Redux Art Retreat is a  week-long opportunity to retreat to your inner artist as a whole- exercise and nourish your creative spirit inside and out with a week of artistic practice, sharing, networking, and much needed time to connect with fellow artists and your inner artist, and disconnect from daily distractions and stressors of everyday life!

The retreat is hosted by Redux Contemporary Art Center and takes places at the Wildacres Conference Center right off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. There are three sessions throughout the year, two weeks in July and one week in October. Participants spend a week eating, sleeping, soaking up nature, and making art on the conference center campus. You will choose to be a part of one visual arts workshop taught by a professional teaching artist all week long. Workshops range from ceramics to plein air painting to metal smithing and much more! So come join us this year at one, two, or all three of our retreat sessions. Bring yourself or friend (or two) and come reconnect to both art and nature with like-minded individuals!


Wildacres is a conference center offering its facilities to nonprofit groups that conduct educational or cultural programs and seminars. It is a true retreat, undisturbed by through traffic or noises of the city. There are 2 lodges, a dining hall, a library and auditorium, a pottery and printmaking studio, a jewelry studio and lapidary, as well as multiple classroom spaces. All sleeping rooms have private baths and either two twin beds or one double and one twin. meals are served family style. Wildacres is situation on 1600 acres at an elevation of 3300 feet atop a mountain called Pompey’s Knob, near the Mountains. Due to health regulations NO pets are allowed. For further information about the facility and directions, please visit the website: WildAcres.org.


Summer I Session

Sunday, July 14th – Saturday, July 20th | Registration opens Wednesday, March 13th at noon EST.

Summer II Session

 Sunday, July 21st – Saturday, July 27st | Registration opens Wednesday, March 13th at noon EST.

October Session

Monday, October 14th – Sunday, October 20th | Registration opens Tuesday, May 14th at noon EST.


Wildacres’s street address is: 1565 Wildacres Road Little Switzerland, NC 28749

Redux does NOT provided transportation to or from the retreat campus at this time. Participants must figure out their own transportation for each session. For further information about the facility and directions, please visit the website: WildAcres.org.


Day 1:

Check-in will be from 3:30 – 5:00pm. Following check-in, a group orientation, dinner, and meeting with workshop group will happen. 

Day 2 – Day 6:

Direct instruction will be held each morning from 9:15am – 12:15pm. With instructors being available as needed throughout the day with prior communication with students. Afternoons are free time to continue to make work, sleep, read, relax, visit other studios, hike, etc. Studios are opened 24/7

There are some evening events throughout the week such as an Instructor Market, Bonfire/S’mores Night and a Final Studio Crawl Night.

Day 7:

Check out by 9:30am

***Meals are served at 8:00am, 12:30pm, and 6:00pm. (Dinner the opening night will be at 6:30pm)***


Check out our F.A.Q page, reach out to Carson at carson@reduxstudios.org, or call 843.722.0697