News update from Monroe Walton Center for the Arts

Gallery & Shop hours:
Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 4 pm
Friday & Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm
* first Thursday of the month April – October we are open 11 am – 8 pm
Inspiration for your home … and your soul … right here!
This week …
see our website for all our events, weekly classes and creative workshops… and hey, Sharon, let us know how you like our new abbreviated newsletter!
WALTON WRITERS
Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 – 8
(& FIRST THURSDAY – we are open from 11 am – 8 pm for shopping and browsing the gallery)

Free and no RSVP needed!  Join us for pound cake and discussion.
Our goal tonight is to help make your writing stronger. Bring (one copy) of three pages of what you are working on (double spaced). We will pass the pages around and let others edit for stronger word usage and clarity. A round-robin critique event. Looking for active /action/ popping words that draw the reader in with excitement.
TEENS ONLY Beading After Dark
Saturday, May 4 from 7 – 10 pm
with Julie Bell.Teens only!  A safe, creative and fun night out!.More info and REGISTER HERE by May 3 please.
Pop Up Cards: Pocket Pull & Parallel Pop Cut Out
Saturday, May 4 from 12 – 2.
Instructor: Maria RamosMake a thoughtful Mother’s Day Card using our template and two fun techniques or create your own card.More info and REGISTER HERE by May 3, please.  Bring a snack if you like!
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU
Painting and Pizza Party
Saturday May 4 from 12 – 212″ x 12″ of BB-8 from Star Wars
Cost: $25 – Supplies, Pizza and Drinks includedEmail Donna at donna@monroeartguild.org to reserve your spot by Friday, May 3.  Note:  this class fills quickly and reservation is required.
Summer Regional Show
Final drop off day is TODAY, May 1 from 11 am – 6 pm
Open to members and non-members alike!  Entry guidelines and application form HERE.Best in Show Prize:  $500; other cash prizes awarded to place winners in 2D, 3D and Photography
Summer ART Camp registration is open!!
In June and July 2019, we offer four weeks of mixed media camps; plus one week of clay camp.Visit our website for details!

Techniques and Traditions

Fiber Show
August 7 – October 22

Prospectus and submission info can be found here:  OnlineJuriedShows.com by June 15, 2019. All information about entries can be obtained through the web site. Check out their helpful videos HERE.

on the website

* Handy calendar of 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,  May 11 at 1pm.  You don’t have to be an artist to volunteer.  Help is needed in many various ways!

Call for Entries 
Check out our website for upcoming show schedules.

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
April 30 and May 1 from 11 am – 6 pm: drop off works for Juried Regional Show.  Show opens Saturday, May 4.

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.)  Our next Members Meeting is Sunday, April 28 at 3:00.

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

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 2019.  See them 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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