Agrawal and her business partner connect traveler and artist, suggest optimal flight routes and lodging, and generally act as guides through the experience. “Luckily, I’ve now been to all of these locations and spent time with all of these artists,” Agrawal says. “So organizing the logistics comes easily to me.”
In the years since her acroyoga misadventure, Agrawal has become seasoned at sniffing out artists eager to share their skills. When Google, travel agents, and even her community of experienced travelers weren’t able to point her in the right direction, Agrawal took a year-long hiatus from her role as a creative director at powerhouse ad agency R/GA to explore the world. Her goal: to locate master creatives renowned in their local communities.
She spent one month in each of 12 countries—Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Turkey, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Japan, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Peru—and landed back in New York with a network of artists skilled in bespoke shoemaking, ceramics, rattan weaving, sacred movement and healing, natural dyeing, calligraphy, woodworking, felting, tango, and more.