Expand Your Creative Horizons

Star Arts is a week-long adult retreat where you are encouraged to pursue your creative interests in one of our many workshops. Explore the island, dance, tell a story, share your poetry, paint a seascape, sing out loud, celebrate the Solstice. Or, find a rocking chair and discover a new friend. Star Arts brings together extraordinary Workshop Leaders who generously share their expertise with our Conference. This year we will be offering morning workshops that include Music, Movement, Visual Arts, Photography, Writing and Drama. Workshop Leaders and their workshops will be announced soon. Star Arts relies on our volunteers. There are a lot of volunteer opportunities for New and Old Shoalers. Watch our website Stararts.org for openings and sign up for our newsletter. You will be warmly welcomed. 

Workshop Leaders

To be announced.

Minister of the Week

To be announced.

Program Fee

$110 per person

Room & Board

The rates below are per person for the full length of the conference.

Adults (18+) 

Standard Shared: $1,169 | Standard Single: $1,590

Motel Shared: $1,439 | Motel Single: $2,112 


Under 6: Free | 6-11 years: $541 | 12-17 years: $774 

Boat Schedule

June 18: Depart Portsmouth at 2:20 PM, arrive to Star Island at 3:30 PM

June 25: Depart Star Island at 8:50 AM, arrive in Portsmouth at 10:15 AM


Email the Star Arts Registrar.