Past Trips

Art Encounter is committed to exploring the world’s art.  To get a glimpse of some of our past excursions, click on some of the locations below.

SEEING BIG: Detroit & Grand Rapids June 22 – 25, 2017
SEEING BIG: Detroit & Grand Rapids June 22 – 25, 2017
Travel by luxury coach from Chicago with Art Encounter Artistic Director and painter Joanna Pinsky and sculptor/ painter Jill King to get an inside view of Detroit’s growing art scene.
Havana: Here and NOW!   February 11-18, 2017
Havana: Here and NOW! February 11-18, 2017
Our people-to-people trip puts you in direct contact with amazing creative people that have become heartfelt friends over 15 years of Art Encounter trips to Cuba. Our 15 years of experience and contacts provide access to a still uncommercial Havana - Here and NOW - yet poised on the cusp of change.
Brazil (October 16-24, 2012)
Brazil (October 16-24, 2012)
Discover the art, cuisine, dance, music and architecture of Sao Paulo, Paraty and Rio de Janeiro and marvel over the lush beauty of the countryside.
Cuba November 5-11, 2016
Cuba November 5-11, 2016
See Cuba with the author of “The Light in Cuban Eyes: Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography.”
Northern New Mexico September 2016
Northern New Mexico September 2016
Come sample an amazing smorgasbord of art experiences in the “Land of Enchantment” with Art Encounter Co-founders, artists Joanna Pinsky and Ellen Kamerling. Discover seldom visited art enclaves in Belen and Madrid. Delve into Native American culture and ritual at the Taos Pueblo. Float between the past and the present as you experience ancient petroglyphs at sacred sites and cutting edge contemporary art at Site Santa Fe’s Biennial. Explore the vibrant creative art communities that abound in the “Land of Enchantment”.
Havana, Cuba: February 13-20, 2016
Havana, Cuba: February 13-20, 2016
Celebrate the restoring of USA/Cuba relations on a unique People-to-People trip that provides a rare insight into Cuba. Explore Cuba's artistic wealth through a lens that focuses on history, architecture, music, art and dance.