The Hi-Desert’s best visual and performing artists will be a part of the 12th Annual Hwy 62 Art Tours, set for this and next weekend. The art tour is a self-guided tour of more than 200 galleries, shops, homes, and private studios from Morongo Valley to Wonder Valley. The tour starts with the west end of the Morongo Basin this weekend, October 19 and 20, and moves to the east end October 26 and 27. In addition, there’ll be poetry readings, live music, theater, and special arts events throughout the Basin both weekends. The art tour’s launch party is a Zircon Wish Circus tomorrow. Yucca Valley will host a gourd festival October 19 and 20. The annual closing party will be Sunday, October 27, at Furst World Studio. For more information about the 2013 art tours, click the link at z1077fm.com.