First grown in the desert prairie of northern Colorado under endless blue ribbons of skyway, Rise ‘n’ Shine Arts now springs to life beneath the canopy of Sitka in the majesty of the Pacific Northwest, nourished by the wild Salish Sea.
We first took root in 2013 and 2014 as the Rise ‘n’ Shine Arts Festival, a place to blend artistic immersion with healing and the land. The festival stemmed from a desire to connect humans across cultures, ages, and professions to harness the power of community through creative exploration.
Since then, Rise ‘n’ Shine Arts has evolved into a yummy array of more intimate offerings: Pamper Retreats, New Moon Gatherings, Body Art, Paint Play, Northwest Inspired Art (gnome houses!), and so much more . . .
But the intention remains the same:
- To create catalysts for people to experience liberation, art, and meaningful connection.
- To help people slow down instead of rev up so the mind can open up into the realm of possibility.
- To offer space for deep rejuvenation, a place where ideas bloom wild and free.
Rise ‘n’ Shine Arts, then, is both a community and a concept.
It’s an expanding vision that encourages connection and healing between humans and the Earth through unlimited creative exploration.
It’s a playful entity rooted in the bewildering beauty and mind-blowing potential of human imagination.
It’s an irrationally idealistic confidence in seemingly small acts of love to usher in miracles. For to the degree the world is breaking, we know it is also awakening. Despite the severely broken state of humanity, a new world is quietly and surely being born anew.
This is what makes our soul tick. This is what makes us Rise ‘n’ Shine each morning.
What about you?