Events & Press

Thank you all for your support and company at my November Cocktails and Creations 2017 Show!

RLA 2017 NovShow pics

Full Moon Rising Art Fair & Party at The Lake was a huge success!

Thank you all for your support and company as we enjoyed a beautiful moonrise, fun music, and of course EACH OTHER!

Love you to the moon and back!

RLA 2017 Moon pics

My New Book!

It’s finally happened… “10 Little Rules for Your Creative Soul” launched into the world in December 2016.  I’m so excited to share my ideas on creativity in book form. The book was a joint project, in collaboration with author Carol Pearson, founder of the 10 Little Rules project.
Join us in this journey to your most creative life, with support and guidance to work around all the roadblocks that can get in your way. Make 2017 the year you live more creatively!



Do you long to live a more creative or artistic life? Do you wish you could break out and express your free side, your wild child? Read on, soul seeker.

Former corporate trainer turned professional artist Rita Long learned the hard way that we create our lives, minute by minute, every moment of the day. Some do it unconsciously, never stopping to realize that yes, this life is indeed of their own making. These are the ones who pine for things to be another way or yearn for more freedom to express. Others, the ones we often look to as the “creative” type, choose to consciously create their lives.

Rita knows that living a more creative life starts with this one truth:


The beauty of creativity is that you don’t have to understand it on a scholarly level to practice it. It’s waiting for you. It’s already there, calling your name. Listen. It’s Inspiration, Intuition, Awareness, Ideas, Consciousness, Imagination — and it’s asking you to go for a ride, begging “Pick me! Pick Me!” Are you listening, or are you second guessing or ignoring those creative urges?

In 10 Little Rules for Your Creative Soul (the second book in the 10 Little Rules series launched by this book’s co-author Carol Pearson), you’ll find inspiration, guidance and simple yet soulful exercises to help you learn to hear those whispers and act on them.

Owning your creative energies starts today, when you make the intention to acknowledge this as part of your life and your being. You deserve it. Embrace your creative life, live it abundantly and fearlessly, and stand back and watch where it takes you!



Get a Gift Certificate HERE! 

Rita Long Art at the Brighton Art Guild

BAG logoThis year I’ll be teaching a series of workshops at the Brighton Art Guild in Brighton, MI. My classes include “The Art & Soul of Creativity Workshop,” based on my soon-to-be-released book “10 Little Rules for Your Creative Soul.”  Contact me for info, or watch my blog for updates. I’m excited to see you there!

In addition to my workshop, I’ve just been asked to exhibit my work in the Brighton Art Guild gallery during August and September; I’m thrilled to be a part of their Art in Public Places exhibit. I will update this site with my Artist Reception details as they come together. Please stop by sometime during the exhibition to see my work and say hello!


I also teach at Gerych’s in Fenton. Contact me for class schedule.










Past Events

2015 Cocktails & Creations – Jimmy Buffet Style {recap and event photos}

2014 Cocktails & Creations – Holiday {recap and event photos}

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  1. Douglas Huizenga
    January 4, 2017 @ 9:22 pm

    Great work Rita. Your work is amazing. Cannot wait to attend your next art show. Please do more of the deep woods, solitary sanctuary, cabin in the woods theme.


    • admin
      January 4, 2017 @ 9:42 pm

      Thank you! Woods coming up soon!


  2. Judy holmes
    June 20, 2017 @ 5:43 pm

    Wondering if you do art classes?


    • admin
      June 21, 2017 @ 8:40 am

      Hi, Judy – I have in the past. Did you have anything specific in mind?


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