Monroe Walton Art Center – New classes, Open Mic night, Saturday funday, more…

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts Gallery & Shop hours:
Monday – Thursday 11 – 4 | Friday & Saturday 10 – 5
local art | 50+ local artists represented in our shop | 200+ members
Are you a Fun Arts Fan or a Fine Arts Fan?  We’ve got it all in our Members’ Show … and most of these original works are available for purchase!
Inspiration for your home … and your soul … right here!
Drop in for a day-full of fun! Workshops for the entire family. No RSVP needed – just drop in!  Live music, too!

VOLUNTEERS needed – call 770-207-8937 if you can help or email Hope.

with Rebecca Braswell
POTTERY DROP IN WORKSHOP – VALENTINE WALL POCKET from 12 – 4 .Drop in on the hour – each workshop begins on the hour at 12, 1, 2 and 3:00. Make a beautiful heart-shaped wall pocket – perfect gift for your Valentine! Perfect place for succulents (not provided) or tuck a sweet note inside. ​Your project will be ready in two weeks. Fee: $25 all supplies included. A fun class for all ages (kids with help from an adult).
with Julie Bell
Beaded Bracelets
Drop in anytime between 11 – 4
Make your own beaded bracelets with Julie Bell – thousands of beads to choose from! Perfect gifts. Fun for ALL ages. $7 for adult sizes. $6 for kids.
with Paige Garvin
Fun kids’ project!  Drop in to make your choice of these fun Star Wars characters.
11 am – 3 pm.
$5 per character.
Our menu at the January Soiree is a delectable taco bar provided by our board and volunteers.  Build your own soft or hard taco(s) or nacho plate!  Homemade cookies and brownies, too.  This is a fund-raiser for our non-profit art center.
NEW THIS MONTH: Adult painting class, poetry class, teens Friday night out and Saturday morning 4-5 year old painting class – see individual descriptions below!
Check out ALL our January classes and events HERE!
Our website is currently under some re-structuring – if links don’t work, please check back or call us at 770-207-8937.
… dozens of classes and creative events for kids and adults – visual and literary arts and more!
with Jessica Hudgins
A Poem a Week
begins tonight – January 7, 2020
Tuesdays from 7 – 8pm for 10 weeks – openings available – call 770-207-8937 today to register!
New poetry writing class begins January 7, 2020.  If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at poetry, now’s the time!  Fees: $95 for members, $105 for non-members for 10 weeks.  Please register by Jan 7 at the front desk or call 770-207-8937.
with Lynne Ulmer
Acrylic & Oil Painting
Tuesdays starting January 14 from 12:30 – 2:30
Lynne is an accomplished artist and has taught for many years.  Your choice of what you want to paint – Lynne will help you compose a floral or still life or you can paint from a photo. Wildlife … landscape … still life – your choice! Lynne will help ALL skill levels get your idea on canvas. Drawing instruction, painting techniques or color combinations – Lynne will teach you and guide you.

Fees: INTRO PRICE!!! January and February only – $15 per class for members/$20 for non-members. A bundle of four classes for $50/$60. Regular price is $20/$25 for one class or $65/$75 for a four week bundle.  Register at the front desk or call 770-207-8937 (online registration is under construction at this time).

Jump in anytime.  This is an on-going, weekly class. Ask for a copy of the supply list or check out the Facebook event for the list.

(Photo is of one of Lynne’s paintings)

Hosted by authors Lori Duff and Harold Melton
Second Saturday Open Mic Night
Saturday, January 11 from 7 – 9 pm
A night of great music with Zach Coffman, Marin Duff, and other talented musicians. Light refreshments. Don’t miss some of the best musical talent in Walton County! Doors open at 6:45.
with Donna Coffman
Girls’ Painting Night Out  
Friday, January 17 from 7 – 9 pm Painting TBA — We’ll provide a couple of bottles of wine; feel free to bring your favorite and/or some snacks to share.  Register by emailing Donna at  $25 for members; $30 for non-members includes all supplies.  Register by 1/16 please.
with Donna Guntharp
Teen Art and Pizza
Friday  January 24th from 6 – 8 pmWe’ll celebrate the beauty of winter by painting snow covered trees onto glass bottles.  As we paint, we will also enjoy pizza.  Once the paint dries, the bottles will be filled with tiny lights to represent falling snow or stars. $25 includes pizza and all supplies.
More info or register at least 24 hours in advance by emailing Donna
with Donna Guntharp:
Saturday Morning Art for 4 and 5 year olds
Saturday, January 25th from 10 am – noonWe’ll explore different types of art supplies and techniques and paint a cute bear enjoying the winter snow. $25 per child. More info or register at least 24 hours in advance by emailing Donna.
Two Writers Groups …

  • Walton Writers:  Thursday, January  9 from 5 – 6:30.  Email Barbara Barth for more info about this writers’ group that also hosts a free write-in on Mondays from 12 – 3.
  • Southern Sisters in Crime: Saturday, January 19 at 3 pm. You do not have to be a mystery writer to join, just enjoy the genre, Contact Marlene if you are interested in attending their meetings, generally held on the third Sunday of each month at 3pm.
with Susan Pelham
Oil Painting Workshop
Saturday, Jan 25 from 10 am – 3 pm
Oil painting workshop with the expert help of MWCA founding artist and teacher, Susan Pelham.  You choose what you want to paint!  All skill levels, including experienced painters who want to take your skills to the next level.  Ask for a supply list or check out the Facebook event for a supply list.
Fees: $75 for members; $85 for non-members.  Register at the front desk or call 770-207-8937. Bring lunch!
(Photo is of Susan teaching one of her collage classes)
Sunday, January 12 at 3:00
Meet our new Guild Chair, Trisha Watson, and hear about our plans for meetings and outings in 2020.  Members’ input is needed and appreciated as we plan the year!  Snacks provided for a fun fellowship time to meet other members.
Don’t forget to SMILE …
Support your local non-profit art center at no extra cost to you!

  1. Visit
  2. Sign into your account with your credentials
  3. Search for and select Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts Inc for your AmazonSmile charity
  4. Always shop through and you will be supporting your local non-profit community arts center at no cost to you!

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, February 1at 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 

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Members’ Show: January 8 – 31.  Reception: January 22 from 6 – 7:30.

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.

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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