desert next to Joshua Tree National Park. Since 2000 the grounds have been ever evolving as Andrea Zittel’s test site for experimental designs in living, where all aspects of day-to-day living—home furniture, clothing, and food—become sites of investigation in an ongoing endeavor to better understand human nature and the social construction of needs.
Tours are about two hours long and include Zittel's personal residence, studio, Wagon Station Encampment, the A-Z West guest cabin, Regenerating Field, and the shipping container compound.
2016 Tour Dates
Saturday, March 5, 10 AM – noon
Saturday, April 9, 10 AM – noon
Saturday, May 7, 10 AM – noon
Saturday June 4, 5 PM – 7 PM
Saturday, October 1, 10 AM – noon
Saturday, November, 12, 10 AM – noon
Reservations are made on a first-come-first-serve basis, upon payment. Please note that because we rely on advance scheduling, once your reservation is confirmed your payment is non-refundable. Click here to reserve a spot on the next tour or contact us at info@highdeserttestsites.
Tour fees consist of a $45 donation for adults and $35 for students. All proceeds benefit High Desert Test Sites programming.