2019 Visual arts retreat


We are looking forward to hosting you for our weekend focused on your art and building community with other like-minded creatives. The image to your left is Apple Hill Lodge where we will be staying.

Apple Hill Lodge is located at: 169 Apple Hill Road, Moravian Falls, NC 28654


Important Information:

  • The nearest grocery store is about a fifteen-minute drive down the mountain. If you have any specific needs, you may want to stop at the local Food Lion prior to arrival. 

  • We will have plenty of water, snacks, coffee between our regular meals. 

  • We recommend you bring a personal water bottle, walking shoes, and your favorite pen and journal.

  • Arrival is 5 p.m. on Friday June 21st 2019

  • The retreat will end by 11 a.m. on Sunday morning

  • The nearest airports are PTI in Greensboro and CLT Charlotte

  • Pay your registration here.

  • See our list of Presenters here.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday June 21st

5pm: Arrive at Lodge, Check In

6pm: Opening dinner

7pm: Session One with Stephen Roach and Brandon Willett:

Saturday June 22nd

*early morning reserved for personal prayer and quiet time

8am: Breakfast

8:30am: Session Two with Lauren Olinger: Photography & The Theology of the Ordinary

10:00am - Break/Coffee Refill

10:30 am - Session Three with Allison Luce: Liminal Spaces - The Journey of a Life in the Arts.

12:30 pm: Lunch

2:00 pm: Elective: (Ty Clark Satellite Q & A) **This session is optional. Feel free to spend 2-4 pm creating.

2:30 pm: Elective: (Vesper Stamper Satellite Q & A) **This session is optional. Feel free to spend 2-4 pm creating.

4:00 pm: Session Four with Thomas Torrey: Film As Visual Poetry

6pm: Dinner

7pm: Session Five with Corey Frey: Stewarding An Art Historical Perspective

8:00 pm: Community Sharing and Discussion

9:30 pm: Elective: Many Beautiful Things Documentary Film Showing

Sunday June 23rd

8am: Breakfast

8:30am: Session Six with Stephen Roach: Five Creativity Killers

10am: Crafting An Artist Blessing

11am: Pack up and Departure