Art and Creative Writing Workshops in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina & other Inspiring Locations 

Cullowhee Mountain Arts (CMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that organizes and offers a series of week-long fine art and creative writing workshops led by highly acclaimed and award-winning artists and writers.  CMA’s Summer ARTS series workshops are held on the beautiful campus of Western Carolina University in the Blue Ridge mountains, and select retreats and workshops are held at remote partner sites such as Lake Logan (in Canton, NC), Taos, New Mexico, and Gloucester Massachusetts.

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Creativity Nurtured in a Mountain Setting

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS  2016 programs include an exciting range of Visual Art and Creative Writing Workshops while surrounded by majestic mountains and summer botanicals. Imagine that you will be sharing ideas, meals, and outings with other artists from around the country. At  Cullowhee Mountain ARTS  you will find  a like-minded community of passionate learners, energized by wonderful instructors where daily concerns are left behind.   More... 

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS Summer ARTS Series of Art and Creative Writing Workshops, artist presentations, book signings and readings and Fine Art Museum events are held on  the campus of Western Carolina University, in the midst of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Imagine sharing new ideas, meals, and outings with other artists from around the country and beyond. At Cullowhee Mountain ARTS  you will find  a like-minded community of passionate learners, energized by wonderful instructors where daily concerns are left behind.   More... 

Cullowhee is located 
45 miles west of Asheville, the thriving arts community with downtown galleries, the Asheville Art Museum and  the River Arts District , where artists' working studios mingle with galleries and cafés  housed in the old warehouse  district. Nearby in Black Mountain is the site of the famous Black Mountain College, whose memory is kept alive  at the Black Mountain College Museum in downtown Asheville. Cullowhee Mountain ARTS  is also  25 miles from  the Great Smoky Mountain National Park ,  only 17 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, and 20 miles to the   Cherokee Heritage Center, Cherokee, North Carolina. more...


Art Trips & Retreats Combine Rich Experiences with Learning
Cullowhee Mountain ARTS offers additional opportunities that enhance the workshop experience:

"Sense of Place," in Taos, New Mexico is held in April at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House with workshops for artists and writers. more..

Lake Logan Retreats, combine workshops for artists and writers, supplemented by other enriching programs, will be held in the pristine wilderness surrounding the Retreat Center, in Canton, North Carolina, 45 miles west of Asheville. more...

August in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Join CMA for workshops in beautiful Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Enjoy your choice of Studio workshops, Plein Air Painting of Poetry with additional excursions. 

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