In 1992 Sarah Towery’s children gave her a birthday gift to celebrate her life’s dedication to art. They invited a few of her artist friends to join her at Lake Martin to paint. And the rest is history! The friends were given a place to stay, and by the end of the week it was obvious, this magical experience of friendship and creativity had to continue, so the Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony on Lake Martin was born.
What began as a birthday get-together among friends soon grew to be a gift shared with artists from around the country. Now known as the Sarah Carlisle Towery/Alabama Art Colony, this special gathering provides artists with a spectacular lakeside retreat where they can come together for several days, during one of the most beautiful times of year, to devote themselves completely to learning and painting, without the interruptions of everyday life.
We hope you will join us. Be part of this special experience of creating, sharing ideas, enjoying good times with other artists and learning through the inspiring guidance of renowned instructor artists. It could be the best gift you ever give yourself!
Colony is an awesome experience!
Enjoy the video below and catch the spirit of colony.
PAST ART INSTRUCTORS
Sue St. John
Dot Turnipseed Svendson
Roger Dale Brown
Daphne Grimsley (choral)
Teresa Akamatsu (choral)
Patricia Cole – Ferullo
Ann Bell (writing)
Alabama State Council on the Art
National Endowment for the Arts
Alexander City Chamber of Commerce
Alexander City Jazz Fest
Montgomery Art Guild
Birmingham Art Association