Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts final events for 2019 and preview of 2020

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts Gallery & Shop hours:
S P E C I A L HOLIDAY HOURS for our Gifts from the HeART Gallery of Gifts:
Sunday: 1 – 5 | Monday – Wednesday 11 – 4 | Thursday 11 – 8 | Friday & Saturday 10  – 5
Inspiration for your home … and your soul … right here!
local art | 60 local artists represented
Check out ALL our December classes and events HERE!
… dozens of classes and creative events for kids and adults – visual and literary arts and more!
Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn visits MWCA for a public reading of her poetry
Monday, December 9
Georgia Writers’ Project hosted Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn for a public reading of her poetry.The evening began with a reading by each graduating GWP Fellow: Ylicia, Rosalyn, Kate, Elizabeth and Quin. Then, Rathburn read from her work and gave a short Q & A.

Learn more about GWP at

This project is supported by Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through funding from the Georgia General Assembly.

Pottery Workshop 
with Rebecca Braswell
Pottery Make Up Workshop:
Standing Angels ($35) or Nativity Scene ($25).
Make BOTH for a discount – $55. 

Friday night Dec. 13 from 6 – 8. 
If you missed our fun workshops – or want to make more! – come to this “make up session” with Rebecca.  Fun date night or girls’ night out.  Bring a bottle of wine if you like.
MUST register and pay by 12/12 by emailing Rebecca at or register at the front desk.  Your pottery will be ready in time for Christmas.
Mistletoe in Monroe Tour of Homes
Saturday, Dec 14 from 1 – 5 pm
Tickets ($26) are on sale NOW.  Learn more and buy your tickets online here. Or drop by the Center.  We can accept cash, checks or debit/credit in the center.Here is the map for the Mistletoe in Monroe Tour of Homes –

Lovely homes featured on this year’s tour:

1 Barr Home 112 Walton St

2 Hayes Home 204 Walton Street

3 Kilpatrick Home 304 Edwards Street

4 Howell Home 311 Edwards Street

5 Davis-Edwards House 238 North Broad

6 Sisk Home 150 Pine Crest Dr

7 Evans Home 201 W Highland Ave

8 O’Kelley Home 213 W Highland Ave

9 Brooks Home 221 W Highland Ave

10 Pierce Home 208 N Jackson St

11 Barber Home 217 N Jackson St

12 Bond Home 417 McDaniel St

13 McDaniel-Tichenor House 319 McDaniel St

There’s an After-The-Tour Reception at Grand Haven’s club house: 202 Heritage Blvd, Monroe

VOLUNTEERS needed to be helpers during the Tour of Homes on 12/14 – this can include serving as docents in the historic homes between the hours of 1 – 5 or helping at the Center before the tour from 10 – 1 to hand out the Tour Booklets. If you’re interested/would like more info – call us at 770-207-8937 or email

with Donna Coffman & Rebecca Braswell
Painting, Pottery and Pizza Party!
Saturday, December 14 from 1 – 5:30.
For anyone and everyone (you *don’t* have to be on the Tour to sign your kids up for this workshop)!
Let us entertain the kids while you enjoy a relaxing time touring lovely Monroe homes for our Mistletoe in Monroe Christmas Tour of Homes  … or spend some time shopping without the kids in tow … wrap gifts or just relax for a few hours!
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be here for a visit too!
The kids will have fun making a clay Santa with Rebecca and painting a Christmas elf with Donna.
$65 for members; $70 for non-members.
Register by emailing Donna at by 12/12.
with Julie Bell
Beaded Bracelets
Two dates to choose from:
Saturday Dec. 14 or Dec. 21.
Make your own beaded bracelets with Julie Bell – thousands of beads to choose from! Perfect gifts!

  • On 12/14: Drop in anytime between 10-12 or 2:30-5
  • On 12/21: Drop in anytime between 10 – 4.

Fun for ALL ages. Special Christmas price – just $5 each! .

with Donna Coffman
Girls’ Painting Night Out  
Friday, December 20 from 7 – 9 pm 
We’ll provide a couple of bottles of wine; feel free to bring your favorite and/or some snacks to share.  Painting TBA – call us or check our Facebook page for updates! Register or ask for info by emailing Donna at  $25 for members; $30 for non-members includes all supplies.  Register by 12/18 please.
with Stormy Wyles
TIME CHANGE: Tuesdays from 11 – 1 pm on 12/10, 12/17 – bring a lunch or snack if you want!
Bring your own material and get hands-on help and instructionfrom a jewelry expert – basic beading, wire weaving. basic metal smithing, etc. $5 material fee if you’d like to purchase an earring kit to be taught during class.$15 for members; $20 for non-members. Take one class or take as many as you want:  Three-class bundle $35/$40.  Drop in class – pay Stormy at the time of class.
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!

SATURDAY SOIREE returns on January 18 – drop-in workshops, food and music! A fun party for the whole family!

JANUARY MEMBERS’ SHOW – any member can enter – $35 for up to 3 pieces.  More info and guidelines HERE.

Stay tuned for details!

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, January 4 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.  $35 entry fee. 
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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