Every second Saturday of the month the Studio hosts an open discussion group—The Second Saturday Salon—which meets at our large 2nd floor loft on Colley Avenue in historic Ghent, Norfolk. The Salon is patterned after  groups held at the turn of the last century in which artists and intellectuals gathered to share their thoughts and perspectives.  

Now in its 13th year,  the Salon is a venue  open to all in the community who wish to engage in stimulating conversation and social camaraderie .

The mission of The Second Saturday Salon: To create a living and growing community in which greater wisdom, joy and clarification can be found. This is accomplished by nurturing an atmosphere in which we can socialize, respectfully share ideas and engage in discussion. Through this process we illuminate our shared journey and expand our consciousness of the human condition.

Discussions have focused on wide-ranging topics such as the changing political landscape, the nature of intimate relationships, the impact of fear in our daily lives, mystical experience, the nature of consciousness, "Things that push our buttons" and "What is this thing called love?"

The size of the group varies on average between 15 and 40 people each month. The evening starts with hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and soda that group members bring for the occasion. After the social hour, lively discussion rules! No one is required to speak and though the group has a leader to keep us on track, there is neither hierarchy  nor formal guidelines for interaction. While many new faces are seen at each meeting, a core of "regulars" attend on a consistent basis. At the close of each meeting, the group decides on the next month's topic.

Please join us. We look forward to seeing you there!


When and Where…

Date: Every Second Saturday

Time: 7:30 to 10:00 PM

Location: The Studio for the Healing Arts: 1611 Colley Avenue in


Location: The Studio for the Healing Arts: 1611 Colley Avenue in Ghent-Norfolk

Kindly bring an hors d'oeuvre, snack, wine or refreshment of your choice… and by all means bring a friend!


For more information e-mail: Dani Vedros: studioforthehealingarts@cox.net