Comedy Night at the Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts Friday

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts Gallery & Shop 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!
… And take a look at all the fun we had last weekend at our Saturday Soiree(plus the winning Chili Cook Off recipe by winner Linda Waldrop!) and fabulously magical Open Mic night on our Facebook page.  So much fun!!  Cute dogs, fun workshops, great food & fellowship! Our next Soiree will be on January 11.
Special Guest – comedy & song – Friday night!
Friday Nov 15 from 7 to 9 pm — FREE!
Light refreshments and beverages. You don’t want to miss this fun adult evening!

Join funny/inspiring author V.C. Chickering for a breezy hour of laughter, story, introspection, and song. Worth leaving the house for–fun! 🙂

Chickering is visiting from New Jersey on her southern tour for her second book, Twisted Family Values, a dysfunctional family saga published by St. Martin’s Press. She wrote and directed plays and produced a performance art series while at N.Y.U, then eventually spent 10 years writing, directing and producing on-air promos for various television networks such as MTV, Comedy Central, Lifetime, and Oxygen.

Hosted by Walton Writers and author Lori Brudner Duff.
Doors open at 6:30. Come early to get your free seat. Limited seating.

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  $25 for members; $30 for non-members includes all supplies.  Register by 11/13 please
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.
Just a small sampling of the special gifts you’ll find in our Gifts from the HeART Gallery! 
Local art | Local artists | Come see!!
with Stormy Wyles

Tuesdays from 1 – 3 pm on 11/19, 11/26, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Bring your own material and get your questions answered by a jewelry expert. Ask her anything – basic beading, wire weaving. basic metal smithing, etc. $5 material fee for students wanting to purchase an earring kit to be taught during class.

$15 for members; $20 for non-members. Drop in class – pay Stormy at the time of class.

When you see one of our events (the Downtown Monroe Parade is shown above), you’ll see a little button that you can click that says you’re “interested” or you’re “going”Please click either of those – it doesn’t commit you to anything, but it will post onto your page and your friends will see our events and that you support us.  THANKS!!
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!

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!

Thursday, December 5 from 6:30 – 9
Downtown Monroe event!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Kick off your Holiday celebrations with us at our 66th annual Christmas Parade…’s a night you do not want to miss! Applications are available online, but don’t delay, spots are filling up fast!

We will host our third annual Parade & Potluck for members starting at 6. Look for details soon in your Members’ Memo email!

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 now through Dec 24

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.

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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