BAI Annual Fundraiser

We made it, and some more! 

Our 2020 Fundraiser ended and we are happy to tell you that we made our goal!


Thank you for your encouragement throughout this challenging time. 
Your support has helped us grow, we are extremely thankful

Borrego Art Institute photo courtesy of Scott Lorenzen, Monument Architectural Photography

Now Showing:

Expressions of Contemporary

Latin American Art

Held in Conjunction with

Abstract Detritus

January 2 - 31, 2021

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday

10 am to 4 pmclosed on Monday

About Us

The Borrego Art Institute (BAI) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with the goal to inspire and enrich the community of Borrego Springs by offering a venue for the public to experience, create, and enjoy all forms of art.

Our distinctive campus features the Gallery, the Pottery studio and workshop, the ArtFarm gardens,  and the KidsArt programs, all in the heart of Borrego Springs’ core business district at Christmas Circle and Palm Canyon Drive. A community resource and gathering place, The BAI is an important catalyst for adult and children's education, participation, art appreciation.

Please join us for classes, shows and other events, and as a member. If you are an artist, a resident, a visitor, a family, an art lover, or simply a curious explorer, we look forward to welcoming you!

“Into the Deep” Artist: Suzan Globus 

What's New at BAI?


Expressions of Contemporary Latin American Art
This popular show has selected works of art by artists of Latino heritage or art that has been strongly influenced by the Latino culture. This show will be held in conjunction with:

Abstract Detritus

A new exhibition of mixed media art with discarded found artifacts and reclaimed objects to create abstract works of art.  Work will be displayed in the North Wing of the Gallery at BAI. Unfortunately, there will not be an opening reception this year due to COVID.

"Expressions of Contemporary Latin American Art show" 
is sponsored by Anson Construction.

"Abstract Detritus" is sponsored by Robert Wright.

January 2 -31, 2021

Membership Levels at BAI

The Borrego Art Institute has six membership levels to accommodate our diverse community.
Students ($25 per year), Individual ($50 per year), Family (two adults per household, $75 per year), Contributing ($125 per year), Supporting ($500 per year), Premier ($1200 per year). 

Benefits for each group are as follows:

Student, Individual, and Family memberships Include no fee to enter art in shows (except Plein Air Invitational), discounts on workshops, complimentary access to demonstrations and seminars, complimentary hors d'oeuvres at gallery art openings.

Contributing memberships
Include all of the above plus family membership, 10% discount on BAI Boutique merchandise, membership in North American Reciprocal Museum Association.

Supporting memberships
Include all the benefits of a Contributing member plus an invitation to the Annual Membership Appreciation Reception.

Premier memberships
Include all of the benefits of a Supporting member plus their name on Gallery Recognition Wall. 

Becoming a member or changing your membership level is as simple as going to the menu bar at the top of the page and clicking on join us, scroll down to becoming a member and follow directions. 

Our Gift Shop

New work arriving daily and sales have been brisk. It's a good place to pick up those unique one-of-a-kind art pieces for which we have become known.

We are open Tuesday-Sunday 10-4 and closed on Monday.