Get Creative this Summer! Ossabaw Island Summertime Creative Trips

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Creative types can get away this summer to Ossabaw Island for a day trip or a two-night retreat to make art, music or literature on the Georgia coast. Participants bring their own materials to paint, sketch, write, compose music, or shoot photos on this unspoiled barrier island just south of Savannah. These creative trips are sponsored and hosted by the Ossabaw Island Foundation.

An Ossabaw Island visit includes excellent art-making inspiration: lush maritime forests and marsh wetlands, 19th- and 20th-century historic buildings, and possible sightings of a variety of wildlife including wading birds and feral hogs, as well as free-roaming domesticated donkeys, and perhaps an alligator. Take short hikes on forest and marsh-side trails.

The Ossabaw Island Creative Day Trip (June 1) offers no-agenda creative time for experienced artists, writers or musicians on Ossabaw Island's North End. For non-artists or beginners who wish to attend, a cell-phone photo safari/instruction workshop will be led by photographer Stephen B. Morton. An optional history walking tour is part of the day's activities.  This trip is 'Bring Your Own Lunch."   Depart/return from Delegal Creek Marina, 1 Marina Drive, Skidaway Island.Trip details are online, and also are emailed one week before the trip to those who sign up.

Ossabaw Island Creative Day Trip

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019

9:30am - 4pm.  

Fee:  $85 per person

registration and trip details: ossabawisland.net

For those seeking a longer stay, the Ossabaw Island Creative Retreat (July 30 - August 1) offers two nights on the island, five farm-to-table meals, transportation to and from Ossabaw Island, and transport to remote locations around the island for art-making, including the Boneyard Beach, inner-island tidal creeks and marshes, and the former Middle Place plantation featuring tabby structures from the 1820s, barns from the 1930s and buildings from Genesis Project in the 1970s and 1980s.  Depart and return via Delegal Creek Marina, 1 Marina Drive, Skidaway Island, Savannah, Georgia. 

Ossabaw Island Creative Retreat

Dates:  Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:00pm (depart for the island) – Thursday, August 1, 2019, 11:00am (leave the island)

Fees: $295 - $700 per person, varies based on accommodations.  

Registration and accommodations/trip details: ossabawisland.net