In 1967 a group of artists decided to create a community in the desert in which to live and create. Led by Charles Littler, the group settled in the perfect space in the foothills of the Catalinas near the town of Oracle, renovating an old cattle/guest ranch to meet their needs.
Since the beginning, Rancho Linda Vista has been a haven for artists, designers, writers and thinkers and their families, a place to share ideas and immerse themselves in the creative process. Resident clay artist and founding member Joy Fox McGrew is our guide for this very special visit. Touring both gallery and work spaces, we’ll be meeting with other residents such as Andrew Rush, Emily Duwel, Judith Stewart and Chuck Sternberg throughout the morning, and get a look at RLV’s annual Christmas Exhibition. After a break for lunch, we’ll delve into the history of Oracle with a tour of the Oracle Historical Society and Acadia Ranch Museum with site manager Sternberg. Cost includes transportation and lunch at the Oracle Patio Café.
(artists clockwise from to left: Andrew Rush, Joy Fox McGrew, Judith Stewart, Emily Duwel)