The Past, Present and Future of Pasaquan - Atlas Obscura
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Buena Vista, Georgia

The Past, Present and Future of Pasaquan

Explore the kaleidoscopic colors and fantastic structures of St. EOM's visionary art compound.

Inspired by a fever-dream vision of visitors from the future, St. EOM (Eddie Owens Martin) spent over 30 years of his life building Pasaquan, a truly incredible four-acre visionary art environment. Martin sadly took his own life in 1986, leaving behind a kaleidoscopic complex consisting of six major structures, more than 900 feet of painted masonry fence, original totems, decorative walkways, sculptures, and other art and artifacts.

In 2014, the Kohler Foundation began to work on the preservation of Pasaquan. Last October, 2200 Pasaquoyans from 34 states and 14 countries came to celebrate its reopening.

This Obscura Day, join us for a very special guided tour by Professor Michael McFalls, Director of Pasaquan, and the infamous Charles Fowler, caretaker of Pasaquan. During this one-hour tour, we will explore St. EOM's fascinating utopian vision and the extensive processes it took to restore it.

Guided tours will be offered at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to wear closed-toe walking shoes. Guests are welcome to bring their own food, drink, and blanket to picnic on the grounds following our tour. The majority of the site is outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather—rain or shine!


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