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Join our Sojourn 2019

AWA’s signature event is an exclusive fall Sojourn in mid-October 2019. During AWA’s annual Sojourns, our guests become honored art patrons that are welcomed to a Florence you truly can't have access to in any other way. Ask yourself the following questions and discover why AWA's 2019 Sojourn is more than a 'must'.

Have you ever been 'welcomed home' to Florence?

You'll never forget the hospitality of Florence's finest families as they welcome us into their homes—whether country villas or in-city palaces—for evenings of pure Tuscan joy.

Have you ever been recognized in Florence as an honored patron?

Sojourn proceeds support the conservation of art by women and Sojourners will be in town for the inaugural cocktail and unveiling of the painting their patronage helped restore, at its museum debut.*

Have you ever seen the city's 'invisible art'?

'Hidden treasures' are part of AWA's DNA. Expect curator-led visits to storehouses and secret palace rooms and spectacular after-hours events in beloved museums, made possible by our decade-strong mission.

Have you ever met Tuscany's most 'creative minds'?

Our network of colleagues include the founders of modern-day artisanal companies and cultural centers who uphold Tuscany's age-old traditions—food, wine, craftsmanship, the performing and visual arts.

What's in store for Sojourn 2019?

Our full Sojourn itinerary will be available on line in January 2019, but one thing’s for certain. Our Sojourn 2019 is a dream come true for all AWA lovers: Plautilla Nelli’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, will finally find its way into the museum at Santa Maria Novella. The Basilica has opened its doors for our inaugural festivities, as has the entire complex, whose large cloister will take your breath away. To whet your appetite, have a look at the extraordinary opportunities our guests enjoy during AWA Sojourns by viewing our Photo Gallery and revel in the beauties of Sojourns past.

When, how and how much?

When is AWA's upcoming Sojourn?
Monday, October 14 to Friday, October 18, 2019
What is the cost?
5,000 US$ per person.
*This fee includes a 1,000-dollar tax-deductible contribution to Advancing Women Artists, in support of the the organization’s mission. Your 1,000 dollar donation is non-refundable.
When will I receive a full itinerary?
Our website descriptions provide a general idea of Sojourn plans. Our full itinerary will be available on line by January 2019. It is subject to change, though any alternatives provided will be similarly unique. Participants will also receive an itinerary via email including 'wardrobe' suggestions.
Is hotel and airfare included?
AWA is not responsible for air transportation, hotel accommodations or airport pick-up. However, we have special hotel rates at AWA’s hotel of choice. The Lungarno Collection which gives a choice of luxury accommodation located right by Ponte Vecchio has reserved special rates for AWA until 15th June 2019. To learn more and reserve your room, please write to: l.lombardi@lungarnocollection.com specifying that you are part of the AWA Sojourn 2019.
How can I pay?
AWA accepts payments by check, bank draft or credit card. Guests have the option of paying in two installments of $2,500. Final balance is due by June 15, 2019.

Payment by check:

Please make out your check to Advancing Women Artists, Inc. and send to:
Shannon Hampton
IMC Advisors, LLC
540 Plaza Dr. Ste. L
Columbus, IN 47201

Please fill out our on-line registration form
or print the form and send with payment.

Payment by bank draft:

Name of Account: Advancing Women Artists, Inc.
Account Number: 4617737887
Routing number for U.S. wire transfers or electronic fund transfers: 041000124
Swift code for international wires: PNCCUS33

Please fill out our on-line registration form
or print the form and send with payment.

  Payment by credit card

Who do I contact for questions not answered here?
Please write to:
Jane Adams, AWA Partnership Relations