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 and talented craftsmen and women.

The Julian Arts Guild was founded nearly half a century ago by local artists. Its purpose is to bring together artists, artisans, and community members for artistic, professional and social purposes to stimulate and support the artistic interests of the community at large. The Guild provides a vehicle, through events, for the display and demonstration of works produced by its members.

Throughout the years, the Guild has grown into a non-profit organization with three annual art shows, workshops, demonstrations, an artist studio tour, and speakers at monthly meetings. The Julian Arts Guild is made up of a diverse group of artists working in varied mediums, as well as literary writers and authors, and a choral group.

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

Enjoy a few images of work from our artists! 

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Upcoming EVENTS


at the Town Hall on Main Street Sept. 4, 5 & 6,