Today, I'm so excited to introduce you to Laura Petrie of The Art Farm Women's Retreat in Paducah, KY, and show you the barn that she designed herself. Laura is truly someone who knows about creating with a passion. Watch the video to learn more.
She also has cottages and yurts on the land that you can stay in. But this is a creative space for women to come and use different kinds of mediums to create art that they love to make a life that they love, and to camp out and have a really good time.
She created her amazing barn from the foundation up. This is just a little bit of the land that women get to experience while they're here.
She created the lesbian film festival known as Cinema Systers Film Festival. Then, she took it one step further and decided to make it a women's retreat. The land is now open for women to camp, RV, and enjoy nature.
I asked her, "So why do you feel like it's your calling to do this for women?"
Her value of supporting women's activities grew stronger when she was at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. Then, she and I met. This gave Laura the strength to follow her vision and instincts. She started the Airbnb business, and it's also on hipcamp. It continues to grow every day.
I also asked her, "So what's your secret to keeping it growing?"
You have to do what you can with what you have. During COVID, she started studying how to make money. It kept coming back to her to "do what you can with what you have." She has a farm and some buildings and decided to turn it into a women's retreat.
It's known as The Art Farm Women's Retreat where she started Cinema Systers. Look it up. It's lovely.