HDTS: Epicenter
october 9–12, 2015
green river, utah


Save the date for the next "big" High Desert Test Sites event, HDTS: EpicenterOctober 9–12, 2015!

Following the epic HDTS 2013 event, which took us on the road to Albuquerque, New Mexico, we are turning our focus in 2015 to the communities and contemporary art programs in rural Utah.  For our next event we will be partnering with Epicenter, a Green River-based organization founded in 2009 by a group of architects and designers, in the spirit of Samuel Mockbee's visionary Rural Studio. We are inspired by the energy and vision at Epicenter, and by the ways in which they provide resources to local residents through active involvement in their intimate community.  

HDTS: Epicenter will be a collaborative curation of 12 artists' projects, along with many regional points of interest and programs in diverse locations in and around the rural Utah community of Green River.  A list of participating artists will be announced this summer, and further information for traveling to the event will be released this fall.

A few facts about Green River:

  • Green River's backdrop, the Book Cliffs, which rise up to 1,000 feet high, is the largest continuous escarpment in the world at 240 miles long.
  • Green River is famous for its melons - up to 16 varieties are available from June through October.  The world's largest watermelon, a giant wooden watermelon slice on wheels, is also in town.
  • The 110-mile stretch between Green River and Salina, Utah, on Interstate-70 is the longest portion of interstate in the lower 48 states without services.

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