Announcing the Arrival of Dorland's New Cottages!

 We are excited to announce another step in Phase 2 of Dorland's rebuilding. On February 15, 2017, two new cottages arrived and were installed on Dorland's grounds.

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Special Open House
for Associate Artists and Friends 

See the new Community Arts Studio

Explore its potential for You!

Sunday, August 27 from 2 to 4pm

​2:30pm Gather to explore...

"How you can benefit from Dorland's new Studio"

36701 Highway 79 South, Temecula CA 92592.

Music by John Lane  ~  Light refreshments
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We hope to see you there!

Our Next Event Is...

Dorland Associate Artists show their work at the

"Gallery at the Merc" in Old Town Temecula

 September 1-30 

Reception and Program: September 1

6 - 9 pm 

Join us for Food, Drinks, Art, Readings, and Music!​​

More Information​ 

​Dorland at the Merc

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.