Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Amy's Extraordinary Alabama: Alabama's Art Colony

By Amy

In 1992 Sarah Towery's children wanted to give her a special birthday gift to celebrate her life's dedication to art. They invited a few of Mrs. Sarah's artist friends to come to Lake Martin and paint.

And so The Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony on Lake Martin was born in 1992.

Eighteen years later artists of all levels come to learn from Master artists during the Fall along beautiful Lake Martin. With two workshops as well as an independent study to choose from, artists from around the country are able to work and learn together.


Alabama's Art Colony is committed to producing an enjoyable environment to educate, nurture and inspire artists through workshops. We will enhance the quality of life for the greater community by educating and providing opportunities to experience, appreciate and support the arts. We will contribute to the cultural enrichment of the city and its local communities through our on-going collection and exhibition of art and through partnerships with diverse community organizations that celebrate life and art. -- Mission Statement

As well as the annual colony, The Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony hosts the Kitty Dark Kids Art Camp in Alexander City. The camp offers arts enrichment experiences each year during the first week of June.

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To learn more about The Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony or the Kitty Dark Kids Art Camp visit their website.


Carol said...

I wish we could put together a writing retreat. Everything seems to be geared towards the visual arts.

Lake Martin Voice said...

Amy, thanks for posting this. It's a great event for Lake Martin and a nice tribute to her.

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