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Visual Arts and Music Retreat

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - November 19 @ 12:00 pm MST

$140.00 – $633.00

Visual Arts and Music retreat. Nov 11-29, 2023. Leave the world behind as you retreat and recharge. Devote yourself to your art and be inspired by like-minded souls. Click here for information and registration.Those involved in the arts pull their inspiration from deep within.  But how does that inner well stay filled?  Join other creatives at Desert Rose, this jewel in the desert, and recharge your creative batteries through sharing and reflection at our Visual Arts and Music Retreat.  Consult and collaborate with fellow artists or quietly dedicate time to your own art – away from the pressure of day-to-day.  You can help shape what this retreat offers you through how you choose to interact with others.  Along with some group activities and potential collaborations, this is your time.



November 11th 6:00 p.m. to Sunday, November 19th after breakfast

Note: On-site participants arrive in the evening of Saturday, November 11.  Retreat commences with dinner at 6:00 pm.


Program costs reflect the semi-structured nature of this retreat and range from program fee only to the full retreat experience including all meals and 8 night onsite accommodation.  That said, meals and devotions will be shared activities and, to help keep costs low, we appreciate the assistance of participants in helping to bring dishes out and clear tables.  In addition, some participants may wish to offer guidance/workshops in their specific art. If you have a talent or project you’d like to share, please let us know!

There are seven (7) types of tickets still available – please see descriptions to determine which one serves your needs.

Please note: for ticket types 5 to 8, * If two or more people are sharing accommodations, one person selects the ticket that includes program, meals and the desired housing options while the other guests each select ticket #3: Program fee plus meals.

Housing costs alone for the double occupancy options are:  Dorm Suite $175, Casa Suite $185, Casa Apartments $220.

Note* Confirmations on specific housing allocations will be sent prior to the event.


Contact Information and for questions:   email: unity9@sbcglobal.net  214-226-9352 (Central time zone), text only

Facilitators:  Anne Perry, Michelle Goering, Chris Ruhe

Photograph of Anne Perry, looking lovely in a lime green jacket, navy shirt and matching scarf.ANNE GORDON PERRY dabbles in various forms of visual art, including fused glass, jewelry making, films, and self-published books. She teaches writing, humanities, and art appreciation at the Art Institute of Dallas and Dallas College. She lives in Duncanville, Texas with her husband and five cats. She and her husband Tim recently launched a film on ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in France that is receiving wide acclaim. Anne will be coordinating the visual arts track of the retreat, working with Desert Rose artists Duffy and Jeanne Sheridan. 






Facilitator Michelle Goering smiling at the camera in front of a stand of long, ornamental grasses.MICHELLE GOERING is a singer and guitarist, with a professional background in publishing. Michelle and her husband Tim, a singer and drummer, are the parents of twin college-aged sons. An enthusiastic San Diegan, Michelle grew up on a Kansas farm and still misses aspects of rural life. She is interested in building community across all boundaries and is a member of the Baha’i Faith. Michelle will be coordinating the music track of the retreat, along with Chris Ruhe.




Facilitator Chris Ruhe playing guitar on the air at DRBI's radio station KURE LP.CHRIS RUHE is many things: he’s a musician who played professionally with his band all over New York City.  He’s also the fearless host and Grand Master of Desert Rose’s own radio station KURE LP.  Since its inception, Chris has taken KURE LP from a bare bones operation to a point where a team of talented DJ’s and volunteers provide 24/7 programming to the local area and around the world. The willingness to take creative risks, an unwavering belief in the power of raw talent and dedication to service have defined Chris’ approach through the years.



November 11 @ 6:00 pm MST
November 19 @ 12:00 pm MST
$140.00 – $633.00


Anne Perry


Desert Rose Bahá’í Institute
1950 West William Sears Drive
Eloy, AZ 85131-1129 United States
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(520) 466-7961
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The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Ticket 5: Program, meals, & 8 nights Dorm Suite per person
Program, meals and 8 nights Dorm Suite (ground level, no kitchen, one full bed with one single bunk above, shared bath) 2 available: (double occupancy assumed)*
$ 588.00
2 available
Ticket 6: Program, meals & 8 nights Casa Suite housing per person
Program, meals and 8 nights Casa Suite housing (accessed by stairs, 2 twin beds, 1 bathroom, no kitchen) 2 available:(double occupancy assumed)*
$ 598.00
1 available
SOLD OUT Ticket 7: Program, meals & 8 nights Casa one bedroom apartment per person
Program, meals and 8 nights Casa one bedroom apartment (1 queen bed + 1 bathroom) 0 available: SOLD OUT
$ 633.00
0 available
Sold Out
Ticket 8: Program, meals & Casa two bedroom apartment per person
Program, meals and Casa two bedroom apartment (2 queen beds + 2 bathrooms) 5 available: (double occupancy assumed)*
$ 633.00
4 available
Ticket 1: Facilitator per couple
Faciliator ticket price per couple
$ 596.00
Ticket 2: Program only per person
Local particpants who will not be living or eating onsite.
$ 140.00
Ticket 3: Program fee plus meals per person
Program fee plus meals - 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners, served communally: (participants who will dine with the group but not live onsite)
$ 413.00
Ticket 4: Program, meals & 8 nights Dormitory bed per person
Program, meals and 8 nights Dormitory bed 40 available.
$ 423.00
25 available
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