ATLANTA, Jan 30, 2024 – Today, the Art Farm at Serenbe announces its 2024 season, featuring exciting performances and arts events across a variety of disciplines. Musicians, singers, storytellers, and dancers will grace the stages at Serenbe with over 75 shows throughout the calendar year, electrifying audiences with an array of intimate performances, interactive workshops, and large-scale productions. Art Farm at Serenbe plays a unique role in expanding connections between the arts, nature, and the art of living with a mission to celebrate both environmental resources and artistic expression.
“Our 2024 season consists of a mix of established Serenbe favorites, such as Tertulia Chamber Music and Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, and new additions such as a series of jazz performances,” said Art Farm’s Executive Director Madalyn Mentor. “Our programming explores the definition of art and entertainment, celebrating unique forms of expression such as acrobatics, filmmaking, spoken word, and more. We are also thrilled to engage with the community by hosting several interactive environmental events and our first-ever Workshop Series, which will offer a special opportunity for participants to learn directly from experts and create art that is personally meaningful to them.”
Events happening at Art Farm at Serenbe this year include:
February 18 – 23, 2024
Join Janisse Ray, author of the classic Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, in a memoir writing course to get your family and personal stories down on paper while having fun in the process. In this week-long course on writing, writer Janisse Ray will guide you as you put pencil to paper to say what needs to be said. Topics to be covered include how to decide which stories to choose, how to write in a scene, how to structure a writing practice, how to keep going, what to do when you’re stuck, and how to publish or collect the stories.
February 24, 2024
To celebrate National Bird Feeding Month, join us for an engaging lecture by Giff Beaton, ornithologist and co-author of Birding Georgia, The Breeding Bird Atlas of Georgia, and Birds of Georgia. Gather in the Oak Room to learn practical tips on how to attract the flying visitors outside your windows.
Renowned choreographer and creative director Fatima Robinson will be the next host of “Movies That Made Me,” an intimate conversation with industry professionals about the movies we know and love. Fatima Robinson will discuss her work on hit films including Dreamgirls, The Harder They Fall, and most recently The Color Purple musical film adaptation. Film buffs and casual viewers alike can appreciate this fascinating insight into the world behind the big screen.
March 3 – 8, 2024
Whether your goal is to make sets of utilitarian ware or components for sculpture or installation, you will learn to harness the power of the multiple through mold-making and slip-casting. Beginning with forms students have made or found, studio artist Rachel Garceau will teach participants to make plaster molds cast in porcelain. This workshop will experiment with methods of preparing the mold itself in the application of surface design and discuss casting other materials such as paper and plaster. Every participant will complete at least one working mold that they can continue to use when they return home.
March 15, May 3, and September 13, 2024
On Friday nights, enjoy live music by top jazz musicians in intimate settings. This will be a recurring series with several performances exploring a variety of subgenres and cultural influences throughout the year. Patrons can attend events individually or prepurchase a pass for the full annual series.
March 17 – 22, 2024
Learn everything you need to know about shooting and editing images using a variety of powerful apps on your iPhone with award-winning photographer and author of the best-selling The Art of iPhoneography: A Guide to Mobile Creativity, Stephanie Calabrese. This workshop is designed for photo enthusiasts seeking to create more compelling images and stretch their creativity.
Voice: A Night of Spoken Word (Series)
March 22, September 14, additional dates to be announced.
Atlanta’s most talented storytellers will share their original work at “Voice: A Night of Spoken Word.” This series, last featured as part of Art Farm’s 2023 “Under the Tent” event run, showcases the unique and powerful art form of spoken word. The “Voice” Series will kick off on March 22 with “Voice: A Night of Comedy” featuring some of Atlanta’s top comedic talents Mark Kendall, Lace Larabee, Mandal, and Storhm Artiste. Patrons can attend events individually or prepurchase a pass for the full annual series.
April 12 – 14, 2024
Author and nature activist Mary Reynolds will be visiting Serenbe all the way from Ireland to lead a series of community events, including a nature walk and discussion. Mary is a proud patron of Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland and strives to do as much as she can to re-educate people how to live in harmony with nature in their own patch of land – to become Guardians rather than Gardeners. We Are the Ark is a movement to teach people to guide their land into becoming a thriving, living wild sanctuary for as many creatures as possible.
Enjoy a night of nostalgia and movie magic at Art Farm’s drive-in movie series in the Wildflower Meadow. Hop in your car or golf cart and bring the whole family to celebrate classic and timeless films under the stars.
This summer, famed choreographer Fatima Robinson will show us how to connect with nature through dance. Named “one of the most sought-after hip-hop and popular music choreographers in the world,” Fatima Robinson choreographed Super Bowl Halftime Shows, Academy Award performances, and feature films, and collaborated with artists including Beyonce, Britney Spears, Kendrick Lamar, and Rihanna.
The Big Top is back! The Circus will be coming to Art Farm at Serenbe with an electrifying acrobatics performance by international cirque troupe Les Farfadais. Given the success of last year’s inaugural Under the Tent Series, which drew over 2,000 visitors to Serenbe and was praised as “an amazing spectacle” and “a blast” by attendees, Les Farfadais is poised to captivate even larger audiences this year. Art Farm will be hosting our second annual Soirée at Serenbe fundraiser in support of our campus expansion, complete with incredible sneak preview performances, food, beverages, and a live auction. Art Farm is also excited to share that our first-ever large-scale musical will be a part of the “Under the Tent” Series. Additional details will be released soon!
Tertulia Fall Series
October 17 – 20, 2024
Tertulia Chamber Music brings some of the world's best classical musicians together to present concerts in unique and lively atmospheres. Tertulia has previously performed in settings such as the Wildflower Meadow, Serenbe Showhouse, and Farmer’s Market. Art Farm looks forward to Tertulia’s return with an exciting new concert series in Fall 2024.
For more information about upcoming events and to buy tickets, visit www.artfarmatserenbe.org/events.
About Art Farm at Serenbe
Art Farm at Serenbe celebrates artistic excellence with an emphasis on programming experienced in magical outdoor places. As a unique global destination for the highest caliber of entertainment, Art Farm at Serenbe creates programming for audiences to experience the arts in the south, bringing cultural experts to Chattahoochee Hills through thoughtful, heart-centric collaboration. Art Farm is 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. We value the perspectives and contributions of all people and are committed to being an inclusive organization that welcomes and respects everyone.