Fond memories of The Desert 2020 and looking forward with excitement

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Thank you so much! THE DESERT 2020 We hope you enjoyed yourself in Tucson – growing as an artist – deepening friendships with your art sisters and brothers – and learning a thing or two about yourself along the way. This was our largest and best retreat to date – four hundred students, twenty-two instructors, eleven classrooms and six days … Read More

Who are we?

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Vivi Magoo is a family run business. We are a close-knit family who enjoy each other’s company and love spending time with our Vivi Magoo friends, sharing creativity and being inspired. In our fifth year of business, we continue to have fun planning and hosting our events each year! Barb is the visionary – always looking for new venues, artist-instructors to teach and … Read More

Daily Schedule of Events

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Daily Schedule of Events

Hi Prairie Pearls! You can view the daily schedules for our Prairie retreat here. Just click on each day, and you will be taken to the schedule for that day. Print them out, and bring them with you. We will have copies posted each day at Henkel Hall where classes are held for you to reference if need be. The schedules … Read More

Life is too short to wear high heels or What to wear to the Prairie retreat

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weather in Round Top

Question – The Prairie is getting near! I have a couple of quick questions ~ It’s been unseasonably hot here lately so it has me wondering about The Prairie and clothing. Are the classrooms air conditioned there? I know where we are staying is but thinking about layers and how to stay comfy during the day. Answer – We’re less … Read More

“I am a free spirit!” Charm Swap

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Free Spirit Charm Swap

2016 Art Retreat On The Prairie Charm Swap Liz Bell   Hello fellow Artists! I am hosting the Art Retreat on the Prairie Charm Swap this November. Both students and instructors are invited to join in the swap. You don’t want to miss out on a chance to receive a beautiful handmade treasure from a fellow Artist. Charm Swap … Read More

“One of the very best things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”  ―  Luciano Pavarotti

Barb SolemArt Retreat on the Prairie, dining

If you’ve ever been to Round Top, you know that restaurants are few and far between, and most of them are only open on weekends. Because of that (and because we love you!), we always plan for catered meals throughout our retreats. Ask any Prairie Pearl (as our Prairie students are affectionately called) – they will tell you that the meals are delicious … Read More

Where to stay in Round Top

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“Wherever we travel, the wonderful people we meet become our family.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita Round Top is a quaint and charming community set in the middle of Texas longhorn country. We return here year-after-year because it provides the calm, quiet inspiration where we all need to escape once in a while. One of the best parts of hosting our … Read More

Meals and Gatherings

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Vivi Magoo students enjoy gatherings and visit the best restaurants in Round Top, enjoying BBQ, pie, and occasionally a glass of wine while attending Art Retreat on the Prairie. In addition to our wonderful classes, we offer our students the opportunity to attend cocktail hours, meals, and socials. Some events are hosted by us, such as the gathering that kicks off … Read More