25th Anniversary Events!

In addition to our many workshops this year, we are organizing some special events to celebrate our 25 years of hosting arts workshops in Italy and beyond.

25th Anniversary Events:

Special Il Chiostro Alumni Week in Venice – you are invited to share a celebratory week in Venice with Linda and Michael.  We’ll stay at the Ciliota institute, a refurbished ex-convent in the San Marco sector.  During the week we have a mixture of activities planned including cooking class with Linda, local excursions, walking tour of the back canals, day trip to Burano.  Click the link above for full details and to register.  Hurry, only 7 rooms available.

Gondolas on the Grand Canal by Lester Lefkowitz

Il Chiostro Art Exhibit – a juried show of alumni painting, photography, sculpture, collage and mixed media from any of our workshops in Italy since 1995.  This year it will be a virtual exhibit, accessible to a broader audience of artists and viewers.  Call for submissions ends in mid-March.

Photo by Helane Blumfield, all rights reserved

Cabaret Performance by Linda Mironti – mid-September brings Linda back to Don’t Tell Mama nightclub in New York for a new cabaret show.

Music to Download – many of you already have Linda’s CD.  We’re very excited to announce that she has recorded 3 new Italian songs that are available free from the Il Chiostro Store (click the tab above).  Instead of purchasing another CD, you can just download any of these songs to your own devices.  Available for free only for this anniversary year, through December 2020.

Il Chiostro Celebrates 25! Wine Bar and Dinner – details TBA

25th Anniversary Alumni Discount – if register for one of our programs in Italy in 2020, we will take $25 off the final balance for each workshop you have taken with us since 1995.


Continuing Special Programs:

Dinner in Buenos Aires

Il Chiostro-Upside Down – our annual 10-day workshop in March in the southern hemisphere.  2020 brings us to Chile (sold out) and in 2021 we’ll head to Australia:  Sydney and the Hunter Valley.  Details TBA.

Sicily – after many years of exploring, we are finally offering two painting programs in Sicily in 2020.

Photography and Hiking in the Dolomites and Venice – this stunning area in the north of Italy above Venice and bordering on Switzerland has attracted us for many years.  Finally, in the fall of 2020 we will offer this program with our veteran alumni instructor, Lester Lefkowitz.