Each participant is required to purchase a Conference Ticket and Meals & Lodging. Conference ticket (and applicable kit fees) are paid at registration. Meals & lodging is reserved directly through Ridgecrest Conference Center.
Conference Registration (Opens April 1, 2019 to the Public)
4 Day Registration: $475 (includes 3 full workshop days + all conference sessions & activities.)
Additional kit fees may apply depending on the workshops you choose.
Meals & Lodging (Opens March 19, 2019 - DO NOT CALL RIDGECREST BEFORE THIS DATE)
All attendees are requested to stay onsite at Ridgecrest Conference Center during the conference.
Your meals and lodging package must be purchased separately through Ridgecrest Conference Center once registration opens, you have paid and have a confirmed registration receipt.
If you want a roommate, you need to coordinate that on your own. Gathering of Artisans will not be coordinating roommates. If you would like a roommate but don't know anyone that's coming, we suggest posting in the Thriving Christian Artists Facebook Group or on the Facebook Event Page for Gathering of Artisans 2019.
Lodging at Ridgecrest
Mountain Laurel: $131/night
Meal Package at Ridgecrest
$130 includes all meals Thursday Breakfast through Sunday Breakfast
Commuter Rate (Meals Only - NO LODGING - This is intended for use by our local participants who want to stay at home.)
Spouses & Family Gathering of Artisans is a special weekend. Sometimes couples or families may want to travel together but we encourage this only if everyone is registered for the conference. Otherwise, it can become a burden on the participant instead of a blessing with regards to conference schedule, workshop attendance, meals, evening worship sessions, etc.
Because this event will fill to capacity and there is limited space for attendees, we encourage spouses who are attending to be fully registered as a conference participant if they would like to attend. There is no special rate for spouses or family members. *We do not offer payment plans. All registration fees are due upon registration. Meals & lodging fees are payable directly to Ridgecrest Conference Center and require only a deposit to reserve your room.
Meals & Lodging Options Gathering of Artisans 2019 will be held at the beautiful Ridgecrest Conference Center located in Black Mountain, North Carolina. With spectacular autumn views and cool mountain breezes, this facility is a retreat in itself! Hotel-style lodging is available with all lodging packages. Each room includes comfortable beds and private bathrooms.
Mountain Laurel Ridgecrest's deluxe guest accommodations. The building is located behind Johnson Spring with ample adjacent parking. From Mountain Laurel covered walkways lead you to Johnson Spring, Pritchell and the Dining Room.
Amenities include: o Wireless Internet o Mini Fridge o Telephones with voice mail messaging systems o Hair dryers o Iron and ironing board o Alarm clock o Coffee Maker o Complimentary Soap, Shampoo, and Lotion o Fitness room o Fellowship rooms
Pritchell Ridgecrest's most central facility. Pritchell offers guests maximum convenience to adjacent Spilman Auditorium and the main Dining Room. A large fellowship area provides rocking chairs, game tables and television.
Amenities include: o Wireless Internet o Telephones with voice mail messaging systems o Clock radios o Fellowship balcony
Meals Ridgecrest's dining room offers three nutritious buffet-style meals daily and is centrally located within Rhododendron assuring attendees a very short walk from virtually every lodging venue. All meals are included in all registration packages - residential and commuter. There is also a beautiful, comfortable coffee shop onsite for your enjoyment.