The Ruin Venue

Joshua Tree, CA

The high desert environment of Southern California is a surreal and immense landscape of sculpted rock, populated by strange and iconic Joshua Trees. The early morning chill did not discourage an unchartered hike with sketchbook in hand.

In this stark landscape, the careful observer will encounter colorful cactus flowers and spiny cat's claws, busy hummingbirds and soaring eagles. One can only imagine other creatures that call this place home: jack rabbits and road runners, snakes and lizards. A bright sun hanging in the endless blue sky; a star-studded canopy at night.

The lighting of the Desert Dream Fireball...

Friends and neighbors of the Pioneertown community gathered for the inaugural lighting of the ‘Desert Dream’ Fireball, at The Ruin Venue, an enchanting event space in the high desert of Joshua Tree.

It was a magical evening under the stars. Sharing wonderful food, wine, dancing and even impromptu a cappella by one of the many talented and fascinating guests.

The ‘Desert Dream’ Fireball at The Ruin feels remarkably connected; both have been re-purposed and re-imagined to bring people together for contemplation and celebration.
Specifications: The ‘Desert Dream’ Fireball is a steel sphere fire pit,  58" in diameter and propane-burning. The unfinished steel has weathered beautifully in this exposed high desert environment.

Sandra’s work fits our environment so naturally and captures the imagination. Her work is exciting; it’s friendly, it’s approachable.
— Paul Goff, Owner