An Artful Summer

Long summer days, warm sunshine, and an abundance of wildflowers delight and inspire.

The arrival of longer days, warmer sunshine, and an abundance of wildflowers in bloom brings an atmosphere of creativity, inspiration, and exploration to Newfoundland’s Fogo Island.

Guests staying at Fogo Island Inn will experience first-hand the artistic benefits of being far away from far away on a remote island off an island in the North Atlantic. Take time to become attuned to the surrounding environment, focusing on how the natural elements affect our state of being, and our own sense of self, in contrast to the expanse of land and sea. There are moments of stillness, moments of silence, and time to share perceptions. Study the various shapes, colours, tones, and textures of the intricate forms of local plants, lichens, and wild foods, tracing the intangible cultural history of this place. Reserve time with resident and visiting artists for workshops in a variety of artistic media that stimulate creativity and open their hearts and minds to the beauty of Fogo Island just waiting to be translated into works of art.

Fogo Island Inn welcomes multidisciplinary artist Bruce Pashak to lead art workshops for guests (by appointment). Bruce uses imagery, text, and technology to create abstract anti-narratives that both affirm and break free of culturally-encoded associations and limitations. His pieces are self-described playgrounds for the imagination, “riddles that you might try to puzzle out but never need to solve.”

An Artful Summer itinerary at Fogo Island Inn includes all meals, an Island Orientation with a Community Host, and a range of outdoor activities and excursions to stimulate and awake your creative side. A three-night minimum stay is required. A Summer Art Workshop session with Bruce Pashak can be organized by appointment by the Front Desk. 


To book:
International Reservations: +1 709 658 3444 US & Canada Reservations: +1 855 268 9277 or email [email protected]