Art Comes in Many Forms

Julian Boasts a Wide Variety of Artists

The natural beauty of Julian is an inspirational backdrop for visual artists, photographers, musicians, and writers. Those with a creative urge are invited to spend time here attending workshops and classes or immersed in the peaceful country life. Julian is also home to many talented artists whose works are available in local galleries; as well as musicians who perform at events such as the Julian Family Fiddle Camp and The Dance, on street corners, and in local eateries; in addition to authors, playwrights, actors, dancers and singers who add to the magic of our special community.

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  • Julian chorale
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  • Necklace jewelry photo
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  • musicians
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  • Wearables photo

The Julian Arts Guild is celebrated its 50th Anniversary throughout 2021. The Guild’s purpose is to bring together artists, artisans, and other interested persons of the community for artistic, professional, and social purposes to stimulate the artistic interests of the community at large. The Guild provides a vehicle, through sponsored events, for the display and demonstration of works produced by its members.

Over the years the guild has grown into a non-profit organization with three annual art shows, workshops, demonstrations, and speakers at the monthly meetings. The Julian Arts Guild is made up of a diverse group of artists working in many different mediums.

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The JAG Gallery is located at 2608 B St., Julian. Their hours are:  Summer: Saturday & Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Winter: Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Art jewelry is one of the names given to jewelry created by studio craftspeople. As the name suggests, art jewelry emphasizes creative expression and design.

In this fast paced world there is importance in keeping in touch with creative rhythm and simple pleasures the fiber arts are tactile and satisfying balance.


Baskets/ Basket Weaving photo

Don Weeke has been making baskets and gourds for more than 35 years. He teaches and exhibits nationally. The primary focus of his work is form, with texture as a secondary consideration.He combines natural materials with traditional basketry techniques. His work is featured in numerous publications such as the books 500 Baskets and The Complete Book of Gourd Craft and the magazines American Style and Fiber Arts Now.

“The Ilan-Lael Foundation is an arts education foundation celebrating nature and the aesthetic of the built environment for its ability to help us see ourselves and our world in new ways.”

– James T. Hubbell

Our Mission
To preserve and perpetuate the vision and artistic legacy of James and Anne Hubbell at the Hubbell Center for the arts in nature.

Our Purpose
We provide a place to explore the arts through engagement with the natural world and to inspire people of diverse ages and cultures to discover and celebrate their creativity and use it as a catalyst for positive change in the world.

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Pacific Rim Park Book Cover

Book – Pacific Rim Park – The Transformative Power of Art

by James Hubbell and Rebecca Morales

This 100 page book researched and written by Rebecca Morales, and enhanced with photos and never before seen artworks by James Hubbell, tells the story of how the Pacific Rim Parks germinated from the seed of an idea to an international movement using the creation of art parks to further peace and understanding among nations. Your purchase helps support the Pacific Rim Park movement, and future parks planned around the world.

Julian is Home to Many Talented Artists.  You can explore some of their work on the Julian Arts Guild Website. 

Apple Old Car Man Holding Girl Art

“Capturing stories through photographs. Finding great moments and preserving them forever through photography.”

Kevin Wixom