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‘Dorland off the Walls’ to come to Temecula Civic Center


Last updated 1/27/2018 at Noon

Dorland Mountain Art Colony artists and associates will be exhibiting for First Friday’s “Dorland off the Walls 2018” at the Temecula Civic Center, Friday, Feb. 2.

linkDorland associate artists are invited to participate in the show, display their work and offer pieces for sale 6-9 p.m. at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street, in Old Town Temecula, with no fees required.

The reception and pop-up exhibit will be the colony’s kick-off welcome gathering for 2018, celebrating a new year of Dorland cultural activities.

Writers and musicians are welcome to share three minute samples of their work, 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., Noreen Ring said. Those wishing to participate must RSVP at [email protected] and submit one or two clear photos of their work.

Set up will begin 2-5 p.m. Feb.2. Ring said the Civic Center has double-sided pegboard easels available for the artists to display their work. Artists must furnish tables for any 3D items.

More Dorland associate artist events and exhibits are planned for 2018 with “Dorland at the Brandon” in July and “Dorland at the Gallery at the Merc” in Temecula in September.

Dorland Mountain Art Colony became a nonprofit agency with the Nature Conservancy in 1979. It is located in the foothills east of Temecula off Highway 79 and offers two programs, a Residency Program and the Associate Artists Program.

The Residency Program provides a secluded working retreat for national and international artists, writers, musicians and composers. Four furnished, secluded artist cottages are available on weekends or weekly with special rates for members. Thousands of established artists, musicians and writers have stayed at the colony in the past.

The Associate Artists Program was created to benefit local and regional artists. These visual artists, writers, musicians and supporters of the arts meet to discuss, plan and implement activities that support Dorland, the regional arts community and each other. Together, with Dorland’s staff and board of directors, they organize exhibits, readings and music concerts, set up the annual open house festival and contribute to special projects at Dorland.

To learn more about Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, its residency program or associated artists, call (951) 302-3837, visit, email [email protected] or send mail to P.O. Box 6, Temecula, CA 92593. Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is located at 36701 State Route 79 South in Temecula.


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