Frequently Asked Questions
IMPORTANT: Despite the headwinds of 2021, we will continue on our path to throw an amazing inaugural event. To do this, we are adapting to the current situation by expanding camp setbacks and reducing our population to 1k. This means tickets will be limited, get yours now, HERE. Covid Protocols will be current with whatever State and Local mandates at the time of the event. We are so excited for an intimate gathering of art, art cars, music, dancing and community in the desert!! See you soon!!
What kind of event is the Everywhen?
We are an arts-focused camping festival that encourages new and creative re-uses of material, as well as stimulating a self-driven community of makers, tinkerers, and doers. Got an art or performance project in mind? We have grants available.
(UPDATE: GRANT DEADLINE IS CLOSED)
Where is the Everywhen event being held?
The 2021 Everywhen event, Electric Universe will be held in the Mojave desert in Edwards, CA.
When is the Everywhen event being held?
Event opens on 10/10/21 at 10:00 am and ends on 10/18/21 at 6:00 pm. General Admission needs to exit the premises by the end of the event. All non-staff folks must be off-site by noon on October 25th.
What are the Front Door (Gate) hours of operation?
Are tickets available at gate?
Yes, as long as they are available at that time. We are capped at 1k so PLEASE don't drive all the way to our event without checking in. Better yet, just buy a ticket NOW and avoid the last minute rush.
Will IDs be required and does my ticket need to match my ID?
A ticket (QR code) with any name on it may be presented at the gate, regardless of whether it matches your ID or not. IDs will still be checked, be sure you have a valid form handy (drivers, REAL ID or passport).
Can tickets be resold?
Yes. You must work that out with the other person. No online transfer services are currently available.
Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are refundable only in the event of cancellation. However, tickets are transferable. Please be decent and respect face value resales.
Is Everywhen a family friendly event?
Children are welcome to attend with a parent/legal guardian.
Each child needs a supervisor at all times, children found without a guardian are grounds for immediate expulsion from the event. One legal guardian per child.
Must children be ticketed?
Children 10 and under are free, however there is a limited number of these free child tickets available—please purchase early to ensure your tickets. 1 adult ticket must be purchased per each free child ticket. All children under 18 will be registered to their guardian at check in.
Will in and out privileges be available?
Yes!! During published operating gate hours, people are free to leave the event to replenish supplies, recreate on the off-road trails nearby, and even to go shower off-grounds. Everyone leaving will be checked for wristbands, and are subject to another search upon re-entry.
What are the Covid protocols for the Everywhen event?
Protocols will be current with whatever State and Local mandates at the time of the event. We are lucky to have a huge desert property to work with and are spreading out camps as well as capping our attendee count to 1k.
Will there be portapotties available at the Everywhen event?
Oh goodness yes. We will have portapotties. How clean they stay will depend on all of us, however, they will be serviced.
Will there be vendors for food and drink at the Everywhen event?
NO, Everywhen is a non-vending event.
Will water be provided?
NO. All attendees are expected to be self-sufficient and bring all needed water to survive in the desert for 8 days. Potable water (and septic dump) is available from Borax Bills Station, about 7 miles away.
Will ice be available?
Yes. Ice is the only item available, however it must be pre-purchased. “Chips” are given to the purchaser which will be redeemable for on-site ice. Information about ice sales will be provided on the website prior to the event.
Will guns be allowed?
NO Weapons are not allowed. We want to provide a safe environment for all.
Are fireworks allowed?
NO personal fireworks will be allowed.
Are fires, fire art, and fire performances allowed?
This is our intention and we are working hard to make it happen!
Will there be medical/first aid on-site?
Will there be a lost and found?
Are pets allowed in?
We love our critters too, but unless you have a registered service animal we ask that you make arrangements for their care, elsewhere.
Is there cell service?
This will depend on your carrier, and is spotty at best.
What provisions are being put in place for the mobility challenged?
We will have wheelchair-accessible porta potties, art park access and flat area camping. Additionally, we are working with our artists to consider mobility challenged access to their art.
What is your photo policy?
Be respectful and ask prior to capturing images of people.
Commercial photography/videography and/or press, please contact email@example.com to register.
What is the average temperature in the Mojave Desert in October?
Possibly damn hot (not really that hot) (and potentially windy) in the day and damn cold at night. Pack accordingly.
The average October daytime temperature is 75 and the low at night is 55. That said, you are responsible for preparing for blistering hot sun, extreme wind and even rain. The desert in fall is a beautiful and unpredictable place.
How windy is it?
Prepare for the worst, hope for the best....it can get hella windy.
Type of stakes recommended?
LOOOOONG ones. 18-24” rebar or lag bolts recommended. Or tie down to your vehicle.
Can I bring my bike?
Will I need a bike?
Most likely, although the event is very walkable. The terrain will favor fat tires and mountain bikes, but there are gravelled roads on which any bike will do well. There can also be thorns from the local scrub that will puncture tires. Bring extra inner tubes if you can.
What is the terrain like?
This is somewhat rough desert terrain, and only the most sturdy of feet will find walking barefoot tolerable. You’ll want to bring your boots and shoes.
DRIVING AT THE EVENT
Will we be able to drive our cars to our camping destinations or do we have to shuttle our belongings in?
You can drive to your camping destination to park your vehicle if you choose. There is an available parking lot should you wish to have your vehicle outside of your camp. ADA parking is available. EWP is not responsible for unattended vehicles.
Are RVs allowed and what services are available?
Yes! RVs are welcomed and there is no extra parking pass needed (for cars either). There are no hookups, electricity or water options available (think Black Rock Desert) but pumping services will be made available for placed homesteads who want them.
Will we be able to drive our vehicles around during the event?
There will be gravel roads for driving for registered (including ADA) vehicles only. Additionally, we will not allow vehicles in the art parks except for disabled placarded vehicles.
Can I ride my motorcycle, scooter, or other motorized, non-art-licensed vehicle around?
No, unless it is a licensed art vehicle.
What will the population be for the 2021 Everywhen event?
We are currently capped at 1,000 attendees. This allows us plenty of room to create much more distance between camps. You will be in charge of maintianing your own level of comfort, but will have plenty of space to do so!
How is The Everywhen Project event different from other desert art events?
Our focus is on artists and celebrating art through community. We are in our inagural year, this is where everything Everywhen begins. Come join us, and create something brand new.
How do I get involved?
Volunteer here: https://www.everywhenproject.org/join
What are your principles?
We have one strong ethos: Do No Harm. Anyone violating this simple rule will be subject to removal and/or heavy social shaming.
Why was the event moved from its originally announced location?
The Electric Universe event was moved to the Mojave after being unable to secure a permit in time for the planned 2021 event dates.
Why is there merch sold on the website?
Our merch is sold online to help fund first-year costs of the event and will not be sold on-site. If you see anything that says otherwise please let us know!
Do I have to fill out an application to attend this event?
For open camping, solo or small groups: No forms or applications are required. Only your ticket and a mind open to exploration.
For open camping, solo or small groups: No forms or applications are required. Only your ticket and a mind open to desert camping with great people, dancing and art.
For larger groups, please fill out our Homestead form, HERE.