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a movement of people coming alive through creativity + authentic connection

artist and

Unlock Your Creativity - Join the ARTIST AND Community

The virtual songwriting retreat was the most empowering artistic experience of my life.

-May 2020 Guest


Christa creates a loving safe container for the artist to truly explore song writing, collaboration and performance from our deep, vulnerable and authentic selves.

I always feel truly seen and connected

in her circle.

-Winter 2020 Guest


Performing songwriters Christa Wells & Nicole Witt believe the world is in dire need of people who have COME ALIVE to the spirit of creativity within them. They recognize that many people allow that spirit to go dormant as they move into the responsibilities of adulthood, but that creative practice allows our authentic voices to be expressed and heard, which fosters joy and resilience, curiosity and compassion. These qualities, when embodied, empower us to participate fruitfully in the healing of the world.

That's why Wells and Witt founded Artist And with a commitment to creating spaces where artists of all kinds (vocational or not) are seen, heard and encouraged to keep making and sharing their unique voice with the world.

As a parent, songwriter, poet, community leader, creative coach, and university instructor, Christa realized many artists wear multiple hats--we are artists AND many other things. When our inner artist is silenced and under-prioritized, it can take a toll on every other relationship. That's why she suggested the name ARTIST AND as they began to add online workshops to their annual in-person songwriting retreat in 2017.


At ARTIST AND, our goal is to help artists of all backgrounds not only expand their mindseet and open their hearts, but to actively live into their creative dreams. We offer a variety of online and in-person opportunities to connect and create in community. Sign up for our email list to get started! We can't wait to meet you and hear about what you're creating in the world!

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How Can we Help You?

Here are a few of the ways we support our artists:

  • Writing Prompts + More on Instagram

  • Free Annual New Year, Start Here Challenge

  • Annual Songwriters Retreat

  • Second Monday Vision Meetings

  • Artist Development

Sharing your voice with others is a delicate process; learning to live fully, humbly, and freely is difficult and I felt I was reminded how to claim my voice in a supportive and encouraging way; to walk my path confident in my individual path.

-Winter 2020 Guest

Christa's leadership is both encouraging and stimulating. The atmosphere quickly becomes one of safety and intimacy. Also, the grounds are comforting and the food is great!

-Winter 2020 Guest

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