...a non-profit 501(c)3 organization at Salmon Creek Farm offering land-based arts programs including annual artist fellowships awards. SCF is a sanctuary of precious riparian and coast redwood habitat on Central Pomo land, established as a counterculture commune in 1971, now a sort of queered commune-farm-homestead-school hybrid. 



The inaugural year of Salmon Creek Arts will be announced in spring 2024. In the future it will eventually include some programs that SCF has been offering for many years such as writing retreats, carpentry and food gardening skill-shares, wood-fire ceramics workshops, and our free BIPOC artists retreats. We are first initiating the Salmon Creek Artist Fellowship, with seven artists (of craft, movement, food, gardens, image, sound, word, etc.) awarded a fellowship residency at Salmon Creek Farm.
The fellowship aims to eventually provide a dramatic level of durational support to artists who have already established their path, by offering time, space, community, visibility, funding, and especially the opportunity to participate in the daily life of the Salmon Creek Farm sanctuary. Perhaps eventually feeling like just another creature on the land. 

Every January we offer a wood fire ceramics workshop in partnership with our friends down the ridge at Cider Creek Collective. We’re booked for 2024 but stay tuned for next year. 

Programs will be announced in April 2024. Subscribe and follow for the latest.

Salmon Creek Arts cultivates an expanding community of artists*, offering time to slow down, space to take a step back, the chance to live close to the land, and to participate in its cycles. We offer modest home-spun spaces to create and share work in a communal free-range wild woodsy environment. In fall 2024 we inaugurate our offerings at Salmon Creek Farm, where we will eventually take over operations and ownership.

Photo (right) by Thomas Loof 

Salmon Creek Farm is located on 33 acres of second and third growth redwoods two miles from California’s Mendocino Coast. Old logging roads and foot trails criss-cross south facing slopes from sunny meadows, gardens, orchards, communal outdoor kitchen, and dance deck on top, to eight furnished hand-crafted commune cabins each nestled in their own nook of the woods, across a ravine that bisects the land to abandoned off-grid cabins, and finally down to Big Salmon Creek in the valley. It is an especially good spot to feel your small place in the big cycle of life on earth.

* we use the term ‘artist’ expansively encompassing those working with craft, movement, food, gardens, image, sound, word, etc.