Art Center Saturday Soiree and Chili Cookoff this month is Nov. 9

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Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts Gallery & Shop hours:
S P E C I A L HOLIDAY HOURS 
Sunday: 1 – 5 | Monday – Wednesday 11 – 4 | Thursday 11 – 8 | Friday & Saturday 10  – 5
Inspiration for your home … and your soul … right here!
Check out ALL our November classes and events HERE!
… dozens of classes and creative events for kids and adults – visual and literary arts and more!
Winter Reading Series kicks off tonight!
SATURDAY SOIREE SERIES
SATURDAY, November 9
DROP IN for these fun events!!  No registration required – fun for the entire family!
Soirees are held once a month (except December – we’ll host special events with the Home Tour on 12/14).
LIVE MUSIC 
with Zach Coffman and Ben Reese
11 – 2
CLAY NATIVITY SCENE:
11 am – 4 pm.
Drop in to make a sweet nativity scene of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. Meaningful project for ALL ages.  $20.  Your set will be glazed white will be ready in two weeks.
Rustic Wooden Ornament
$5 Learn it.  Make it.  Take it. Kids’ Drop-In Workshop
Drop in anytime between 11 – 2.
Paint a rustic wooden ornament with Paige Garvin.
Custom Rings and Bracelets
“Watch her make it” custom Rings and Bracelets with Stormy Wyles:  Pick your ring stones or sayings for hand-stamped bracelets and Stormy will create your jewelry while you watch!  $10 – $22.
MWCA CHILI COOKOFF & Fundraiser:
Taste and vote on your favorite.  Buy a bowl with the fixin’s and a cookie — noon until we run out!  Homemade chili and more by our Board and volunteers. Drinks provided by Ian’s Hydration Station.
Walton County Animal Control Pet Adoption:
11 – 4 Meet some great pets, ready for their fur-ever homes!

PHOTO BOOTH FOR DOGS with props
bring your pups for a fun time!   11 – 4 Free — take your own photos!

Second Saturday Open Mic
from 7 – 9 pm
Music, author readings and storytelling!
FLORAL WREATH SIP AND PAINT
with Donna Coffman
Friday, Nov. 15 from 7 – 9 pm.
Paint this lovely wreath, choose your own background color.  We’ll provide a couple of bottles of wine; feel free to bring your favorite and/or some snacks to share.  Register or ask for info by emailing Donna at donna@monroeartguild.org.  $25 for members; $30 for non-members includes all supplies.  Register by 11/13 please
STANDING ANGEL CLAY DROP IN WORKSHOP
with Rebecca Braswell

Saturday, Nov 16 from 12 – 4. 
Each workshop begins on the hour at 12, 1, 2,and 3.
Make a beautiful standing angel, perfect for tabletop or mantelpiece.  $35 all supplies included.  Pay Rebecca at the time of your class. No registration required.
Gifts from the HeART Gallery of Gifts!
We’re open SEVEN days a week now!

Come by for the best gift selection around!  Affordable, unique, beautiful – all made by our local artist-members.  Home decor, Christmas decor, jewelry, pottery, original art and SO MUCH more!

We’ll have cookies for $1 and free spiced hot cider throughout the season … most days as long as it lasts! Homemade cookies made by volunteers on our gallery committee – many thanks to them for this mini-fundraiser for us!! ❤️🎄 Browse, breathe deep, relax, sip hot cider and … ahhh …

METAL JEWELRY MAKING – DROP-IN CLASS
with Stormy Wyles

Tuesdays from 1 – 3 pm on 11/19, 11/26, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

Drop in as often as you like with your own jewelry projects for expert help and guidance from the owner of Eternally Elegant Jewelry.  She will help with YOUR questions of the basics of jewelry making, wire working and metal smithing.
Some supplies and tools available.
Fees:  $15 for members; $20 for non-members.  $5 for supplies if needed.
Drop in class – pay Stormy at the time of class.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 from 1 – 5 pm
Christmas Tour of Homes in historic downtown Monroe – about a dozen homes on the Tour!

We are so proud to bring back this beloved Monroe tradition.  Please invite your friends and family!  You can get tickets (early purchase encouraged as we have limited tickets available!) up to and on the day (if available!) of the Tour at Monroe-Walton Center of the Arts (checks and cash accepted at the art center) or through this link.

Your ticket purchase benefits two hard-working Monroe nonprofits:  Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts and the Monroe Junior Woman’s Club.  We need volunteers – email us if you’d like to help out in the Center or as a home docent.

•    In the event of inclement weather, the tour will proceed as planned.
•    Tickets are non-refundable.
•    Due to the nature of the tour, we limit purchase of tickets to adults and children over the age of 10.
•    Please note: this tour is not ADA handicap accessible and some walking is required.

EXCITING NEWS:  We will offer four hours of art for kids aged 7 and older during the Tour (1 -5 on Sat. Dec. 14).  LIMITED SEATING.  Two hours of pottery and two hours of painting, with pizza and LOTS of fun!  Details coming soon and sign up early!  We will divide the kids into two groups of 7 – 11 years old and 12 and older for age-appropriate art. Your kids will be happy while you enjoy the Tour of Homes!

UPDATE: Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be here on December 14 – details coming soon!

We will have a booth at Walton Palooza on Tuesday, November 5 – showing off and selling our artists’ works!  Would you like to volunteer to help?  Contact Hope at 770-207-8937.

Everyone is invited – Come out to get some early shopping done at booths from Walton Co shops and food by local restaurants!  Note there is a $10 “Buy Local” card fee if you don’t already have one.  This card offers discounts at many Walton Co. businesses.

Coming in January 2020 …
Acrylic & Oil Painting with Lynne Ulmer starts in January 2020 on Tuesdays from 12:30 – 2:30. This is one of her paintings – isn’t it great?

A POEM A WEEK!  New poetry writing class begins January 7, 2020.  Tuesdays from 7 – 8pm for 10 weeks.  With Jessica Hudgins.  If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at poetry, now’s the time!

Stay tuned for details!

on the website  …

* See ALL our events and classes —> here
* Class descriptions for adults and kids, free creative gatherings, workshops, reader & writers events and more —> here

Find YOUR joy by volunteering here!
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, December 7 at 1pm.  You don’t have to be an artist to volunteer.  Help is needed in many ways!

Learn more about our Art MD Healing Art Kits and our Healing Arts Outreach programs — plus ways you can help HERE.

Call for Entries 
Members Show 2020 — Jan 8 – 31:  Not juried – 3 items permitted by members only.  Drop off dates: Jan 3 – 4 
Check out our website for updated 2020 show listings.

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Gifts from the HeART Gallery of Gifts

See our list of Art Guild Members and Members Memo
(and hey artist-members!  If you have a website, Etsy Shop or Facebook page, please send the link to hope@monroeartguild.org. And be sure to renew your membership annually when we send your reminder out.  If you do not renew, your information will be removed from our listing of Guild members.)

Support local arts and get discounts in our shop and on classes!  Join us today!  Click HERE.

Members Memo:  Insider news you can use!

We can host your private party!  From a child’s birthday party to a girls’ night out or bridal or baby shower … if you want to add some sparkle and artistic shine to your party – check this out!

As always, much love to our awesome & generous business sponsors – thank you so much!   We are seeking sponsors for 2020.  See 2019 sponsors here.

Also check out our friends at Walton Writers and On Stage Walton who also make Walton County a creative and enjoyable place to live!

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