Studio 395 originally started June of 2012 as a small group of artists meeting at Robin Golden’s home and discussing an opportunity to enhance Lake Elsinore and community through the arts. In order to get out name out we decided that first we needed to be visible; to attend local civic and service groups meetings and identify public art projects that involved the community and by attraction lend support to local business. We took on the name Studio 395 due to the historic significance of the old highway. A one time American Indian trading route, Highway 395 ran through the communities of Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Perris and Riverside along
its journey as the state’s only North-South route east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
STUDIO 395 debuted on the streets of downtown Lake Elsinore when we began our monthly 3rd Saturday evening “LIVE ART” event in July 2012. We were an adjunct to the weekly Flour Fusion music nights. Early in 2014 with the closing of Flour Fusion we decided to combine both music and art events; we obtained a special use permit with city of Lake Elsinore and in the City Park we staged the “Elsinore Al Fresco-Summer Art & Music In The Park”, bringing free music and our LIVE "ARTivities" to the community.
In August of 2013 we received our 501(c)3 California Non-Profit status establishing the STUDIO 395 FOUNDATION allowing the further growth and sustainability of our goals and purposes in service and the immersion of the arts in the community.
"Our goal is to first gather the artists, the rest will come to see what’s going on."