Terra Studios, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Terra Studios, Fayetteville, Arkansas

terra1Where’s my Shangri-La? If it’s not at Laguna Beach, or any other craggy, rocky cove overlooking an ocean visit, my next favorite place to be is at TERRA STUDIOS in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

This ten acre wonderland is full of delightful nooks and crannies. Peaceful and serene, the land is filled with whimsical sculptures showcasing the glass art and pottery done on the premises. Sculpture gardens are outfitted with fantasy creatures, murals, fountains, and interactive art. Benches, picnic tables, and plenty of seating places are scattered around the grounds, giving visitors a place to sit, relax, and reflect.

A favorite spot, where I usually catch my dad when we’re visiting Terra Studios, is on the swings under a shady arbor, overlooking the lake.

terra3A full size traditional 7-channel labyrinth was installed in 2003. The founder’s grandsons worked hard to construct the labyrinth using huge slabs of Wedington Limestone.

When you’ve had your fill of the serene outdoor experience (I doubt it’s possible), wander indoors where you can catch glassblowing demonstrations, with glass artists creating the Bluebirds of Happiness that Terra Studios is known for. Glassblowing demonstrations are from noon to 4 p.m., March 15th through the first weekend in January.

Pottery demonstrations frequently take place in another building . Several galleries exhibit pottery and have handcrafted items from many different artists available for sale. I think of Terra Studios every morning when I drink my orange juice from the delightful hand crafted mug with dragonflies careening around the sides.

Classes, tours, musical performances and other events round out the offerings. Check their web site for specific information on the classes or other events.

terra4Terra Studios is open from 10 am – 5 pm daily, excepting Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and days of inclement weather.

And the best part of all … it’s FREE! Totally free, unless you want to adopt a dragonfly mug or unique pair of earrings to bring home with you to remind you of the serene day spent amongst art and nature.

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6 thoughts on “Terra Studios, Fayetteville, Arkansas

  1. Thanks for a great shout out about Terra! I teach a few of the classes we offer there! Its a must see place! Once you see it, you’ll start a list in your head of the people you want to bring to see it!

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    • You’re welcome Teresa. I LOVE that place. Every time I go visit my Dad (in Goshen) we make a trip out there.
      And I drink my OJ every morning in the dragonfly mug I got on a trip 2 years ago … and wear some earrings I got … and …
      My top two places EVER – Laguna Beach and Terra Studios. Depends on whether I need water or land.
      (Love to walk the labyrinth there too!)

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    • You’re quite welcome. It’s all totally true. You are AWESOME!
      Every time I visit my dad (in Goshen), we make a trip out to Terra.
      I’m using Terra Studios again on April 23rd, for my ‘T’ in an A to Z blog challenge.

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