ArtiGras is a one day event that typically takes place on the last Saturday before Ash Wednesday. People of varying artistic experience come together to create, learn, and grow spiritually. Arti Gras follows a pilgrimage model, meaning that you travel with the same group of people through several different artistic practices. In other words, you travel in community.
The pilgrim communities of Arti Gras take the fear and perfectionism out of making art, because you know that whatever you do, it will be accepted. More than that, the things you make are a gift to the other people who are traveling with you, full of your insight and spirit.
This generosity in art-making is what Arti Gras is all about!