Serenbe's central place for artists, the arts, and culture.
The Art Farm serves as Serenbe's central place for creatives, the arts, and culture. It provides a physical space to ignite passion and imagination in nature. We hold curated cultural events here to promote a vast array of artists and their mediums. The Art Farm is deeply rooted in process, education, and creating multiple platforms for creativity. Artists, activists, practitioners, and researchers come here to deepen their practice and broaden their creative connections. We work in collaboration with the units of the Serenbe Institute and other partners to amplify their makers.
Programming includes residencies, culinary experiences, open studios, performances and talks with artists and arts organizations from Serenbe, Atlanta and beyond. Guests enjoy intimate experiences with dreamers and doers through curated cultural events including our culinary series, Art Over Dinner and Art Hour.
A place to bring people together in support of the arts with the belief that art in everyday life can create a greater understanding of the world.
To be a nationally recognized arts champion and forum for dialogue around arts and culture by creating a vibrant community of artist cottages and workspaces that provide a serene and stimulating environment for engaging with art.
Art Farm Director
Megan Schaeffer is the Art Farm Director at Serenbe. After receiving a BA in Arts Management from the College of Charleston, Schaeffer completed the Sotheby's Institute of Fine Art intensive program on Gallery Management and Curatorial Studies. She was a founding team-member of the Charleston, SC chapter of Creative Mornings, a monthly breakfast lecture series focusing on leaders in the creative community. Her time as Outreach Coordinator for Artist & Craftsman Supply, an employee owned art supply company, led to a love of art supplies (ask her about types of oil paint, she'll keep you a while) and, more importantly, arts education.
Most recently, Schaeffer was the Artist Liaison & Art Resource Coordinator for a prominent Atlanta art consulting firm. Since moving to Atlanta in 2015, she has worked with ArtsATL, an arts publication, on its programming and sponsorship, and serves on the advisory board of ArtsNOW. She is driven by a passion to build creative communities and create meaningful opportunities for artists.