Shell House Arts
Shell House Arts

Shell House Arts is dedicated to supporting artists, designers, and writers through programs that help facilitate and deepen creative practices.


Artists are invited to create, build, and imagine new works for 2-weeks in the Catskills.  The Shell House is uniquely built to facilitate communal living and new modes of thinking in a quiet natural setting.  Get immersed in the Catskills and develop works with feedback and conversation in a supportive setting.


Writers and artists are invited to write, research, and develop projects for 2-weeks in the Catskills. The quiet natural setting away from common distractions supports a focused period of work and conversations with others will help push thinking forward.


Shell House Arts was founded in 2018 by Lydia White. We welcome proposals for events or retreats related to our mission.