The Borrego Art Institute is a nonprofit organization that’s here to inspire and enrich the Borrego Springs community. People come here to experience, create, and enjoy all art forms — from pottery to gardening, painting to photography. Our distinctive campus features the Gallery and the ArtPark gardens as well as an off-campus pottery studio. The BAI is a community resource and gathering place and a major supporter of adult and children’s education, participation and art appreciation. Please join us for classes, workshops, shows, and other events, and become a member. Whether you are an artist, a Borrego Springs resident, a visitor, an art lover, or simply a curious explorer, we look forward to welcoming you!
We raised $52,760 in the first month. Thank you for all who donated!
By donating today your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling your impact! This generous offer is made possible by the Borrego Art Institute Board of Directors $20,000 Gift Match Challenge, and with your gift the BAI can reach its annual fundraising goal of $100,000. READ MORE ABOUT OUR FUNDRAISER
Your donation will help the BAI:
Borrego Springs Art Guild Members Show & Crafted Works of Art
December 4th - January 2nd. 2022
Opening reception on Saturday December 4, from 3 pm to 5 pm.
A Show of Contemporary Latin American Art
January 8 - January 30, 2022
Selected works of art by artists of Latino heritage or art that has been strongly influenced by the Latino culture. Work accepted January 2 and 3, 2022 in the gallery, from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm.
Opening reception on Saturday January 8, from 3 to 5 pm.
Annual BAI Pottery sale in the Gallery!
We are all looking forward to the annual pottery sale in the gallery. The sale starts on Saturday, December 11th. at 10 am and will stay in the gallery for the rest of the month.
Delicious fresh vegetables for sale!
Seasonal vegetables are available weekly at the ArtPark. The gardens provide bumper crops of squash, onions, salad greens, Swiss chard, herbs, eggplant, peaches, apples, and figs in season.
These super-fresh veggies are the best deal in town at $5 a bag.
Scraps to Soil! our Compost Program
Turn your leftover vegetable peelings, bread, coffee grounds, and other kitchen scraps directly into compost that goes back into the Community Gardens. Healthy soil is a major part of growing in a desert environment, and your kitchen scraps help make it possible. Dropping off compostable material at the ArtPark is quick and easy, and volunteers are happy to share more about the compost program next time you stop by the ArtPark.
Become a Table Sponsor
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Please contact the BAI if you are interested in becoming a full or partial table sponsor. With a full-table sponsorship of $1,000, you can add a name plate to one of the beautifully designed tables, which are constructed to last a lifetime. It’s a great way to commemorate loved ones!
The Studio is open for the season
The relaxing environment in our pottery studio encourages creative freedom. You’ll get inspired by being with others who love what they are doing.
Email Jill for information on how to become a pottery member: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming pottery classes:
Screen Printing on Ceramics
22 Jan 2022, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Handbuilding with Hasuyo
29 Jan 2022, 10:00 AM - 30 Jan 2022, 3:00 PM
Terra Sigillata and Saggar Firing
25 Feb 2022, 10:00 AM - 27 Feb 2022, 4:00 PM
Creative Cups, on the wheel
28 Feb 2022 - 09 Mar 2022 (6 sessions)