Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats is a one-of-a-kind online event destination. Each summer we celebrate our annual tradition of presenting brand new mixed media art workshops, with new and returning art mentors.

We have been presenting our retreats online for at least a decade, working side by side with artisans from all over the world. We gather online in the spirit of our like-minded passion for learning, and out of a mutual reverence for the individual differences that make our artistic perspectives unique to us.

Our workshops are designed and presented by real-world working artists. Our mentors are selected not only on the basis of their knowledge and expertise within a particular genre, but for their passion for sharing with and inspiring others on the journey. 

Artistic people don't all fit into the same niche. Most of us are like a unique tapestry woven together with our personal experiences and creative vision. This is why Artful Gathering embraces a wide variety of artistic perspectives; there is always something new to see, do, and learn!

We love to seek new ways to inspire your imagination and broaden your horizons. What better way to learn than to see through the eyes of a kindred spirit. We hope to spark a passion for art in you. 

Artful Gathering was established in 2009 by Cristina Zinnia Galliher. She has been an artist all her life and has been presenting online art workshops and artists for nearly ten years. Prior to the founding of Artful Gathering, Zinnia established Roses On My Table.com, where she shares her art interests with an open heart. Zinnia created primitive folk art for several years, representing her art creations in doll making and sculpting. She has studied many art genres throughout her life, and continues to develop her art daily.

We Love Our Sponsors

About Our Sponsors A creative community like ours supports businesses that support artists! We are very proud to present to you our wonderful online sponsors. They contribute to our activities and contests and they also carry great products that we love to create with. We hope that you will visit their websites and tell them Artful Gathering sent you!  



Jerry's Artarama Online Store has been a loyal sponsor of Artful Gathering and of artists in our community since 2010. They carry a wide variety of quality art supplies in all genres. Jerry's online store also offers world wide shipping, great customer service, and competitive pricing. 

Aves Studio is a wonderful sponsor of the Artful Gathering  community of artists. Their amazing products  allow new innovations and inventiveness in designing, creating, building and restoring. 

Lunagirl is an online treasure trove for digital ephemera. They have over 600 collage sheets and over 30,000 digital images. A one stop shopping place for immediate download.

Glass Eyes Online is a supplier of all types of Glass and Plastic Eyes, and Noses such as bird eyes, mammal eyes, reptile eyes, doll eyes and teddybear eyes. A small town company with a huge heart and worldwide service!

Primitive Folk Art Trinkets & Treasures is a marketplace of all things created with the heart and hands. Over 25 unique are artisans represented.

Non-Affiliation Disclosure: Artful Gathering is not enrolled in any affiliation programs relating to our sponsors. Your clicks do not result in commissions or payment. Our sponsors are carefully selected for their good standing in the community and they participate by donating prizes to our activies and contests.