A Collaboration Between a Broad Spectrum of Art Genres & Related Sciences
Laying Groundwork for Westmoreland County's First Artists Retreat
The natural beauty of Southwestern Pennsylvania often takes visitors by surprise. But for the artists who call it home, the rivers, mountains, and change in seasons are inspiration. Travel Lemming patrons named our region the 3rd most beautiful globally. Country Magazine called out one of our small towns as 2nd best in the nation. It is what motivated River Art Works to seek out property as a place for artists to gather and create.
River Art Works is a 501c3 with great potential to increase tourism,
and be the first artist retreat in Westmoreland county.
CNN has listed River Art Works as one of a 1000 Points of Light.
Join Founder Jane Altman every 4th Saturday at 8AM on radio Laurel Highlands WCNS
To create a space for artists of all mediums to come together to
create, teach/learn, perform, exhibit, sleep, and eat.
To increase regional tourism though the retail of art.
To bring the arts and science together to learn from each other.
Our mission is to create a collaborative art retreat that captivates and lures not only artists from around the world, but patrons of the arts as well. In this way the art retreat creates a sustainable base income. Our goal also includes preparing high school art students with a goal to be a professional artist.
The art retreat is to feature art galleries, performance areas, sleeping quarters, commissary, theatre, class and meeting spaces, visitor’s center, and
diverse work/learn areas for artists in the art profession.
Our vision for River Art Works is to share knowledge between professional artists and related sciences in order to broaden their concept and knowledge of creative opportunities. Related sciences include, but are not limited to holography, robotics, digital, and laser sciences. Time away from daily distractions will allow the artist to not only further broaden their skills, focus their energy, but also use the retreat time to connect with other arts and sciences to collaboratively develop creative businesses. This also frees the artist to shape their own creative lives in a broader sense as well as contribute to social development.
River Art Works will serve ALL acclaimed professional art forms and sciences that relate to arts bringing a positive energy to our region as well as its visitors.
River Art Works will need a core group of citizens, businesses, and foundations to support the buildout of the retreat. Interested in supporting River Art Works?