Goldwell exists because artists from afar chose the Mojave Desert as a place to make work freely, in contrast with their practice in Europe. Those experiences led several of them to create the large scale, on-site sculptures that define Goldwell as a destination. There are few other places where such art-making activities could have taken place; the desert is integral to their work.
Decades later, artists from all over the world, having heard of Goldwell, still seek out this place. With new artist residency and artist workspace programs offered in the nearby Red Barn Art Center, Goldwell remains a place for those who seek adventure in their art making in a spectacular and challenging landscape