At Serenbe Farms, seeds are planted and sprouts are nurtured. Food is grown, picked and passed on to nourish others. It's hard but worthy work.
The process is much the same at Serenbe's Art Farm. The seed of an idea is planted and takes root. Artists are nurtured and given room to create and grow. Art is created and shared to nourish others. It's hard but worthy work.
Just as Serenbe Farms has a farmers market and a Community-Supported Agriculture program, the Art Farm spreads its message through workshops, demonstrations and Art Over Dinner.
Art Over Dinner is just that: An intimate monthly gathering of chefs, farmers, brewers, winemakers and artists who share food and ideas at the dinner table bringing a bit of art into everyday life.
It's one meal that can grow into so much more. Collaborative dance platform glo first visited Serenbe for an Art Over Dinner event, then returned for a collaboration with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Spano. Another former Art Over Dinner guest, Atlanta arts non-profit Dashboard Co-op, created a connection between Serenbe and Detroit-based artist Scott Hocking, who is collaborating with Steve Nygren on a land art piece in Mado.
There are two Rural Studio artist cottages at the Art Farm with plans for more, plus more artist studios and additional buildings. Proceeds from Serenbe's annual May Day festival, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Designer Showhouse and other events throughout the year will help fund those projects.
Take your place at the table for Art Over Dinner. Series though 2018:
Atlanta Contemporary & Atlanta Opera, September 16 - Enjoy a special collaborative performance by Atlanta Opera's artist-in-residence Jayme Alilaw and multi-disciplinary artist Masud Olufani
NPR's City Lights with Lois Reitzes, October 14 - Since January of 2015, Lois has hosted NPR's “City Lights with Lois Reitzes,” a ground-breaking weekday arts and culture program with a specific mission of elevating Atlanta’s arts scene. “City Lights” explores the ways in which people express themselves creatively and enhance our lives.
Atlanta Celebrates Photography, November 11 - Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) aims to make Atlanta a leading center for the world's fastest growing art form. Primarily, by producing the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the United States, they provide experiences that engage and educate diverse audiences through lens-based media.