is a 4-acre fantasyland of imagination and art
located deep in the woods just outside Buena
Vista, Georgia. The creation of self-taught
visionary artist Eddie Owens Martin (a.k.a.
St. EOM), this complex of other-worldly
towers, pagodas, temples, walls, surrealistic
structures, statues, and thousands of
individual works of art is unlike any place
else on earth.
Our luxury motorcoach will leave Jacksonville
on Saturday morning and return Sunday evening.
We will spend the night in the magnificent
turn-of-the-century Windsor Hotel in Americus,
Georgia. And as
added bonus, on Sunday morning, we will go
to Plains, GA, to hear former President
Jimmy Carter teach Sunday School.
Mostly hidden from view since Martin's death
in 1986, Pasaquan is considered by many
scholars to be one of the most significant
folk art sites in America. This wild,
technicolor paradise is certainly one of the
most startling examples of eccentric art in
the entire universe.
Badly deteriorating for many decades,
Pasaquan was acquired by the Kohler
Foundation two years ago. A team of art
curators, preservationists, and artists have
been working on this site for over a year.
Their work will be completed in October
2016, restoring Pasaquan to its former
radiant glory. Our tour group from
Jacksonville will be one of the first to
have a personal guided tour of the site
after its official dedication on October
"I built this place
to have something to
there's nothin' I see in
this society that I
identify with or desire to
emulate. Here I can be in
my own world, with my
temples and designs and
the spirit of God."