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 $55,160 so far! Thank you for all who donated!

The Borrego Art Institute’s Small Town Big Art year end fundraiser will soon be coming to a close, and we are so thankful to all that have donated so far. If you have not joined the list of supporters, you still have time to donate! READ MORE ABOUT OUR FUNDRAISER

Your donation will help the BAI:

  • Create new programming to support artists and students
  • Ensure that the BAI is the place where art, ideas, and community come together
  • Maintain our iconic mid-century Gallery building and support the ArtPark expansion


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 January 8, 2:30-4:30 with Mariachi Mixteco performing on the main patio.

"Landscape Vibrations", Oil Paintings by Jose Luis Nunez

The stunning work of Plein Air artist Jose Luis Nunez will be shown in our North Gallery in conjunction with our Show of Contemporary Latin American Art.

Opening receptions on Saturday January 8, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. 


Prior to their arrival, Art Institute staff and volunteers are preparing for this prestigious event by securing host housing for all the artists and jurors, designing and printing promotional materials, placing ads, sending out press releases, ordering ribbons and seeking sponsors for awards. 


Become a supporter of the Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational. Your sponsorship of a cash award helps to attract top artists. The awards are given to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners along with People's Choice and Artists' Choice. If you would like to sponsor one of these awards, contact Kay Levie at gallery@borregoartinstitute.org. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged with your name on our entry wall and an announcement at our awards ceremony on March 12. 

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

Stainless steel sign with your personal message

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.

Basic Handbuilding Skills with Lynn Dee
January 12 and 13 from 10 am - 1 pm

Screen Printing on Ceramics with Jackson Gray

22 Jan 2022,  from 9 am - 2 pm

Handbuilding with Hasuyo - 4 New Projects

January 29 and 30 from 10 am - 3 pm

Handbuilding Skillswith Lynn Dee
February 9 and 10 from 10 am - 1 pm

Terra Sigillata and Saggar Firing with Pierre Bounaud

February 25, 26, 27  from 10 am - 4 pm

On the wheel  with Heather Spontak

February 28 - March 9, (6 sessions)

Advanced Handbuilding with Lynn Dee
March 11 and 12 from 10 am - 1 pm

Raku Schedule - Lynn Dee
Febr. 5,
Febr. 19, March 6, March 20, April 3

For more information and sign up for any of these classes and for our upcoming season, click here!

Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 am - 4 pm.
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

© Borrego Art institute 2021

Borrego Art Institute is a 501 (c) 3

not-for-profit corporation

Gallery & ArtPark

Borrego Art Institute

665 Palm Canyon Drive, at Christmas Circle

Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2383

Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Phone: (760) 767.5152
Email: gallery@borregoartinstitute.org

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