Vision & Mission

To touch the deepest wells of the human spirit through art and nature.

Serenbe is a welcoming and vibrant arts community that inspires creativity, stewards environmental resources and respects collaboration, diversity and sustainability. We are a global destination providing quality entertainment and interaction that generates compassionate understanding of varying cultures and viewpoints, both for Serenbe and our broader communities.

We meet these objectives by developing and maintaining state-of-the-art facilities for diverse performances and artist residencies. We are an arts incubator cultivating meaningful partnerships for programming, learning and outreach while respecting the lifestyle of the greater community and with care for the natural environment.

Artistic Values

Diversity and inclusiveness
Stewardship of place
The exchange of ideas and viewpoints
Artistic excellence
The creative process
The power of art to make the world a better place

Art Farm at Serenbe celebrates artistic excellence with an emphasis on programming experienced in magical outdoor places. We value the perspectives and contributions of all people and are committed to being an inclusive organization that welcomes and respects everyone.


Mother nature is the main character in every experience that we offer.

A trip to Art Farm at Serenbe is anything but ordinary.
Ballet somehow becomes more beautiful danced in a field of wildflowers. When the forest isn't painted but planted, a play about becoming lost in the woods becomes more believable.

The artists' and makers' spaces, cottages for artists in residency, and various stages grant us the ability to engage in nature mindfully and creatively.

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Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Council serves the Serenbe residents, artists, and surrounding communities by cultivating connections through artistic endeavors.

By fostering relationships with our Chattahoochee Hills neighbors, we can learn about the artistic needs and desires of our local schools, city government, places of worship, social groups, and community centers.

The Community Engagement Council is a direct link between the Arts Councils and the greater community by generating opportunities to enjoy and participate in the diverse programming and events at the Art Farm at Serenbe.

We are problem solvers; If the local school focuses on an environmental study, how can the Environmental Council offer its expertise? If the local dance academy is preparing for a musical, how can the Dance Council inspire the students?

By taking action to offer opportunities that encourage a love of the arts, we are enriching lives and creating patrons of the arts.

The mission of the Community Engagement Council is to cultivate a vibrant and welcoming arts community not only for Serenbe but for our society as a whole.
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Board Members

Janice Barton

Retired, Founder, CEO
Performance Plus Mktg, now Augeo Marketing

Penny McPhee

Vice Chair
Philanthropic Consultant

Jill Campbell

President and Chief People & Operations Officer, Cox Enterprises

Charles Hooker

Secretary, Theater Council Chair
Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Garnie Nygren

Facilities Chair
Community Member

Jane Blount

Dance Council Chair
Senior Counsel for Studio and Networks, Warner Media

Jamie Linden

Film Council Co-Chair

Gemmie Dayrit

Public Art and Special Projects Council Chair
Community Member

Robert W. Kirsch

Environment Council Chair
Managing Partner, Warbird

Jared Mass

Film Council Co-Chair
Founder and Principal, Chalkdust Animation Studios

Cindy S. Lederman

Governance Chair
Circuit Court Judge, Retired

Faith McCoy Scriven

Music Council Chair
Community Member

Staff Members

Madalyn Mentor

Operations Director

New to Georgia, Madalyn hails most recently from Saint Louis, Missouri. Coming from an Artistic Administration background, she has worked with organizations such as Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and The Atlanta Opera.  Madalyn has programmed concerts, tours, festival seasons, benefits, and all things in between during this tenure. Many of her skills and passions speak directly to Art Farm at Serenbe, drawing upon her love of the performing arts, commitment to environmental awareness, and affinity for the outdoors.

A classically trained opera singer, Madalyn also finds time to sing and participate with many groups, including the choir of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, and The Missouri Choral Artists. She is thrilled to join Art Farm, and looks forward to innovative and exciting performances to come.

Brandon Copeland

Program Manager

Brandon Copeland is a Chattahoochee Hills native but spent a majority of his professional career out of state. He began as a performer working for companies like Disney and Universal Studios, ending up at Norwegian Cruise Lines.  While at Norwegian, he produced and managed the cruise line debuts of both the Australian hit musical “Velvet the Show", followed by multiple productions of “Six” before it made its Broadway debut.  After that he moved into talent acquisition where he worked as a casting director.  

Brandon is ecstatic to be returning home after nearly two decades and looks forward to bringing his experience and expertise to the Art Farm.

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