The journal's mission is to foster excellence in art and literature in the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond. Throughout its history, Artemis has presented many educational and cultural events, school mentorship programs, and collaborations with area colleges and universities. Artemis creates a place for many contributors to debut their work along side professional artists and writers.
With our strong belief in the power of poetry and inclusion, Artemis dedicates the 2019 journal to the acclaimed poet, Mary Oliver, who passed away this year. Ms. Oliver's profound love of nature and reverence for all living things is a hallmark of her poetry. She gives readers a window that illuminates the richer lives we might have simply by "seeing."