The Arts in Julian

Fine Art ~ Galleries ~ Studios ~ Events


Creative Expression

…is the Heart of the Backcountry

Arts Calendar 

Julian Arts Guild

This professional organization of artists and musicians presents arts events and hosts a website to promote the work of its member artists.


Julian Open Studio Tour: Oct. 27-28, 10 am-5 pm

JAG Art Gallery: Sat.-Sun., 11 am-5 pm, 2608 B St., Julian

Arts Guild Demonstrations: Fourth Tuesday, 6 pm, Julian Library Community Room, 1850 Hwy. 78


Banner Queen Gallery: Artwork by Robert Freeman and Julian artists • Fri.-Sun., 1-5 • 36766 Hwy. 78 7 miles east of Julian • 760-765-2168

Borrego Art Institute: Desert and Southwestern art, emphasizing local artists • Oct.- Apr.
Tue.-Sun., 10 am-5 pm 760-767-5152

Julian Jewel Box & Art Gallery: The artistry of jewelry making • 2125 Main St. • 760-765-1139

Julian Weaving Works: Fiber Arts for the home and wearable art • Fiber arts classes
Thurs.-Sun., 10 am-4 pm • 30352 Hwy. 78 • 760-765-1986

The Mitchell Studio Gallery: Artwork by Charlotte Mitchell • Call for gallery hours • 760-765-1102 •

Santa Ysabel Art Gallery: Exhibits of contemporary and traditional works • Intersection of Hwys. 78 and 79 • Santa Ysabel • Thurs.-Mon., 1-5 pm and by appt. 760-765-1676 • 

Galleries and Studios

Open by Appointment

Crow and Lilac: Artwork and handmade body products by Sonja Kodimer • Thurs. & Mon., 1-5 pm, Fri.-Sun., 11 am-5 pm. Extended hours for holiday season • 2608 B St. •

Lakeview Gallery: Original Balinese, Australian Aboriginal, outsider contemporary art and
jewelry • 312-320-4324 •

Skagen Ranch Studio: Representing paintings and traditional art from India, Africa, Romania
and beyond • 252-671-3727

Studio M Pottery: Clay and ceramic pottery • P.O. Box 208, Julian, CA 92036

Featured Arts Events

Creative Expression is the Heart of the Backcountry

 By Charlene Pulsonetti

 It’s no surprise that the mountains serve as a sanctuary for local artists and musicians. With breathtaking views, history and wildlife, Julian offers something around every corner to inspire the senses.

 Talented artists share their paintings, sculptures, jewelry and crafts at exhibitions, workshops, events and open studios year-round. By supporting their art, you’re bringing home a piece of Julian — something to recall the memories of your time in the mountains.

 Music of all genres beckons from historic venues and open-air stages, encouraging you to have a good time and relax. Or, if it takes your fancy, dance and cut loose.

 Creativity doesn’t stop in Julian — it’s part of the culture, inviting everyone to take part in the festivities.

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Where Local Art Thrives

Residents and visitors know that Julian is a beautiful environment in which to spend an afternoon, a weekend — or even a lifetime. The artists and musicians who linger here take in that beauty and transform it into memorable performances, exhibitions and works of art.