Athenaeum is an Arts & Sciences showcase event sponsored by the Barony of Madrone. The event was held in-person in 2018 and 2019. The Road to Athenaeum became an online and virtual event in 2020.

Athenaeum will take place again June 26 – 27, 2021.

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 event will be virtual, and there are some exciting new expansions to the programming.  The virtual interactions with exhibitors and the salons and social time will take place on two days. Also new this year: Laurels are invited and welcome to exhibit, too!

The manner of exhibit will be much like the 2020 Road to Athenaeum. Each person who desires to exhibit applies in advance and receives access to a post page on the Road to Athenaeum website. Exhibitors fill out their page with text, images, and links to video. The Road to Athenaeum 2020 had  49 exhibitors and is still available to read. Click here. 

An auditorium with people in garb displaying arts and crafts
Athenaeum held in a huge hall in 2019 Photo: Rowenna de Manning


In 2018 and 2019, Their Excellencies of Madrone (King County, WA) in partnership with the Laurels of An Tir invited artisans of all skill levels to journey to Athenaeum, sponsored by the Barony of Madrone, to showcase their  artistic skills to all the Realm! The populace was welcomed to be inspired and awed by the largest collection of artisans in An Tir!

Athenaeum is a non-competitive Body of Work event, and it is designed to be your chance to display the breadth of your artistic abilities and receive valuable feedback and commentary from the Laurels of An Tir and other artisans in a relaxed, collaborative, and engaging environment.