The Art Farm at Serenbe
Where art happens in Serenbe.
The Serenbe Institute is proud to call the Art Farm at Serenbe home. This complex is deeply rooted in process, education and creating multiple platforms for creativity. Artists, practitioners and researchers come here to deepen their practice and broaden their creative connections. Over the next several years, the Serenbe Institute, in partnership with Serenbe Development, will invest significant resources into building out the Art Farm to house the activities and work of our Units.
The initial phase (completed in 2016) included the construction of an artist cottage from Auburn University's Rural Studio. Rural Studio is an off-campus design-build program of Auburn University, established in 1993 by D.K. Ruth and Samuel Mockbee to give architecture students a hands-on educational experience. The artist cottage is based on Rural Studio’s 20K House project that began in 2005 as a research project to address the need for affordable housing, provide an alternative to the mobile home and accommodate potential homeowners who are unable to qualify for commercial credit. 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. This first cottage will serve as live-work spaces for AIR Serenbe's visiting artists.