Art Workshops & Creative Writing Workshops
in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Artist Retreats and Creative Writing Retreats 
in 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 workshops and creative writing workshops led by highly acclaimed and award-winning artists and writers.  
CMA’s Summer ARTS Series of art workshops and creative writing 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.

 Come. Learn. Create. Collaborate
The Summer Arts Series; Creativity Nurtured in a Mountain Setting

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS "Summer ARTS Series", held at Western Carolina University runs from the week of June 12 through the week of July 10. The "Summer Arts Series" includes an exciting range of Art Workshops and Creative Writing Workshops. During each week-long immersion, participants learn and discover new concepts in a setting that is surrounded by majestic mountains and summer botanicals. Imagine that you will be sharing ideas, meals, and outings with other artists and writers from around this country and from other parts of the globe. At  Cullowhee Mountain ARTS  you will find  a like-minded community of passionate learners, energized by instructors of national/international reputations. Students can focus entirely on developing new work where their  daily concerns are left behind.   More... 

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS "Summer ARTS Series" of Art Workshops and Creative Writing Workshops, artist presentations, book signings and readings and Fine Art Museum events are all part of the immersion experience.

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 Meaningful Workshops
Two Trips just posted for 2017:

February in New Zealand; Two Workshops with Artist-Instructor, Rebecca Crowell - in Takapuna, Auckland, NZ; February 12 - 16, February 19 - 23. (more)

"Sense of Place," in Taos, New Mexico is held in April at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House with workshops for artists and writers. April 22 - 28 with Artist-Instructor, Rebecca Crowell and Poet-Instructor, Dorianne Lauxmore..

2016: UPCOMING - October 24 - 29

Lake Logan Retreat 

with the Lisa Pressman Workshop:

Creativity Cultivation & Conversations: Studio Practice and the Business of Art 

2017 Retreats soon to be posted-
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...

CMA NEWS_________

UPCOMING - October 24 - 29

Lake Logan Retreat 
with the Lisa Pressman Workshop:

Creativity Cultivation & Conversations: Studio Practice and the Business of Art 

       Cullowhee Mountain Arts