A Center for Creative Thought and Focus
In this short video local artists explain what an arts retreat is and why they believe The Retreat at Pointer's Ridge will benefit this region.
The Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge sits along the Big Sioux River in rural Southeast South Dakota, 10 miles north of the state's largest city, Sioux Falls. Beginning in Spring 2013, it will serve as an incubator for creative discovery, and a place to find the quiet needed for focus to enjoy artistic pursuits.
At this time, The Retreat is a day facility. However, it is our goal that in the next 5 years, work/stay buildings will be constructed, allowing us to promote weekly and even monthly residencies, bringing artists working on exciting, contemporary projects in all media to The Retreat. This ability to house artists for extended periods will facilitate an open forum to collaborate on art projects and build ties with other artists from the region and beyond.
For now The Retreat will offer exhibitions, lectures, concerts and other activities to promote social interaction between artists and community. Day workshops can be held for children and adults; art classes and one-on-one instruction for adults will be especially encouraged.
All those desiring a venue where quiet and natural surroundings give rise to contemplative thinking and creative focus will be welcome!