The Arts in Julian

Fine Art ~ Galleries ~ Studios ~ Events

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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.


Julian Arts Guild Events

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


SPRING ART SHOW: May 12-13, 10am-5pm
Julian Town Hall, 2129 Main Street

FALL ART SHOW: November 10-11, 10am-5pm
Julian Town Hall: 2129 Main Street

Arts Guild Demonstrations: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6 pm
Julian Library Community Room: 1850 Highway 78

 Julian Branch Library: Monthly exhibitions of artwork by professional and student artists. Tuesday 9am-8pm; Wednesday and Thursdays, 9am-6pm; Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm • 1850 Highway 78

Visit the Julian Library Calendar Online or call 760-765-0370.

Borrego Art Institute Invitational Exhibition

Borrego Art Institute’s 12th Annual Plein Air Invitational, from March 4 to April 2, will bring artists from around the country to interpret the local landscape in a variety of media.


Workshops in painting, pottery for beginning and skilled artists, and a KidsArt program are also offered. ArtFarm is the Institute's newest venture, adding gardening and culinary arts to the program schedule.

The institute is located at 665 Palm Canyon Drive.



2Create Gallery: Exhibitions of artwork by local artists. Friday - Sunday, 11am-6pm • 438 Main Street | Ramona • 619-985-9584 •

Borrego Art Institute: Desert and Southwestern art, with an emphasis on local artists. Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm •

Banner Queen Gallery: Artwork by Dorothy Mushet and Julian artists. Open Friday and Sunday, 1pm-5pm • 36766 Highway 78, 7 miles east of Julian • 760-765-2168

JAG Art Gallery: Exhibitions by member artists rotate on a quarterly basis. Open Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am-4:30pm and by appointment • 2608 B St.

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

Julian Weaving Works: Fiber arts for the home and wearable art. Classes in fiber arts and weaving. Open Thursday - Sunday, 10am-4pm • 30352 Highway 78 • 760-765-1986 •

Santa Ysabel Art Gallery: Exhibits of contemporary and traditional works. Thursday - Monday, 11am-5pm and by appointment. • Intersection of Highway 78 and Highway 79, Santa Ysabel • 760-765-1676 •

The Gallery at Warner Springs: Once the temporary residence of Loretta Young while she filmed the 1936 film “Ramona,” this historic adobe structure is now home to an art gallery featuring the work of local artists. It also serves as a gift shop and visitor center, providing information on local attractions. Art shows rotate quarterly and will also include educational exhibits and a display of historical artifacts. • Friday - Sunday, 10am-5pm • 760-884-6282 • 31652 Highway 79, House Number 1

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

Galleries and Studios

Crow and Lilac: Artwork and handmade body products by Sonja Kodimer. Thursdays, 1pm-4pm, Friday and Saturday, 12pm-5pm, Sunday, 11am-4pm, and by appointment. • 2608 B St. •

Grand Oaks Studio: Collage, assemblage, mixed media, handmade books and mono prints by Helen Petre. By appointment, call 760-765-0346

Lakeview Gallery: Representing original Balinese, Australian Aboriginal, outsider contemporary art and jewelry. By appointment, call 312-320-4324 

Skagen Ranch Studio: Representing paintings and traditional art from India, Africa, Romania and beyond. By appointment, call 760-765-0484 • 252-671-3727

Studio M Pottery: Clay and ceramic pottery. By appointment, call 760-765-2423 • 619-226-6364

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