Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts brings more art resources to the area

Press release from Monroe Walton Center for the Arts

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts  Shop hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 11 – 4 | Friday & Saturday 10 – 5
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We are gradually adding some of our classes back, following state guidelinesfor distancing, class size and strict cleaning protocols. Classes will be limited to a maximum of 10 students; we will use our large gallery space for most of our classes.  This allows plenty of room to spread out!We even have a Creative Writing class starting soon via Zoom!Your safety is as important to us as your fun and creativity!  Art is de-stressing, releases good hormones and reduces bad ones.  Studies have shown that reducing feelings of anxiety boosts your immune system! Art is good for you.Stay tuned as we add more in the coming months — stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates!

Feel free to email our teachers to check on the status of their classes. Teachers’ emails can be found HERE.

Our gift shop is open to the public.
We also offer you our online shop which features 36 of our artists and makers in dozens of categories … and adding more every week! If you haven’t taken a look lately, please do.  SHOP HERE.  For your convenience, we are still offering curbside delivery.Even “closed” during April 2020 we very nearly doubled shop sales over what we did in April 2019 — pretty cool, right?!?  75% goes directly to our artists.

Each $25 purchase made in MAY enters you into a raffle for a $100 gift card to South on Broad, Kitchen & Bar . Winner will drawn on 6/1/2020.

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving in response to the need caused by COVID-19. Non-profits like our community art center have been severely impacted — zero classes, no visitors, no events (our last Soiree was March 14 and we don’t know when we’ll be able to have another). Our Soirees alone usually bring in 100 – 300+ people and $500 or more.

Your support for our artists through our online shop has helped but we only keep 25% of that for our operating costs.

Your support will help us reach our goal of raising $10K for our emergency fund. Please donate now!–donate.html

Please share and ask your friends to give. Any amount helps. Thank you so much.

with Rebecca Braswell
Our adult pottery classes start back this Wednesday:
Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30 pm
Thursdays from 10 – 11:30 am
Email Rebecca to register please.
More info HERE
Sip and Paint
Friday May 15 from 7 – 9 pm
with Donna Coffman

Email Donna to RSVPCome join Donna for a night of positive, encouraging, uplifting creative fun!! We will be working on a 12″ x 12″ painting of a Monstera Plant.As usual all supplies plus a glass of Vino is included. If you feel extra festive bring snacks!Class size is limited to 10. We are following all state-mandated cleaning protocols, class size and distancing requirements.
We’re hearing that folks are missing our Saturday Soirees and we’re sorry about that – we’ll do one as soon as we can!! In the meantime .. Soiree at home with this fun kit!! Just $20!

Make your own adorable pottery lamb bowl with video help from our pottery instructor, Rebecca Braswell. You’ll order your kit and choose your glaze color for the inside of the bowl. We’ll put kits together to order with your glaze picks.

Pick up your kit, follow along with Rebecca on her instructional video, then bring it back to us to finish up firing. You’ll pick up your lamb two weeks later.

We will email you the link for the video with your completed order!


Short Fiction Workshop via Zoom
Wednesday evenings in May & June from 7:00-8:30, via Zoom.
Starts May 13
Instructor: Jessica Hudgins, Founder & Director, Georgia Writers’ Project
REGISTER HERE$12/class for members, $15 for non-members.This short fiction workshop is for writers who are currently working on a novel or on a short story collection. Over the course of nine weeks, we’ll be looking at Lucia Berlin’s short fiction. This workshop will be especially helpful for someone who needs help generating new material.Students should be prepared to participate in in-class activities, discussion, and short lectures, and to complete weekly writing assignments based on our readings of Berlin’s work. The class will take place via Zoom. Jessica can help anyone set up that software, if needed!

Registration required 24 hours in advance.

Show your love … get a MWCA tee!
Our pottery instructor, Rebecca Braswell had one of these shirts made for herself and loved it. She decided to share the love and it can be a little fundraiser for us! Order your own MWCA tee here … (and many thanks to Sandy Blanchard for the lovely design!)

Order yours HERE!

We are spiffing up our gallery over the next two months.  If you’d like to help (mostly painting – LOTS of painting!!) please give us a call.  There’s plenty to do and plenty of space here for us to fall well within the guidelines set by the state.  Call 770-207-8937 or drop by or email Hope.
Closes Saturday, May 9th at midnight. Painting by artist Rita Knight is your writing prompt. THREE PRIZES. $15, $10, $5 Amazon Gift Cards. Three different ways to enter: Write a short 6 – 250 words story or write a poem or upload your own painting. You can enter all three if you like – each as a different comment.Link to our group Magical Muse Moments Create, Paint, Write. Add your entry as a comment there. The contest is pinned to the top of the page as an announcement. Your friends vote by liking your post on the contest page. This is a public group and anyone can enter and vote. Have fun!Magical Muse Moments is brought to you by the Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts and Walton Writers.
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.

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.

Thank you, again, to these awesome local businesses.


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