100 Hubcaps references the iconic Pearblossom Highway’s history and path through our towns with a public art installation created from over a hundred chrome hubcaps hand-painted by local residents. This instantly recognizable symbol of the road provides a platform for expression about the highway, our towns, and what changes may come from a proposed High Desert Corridor just to the north. The hubcaps will be mounted in a free-flowing pattern along the 90-foot length of the Que Paisa wall. Community engagement began with a hubcap gathering drive, and a “Scrub Some Chrome” cleaning day. After the first artist-led workshop, COVID-19 protocols forced a pivot to a series of no contact, “pick up and go” weekend events. Our community embraced the challenge, with sixty-some participants painting more than a hundred hubcaps. Stay tuned as we move towards installation.
Until then, enjoy this image gallery!