TradeRiverAutumnTrade River Retreat Center
NW Wisconsin, near Grantsburg, WI
1.5 hours from the Twin Cities

Vision Quest Photo Workshops announces a new artist’s residency program. Spend three days to one week alone, in a rustic but modern cabin in the woods, devoted to nourishing your artistic spirit at Vision Quest’s Trade River Retreat Center in NW Wisconsin.

For artists and photographers looking for a retreat-like experience to work on their art, reflect on your artistic direction, make new art or photographs, review or edit past projects, plan new career paths, have time away from work/family/life pressure and stress or use in any way useful to move your art or career forward. Or simply use the time away to reflect on where you are and where you are headed.

Stay in a very private and secluded retreat in the woods, along the banks of a pristine sand-bottom river. The Trade River Retreat Center is located 20 miles north of St Croix Falls, WI near Grantsburg, WI, an hour and a half from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN. Modern facilities include large modern kitchen, full bathroom with hot and cold running water, heat, electricity, phone, wireless internet, wood-burning fireplace, wood-fired sauna, fire-pit, library and high-resolution audio system with CD library.

The residency is intended as a solo retreat and will include a private consultation, in person or by phone, with Vision Quest Photo Workshops founder and director Douglas Beasley before your week begins, to help set the tone and scope of your residency and again after its conclusion, to discuss its impact on current and future artistic endeavors.

Additional information and handouts will be sent upon registration.

“But with our inner hurts, maybe the best way is not to listen to any words at all. Simply let the silence work on and through you, till you’re part of something larger.”
-Pico Iyer

See student photos made at the Trade River Retreat Center

See some of Doug’s images from the Trade River Retreat Center


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