Candlewood Arts Festival

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Getting Here

Plot your driving route via navigation to Borrego Springs, CA.

From LA

The easiest route to Borrego Springs goes towards Palm Springs and then south: Take 10 East to Indio, exit onto 86 south to Salton City, take a hard right onto S-22 to Borrego Springs.

Another route takes you through Temecula.

Please be advised, the latter part of this choice of route involves some very windy, mountain roads. Plan your trip accordingly. We want you to arrive safely to enjoy the art!

From San Diego

The fastest routes to Borrego Springs from San Diego are through Julian, or through Santa Ysabel.

Please be advised, there are stretches of route on either of these that involve very windy, mountain roads. Plan your trip accordingly. We want you to arrive safely to enjoy the art!


Lodging

Borrego Springs is especially beautiful in the spring and accommodations sell out, especially on weekends. Book early.

The Borrego Chamber of Commerce has an extensive list of lodging options, from full-service hotels to RV camping, to house rental options. Find the list here


Safety

We want all visitors to have a wonderful experience visiting the art. Please always be mindful of basic safety when enjoying the art and the desert in general. Always carry plenty of water and stay alert to the possibility of encountering snakes and other wildlife.

Some art is quite far from paved roads and cars have gotten stuck in soft sand—be mindful of your vehicle’s suitability for visiting some locations. Please do not climb on or touch the art works. You could damage the works and you could get hurt.


Preservation

The Under the Sun Foundation seeks to balance public access to all art with raising awareness around preservation of the undeveloped and undisturbed desert landscape held by the Foundation. Please do not forge new paths with your vehicle to visit the art. By taking some steps to respect our natural environment we will all be able to enjoy it and preserve it for the future.

When visiting Galleta Meadows, please park on the shoulder of Borrego Springs Road or Big Horn Road.