The Art Farm at Serenbe
Thirty minutes southwest of the Atlanta airport, creativity is growing wild in Chattahoochee Hills.
Founded in 2004, The Serenbe Institute began to fulfill the New Urbanism neighborhood’s vision of community as a place where art, culutre and environment are strong and steady pillars. The institute calls Serenbe’s Art Farm home, which also houses a wide range of arts initatives, including AIR Serenbe, a high-caliber artists’ residency program, a professional theatre company known as Serenbe Playhouse, the new Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre and much more.
WHAT’S NEW ART FARM STUDIO
The Art Farm complex provides a place to bring people together in support of the arts, with the belief that “art in everyday life can create a greater understanding of the world.” The Art Farm also recently opened the Art Farm Studio, offering year-round programming for all skill levels, from first-timers to pros sharpening their skills artists. The Art Farm Studio offers one-day art workshops and creative retreats in a range of media (think textiles, photography, painting and drawing). The studio is also available for private corporate workshops, with curated teambuilding courses to meet needs of the visiting group.
Dedicated to producing artistically rich performances, the outdoor site and stage of each Serenebe Playhouse production is chosen and designed to amplify the beauty of nature. Add professional actors and you have an experience that even those who say “theatre isn’t really my thing” can get behind. This month, “Titanic: The Musical” runs through Aug. 12 and “Peter Pan” runs through Aug. 26.
ART OVER DINNER
Since 2015, the Art Farm signature program is Art Over Dinner, a monthly series of intimate gatherings with creatives and the organizations that support their work. The Aug. 19 edition brings three local artsits, Shanequa Gay, Meredith Kooi and William Massey III, to the table to talk about how art and activism are shaping Atlanta.