Adult Sip and Paint, Silk Scarf painting and more fun events at Center for the Arts

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts Gallery & Shop hours:
Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 4 pm
Friday & Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm
Inspiration for your home … and your soul … right here!
Creative Workshops this week …
Check out ALL our October classes HERE!
Cute Halloween black cat ADULT SIP AND PAINT with Donna Coffman:
Friday, October 18 from 7 – 9 pm. 
Paint this cute and fun kitty.  We’ll provide a couple of bottles of wine; feel free to bring your favorite and/or some snacks to share.  Register by 10/16 by emailing Donna at
$25 for members; $30 for non-members includes all supplies.
Saturday, October 19 from 1–4.
Join mixed media artist Rebecca McCartt for her popular class in the art of silk painting.  This class is appropriate for all skill levels, and anyone over 16 years old.  Fees: $25 for members; $30 for non-members plus a $20 supplies fee (pay supply fee in cash to Rebecca at the class, please). Pre-register online or at the front desk by 10/17.
Saturday Soiree Success!
 … and Second Saturday Open Mic Night was spectacular!So many thanks to volunteers who grilled and smoked our fabulous BBQ, baked homemade cookies and other side dishes, replanted the planters with fall plants to beautify the garden for the Soiree, served during the event and acted as greeters to the hundreds of visitors during our busy and fun day!

Our monthly Soirees are a huge success for us – raising badly needed funds with our BBQ’s, bringing in hundreds of visitors and dozens of workshop participants. It takes a village to host these events … thank you all:

  • Barbara Barth
  • Sandy Blanchard
  • Rebecca Braswell
  • Joe Gargasz
  • Katie Lyons
  • Susan Pelham
  • Stephanie Ruby
  • Maribeth Schmeltzer
  • Carrie and Terry Soles
  • Laura Templeton
  • Cheyenne Quinn
  • Shirely Yagrich
  • Shay Youngblood

And HUGE THANK YOU’s to Grower’s Outlet for donating plants and soil to beautify our planters for the fall!  And also to Animal Care Hospital at Bold Springs.  The BBQ fundraiser would be difficult to pull off without their underwriting. They completely sponsor the BBQ, making it clear profit for us.

We have much to the grateful for.

The Second Saturday Open Mic featured music by Zach Coffman and friends and a reading by Lori Duff from her upcoming humorous book,  If You Did What I Asked in the First Place. Zach launched his EP, Diversity, available at MWCA.

See y’all again at our next Soiree on November 9! Volunteers are always needed – contact us if you’d like to help out.

New in the Gift Shop
We know we’re your first choice for original art, pottery and photography and all things fine art, but did you know our artists and makers are already bringing in all sorts of gift items for your entire family? We adore these “Collar Scrunchies” and “Collar Capes” made by Shirley Yagrich and Katie Lyons that conveniently slip over your dog’s collar to spiff them up for the holidays!  Aren’t these two fetching models?  :-)We also have a new soap maker, Yellow Rose Farm Soap Company.  All natural, wholesome, research-based formulas fresh from the farm! Handcrafted goats milk soap, lotion, shampoo (and a dog shampoo!) and more!
Gifts from the HeART Gallery of Gifts!
Opens November 1.  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!
Fiber Arts Show is open through October 22!
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 from 1 – 5 pm
Christmas Tour of Homes in historic downtown Monroe – over 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!

Drawing 101
Sandy has a fabulous drawing class on Wednesday afternoons that includes both teens and adults, all learning together. How often does that happen? Love that art knows no age boundaries!
Class list HERE

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, November 2 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 
Check out our website for upcoming show schedules.

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Our 2nd Annual Fiber Show: August 7 – October 22.  Gifts for the HeART opens November 1.

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 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.

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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