The Dreamweaver Artistic Ranch and Ecological Sanctuary is a place of peace and quite. It is more than the hideaway, it is a place of privacy and renewal.as a place to offer community, art and nature that will foster artistic, spiritual, healthy pursuits along with recreational activity while preserving the naturally beautiful and unique environment.We seek to create a state where one can breathe again and reestablish connections, with nature, spirit, community and craft. The Dreamweaver Artistic Ranch and Ecological Sanctuary is a place where dreams are woven together and transcend the limitation of one’s beliefs.
Inspired by nature, where diversity and creativity is a key indicator of the health of an ecosystem, we seek to assist individuals in reorienting their connection to nature, spirit, creativity, learning and the community. Restoration and stewardship of biological, environmental, artistic and cultural diversity is a natural outcome of this reconnection.
To realize our mission, we will invest in creating an artist community that benefits the neighboring towns or villages. The Dreamweaver Artistic Ranch and Ecological Sanctuary will nurture the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of individual artists and entire communities of various sizes and social structures. Residents and participants in Dreamweaver programs and services will be encouraged to live and create sustainably. Within the Ranch, no resources will be consumed faster than they naturally replenish themselves. The enclosed system can continue indefinitely without degradation of its internal resource base or the standard of living of the people.
The Ultimate Vision: an intentional artists’ community growing in the size and reputation for excellence necessary to have an influence on the social and global community through educational and artistic programs.
The Dreamweaver Artistic Ranch and Ecological Sanctuary would be a safe and sustainable oasis for the human race in all of its variety and diversity. It would be a Sanctuary created and sustained by artisans for healing, environmental stewardship, creative transformation, and spiritual growth.
Create a place of welcome for individuals of all ages, races sexual, gender, cultural and economic backgrounds.
Helping to facilitate the expression of love and understanding through the integration of mind, body and spirit.
The Dreamweaver Artistic Ranch and Ecological Sanctuary would provide an environment for reconnecting with nature, with spirit, with craft and the community.
With a need to develop personal creativity and to discover, learn and grow The Dreamweaver Artistic Ranch and Ecological Sanctuary would allow artists to explore new ideas, hone their artistic craft, develop advanced artistic skills and engage in meaningful dialogue at The Dreamweaver Artistic Ranch and Ecological Sanctuary. Just as reconnecting to natural systems encourages harmony and balance with Nature, tapping into the natural innate creativity reawakens us to our relationships with each other and with the environment that sustains and inspires us. In this way, creative expression encourages personal and cultural resilience and can help to build a transition to a healthy culture and economy. Allowing a reorienting human economy that address the root causes of the ecological, economic, and social crisis of our time.
The core principles of The Dreamweaver Artistic Ranch and Ecological Sanctuary would be:
- Small lab sizes allowing for personal attention in all fields of the arts.
- Artists studios and guidance to encourage unbridled creativity.
- An in-depth look into the arts as a way of life and a professional path.
- The value of giving more than you take through the art that is created.
The 157 acre property is primarily wooded. It also feature a large meadow with apple trees and great l mountain Ridge views in most all directions. The Northern trail to Bald Mountain crosses through the property giving direct access to one of the best views in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The land features brooks, multiple ponds, a great spring that consistently overflows, cliffs, mixed woods and trails. All located within 10 minutes of Lake Willoughby and about 25 to Burke Mountain. 20 acres of the property will be developed leaving 137 acres to be preserved.
The Dreamweaver Artistic Ranch and Ecological Sanctuary would consist of developed 21,500 square feet on 20 acres. Allowing it to support 60 people- 40 guest, 12 visitors and 8 full time staff year round with little environmental impact. The development would consist of straw-bale construction. The Dreamweaver Artistic Ranch and Ecological Sanctuary would be net-zero and an environmentally sustainable development.
This is a pristine breathtaking property which can create a path for a better environment where the mind, body, and spirit can be transformed. It is a place to bring together scholars, entrepreneurs, and artist through knowledge growth and community in a nurturing environmentally sustainable landscape.
If you would like to be involved in the development of The Dreamweaver artist retreat please consider donating to help make it happen by using the button below.
If you would like more ways to help, here a few other ways
1.Talk to everyone that you know about The Dreamweaver Artist Retreat and what we’re trying to achieve.
2. Post the details of the Dreamweaver Artist Retreat in the links in your emails. Posting the details of the Dreamweaver Artist Retreat and the links to your Facebook wall, your Google+Plus wall, Twitter and Instagram, Youtube and LinkedIn. Wherever you have a social media presence please use that platform to get the word out about the Dreamweaver Artist Retreat.
3. Use the hashtags #DreamweaverArtistRetreat
5. Share the details about the Dreamweaver Artist Retreat and the links to it on your website or blog,
(Our Website: https://theartofmonteque.com/ )
6. Volunteer! Contact The Art Of Monteque Organization for current service opportunities.
7. Give non cash donations, sponsorship, in-kind donations or matching gifts.
This is a grassroots effort and by working together we can move mountains and make this possible
Thank You for your time and support.
We look forward to seeing you at Dreamweaver Artist Retreat!