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Special Alert

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, artists intending to stay here must accept that residents have elected to limit social contact and cancel social gatherings for the duration of the crisis. Most residents are following CDC Preventative Steps, including social distancing, and many are sheltering at home. Any queries can be directed to We thank you for your consideration and interest.


Rancho Linda Vista has a number of opportunities for visual and other kinds of artists to stay—from a few days to a month. During their stays, artists are able to carve out the time and space to focus on new work, try out new forms and ideas—and take advantage of the breathtaking desert wilderness and company of a rare and longstanding community of artists and creative thinkers.

Summer Artist Residency Award

The Summer Artist Residency Award has been cancelled for 2020.
Under normal circumstances, an Artist Residency is awarded once a year to a gifted visual artist for a one-month summer stay that includes a small private house, barn studio and stipend. The application process opens in the spring. We look forward restarting in 2021.

Artist Guest House Rental

During the regular course of the year, the Ranch Guest House and associated barn studio are available to serious visual and other artists for a month-long stay, for a $700 fee. This is an ideal opportunity for artists who seek a concentrated period of time to focus on their work. Learn more...

1950s Modern Trailer Rental

For those looking for a short stay and/or who do not require a studio, an updated and charming 1960s trailer is available for rent through RLV OracleArt (a non-profit foundation associated with the Ranch). Email info@RLVOracleArt [dot] com to learn more.

Additional opportunities

We are also working on providing new opportunities for artists in a range of disciplines, including literature and music, who seek short-term stays and/or do not require a working studio space. Check back in late summer for updates.

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