Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts gets new director

The newly named Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts has a new director. Hope Reese has taken over from former director, Tyler Gregory.

“We would like to express our deep gratitude for our out-going director, Tyler Gregory, said MWCA board president Scott Dilley. “Tyler has moved on to an exciting new job and future and we will miss him. He is a great vision-caster and has helped to propel us to this point of launching so many new and wonderful things here. As your board, we have a deep desire to build a robust and thriving arts community here in Walton County. Tyler’s energy, creativity and heart for the arts has positioned us to broaden our reach into the larger community.”

The new name and new direction that the Monroe Art Guild was taking was announced in December 2016. Click or tap here for more information on these changes.

Hope Reese, director of Monroe-Walton Center for Arts. Contributed photo

Dilley went on to introduce Reese, noting that she has a strong background in administrative and management jobs in both family-owned small business and as a volunteer with several non-profits. She has served on several boards of directors over four decades and most recently served as MWCA volunteer coordinator. She grew up in Gwinnett County and has lived in Monroe for 10 years, currently living in downtown Monroe.

“Your board members take seriously the task of creating a place where the arts can grow and thrive.  With the foundation built over 20 years here by former boards and directors; plus artists, art lovers and community leaders, we have great expectations and plans to continue to grow the Art Center. We are counting on the support and volunteer efforts of our current base of volunteers and members, but of course, our goal is to expand our support and reach throughout Walton County,” Dilley wrote. “Come by and visit  our gallery, Artists’ Market and sculpture garden.  Feel free to pick up a membership and volunteer form, plus our current newsletter.  We are expanding our class offerings and are getting geared up for our popular Summer Art Camps, too. Stay tuned!  This is a great time to be part of the arts in Walton County.”

Lilley said the Center will soon be announcing the launch of a new website. In the meantime, you can stay up-to-date by visiting the Facebook page


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