The Art Distillery

Join Carmel Visual Arts at the launch of its second location along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® 

About Our Dream

After celebrating the six-year anniversary of Carmel Visual Arts in Carmel, California, Rich Brimer and Carol Henry and have developed an all-inclusive art destination we call The Art Distillery. The duo has chosen an beautifully restored 1871 manor house in Springfield, Kentucky to host art workshops, and exclusive creative experiences, complete with accommodations. 

Wildflower Ranch Inn

This stunning restored 1871 manor house is situated on 6 acres of lush Kentucky Bluegrass. The Wildflower Ranch Inn has six bedrooms and baths that feature contemporary luxury. Our focus is on exhibiting art in the new gallery and mercantile that promote experience and creativity.

& Guest Artists

Throughout the year, our schedule will be packed with workshops and retreats with world renowned instructors to make rich learning experiences. 

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3200 Lebanon Road
Springfield, KY 40069

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(859) 481-4576

In late 2019 we opened The Art Distillery and Wildflower Ranch Inn, our bed & breakfast as an art destination in Kentucky—on the property of a historic farmhouse. Since this is Bourbon Country, the art studio was named The Art Distillery. This location is surrounded by beautiful nature, history, and plenty of space to create.

We launched the new 2020 season—only to be stunned with the quickly changing developments amid the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the speed this occurred, we have postponed all of our scheduled workshops through 2020. In 2021, we will resume our workshop schedule so stay tuned. We will share more on that as we schedule them.

In the meantime, I will be teaching local plein air and studio classes so please feel free to contact me if you are interested in knowing more about that.

Rich Brimer, Director