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.


The Art of Flora and Fauna
October 2 - 31, 2021

Artistic work in a variety of mediums celebrating the wonderful plants and animals of our world. From the beginning of time, nature has been mankind’s muse when creating art. Its nurturing, enriching cycle of life is an endless inspiration for artists.


"The Silent Guitar"

by Sharif Carter
“The Silent Guitar” is a collection of paintings featuring a flamenco dancer wanted by law set in the desert heat of Old World Spain with the sky set ablaze with brilliant oranges, yellows, and reds. Her flowing red dress embodies her sass and sex appeal, and a low-hanging Andalusian hat conceals her identity. The loose brushstrokes and abstract guitars represent Sharif’s love of music and his defiance to follow traditional rules both in life and his painting technique.

More Information about this exhibition

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!

Artist Information

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 gallery@borregoartinstitute.org. 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!

With 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 sit-down event.

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
the perfect space for your event!

Contact us for more information: gallery@BorregoArtInstitute.org

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

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Borrego Art Institute is a 501 (c) 3

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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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