Sarah Carlisle Towery
ART COLONY ON LAKE MARTIN
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Children’s Harbor is a picture-perfect place for painters. Reminiscent of a New England seaside village, this inspiring setting welcomes visitors with its signature wooden lighthouse and charming Early-American style church known as Children’s Chapel. The grounds only get better from there!
Located on beautiful Lake Martin, 15 miles south of Alexander City, Alabama, on Highway 63, Children’s Harbor has long been home to the Art Colony retreats. The wooded campus features large, rustic-style lodges where artists gather to set up the studio spaces they will use throughout their stay. These spacious venues let artists spread out easels and supplies and give instructors plenty of room for class demonstrations. A major bonus is that inspiring views of the lake and woods are everywhere!
Just a stroll away from the studio venues are the dining and lodging facilities. Artists stay in modern, air-conditioned cabins with decks overlooking the lake. Meals are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the nearby Harbor Lodge Conference Center, where evenings are highlighted by special activities and lively conversation among artists and instructors.
For those who want to use GPS to locate the SCT Art Colony at Children's Harbor:
The address to enter is: 200 Kowaliga Marina Road, Eclectic, AL. The entrance to Children's Harbor in on the opposite side of Highway 63 from the marina.
From Birmingham, Alabama: Take Highway 280 East to Alexander City, Alabama. Turn right onto Highway 63 South for about 15 miles. The Children’s Harbor Lake Martin Campus is on the left as you cross the Kowaliga Bridge.
From Atlanta, Georgia: Take Interstate 85 South to Exit #58 (Opelika). Take right at exit onto Highway 280 West and go approximately 41 miles. Turn left onto Highway 63 South for about 15 miles. The Children’s Harbor Lake Martin Campus is on the left as you cross the Kowaliga Bridge.
From Montgomery, Alabama: Take Highway 231 North to Wetumpka. Take Highway 170 until it dead-ends into Highway 63. Take a left onto Highway 63 North and go approximately 12 miles to the Children’s Harbor Lake Martin Campus which will be on the right just before you get to the Kowaliga Bridge.