EVENT SCHEDULE 2024

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

BORREGO SPRINGS, CA

Sat, Mar 23rd, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Borrego Unity Run: The Performance by Karla Diaz

Galleta Meadows, corner of Big Horn Road and Di Giorgio Road

Join artist Karla Diaz for an event that celebrates the stories of the people who make up the vibrant community of Borrego Springs. Diaz’s participatory performance is a guided tour through histories of labor and community as they relate to the unique environment of the Anza Borrego desert. 

Sat, Mar 23rd, 11:00am -12:00pm and 1:00-2:00pm

Visit with Artist Debra Scacco

Galleta Meadows, corner of Big Horn Road and Di Giorgio Road

Artist Debra Scacco will be present to talk with visitors about her sculpture inspired by the stories of water embedded in the land around Borrego Springs, newly commissioned for this year’s Festival

Sat, Mar 23rd, 12:00-2:00

Drop-in Painting Workshop with Pearl C. Hsiung

The Candlewood Gallery at The Mall – 587 Palm Canyon Drive, 2nd Floor

Join artist Pearl C. Hsiung to create a collaborative painting inspired by the patterns of ocotillo and cholla branches. We will be using oak gall ink, a substance derived from the galls growing on oak trees used in manuscripts and paintings since ancient times. 

Sat, Mar 23rd, 2:00-3:30

Artists’ Panel

Community Room, Borrego Springs Library – 2580 Country Club Road

A lively conversation between the artists of this year’s Festival.

Sat, Mar 23rd, 4:00-6:00

Opening Reception

The Candlewood Gallery at The Mall – 587 Palm Canyon Drive

Celebrate Candlewood and the opening of the gallery exhibition, including student artists from Borrego Springs High School alongside artists from past and current editions of the Candlewood Arts Festival, including Tanya Aguiñiga, Sherin Guirguis, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Star Montana, noé olivas, Fay Ray, Devon Tsuno, Allison Wiese and more.