Belwin Conservancy is piloting a new opportunity for Day-Long Artist and Culture Bearer Retreats. We are offering the use of the Savanna Center (Building #2) for Artists and Culture Bearers to relax, create, and be inspired in a 1500 square foot building and 320 acre oak savanna property free of charge.

The space will be open and available to reserve during Belwin’s business hours, Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm, with exceptions.

Savanna Center Building #2 can accommodate a maximum of 4 people and provides three areas for use (which can also be seen in images at the bottom of this page): 

  • A garage
  • An large open middle room with table, chair, skylight, and sliding glass doors on two sides
  • A ‘C’ shaped room with a sit/stand desk and chair, couch, table with 4 chairs, bathroom, lounge chair and ottoman with table and lamp, and kitchenette that includes a sink, small refrigerator, microwave, dishes and silverware.

Savanna Center Building #2 is located next to Savanna Center Building #1, an office space. The deck of Building #1 will be available to use and is also pictured below.

*Please note – Building #2 is not accessible to people in wheelchairs.

Also provided:

  • WiFi
  • Heat and Air conditioning
  • Free Parking for one car (please put the “Belwin Artist Sign” in your car windshield while on site)
  • Trail Maps and Belwin Information

If interested in reserving this space, please provide your contact information and sign the Artists / Culture Bearers Agreement below.

If you have any questions about this program, please reach out to Susan Haugh via email at To fill out an interest form, click the button below.

Below are images of the space including the open workspace, interior, garage, and deck.


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