The High Desert's longest running art show, "Art at the Aspen," kicks off Saturday and will feature the work of six Hesperia resident artists, according to American Association University member Beverly Kennell.


The Victor Valley branch of the AAUW originally staged the show 17 years ago under the guidance of renowned desert artist, Treavor Bennett. This year, more than 40 artists of many varied mediums will display their original works including paintings, sculpture, art glass, photography, pottery, jewelry, classic gourds and more.


A group of creative wordsmiths and area authors will be available to sign their published works at the weekend event.


The cost per ticket is $10, which can be used to attend Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under get in for free.


Proceeds from the event go to benefit the AAUW scholarship fund awarded yearly to local women and girls.


In May 2013, five Victor Valley College women received scholarships to pursue their education further; in June and July, eight Victor Valley girls going into eighth grade participated in a week-long campus-based "AAUWi Tech Trek For Girls" workshop at the San Diego and Irvine campuses of the University of California.


The show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Aspen Club House in Sun City, 10741 Lakeshore Drive, south of Bear Valley Road and just off of Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley. At 3:45 p.m. Sunday, the artist who received the most votes from show attendees will be announced.


A snack bar with food and beverages will also be on site.


For more information, contact Nancy Mitchell at 760-240-5036.