Imagine a garden with the beauty of the Sonoran Desert and a light and sound experience. Each year more than 450,000 people visit the Desert Botanical Garden annually. The garden features more than 50,000 plants.

Lauren Warren, assistant director of exhibits for the Desert Botanical Garden, says,” Soon we will celebrate our 80th  anniversary. This year the Garden will celebrate the 40th anniversary of our holiday event, Las Noches de las

Luminarias.” According to Warren, this year visitors to Luminarias will get to experience the Garden’s newest exhibition, Electric Desert, a light and sound experience.

Electric Desert was created by Klip Collective, an art shop based in Philadelphia. They are led by creative director, Ricardo Rivera. According to Warren, he developed a way to project videos on to specific objects, a technique called projection mapping. Warren says, “ Klip Collective and their team visited the Garden several times while working on the exhibit, which took more than a year to plan and develop.

Electric Desert will be on display until May 12, 2019. Warren says, “You can also experience Electric Desert alongside our traditional holiday event, Las Noches de las Luminarias throughout the month of December.”

You can also follow the Garden on social media to see videos of the exhibit and learn more about the Garden. For more information, visit or call 480-941-1225.

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Karen Golden