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 By Sally Walsh    Arts 

Retrospect Saul Miller, Cartoonist

"The more individuality one finds's in animal's the less one find's in humans" – Chuck Jones Saul Miller's Borrego themed cartoon doodle, 'Bunny and Hare,' has been shown in the Borrego Sun newspaper for 18 years. Elizabeth... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Sally Walsh    Arts

Art Happenings – BAI, House of Borrego Springs West

Abstract Detritus Celebrating Earth's Elements Borrego Art Institute Absolutely the best show of the season at BAI for exciting, creativity, diverse use of materials, very inspiring and thought provoking. Exquisitely curated by... — Updated 5/3/2022


Outside the Box

Outside The Box the Middle School Science and Art Project has just published a full color workbook for children and adults EXPRESSIVE ARTS YOUR WAY by Joya Granbery Hoyt. The book will be donated to all the Borrego Springs Middle School students and teachers and is also available... — Updated 4/19/2022

 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Magician Michael Budd Wows Enthusiastic Crowd

I've paid a lot more and got a lot less for my money than the entertainment provided by magician Michael Budd. He performed his one hour of magic for free at the Springs at Borrego's Dreamweaver Amphitheater on April 2, and his... — Updated 4/15/2022



The House of Borrego Spring EAST Gallery is hosting an ARTTALK reception with cartoonists and painter Saul L. Miller celebrating his 17 Years of Cartoons and Paintings of Borrego Springs Life. Join his talk on Saturday April 23 at 3 p.m. in the EAST Gallery located at El Patio.... — Updated 4/15/2022


Art Guild Luncheon, Diana Lindsay

Don’t miss another wonderful treat at the Art Guild Luncheon Wednesday April 13 at Ram’s Hill Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Diana Lindsay with her program “Plants Used by Desert Indians”. Her presentation includes many photos of plant preparation and focuses on the... — Updated 4/4/2022


Ceramic Sign Making Results

The glazing and firing of ceramic signs (see March 17 issue of the Borrego Sun), under the direction of Borrego potter Ginger Dunlap-Dietz were completed on March 20, and the results were spectacular! Four participants paid $150... — Updated 4/1/2022


Comedy Magician Dewayne Hill

An evening of magic and comedy came to Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center on March 18. Magician Dewayne Hill put on a riveting performance, stumping the participative audience. His amazing magical feats wowed everyone. Quick... — Updated 4/1/2022


BSFF in Action!

The 9th Annual Borrego Springs Film Festival returns to the theater for indoor viewing. Film goers should pick up passes at noon Thursday March 24. "We have been very aware of COVID issues and will adhere to Film Festival standards... — Updated 4/1/2022


BASIC Circle of Art Showcases Fine Art For Good Cause

From exquisite paintings done in oil and watercolors, photographs of the Anza-Borrego Desert, eccentric handmade jewelry, to fabric art and ceramics. All types of unique mediums graced Christmas Circle on March 12 and 13, as part o... — Updated 4/1/2022


Annual Candlewood Arts Festival, 2022

After a short lived event last year due to the health and safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Candlewood Arts Festival was back again in Borrego Springs on March 5. The Festival is sponsored by the Under the Sun... — Updated 3/24/2022

 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Ceramic Sign-Making Draws Unique Visions

Borrego's long-time potter, Ginger Dunlap-Dietz, now retired from official Pottery Studio duties, has finished Phase-1 of her workshop on ceramic sign-making at Borrego Art Institute's outdoor pottery at the high school. Her four s... — Updated 3/18/2022


BASIC's Circle of Art Returns, March 12 – 13

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, Basic Assistance to Students in the Community (BASIC) will hold its Annual Circle of Art Show and Sale on March 12 and 13 at Christmas Circle, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This juried fine arts show and sale is free to the public and features more than forty... — Updated 3/11/2022


Don't Miss "Plaid" at BSPAC!

In a departure from normal coverage of BSPAC events on the evenings of a weekend production, I attended a rehearsal of Act II of "Forever Plaid," and I'm here to predict that Borregans with fond memories of the '50's are going to... — Updated 3/11/2022

 By Michael Sadler    Arts

BSPAC: City Ballet Returns

The City Ballet of San Diego brought 13 of their dance artists to Borrego's Performing Arts Center on Feb. 18, and the nearly full house of patrons greatly appreciated the artistry, athleticism, and choreography of a wide variety... — Updated 3/11/2022


Borrego Art Institute, Plein Air

The artists are back for the 16th Annual Plein Air Invitational, taking place from March 7 – 11. See as artists from all over capture the beauty of our Anza-Borrego Desert. The awards reception will be help Saturday March 12 outside of BAI on the main pation. Work will be... — Updated 3/7/2022


Candlewood Arts Festival

Celebrate art, community and our shared environment. All are invited to the 2022 Candlewood Arts Festival in beautiful Borrego Springs from March 5 and 6. Experience unique art happenings, engage with one another, and discover... — Updated 3/7/2022


ArtWalk Welcomes Candlewood Arts Festival Pop-Up Gallery, Performance

Candlewood Arts Festival Performance by Amitis Montevalli kicks off ARTWALK Saturday March 5 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Seley Ranch. Look for the signage along 901 Borrego Valley Road. A Candlewood pop-up gallery is added to ARTWALK located at the old “Bike Borrego” shop in... — Updated 3/4/2022


Creative Ceramic Sign Making

Ginger Dunlap-Dietz will guide you through this fun class from beginning to end, on how to create your own unique personalized welcome sign, house plaque, or garden decor. The possibilities are endless. Please be prepared with a sketch to facilitate the process of achieving your... — Updated 3/4/2022


BASIC: Circle of Art Returns, March 12 – 13

Basic Assistance to Students in the Community (BASIC) is pleased to announce that our 2022 Fine Art Show & Sale is going ahead, subject to all current San Diego County, City, and CDC guidelines for COVID-19 at the time of the... — Updated 3/1/2022

 By Sally Walsh    Arts

The Borrego Art Scene

The Art of Photography Borrego Art Institute Photographer Garret Wood, an accomplished photographer specializing in landscape and architectural photography with a heartfelt passion for the Borrego Springs area, anchored the show... — Updated 3/1/2022

 By Michael Sadler    Arts

BSPAC: "No Body Like Jimmy"

Leave it to Richard Dopp to utter not a single word of dialogue in BSPAC's encore presentation of "No Body Like Jimmy" this past weekend, yet still get laughs galore. Like I wrote in the March 2021 review, Dopp is brilliantly... — Updated 2/25/2022

 By Sally Walsh    Arts

Sculptural Calculations = Glass Fabrications

With the minimalism of a zen master, complexity of a scientific thinker, sculptress/artist Beth King's show at the West Gallery was a stunning artistic tour de force. Well attended with plenty of discussion and inquiry about the... — Updated 2/25/2022


Art Guild Outdoor Luncheon

The February Art Guild “Outdoor” Luncheon at Rams Hill Wednesday Feb. 9, noon. This month’s presenter is “The Art Of Mosaic” with Teresa San Filippo. Teresa creates mosaics on many different surfaces using a wide variety of materials. Wednesday’s presentation will... — Updated 2/2/2022


"Art in the Park"

“Art in the Park” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 15, weather permitting. Local arts and craft artists have items to sell including gemstone jewelry, framed art and greeting cards, wood and cloth art, mosaic and glass art, custom soaps and vintage, and... — Updated 1/6/2022


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