Table Manners

Saturday ~ February 17, 2018  ~ 1-3 pm

Table-Readings of new plays and screenplays,

read by attendees around a table.

YOU and other participants are the actors. No experience needed! 

Dorland invites local playwrights, actors and the public to join us.

Free to attendees.

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Songwriters' Circle
Hosted by Songwriter-Musician: Nathan Rivera

Tuesday, April 16, 2018  
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Horton Cottage, Dorland

Mailing address: P.O. Box 6, Temecula, CA 92593 ~ Physical Address: 36701 Highway 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592
(951) 302-3837 ~ ~
A California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony was founded in 1979 by concert pianist, Ellen Dorland and environmentalist, Barbara Horton. Individual cottages provide studio and living facilities within the Dorland Preserve, a 300-acre wilderness area acquired with the help of The Nature Conservancy. Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is a nonprofit organization. Its purpose is to deepen the quality of the creative process, enabling its residents to explore their own creative resources without distraction. Residency Applications are reviewed monthly.

Photo Credit: Stephen Eldred, Associate Artist

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is a beautiful retreat where artists, writers, musicians and composers can create in a secluded, natural setting. The colony is located near Temecula Valley Wine Country, about 100 miles south of Los Angeles and sixty miles north of San Diego.

Journal to the Self​

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

10-12pm in our Community Arts Studio

$30 or $25 for Associate Artist Members

Art Reception and Welcome to new Associate Artists

Friday, February 2

6-9pm the Temecula Chamber of Commerce Conference Room

 We are excited to announce the completion of another step in Phase 2 of Dorland's rebuilding. On February 15, 2017, two new cottages arrived and were installed on Dorland's grounds. The Community Arts Studio was dedicated in a Ribbon Cutting in September 2017.

Click here for more details on the Cottages and Here for the Community Arts Studio.