Serenbe is pioneering a new community model connected to nature on the edge of Atlanta. A neighborhood with fresh food and fresh air that makes well-being as natural as nature itself. A purposeful community where people live, work, learn and play in celebration of life’s beauty. Where connections between people, nature and the arts are nourished.
Serenbe is set among acres of preserved forests and meadows with miles of nature trails that connect homes and restaurants with arts and businesses.
Serenbe’s architectural planning sets a new standard for community living and engagement by remembering the past. Each of the four neighborhoods will have complementary commercial centers focused on the elements of a well-lived life: arts for inspiration, agriculture for nourishment, health for wellbeing and education for awareness.
Year-round cultural events include outdoor theater from Serenbe Playhouse, culinary workshops and festivals, music events, films and lectures, boutique shopping, art galleries, a spa and trail riding, plus a robust Artists in Residence program featuring dinners and talks.
Fresh food is another of Serenbe’s natural assets, with a 25-acre organic farm, seasonal Saturday Farmer’s Market, thriving CSA program and edible landscaping, including blueberry bushes and fig trees along paths and sidewalks. Serenbe is a place where you can come for the farmer’s market, enjoy a long weekend or stay for a lifetime.
ABOUT THE BENEFICIARY: THE ART FARM AT SERENBE
Serenbe was designed with the arts in mind, including the Art Farm, a 40-acre outdoor complex that serves as a central place for artists, the arts and culture at Serenbe. The Art Farm provides a physical space to ignite passion and imagination in nature and works in collaboration with the Serenbe Institute and other partners to amplify their work and makers. You will find AIR Serenbe programing artist residencies, Chatt Hills Music hosting performances, Serenbe Playhouse using the space for outdoor theatre and Serenbe Film with pop-up screenings. Signature Art Farm events are monthly Art Over Dinners and Art Hours along with workshops, demos, yoga, music and select artist open studios when in residence.
The Art Farm collaborated with Rural Studio to construct the first wave of live-work artist cottages that opened in January 2016 with interiors by Steve McKenzie and Kerry Howard.
The artist cottages are based on Rural Studio’s 20K House project that began in 2005 as a research project to address the need for affordable housing. The objective of The Art Farm Rural Studio collaboration is to design and build a model house that could be reproduced on a large scale by a contractor. All net proceeds from the 2016 Serenbe Designer Showhouse will support building the next Art Farm artist cottage and studio.