Brooklyn-based artist, Derrick Adams, has focused his art on the joy of relaxation in the Black community. To that end, he has created The Last Resort Artist Retreat in his hometown of Baltimore. Located in a residential area, the large white house, surrounded by a white picket fence, is a place where artists, by invitation only, can relax and do as much, or as little, as they like. Adams originally bought the house for himself, and was going to use it as his residence when he visited his family in Baltimore.
He said that while planning his own retreat in the house, it occurred to him that it would be a perfect place to share with others. "The central focus here is on leisure and relaxation." he said in an interview in Whitewall Magazine. "I think that is success right there. Anything else could be a plus, of course. But people don’t have to do anything in order to be valuable here, other than coming with an openness to engage and to have a space of care and consideration."