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A collective space for all artists

Laurel Justice Retreats is a curated collection of retreats, workshops, and residencies by artists,
for artists. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of those in the visual, performing, and literary
arts for sanctuary from everyday concerns, expanding techniques, deepening inquiry, and
opening new channels of expression.

Our Founder

Laurel Justice has been guiding retreats and workshops for over 20 years. She knows intimately the internal and external challenges to honoring one's deep needs to respond to the human experience by making things. From a young age, Laurel imagined environments where artists could feel inspired and supported. A lifetime of friendships and partnerships with many beloved creators around the world led her to develop gatherings, where artists experience deep welcome and belonging.
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Who We Are

Our Mission

Providing beautiful accommodations, well-sourced nourishment, and private work space for artists from around the globe, for the purpose of undistracted exploration, high engagement with the natural world, and building community with those for whom beauty/creativity is the shared mother-tongue.

Our Values

We value the power of the ARTIST to deepen the mystery of what it means to be human. We value the power of ART to aid in the imagination of a world that supports equitable human flourishing for all.

Meet The Team


Laurel Justice

Founder & CEO + Artist + Psychotherapist

Laurel Seibels Justice holds a BA in Art and an MA in Counseling. A facilitator of group experiences using art, writing, dance and psychodrama, Laurel is passionate about creativity as a primary source of healing and self care. Her private therapy practice consists largely of creatives. Laurel works in soft pastels and her art is found in private collections coast to coast in the US, Canada, China, and Europe. Laurel divides her time between two Lake Cities, where she hosts artist-in-residence programs in each.


Brittany Williams

Assistant + Writer + Artist

Brittany Williams is a project manager, designer, writer and poet from Atlanta, Georgia. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia's college of landscape architecture and environmental design with a career background in interior landscape design. As a poet, writer and spoken word artist she has traveled the country writing, speaking and collaborating with other artists.


Robert & Ginny Burroughs

Non-profit Partners + Burrow Collective Founders + Owners and Operators of Inn at the Lake


Carla Angus

Advisor + Founder of Dramatic Coffee Beans + Education and Program Manager at Artfields Collective

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Jamison Kerr

Advisor + Director of Artfields Collective


Harry Lesesne

Advisor + Director of the Darla Moore Foundation


Harriet Green

Advisor + Former Program Director for Visual Arts at The South Carolina Arts Commission

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