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 Pottery studio and workshop, the ArtFarm gardens, the KidsArt programs and our on-site Restaurant, Kesling's Kitchen all in the heart of Borrego Springs’ core business district at Christmas Circle and Palm Canyon Drive. A community resource and gathering place, The BAI is an important catalyst for adult and children's education, participation, art appreciation, and a great meal.
Please join us for classes, shows and other events, and as a member. If you are an artist, a resident, a visitor, a family, an art lover, or simply a curious explorer, we look forward to welcoming you!
What's New at BAI?
We are now accepting memberships. For Members, artist's entry fees for entering shows are waived except for the Plein Air Invitational. Members also receive discounts on workshops, free admission to seminars and demonstrations, a gift card to Kesling's Kitchen. To become a member, go to Join Us in the menu at the top, click on Become a Member.
Now Showing: Celebrating The Summer Show. Art in a variety of mediums and subjects will be available for sale until mid October. Also new art will be coming in all summer and be rotated into the show.
GALLERY HOURS FOR SEPTEMBER: Thursday-Sunday, 11 am to 5:00 pm.
The BAI Winter 2016 Newsletter is now available online. Click here to read all the latest news.
The ArtFarm is pleased to announce that the Pottery Studio will now be located within the main ArtFarm boundaries. The ArtFarmers and Potters will be working closely together in planning and implementing our joint venture.
We recently held a successful joint fundraiser at the Gallery. Our next project will be to build a fence around the first phase of the ArtFarm which will also encompass the Pottery Studio.
August has brought some significant donations to BAI.
Jim and Cheryl Cooper: Donation of a large gas kiln and a potter's wheel to the pottery program.
Jimmy and Judy Smith: Funds which will be applied towards a sound system for the gallery.
The Borrego Art Institute thanks the above donors for their support of our organization. Donors are an important and vital part of our ability to sustain and grow such a wonderful asset to our community.
BAI in Pictures
Current and Upcoming Events at BAI
Kesling's Kitchen is OPEN EVERY DAY. To see the current menu, go to the restaurant tab and click on current menu in the drop down menu. The restaurant is open 7 days a week, 11 am to 9 pm. 760-767-7600.
Kesling's Kitchen is now doing catering: Book your party trays from our great catering menu. Go to the Restaurant tab and click on Kesling's Catering in the drop down menu.
Be sure to check out Kesling's Art Wall. Each month a new artist will be featured in the restaurant on the wall between the gallery and the restaurant. August's featured artist is Jeni Bate.
KESLING'S KITCHEN WELCOMES THE PORSCHE CLUB OF SAN DIEGO! On Sunday, June 5th, Porsches roared into Borrego Springs. Lining Palm Canyon Drive and Christmas Circle in front of Kesling's Kitchen with several dozen Porsches of every age and color, the members of the Porsche Club of San Diego stopped in Kesling's for lunch and a respite from the heat. Every table was filled and the Kesling staff kept the food and cold drinks coming.
THE POTTERY: The Pottery schedule for SEPTEMBER Open Studio is as follows: Open Saturday, September 3, 9 am. Closed September 4-23. Open again September 24 and will be open Monday, Tuesday and Saturday at 9:00 and will be open for three hours or longer depending on attendance and temperature. It still will be held at the Pottery location at the High School. Basic lessons in hand-building and throwing on the wheel are available. For more information and to get on the update list, email Jill Sullivan at email@example.com or call her at 760-285-7145