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 ArtPark, and Pottery Studio all in the heart of Borrego Springs. A community resource and gathering place, The BAI is an important catalyst for adult and children's education, participation, art appreciation.

Feel Inspired

The Gallery is a shining renovation of a 68-year old local landmark, a prime example of the new wave of California-modern architects.  Step inside, and you’ll be inspired by open space, beautiful views, and art – lots of art. Look around and be intrigued by the artists’ visions and discover your own inspiration.

Get Excited

Get involved! There are plenty of volunteer opportunities here, from planning monthly show openings to taking care of the desk, hanging shows, and gardening at The ArtFarm. Take classes or a workshop. Join our membership!

Be Surprised

Delight in new discoveries. Visit The Gallery,  The ArtFarm, and The Pottery to see the latest exhibits, endeavors and plans. Come to a show opening and enjoy meeting artists and kindred spirits. And be scrumptiously surprised at Kesling's Kitchen, our on-site restaurant. Enjoy distinctive wood-fired pizzas, salads, and other items starring fresh produce grown right out back in The ArtFarm.

Inspiration. Excitement. Surprise.
All right here, conveniently located In the middle of nowhere.


Our Mission

We inspire lives by providing an expansive platform for artistic expressions.

We believe that inspiring lives is what artists and the arts do for us. Inspired lives are happier, more fulfilling. When we are inspired, we are at our best.

We believe that people get excited when they are exposed to a variety of art forms. Imaginations soar higher -- the thrill of artistic discovery excites the spirit.

We believe that artistic surprise is one of life’s most delightful elements. That is the gift of art – an insight to unexpected points of view. Surprising artistic discoveries are good for all of us.

We believe the Borrego Art Institute is a vital community asset, providing space and a beautiful sense of place for sharing artistic endeavors and exploring what art can teach us.

Come join us!


The Pavilion

After years of planning, BAI is nearing construction of the newest addition to the ArtPark, The Pavilion. This multipurpose building is designed to house classroom space, an outdoor kitchen, pottery studio, gift shop and covered gardens.  In conjunction with the ever-expanding campus, The Pavilion will promote hands-on creativity while providing education, fresh produce, culinary instruction, entertainment and a pottery studio for community members and visitors of Borrego.

The ArtPark Pavilion is a culmination of many years of dreaming and planning to create something truly magical for the community. The BAI board, volunteers and supporters are thrilled to be able to bring such an incredible asset to Borrego.


Anza-Borrego Foundation

Anza-Borrego Foundation mission statement: To protect and preserve the natural landscapes, wildlife habitat and cultural heritage of Anza-Borrego Desert State park and its surrounding region for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Website: theabf.org

University of California -Irvine

UC Irvine mission Statement: At the core of the University of California's mission are three imperatives: research, education and public service. These principles are reflected in our pursuit of academic excellence, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development.

Website: uci.edu

The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation mission statement: The San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve the quality of life in our region.

Website: sdfoundation.org

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts mission statement: The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

Website: arts.gov

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

© Borrego Art institute 2021

Borrego Art Institute is a 501 (c) 3

not-for-profit corporation


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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