October 2016 saw my wife and me leading a group of creatives from Journey Arts Collective to Europe. It was by all accounts a successful partnership. The Journey Arts leader, Brett Mabury, did a wonderful job of leading the group on a sort of reflective pilgrimage as we experienced some of the most inspiring sights Europe has to offer. We also discovered Brett makes a great co-leader and that we work well together. So in 2017 he and I teamed up once again to lead a group of ten creatives, all from Journey Arts Collective, on a similar adventure. It was another great success, as we streamlined the itinerary here and there to make for more room to breathe and create. October is really a great time to travel in Europe, as the crowds are somewhat thinner and, at least in Italy, the weather is more than pleasant. The weather in France and Switzerland even cooperated as well this time. Not only did we visit many of the iconic places you might expect, but we also spent time in almost every place with local creatives from Brett's and my network of friends and contacts. It's one thing to sight-see, quite another to actually connect with locals in a meaningful exchange.
2019 looks to have even more adventures in store, and one of them might just be right for you! The doors are now open for registration for the October artistic pilgrimage! This includes all disciplines and artistic expressions — musicians, writers, dancers, visual artists, producers, vocalists, etc. At some of Europe’s most iconic artistic sites, as well as some off the beaten path nooks and crannies, we will reflect on the intersection of faith, art, and culture. Time will be given for guided reflection as well as taking in some of the greatest art in the history of Western civilization.
Just click here to be taken to the Journey Arts Collective website, where you can read more about this unique experience for creatives. If you are already signed up to go, click here for the mandatory registration form.