A Note from our President
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 Gallery is a shining renovation of a 65-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 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!
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 (coming soon!) 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.
200: Elementary School students served per week by BAI art education programs (September through May)
68: Active volunteers involved in programs, operations, and administration
34,000: Visitors since January 2013
80: Opening Shows