• Who We Are

    The Arts Olympus brings together the arts and artist from every continent in the world, sharing the wonders of their spiritual, cultural and traditional contributions to humanity. The Arts Olympus is a nonprofit multicultural organization with a long track record in the public arena. Throughout the years, the Arts Olympus has staged countless free public arts events that run the full spectrum of the cultural arts. We believe that the arts matter and that exposure to artistic expression in all forms is an important component in developing harmony of body, mind and soul, which increases the all-around vitality of individuals and groups and better enables them to perform as peaceful, joyous members of the human race.

  • Our Mission

    The Arts Olympus is assembling artists of many cultures coming together to tour on a “Ship of Global Goodwill” with a dazzling display of performances for audiences worldwide to educate, entertain, and celebrate cultural diversity.

    Our Internet and television outreach will take it to an even greater audience in the millions creating not only a milestone in global understanding through the arts, but a milestone in the minds of all who believe that world peace starts from the heart.

  • Our Current Goal

    As the Arts Olympus prepares for this first time ever event to take to the high seas, we have been searching for a suitable location to create a land base the “Olympus Village” where we can assemble artists to compose, rehearse, and preview programing before we set sail. The “Olympus Village” will be a self-sustainable and eco-friendly multi venue home for artists that will include galleries, theaters, dance and music studios, amphitheater, artist’s live work space and children’s art center. Spectacular, exotic, and fascinating can only describe what will be experienced by all participating as we bring together some of the world’s greatest creative genius.

    Since word got out, the universe wasted no time bringing us an Angel who gave us land to build our dream upon. The location is in the beautiful mid Pacific area of Costa Rica. Documented as having the happiest populations in the world, their former Nobel Peace Prize winning President, Oscar Arias, relinquished the army and diverted funding to education. Thus, the country hosts the University of Peace, a perfect backdrop for artists for “Earth, Humanity and Global Goodwill.”

    Now, we need to reach out to all other Angels out there to help us the rest of the distance with funding for construction. Fortunately, building costs are considerable less in this part of the world allowing us to realize our dream much sooner than if we had to raise many, many millions of dollars. Architects are coming up with exciting drawings and this promises to be a location where not only artists but patrons can come and be in creative bliss. So, please take a moment and click the contribution button. All contributions are greatly appreciated large or small.

  • Well We Did It!!

    _MG_5353On October 19, 2013 we had set sail on an international cultural cruise on the “Ship of Humanity.” We sailed around the island of Manhattan with the spectacular backdrop of the skyline of the New York City in full view. This was in celebration of the “International Day of Peace” with collaborations of Voices of Women Worldwide, World Peace Prayer Society and the New York Rotary Club.

    Attendants were greeted with the happy sounds of a Calypso steel bank joyfully creating music as happy passengers boarded the ship. The waters were calm and placid as we serenely passed under the Brooklyn Bridge and then out out to the spectacular bay with the Statue of Liberty so proudly standing. From there it was on to the waters near the United Nations with a flag raising ceremony that took place in an international celebration with delegates, heads of humanitarian organization, and members of the UN in attendance. The World Peace Prayer Society’s representative to the UN led a moments prayer with a ceremony dedicated to the heart breaking loss of so many children caught in the grip of regional conflict and war in this troubled world. Later in the evening, a mini-concert performed by the gifted Tarumi Children Violinists took place that delighted of an adoring audience. They have performed all over the globe for heads of state, Popes, Kings, Queens and now for this important event with people assembled from all over the world. The evening’s cruise included a spectacular cultural display of performances representing a number of cultures. The applause was loud and exuberant as the Arts Olympus brought together people of many cultures in harmony on the “Ship of Humanity.”

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    We have on view here a wonderful selection of photos from the event documenting this festive occasion that we hope you will enjoy. We also want to encourage you to take a moment and make a tax deductible donation to helping us continue our good work through music, art, dance, theater and all areas of the creative arts. We thank you in advance and look forward to keeping you on board as we do our global outreach creating events that are indeed a positive statement of hope for humanity in this very difficult world.

    Welcome to ArtsOlympus.org

    I would like to introduce you to the ARTS OLYMPUS, an organization of artists for “earth, humanity and global goodwill” that will one day to set sail on a “Ship of Global Goodwill.” A powerful statement of hope for humanity, this vessel will travel to entire populations of people in cities worldwide to educate, entertain and celebrate cultural diversity for audiences in the thousands. ARTS & BUSINESS in London described the Arts Olympus as the “Sexiest Intercultural Event in the World.” Our press launch on the historic Queen Mary captured four and a half stars out of five in the LOS ANGELES TIMES with a dazzling display of cultural performances. “Tourists respond to the lure of culture, word spreads that art sells” reports the NEW YORK TIMES. Cultural Tourism is the fastest growing form of tourism in the world today. For over a decade we have been positioning our self globally creating practically a “United Nations of Artists.”

    “I wish to sincerely congratulate you, therefore, on your efforts to unite artists around the world.” Nane Annan, wife of Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations
    As the Arts Olympus prepares for this first time ever event to take to the high seas, the Arts Olympus has been searching the globe for a suitable location to create a land base “Olympus Village” where we can assemble artists to compose, rehearse, and preview programing before taking it to audiences worldwide. After searching the globe, the universe not only took us to one of the most beautiful regions in the world, Costa Rica but sent an earth Angel who gave us twenty acres so that we could realize our dream. Documented as having one of the happiest populations in the world, their Nobel Peace Prize winning President, Oscar Arias, relinquished the army and diverted funding to education. Thus, the country hosts the University of Peace, a perfect backdrop to nurture artists dedicated to “Earth, Humanity and Global Goodwill.”

    Our “Olympus Village” a self-sustainable eco-friendly community will host creative genius assembled from many nations. Spectacular, exotic, and fascinating can only describe what our audiences will experience. Tourists the world over will flock to this unique creative destination and find galleries, multi-purpose black box theaters, music, art and dance studios, artist’s live work space, children’s creative center, an amphitheater, and administrative offices. Unprecedented anywhere in the world, this unique “Olympus Village” will not only be an international cultural facility and educational institution but will create jobs, stimulate commerce, and increase regional tourism.

    Having acquired the land and currently working with architects, we are now half way to reaching our goal for the “Olympus Village.” However, taking us the rest of the distance, we are soon to launch a global campaign not only to raise funding but global awareness. This global outreach will consist of an international cultural celebration that we will take on world tour in shipping containers. Each container or containers, representing various countries, will be decoratively painted with flags and hanging banners while their specially designed interiors could include a mini movie theater, gallery space or a gift shop selling indigenous handy crafts. Clusters of containers will be artfully arranged in a city plaza for a viewing audience to spend a fun day touring imaginative cultural exhibits whilst all the time promoting tourism and marketing for the country. Going from port to port, the tour will find its final destination in Costa Rica at our construction site where people can come and get a sneak preview of the “Olympus Village” an international cultural hub.