At Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology, this is a piece of the Bay Area in the desert—literally. One-hundred years after the birth of musician Lou Harrison, his birthday was celebrated with a 24-hour party and the dedication of a gate created from original 1936 steel from the Oakland-San Francisco bridge. Along with the steel beams are fanciful depictions of the desert region's flora and fauna. Harrison's desert retreat is, in itself, impressive: The straw bale structure has a large vaulted room ideal for playing and listening to music, and the getaway has visiting artists in residence and a variety of public events throughout the year.
6881 Mt Lassen Ave, Joshua Tree