Slab City: East Jesus

One of our adventures in the Slabs was visiting East Jesus. East Jesus is an artist community on the edge of Slab City founded by Stephen Russell. Our tour guide was able to tell us some interesting stories behind the art installations in the courtyard and also showed us the “behind the scenes” workings of East Jesus including the community’s library, kitchen, solar facilities, and outdoor living space.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
“Definition of a grievance” (2009), Joe Holliday
“Definition of a grievance” (2009), Joe Holliday
Decorated car
Decorated car
I love this little dude.
I love this little dude.

 

If you’re ever in the Slabs, this is definitely one of the things not to miss! (Be sure to grab a tour. We’re not much for following a tour guide around but the narration on the art definitely added to it for me.)

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