The Gallery at the Borrego Art Institute not only supports local artists by providing workshops and a distinctive place to show their work, but it also attracts artists from throughout the world. Shows change monthly during the season, which means we can present a wide variety of world-class art that attracts visitors to Borrego Springs — visitors who are amazed by the incredibly beautiful gallery venue right in the middle of the Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Open on Thursday-Sunday 10-4
Celebrating the Summer Show
IN THE NORTH GALLERY
May 8 - September 26, 2021
A collection of 42 documentary photographs by Major Morris. (1921-2016)
As a photographer in the 1960s, he captured scenes of inner-city life and protest marches. And after the Civil Rights era, he earned a master’s degree from Harvard University and became an educator; training teachers in diversity and cultural sensitivity and working as a university affirmative action officer.
Show Schedule for 2021/2022
The Gift Shop
An excellent selection with unique gift items
The Gift Shop in the Gallery is another popular attraction that has been compared to the finest museum shops in the country. Here you’ll find one-of-a-kind art pieces and jewelry created by local and regional artists, and new work comes in all the time. That means there’s always a reason to return. If you’re looking for that special treasure for yourself or as a gift, then The Gallery Gift Shop is the place to shop!
The Salon is Back
Your hub for inspiration and comradery
Before the pandemic the Gallery opened its doors to artists wishing to work in the gallery, socialize with other artists, and enjoy the cool-aired Gallery space during the summer months. After a year hiatus, the Salon is open once again!
BAI provides tables and chairs and a free space to bring in projects you'd like to work on or share with other artists. Stop by during regular business hours and enjoy this inviting space as a hub for inspiration and comradery.
What better place to exhibit your work than in our beautiful gallery!
We encourage artists of all levels to present your work for consideration in a show that fits your theme or medium. We are adamant that all work be presented with a professional look: clean, in good condition, and ready for hanging or displaying on a pedestal. Wall art must have wire on the back for our hook-and-cable hanging system. Need help? We will be happy to instruct you on the proper method of installing wire.
We hang about 11 shows per year, only two of which are by invitation only — our annual Plein Air Invitational and the Expressions in the Abstract exhibition. For the other shows, we welcome entries from all artists. Go to the Information for Artists page to read about a given show’s requirements, then send your information and images of your work to email@example.com. If accepted, we will email you an entry form.
If you show with us regularly, then you only need to let us know you are entering and the size of your work.
Members of the BAI do not pay an entry fee, consider becoming a member!
A Uniquely Creative Space for Your Special Event
The Borrego Art Institute, a stunning art gallery in a gleaming mid-century modern building right in the heart of Borrego Springs. A dazzling backdrop to any occasion!
excellent contemporary art on display, BAI is truly a unique setting
for networking, weddingreceptions, workshops and lectures. The gallery can
accommodate up to 100 guests for a standing reception and 50 guests for a
Come and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and flexibility of the gallery, where you can bring your own caterer and beverages.
This distinctive, open, and welcoming art gallery is truly
Contact us for more information: gallery@BorregoArtInstitute.org