Make your own monster planter in time for Halloween at Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts  Gallery & Shop hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 11 – 4 | Friday & Saturday 10 – 5 
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October 10  Fall Fest in Monroe
Monroe Fall Fest | pop up shops | pottery sale | drop-in pottery workshop (monster planter – see below!) for all ages and more! Drop In
 for lots of fun! Monster Workshop –
held on the hour.  Noon, 1 pm, 2, pm, 3, pm and 4 pm.  Make a cute monster planter – will be fired and ready in two weeks.
$25 per monster.
All ages!  (Kids with a parent’s help)
No RSVP needed – drop in on the hour for a spot – first come/first servedRegional Show Awards Reception Friday evening, October 2You’re invited…
… to attend our Awards Reception Friday evening October 2.  Drop in from 6-7:30.  Awards will be announced around  6:45 pm by the show judge, Tatiana Veneruso.

It looks like the weather will be lovely!  We will hold the ceremony and serve food outside in the sculpture garden to allow for more distancing.  Masks are not required.  Of course guests will be allowed inside to view the show.  It’s a large space so there is little cause for concern.

Guests are encouraged to follow all safety guidelines appropriate for them and their personal medical issues.  Please stay home if you are ill or suspect or know that you have been exposed to someone diagnosed with Covid 19.

If you would like to help by bringing snacks for the reception or a bottle of wine, or volunteer as a hostess or server, please email Hope for guidelines.

There is little seating available in the garden and in the center.  The temperatures are expected (at this writing) to be in a comfortable range of  the low 60’s. There is a concert on the Town Green that evening that begins at 7 (this is a rain-out date – the concert was supposed to be last Friday).  You may want to make an evening of it and stay in town and enjoy the concert – an 80’s cover band. There are many great restaurants in town, too. 
Here is a Shopping and Dining Guide to downtown Monroe.Because of the concert, parking may be “interesting”.  Our guests that enjoy walking are encouraged to save the close-by parking for our older visitors.  You can park in the banks’ parking lots around the center anytime after 5pm.
Please invite your friends and family to view the show:
We’re open Tuesday – Thursday from 11 – 4 and Friday – Saturday from 10 – 5.  Many of the works are available for purchase. See  a list of works for sale on our online store HERE (still working on adding works).Beaded Bracelets with Julie
Saturday, October 3 from 10 – 4
Three two-hour time slots to choose from:10-noon,noon-2, or2-4pmRegister with Julie by emailing her at  $10 to reserve your two-hour spot and your first bracelet; $6 per bracelet for any others you make!  Beads will be regularly cleaned, hand sanitizer on-hand; and through her reservation system, Julie will make special accommodations for those with extra concerns.  One of our most popular workshops and we’re so glad Julie is back!! Fun workshop for all ages!
Pottery workshop: vase/utensil holder with Rebecca
Saturday, October 24. Two time slots: 1 pm and 3 pmREGISTER HERE
Hand-build a vase form that can also be used as a utensil holder – customize with your own design and glaze.

Seats are limited and may fill early. Choose Session 1 from 1 – 2 pm or Session 2 from 3 – 4 pm. $35 per project. Reservation closes when class fills or by 10/23. Project will be ready in two weeks. Makes a wonderful gift!
Adult and older teen Classes for October
Details for Adult classes can also be found HERE on our website.  Teens 16+ are welcome in most of our Adult Classes.  Register at least 24 hours in advance.  Space is limited and classes may fill early.Walton Writers’ monthly meeting:
Walton Writers monthly Zoom meeting Thursday, Oct 1 at 6 – 7:30 PM. Free and open to all who want to visit. Meet author Carole Townsend who will talk on character development with lots of hands-on fun. Link below for more info.
To join Zoom meeting: 
Join Zoom Meeting at 6 pm Eastern time.
Meeting ID: 817 5393 4546
Passcode: 266319

POTTERY:Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm andThursday (full!) and Friday mornings from 10 – 11:30am
Six week beginner pottery course: Sept/Oct is FULL.  Next course starts December 1. Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm.  Register by emailing Rebecca 

SIP AND PAINT (no teens!): 
Friday, October 16 at 7pm – Email Donna to RSVP and get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes – painting TBA 

First and Third Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:30

Wednesdays from 3 – 4 pm

Kids’ Classes
Details for Kids’ classes can also be found HERE on our website.  
Email the teacher to register at least 24 hours in advance.  Space is limited and classes may fill early.
Paint and Pizza: 
ages 6+ — Saturday, October 3 from noon – 2pm – 
Email Donna –  painting TBA!

ages 9+ — Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:45
Email Rebecca 

Saturday October 24 from 10 – noon ART LAB is our most creative and imaginative class, exposing kids to new concepts, tools and approaches to stretch and build their imagination … To RSVP/pay, email 
Cost: $30 – two classes: ages 5-8 and 9-12
Space is limited to 10 students per teacher per class so it’s first come first serve.

Art-FULL Tuesdays: 
A full afternoon of art classes on Tuesdays for ages 4 years old – high school.  General Art classes with different projects, tools and emphasis on skills each month.  Email Donna to register and pay.  Space is limited.12:45 – 1:45 pm — 1st – 2nd grade with Donna Coffman2 – 3 pm 3rd — 4th grade with Donna Coffman3 – 4 pm — preschool ages 4-6 with Donna Guntharp

(After School Arts Program) General Art classes with different projects, tools and emphasis on skills each month. Email Donna to register and pay.  Space is limited.3 – 4 pm — ages 7 – 12 with Donna Coffman4 – 5 pm — ages 7 – 12 with Donna Coffman4 – 5 pm — ages 13 – 18 with Donna Guntharp
Online Volunteer Survey
SURVEY can be found HEREAs our area’s only non-profit community arts center, we depend on volunteers to help us in BIG ways to fulfill our two-fold mission of: 

Volunteers are much needed and very appreciated!  If you have volunteered in the past, we hope you know how crucial your contribution is.  We love our volunteers!

Please take a look and consider filling out this SUPER SHORT (four questions!) interest survey.  This does not commit you to anything, but will give you a chance to learn about ways you can help.   And you can choose, of course, when you are ready to get involved.

THANK YOU so much.Thank you to these visionary and generous business sponsors!In times like these, we have extra-special reasons to be grateful to our business sponsors.  

These businesses appreciate the good we are doing in our community and have said an enthusiastic “YES!” to our 2020 Business Sponsor Campaign with tax-deductible donations.  Please support these businesses and thank them for their sponsorship.

BIG THANKS, also, to the City of Monroe for the thousands of ways they help and support us.   

Your business can also become aligned with our positive message of the beauty and healing nature of art and our mission of bringing ART FOR ALL!  Learn more HERE.
Check out our website  … and calendar Shop 45 local artist-members HERE

Find YOUR joy by volunteering here!
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, October 3  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 – Christmas Gift Show ***

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!
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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