Salmon Creek Farm Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) land-based arts program established in 2022. Our first season will be announced in summer 2023 and start up in spring 2024. (Salmon Creek Farm Commune retreats will be offered until then.)

We cultivate 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 it’s cycles. We offer artists home-spun free-range wild woodsy spaces to gestate, create, and share what emerges.

The original commune of Salmon Creek Farm was established in 1971 by a group of young people rejecting mainstream culture and searching for something else, part of a global back-to-the-land movement that emerged from the student protest culture of the late 60’s.

With its purchase by artist Fritz Haeg in 2014, SCF continues this legacy while entering a new chapter as a long-term art project shaped by many hands, a sort of queered commune-farm-homestead-sanctuary-school hybrid.

We are on 33 acres of second and third growth coastal redwoods two miles from California’s Mendocino coastline. Gardens, orchards, greenhouse, outdoor kitchen, dance deck, and south-facing slopes of redwoods crossed by foot trails connecting eight hand-crafted cabins offer space for extremes of solitude and communing.

We are on Central Pomo land. Picking up, reconnecting, and weaving back strands of indigenous environmental knowledge that were violently broken are at the heart of what we cultivate.