Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Artist Colony in Austria's Neumarkt an der Raab

Greetings to all my fellow inked up persons. Fall is soon upon us, but if you were to think about travelling in the southeastern part of Austria, near the Hungary/Slovenian borders, you'll be very pleased to find an historic village at Neumarkt an der Raab that has been converted into an Artist Colony. Imagine printing in beautiful rustic settings, with plenty of green farmland around, mountains close by and more than a few options for some fine little day trips of the area. 
In an ancient area of Europe where the Romans once settled, the parish of St. Martin an der Raab also includes the artists' village of Neumarkt an der Raab. The area enjoys a blend of cultures from surrounding Hungary, Slovenia and Austria, and once can venture to neighboring villages for a plethora of entertainments – schnaps-tastings, spas abound in the area, visit local castles, see Celtic stone circles, see the Blue Danube, hear opera at the outdoor St. Margarethen Concert Series, visit the moors of Burgenland, see the Seekirchl pilgrimage site at Seefeld, and if you want to shop, the merchants in neighboring Vienna and Graz will be e happy to oblige.
A non-profit cultural association (est. 1968) runs the colony and maintains a total of 14 rooms with  28 beds. The village’s beautifully thatched –roofed buildings and well-kept lawns include eight houses, with a printmaking workshop, a gallery, three thatched cottages, the oldest cinema of Burgenland and the Cross barn. In addition to renting rooms, artists may rent studio/practice spaces. They also offer art classes, exhibitions, lectures, concerts and readings for the local Burgenland population.
Rental Information:
You have the option to rent studio space as well as rooms to stay. 
The prices below are valid until 20 December 2012. 
A room in the Village gallery = 100 Euros/wk
Druck/Radierwerkstatt = 130 Euros/wk
Lithowerkstatt = 100 Euros /wk
Pavilion = 49 Euros/wk
Cross barn = 49 Euros/wk
The city of Graz, Austria

Culture Club artist village Neumarkt an der Raab
Hauptstraße 45
A-8380 Neumarkt an der Raab
Telephone and Fax: +43 (0) 3329/46527 
ZVR number: 865452735                                        
Reservation, organization, office: Melitta Gerger 
Cultural Management: Petra Schmögner

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