Art in East Jesus
When the paved road turns to dirt in Slab City, take a left until you find East Jesus, an artist colony within this squatter community. Take a walk through the sculpture garden and find a wooly mammoth made of old tires, recycled bottle wall, hunting ducks in a dirt lake, and cars decorated with everything but the kitchen sink. A $20 donation will get you a t-shirt and maybe a chat and tour with the locals who live in a glorified shipping container on site.
By Kristin Rust, AFAR Local Expert
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