Arts Center offers gifts, and classes, this holiday season

Press release from Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts

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The holiday season is in full-swing at the Monroe-Walton Center of the Arts where you will find on-going classes, special events for the season plus the best gift shop around!
“Our entire Gallery has been transformed into a beautiful Gallery of Gifts. We have hundreds of works made by our own local artist-members, all really reasonably priced,” said Hope Reese, the director of the Center.  “If you are looking for thoughtful and one-of-a-kind gifts, this is the place to come. We have it all — paintings and prints of course, but also cards, blown and stained glass,  jewelry, candles, pottery, wreaths, photography, home decor and knitted items.  I’m so proud of our gorgeous and unique offerings to our community!”
The Art Center is the only place in town to get the exclusive ornament originally created for the Governor’s Christmas tree. A sketch of the Historical Courthouse was done by Loganville High School student, Emily Gray.  The porcelain ornament was presented to the Governor, along with ornaments from each county in our state.
Porcelain ornament designed by Loganville High School student, Emily Gray, a replica of which was presented to the Georgia Governor. Contributed photo 
A Paint and Pizza Party is just one of the fun events scheduled.  The paint party is for kids aged 6 and up and will be held on Dec. 2 from  12 – 2; the fee is $25.
“The main word I hear is “peaceful” when our neighbors come by to browse.  If you are looking for a quiet get-away, I invite you to drop in, browse, even enjoy a free cup of organic hot tea and relax in our Book Nook corner where we feature books by local authors,” Reese said.  “The perfect gift can easily ​be found right here.”
Hand made gifts are on sale at the Monroe-Walton Center for the arts. Contributed photo
Drop by the Center located at 205 South Broad Street in Monroe.  Special holiday hours are Tuesday & Wednesday from 11 – 4; Thursdays from 11 – 8; Fridays & Saturdays from 10 – 5.  Look up classes and events on their website monroewaltonarts.org or call 770-207-8937.

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