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 By Sally Walsh    Arts 

Cavalcade Of Wonders & Cabinet Of Curiosities

You’re invited to enter the complex, artistically sometimes theatrical, world of Pasadena artist Laura Hackney. Showing now at the House of Borrego Springs, East Gallery. Curated by Elizabeth Rodriguez, gallery owner, the show features iconographical, hand crafted character... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Nikki Symington    Arts 

BSPAC Announces Fall Schedule

After being dark for a year, the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center (BSPAC) is announcing a series of fall performances, beginning with the Annual Opening Gala, November 20, 2021, featuring the four-part harmony of the MoonRays and Cufflink Crooners. The MoonRays harmonize... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Sally Walsh    Arts

15th Annual Plein Air Invitational

The 15th Annual Plein Air Invitational Artists Reception and Awards were held Saturday afternoon, March 6th, at the Borrego Art Institute. This show featured an accomplished, award-winning group of extremely talented artists. Award... — Updated 3/29/2021


History of BSPAC

The history of the Performing Arts in Borrego Springs usually comes as a surprise to anyone not closely associated with this unique desert community. Lon Chaney Jr. of the famed theatrical family started a community theater group in Borrego in 1950. The Little Theater Group... — Updated 3/25/2021

 By Nikki Symington    Arts

BSPAC: "Bring Up The Lights"

The Performing Arts Center, like so many other organizations in Borrego, was financially hurt by having to cancel its seasonal program last year due to the pandemic. Despite a dismal year in revenues, the Center’s Board of Directors aren’t looking back, but forward to the... — Updated 3/22/2021


Save the Date: ARTWALK

The next ARTWALK is scheduled for Saturday March 6, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participating art venues include The Galleria at The Palms at Indian Head, The Courts Gallery, The House of Borrego Springs Galleries and the Borrego Art Institute. Art, refreshments, music, and social... — Updated 3/3/2021


BAI: 15th Annual Plein Air Invitational Reception, Awards

The public is invited to the reception and awards ceremony for the 15th Annual Plein Air Invitational Reception and Awards on Saturday March 6, 3 p.m. on the Borrego Art Institute Main Patio. For more information, call BAI at 760-767-5152.... — Updated 3/3/2021


Art Around Borrego

There were great art showings at Elizabeth Rodriguez's House of Borrego Springs art gallery and at Christmas Circle's art fair with local artists.... — Updated 3/3/2021


Plein Air Goes On

The 15th Annual Plein Air Invitational brings another outstanding exhibition of Plein Air paintings focusing on the unique beauty and environmental significance of the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Borrego Valley. The 2021 Invitational begins on March 1, as 14 artists spread out thr... — Updated 2/23/2021


New Exhibitions at the BAI

A Show 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... — Updated 1/8/2021


BAI Annual Pottery Sale

Shop small business and support your local artists, and find some treasures at the annual Pottery Sale Saturday Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., held on the outside patio at the Borrego Art Institute, 665 Palm Canyon Drive.... — Updated 12/11/2020


Expressions of Abstract

Expressions in the Abstract exhibit returned to the Borrego Art Institute for a fourth year. This exhibit featured abstract art from wall art to sculptures by outstanding artists –Stu Bailey, Kat Green, Gerald Patrick, John... — Updated 11/23/2020


2021 ABF Photo Contest

Share your love of Anza-Borrego by entering your best shots in the annual Anza-Borrego Foundation Photo Contest! Entries will be accepted from Nov. 1 to Dec. 7. Photos may be from any year, so not to worry if you didn’t get to visit the Park this year. Contest categories... — Updated 11/20/2020


"BAI Annual Fundraiser"

2020 certainly has been a challenging year for many non-profit organizations throughout our country as well as in Borrego Springs. At the Borrego Art Institute our season was cut short by the closures due to the pandemic. Our last two exhibitions at the Gallery were abruptly... — Updated 11/10/2020


Art-To-Go, Children's Art is Alive and Well

Real time, hands-on, tangible, failure-proof and fun art projects are being provided to the students of Borrego Springs Elementary and Middle-School through the support and efforts of the ASES program under the direction of artist... — Updated 11/3/2020


Circle of Art Canceled

To all Friends of BASIC, Several of you have written to us recently asking about the 2021 Circle of Art; it is with great sadness that the BASIC board announces the cancellation of the 2021 Circle of Art show. We deliberated long and hard over this decision, but finally we came... — Updated 10/28/2020


ARTTALK: J.D. Stowell, and The House of Borrego Springs Gallery

By Elizabeth Rodriguez The House of Borrego Springs Gallery began its autumn exhibitions with artist J.D. Stowell's Covido 19 paintings that organically evolved from Stowell's theme of profound anxiety, loss, helplessness impacted... — Updated 10/22/2020


The House of Borrego Springs Mid-Century Modern Shop & Gallery

The House of Borrego Springs mid-century modern shop and Gallery is open for in-store shopping Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is presently showing artist J.D. Stowell’s “COVID-19” paintings Friday Oct. 2 thru Saturday Oct. 31. There is a social... — Updated 10/2/2020


Fifth Annual East County Junk Trail

The Fifth Annual East County Junk Trail is scheduled for Saturday Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here’s the lowdown: Print your map (, Facebook: @eastcountyjunktrail, Instagram: @ecjunktrail) and hit the road! Eleven stops on the trail. Mid-Century Modern,... — Updated 10/2/2020

 By Bella Murphy    Arts

Rowe, Rowe, Rowe Your Boat to Florida

The Rowe Gallery, located next to Desert Pantry at The Center Mall is sadly closing up shop. Owner Lori Rowe and her husband will be leaving sunny California and moving to the sunshine state of Florida – at least they'll still... — Updated 6/10/2020


Candlewood Arts Festival Cut Short

What was supposed to be a fun, art-appreciating month of March thanks to the Candlewood Arts Festival, was unfortunately cut short this year, due to health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. The Candlewood Art... — Updated 4/10/2020


Plein Air Paintings To Be Available Online

An era of online browsing while practicing a voluntary form of home detention is upon us all, but there will soon be, if not already, the opportunity to view and purchase wonderful paintings by talented artists who participated in the 2020 Plein Air Competition, held last month... — Updated 4/3/2020

 By Bella Murphy    Arts

John Richen's Art Collection

The Galleria at the Palms hosted an opening reception Feb. 9, for the John Richen art collection. Richen has shown his art all over the world and has been commissioned for sculptures, two of which permanently reside at the New... — Updated 4/3/2020


Hal Hawkins at The Propeller

WW-II transport pilot Hal Hawkins at work on his mural at The Propeller restau-rant, "opening soon," depicting his experience and that of his friend and former astronaut John Glenn after the Marine Corps landing on Iwo Jima.... — Updated 4/3/2020


Art Talk with artist Robert Wright

The House of Borrego Springs Gallery is pleased to announce an ARTTALK with assemblage artist Robert Wright on Saturday March 7 at 3 p.m. Wright will be discussing his new body of assemblages created from desert detritus, debris and found objects presently on view at The House of... — Updated 3/5/2020


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