Let the Season begin as Downtown Monroe Lights up the Night

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Weather delayed the first of Downtown Monroe’s Light Up the Night Thursdays last week, but it’s all systems go for this evening.

From 5 to 8 p.m., you’re invited to visit Downtown Monroe for the traditional Thursday evenings extended Holiday hours. You can walk the tree-lit streets, enjoy live music, dine downtown and drop in on local businesses to view artwork from students showcasing ‘why I love my county.’ These extended shopping hours will continue every Thursday evening during the months of November and December.

The Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts also will be open until 8 p.m. with some special seasonal offerings and music by two talented local musicians.

“The Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts is participating in the Light Up The Night in downtown Monroe with live music, light appetizers, and hot apple cider. Plan to stop by and visit our “Gifts from the HeArt” gallery with one-of-a-kind gifts made by our artist members. Music by Jacob Duff and Ben Smith students at Loganville High School. They both play in the Emory University Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony. Both have participated in summer music festivals locally and out of state.  Thursday promises to be a magical evening. Visit the Art Center and all the other shops in downtown Monroe,” said Barbara Barth. Saturday the guild will host its Second Saturday Open Mic Night and Moonlight Shopping. This month’s program is live music to enjoy while browsing the extended shopping from 7 – 9 p.m. The program includes light refreshments and some informal story-telling.

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