Cultural Arts Program

Talented artists from across the country spend a week in the community getting inspiration from the beauty of the mountains.

Sharing Inspiration

As part of its mission to introduce the Preserve’s residents to a wide variety of lifelong learning opportunities, the Balsam Mountain Trust sponsors a nature and cultural arts program.

During week-long visits, artists create works in their individual areas of interest. The week culminates with a presentation at the Nature Center, during which artists unveil the work they have completed over the course of their stay, along with other pieces from their collection.

The visiting artists give residents a window into what inspires them, inviting questions and comments from the audience. At the end of the presentation, the artists donate one of the newly created pieces to Balsam Mountain Preserve, some of which are on display in the Welcome Center.