If you are a person who works in the arts.
Then you know how beautiful the world can be when you are creative. Colors are more vivid, everyday sounds can be the basis for your concerto, shapes of clouds can inspire grand works of art. If, however, you are a blocked artist, that same world can have an entirely different feel to it. That is why it is often important to find a quiet space for a little rest and relaxation to recharge your batteries and reconnect to your creative source. Here are some locations designed to renew and inspire even the most burnt out creative types.
1. Creative Inspiration Mountain Retreat: Utah
Known as “The Log Palace” this mountain retreat offers views of Snow Basic ski resort and Pineview Reservoir from every room in the facility. Located on 4-acres, this 4,700 square foot retreat center offers a ton of space for art projects and for the artist to find a quiet corner to relax and recharge. The house offers two great rooms, a wraparound deck, a lofted office space that includes computer and printer access and a viewing room for watching movies and general relaxation. Structured retreats are offered throughout the year as well as the opportunity to rent the entire space if desired.
2. Ross Creek Centre for the Arts: Nova Scotia
If you are in search of a space where you can get away from everything and focus on creating art or writing, then this could be the space for you. At Ross Creek, the owners and staff understand that each artist has unique needs that assist in accessing their creative self. Here guests can participate in structured programs or take part in a silent retreat. Their interdisciplinary courses are designed to help guests find their authentic artistic voices and to assist in the creative process.
3. Cassilhaus Artist Retreat and Residency: North Carolina
Established in 2009 by Ellen Cassilly and Frank Knohaus, the Cassilhaus Artist Retreat and Residency is a custom designed artist “pod” that has been attached to their home in North Carolina. It is designed to be a retreat space for working professional artists from multiple disciplines. The program was initially designed for visual artists but has since been expanded to include poets, writers, choreographers, theatrical directors, filmmakers, and musicians.
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