The quaint town of Julian sits at 4,100 feet above sea level in the Southern California Cuyamaca Mountains 60 miles northeast of San Diego. A historic gold rush town known for its mountain scenery and luscious apples and apple pie, Julian is also known as a mecca for world class fine artists, talented craftsmen and women and well-known authors.

The Julian Arts Guild, founded more than half a century ago by local artists, brings together artists, artisans, and community members from Julian and nearby towns for artistic, professional and social purposes to stimulate, educate and support the creative interests of the community at large. The Guild provides a vehicle, through events and its art gallery, for the display and demonstration of works produced by its members.

Throughout the years, the Guild has grown into a non-profit organization with an annual art show and artist studio tour, workshops, demonstrations, mentoring students, art and journalism scholarships, and artists speaking at monthly meetings. The Julian Arts Guild is made up of a diverse group of artisans working in varied mediums, as well as musicians, literary writers and authors..

For more information, please refer to the Events page or contact artists directly with questions about their work from the Guild Artists page.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m. downstairs at Town Hall & Visitor Center in downtown Julian, at 2129 Main St. We welcome new members!

Honorary Guild members include James Hubbell, a visual artist, architect, sculptor, stained-glass designer and founder of the Ilan-Lael Foundation, and Dorothy Mushet, Guild co-founder, artist and a charter member.

Enjoy a sampling of images from some of our artists

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Julian Arts Guild Art Gallery

2608 B Street in downtown Julian at the KO Corral

Hours: Saturday & Sundays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Closed on holidays