Impressionist painter J. Alden Weir used Weir Farm, near Branchville, CT as his creative retreat in the late 1800s. More than 130 years later, artists and other visitors still go to Weir Farm to celebrate the creative legacy that Mr. Weir started.
It's a beautifully preserved grounds, and rightly designated as a National Historic Site. Its Artist-in-Residence Program has hosted over 150 artists from all over the U.S., as well as Tunisia, Germany, Australia, and India. Applications are accepted from January to July.