Textile Arts LA and Makerville have partnered on an exciting opportunity in conjunction with the 2019 edition of Desert X. Debra and Richard Hovel and Kurt Cyr, supporters of Textile Arts LA from our founding, have converted a funky and stylish former Elks Lodge in the mountains above Palm Desert into a maker space titled, appropriately, Makerville. They have developed an art installation known as Art Marks the Spot, which has come to the attention of the curatorial team at Desert X. Fast forward, and a group of us are now gathering for an afternoon of conversation and creativity around the processes and concepts behind knotting, assemblage, and related forms of contemporary macrame´. 

Our intention is for all or some of our invited guests – talented artists all – to create, solo or in collaboration, work to be displayed at Art Marks the Spot during Desert X next Feb - April. We'll post photos of the event and updates here.