Star Arts: Arts for All and All for Arts

June 17, 2017 to June 24, 2017

Star Arts is an affirming adult community of emerging and established artists in many mediums who come together on a beautiful island to engage and create in a safe, nurturing environment. Amidst music, laughter, sea gulls, and spectacular sunsets, we inspire each other to deep personal reflection and to deep interpersonal connections. Sometimes we expand on current talents; sometimes we take risks on new frontiers. Always, we come away refreshed, relaxed and wishing to come back again. Whether venturing into joint efforts or following a solitary voice in personal reflection, Star Island can be a creative, spiritual place to call home. Professional and amateur artists alike are welcome to spend their mornings in the workshop of their choice: music, writing, drama, photography, painting, or dance. Conferees are also welcome to let their muses choose the time and pace of their inspirations. “Porch sitting” is an honored occupation as well. Other activities include glorious music, spontaneous performances, concerts, talent shows, chapels, rehearsals, Qi Gong, Yoga, quiet contemplation, afternoon skill-sharing, and other adventures to nourish the creative, spiritual, and curious mind. Do everything – or do nothing. It’s your week. At the 2017 conference, Bread and Puppet is scheduled to perform mid-week and Alexandra de Steger, the Island winter caretaker, is scheduled to show her stunning winter photos. All experience levels are welcome. Come and find many ways to feed your spirit.

Workshop leaders:
Michael Lavine – Music
Liz Snell & Joanne Greenberg – Theater
John Snell – Photography
Mary Cinadr – Writing
Dance – Monika Gadre
Visual Arts – Diane Cadrain

Minister of the Week

Rev. Mary Frances Comer, Piedmont UU Church, Charlotte & Salisbury, NC

Program Fee


Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

Star Arts Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
Adult 18+ $939 $,1264 $1,156 $1,680

Ferry Schedule

Saturday, June 17
Departure: Portsmouth 2:55 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 3:55 p.m
Saturday, June 24
Departure: Star Island 8:20 a.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 9:45 a.m.


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Contact the registrar, Barbara Reynolds at