"The most amazing, life-altering, eye-opening, practice-evolving, friendliest
and generous of gifts"
- Margaret Stewart, Photographer

Every symphony you hear, every play you see, every dance you experience every painting and sculpture you see, and every book you read, begins its life with a person in a room with an idea and a passion. The Hermitage provides the room for accomplished creators in a spectacular, inspiring environment. Our artists bring their brilliant ideas. Together, with nature, we feed the passion, and we share it all with our community. This is the work of the Hermitage.


Join us for the Artful Lobster
Saturday, November 12, 2016
11:00am – 2:00pm


Enjoy the splendid surroundings of The Hermitage Artist Retreat while feasting on lobster and mingling with friends and talented artists. One of the most anticipated events of the entire Season – ​a​n experience you will only find here!

Take part in Gulf front campus tours, indulge in “Hermitage Hurricane” cocktails and catering by Michael's On East, enjoy island music, and partake of a wine pull and silent auction to benefit Hermitage artist Fellows. As an extra treat, 2016-17 Hermitage Artist mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov Canales will perform with a voice that "grabs the heartstrings with its dramatic force and musicality."

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We are proud to share our talented people with those in the region through our community programs. Check our calendar and blog for up-to-date information on Hermitage news and events. Interested in volunteering? Our Friends of the Hermitage organization offers many excellent opportunities.