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About A Studio in the Woods


Infused with art, love and a profound respect for nature, A Studio in the Woods has grown with the forest as organically as it grew into a nonprofit artist retreat and learning center, built sustainably with salvaged goods long before green building became fashionable. In 1968, Joe and Lucianne Carmichael purchased the site and sought to preserve the 7.66 acres of endangered forest for its great value as wetlands and as a powerful source of creative inspiration and education. They began the process of building their home and studios to early standards of sustainability and exploring ways the site could offer opportunities for others to learn about and gain inspiration from this natural treasure. In June 2002, with the encouragement and consultation of artists, environmentalists, and wider community members, Friends of A Studio in the Woods was formed with the mission to protect and preserve the Mississippi River bottomland hardwood forest and to provide a tranquil haven where artists can reconnect with universal creative energy and work uninterrupted within this natural sanctuary.

To ensure the preservation of this landscape, the Carmichaels donated the compound to the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR) in 2004. Founded in 1983, the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR) has a mission of conducting and facilitating environmental research through cross- disciplinary partnerships and collaborations. As an academic center under the Office of Research at Tulane, the CBR supports the University’s mission of academic excellence, while at the same time engaging government, community and other academic organizations.

The separate 501(c)3 nonprofit Friends of A Studio in the Woods provides guidance and funding.

A Studio In The Woods
13401 Patterson Road
New Orleans, LA 70131
Office: 504-392-4460
Fax: 504-394-5977
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To protect the uninterrupted work time of our residents, A Studio in the Woods is open to the public by invitation or appointment only.

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