Monroe Walton Center for the Arts – News and Events

MWCA Gallery & Shop hours:
Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 4 pm
Friday & Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm
* first Thursday of the month April – October we are open 11 am – 8 pm
Inspiration for your home … and your soul … right here!
Our Second Annual Fiber Arts Show is open now through October 22.  It is incredible!  Come by to see some amazing inspirational artworks.  Many are offered for purchase for the most unique and beautiful … treasured … home decor, ever.  What a fabulous Christmas gift one of these would make!
Announcing TWO NEW classes …
see our website for a complete listing of our weekly classes and creative workshops. 60+ events and classes are on the calendar for August!
CREATIVE WRITING: A Six Week Course beginning Tues. Aug 20 – Sept 24 from 6:30 – 8:30. For all skill levels.  Taught by Jessica Hudgins, a published writer and poet.
PAINTING FROM LIFE: A Five Week Course beginning Sat. Aug 24 – Sept 21 from 10:30 – 11:30. Instructor: Isaac Alcantar.  Free demo Aug 17!
Art MD healing art kits are headed to Texas!

We want to reach all children in times of stress with the healing power of art and so we are happy to announce our partnership with The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio Texas to distribute our Art MD boxes to children of refugees displaced at the Mexico/U.S. border.

Thanks to the outreach of our president, Joe Gargasz, to RAICES, we’ll be shipping at least 100 boxes soon for them to distribute to children in need.

If you’d like to give to cover the costs of shipping the kits, we are very appreciative of any gifts of any amount.  You can make a tax-deductible donation HERE.

We are making a difference in children’s lives all over Walton county, and now all the way to Texas.  Thank you all for your support!

Saturday August 10
Join us for an evening of comedy, storytelling and music from 7 – 9 pm.  Performers wanted: story tellers, spoken word, comics, musicians.  Email Barbara  if you’re interested!
(join month-to-month, no yearly commitment)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays – Sept – May – starts September 3

  • Tuesday from 4:00 – 5:00 for ages 7 – 11
  • Tuesday from 5:15 – 6:15 for ages 7 – 11
  • Wednesday from 4:00 – 5:00 for ages 12 +

Instructor: Donna Coffman.  Kids will try different forms of art every month
Please contact Donna for more info or to register..

We are so pleased to be selected as one of Belk Charity organizations for their Charity Sale on Saturday August 24 from 7 am – 9 pm. Our sponsor is the Belk Bethlehem/Winder Store at Barrow Crossing.

We have $5 coupons available here. You’ll donate $5 to us and get a ticket to get you into the special hours for their sale, plus a $5 coupon. This means your donation costs you nothing!

Lots of items on sale that day, plus the first 100 customers get additional free gift cards valued between $5 – $1,500!  Come on in and get your ticket/coupon plus a flier that lists the great deals available on 8/24!!

And what a FUN thing … along with our partnership with Belk, in celebration of the opening of our FIBER SHOW … on Saturday, August 17 we will launch our Saturday Soiree Series — workshops, MoJo BBQ in the Garden and a Belk-sponsored Fashion Show featuring WEARABLE ART from our artist-members!! Come in on the 17th for the festivities and get your $5 ticket/coupon then!

Saturday Soiree Series
Saturday, August 17 

We are “bundling” a whole buncha fun stuff for your entire family on our once-a-month Soiree Saturdays!  And yes, we are open every Saturday from 10 – 5!* 11:30 – 12:30 — Fashion Show WEARABLE ART featuring Belk clothing and our artist-members’ jewelry and clothing* 11 – 4 — Sunflower Garden Stake Drop-In

* 11 – 4 — Beaded Bracelet Drop-In

* 11 – 2 — Mini-owl weaving for kids

* 11 – 3 — Painting demonstration by one of our new teachers, Isaac Alcantar

* Silk Scarf Painting (details TBA)

* 11 – 4 — MoJo BBQ in the Sculpture Garden – grab some great BBQ while you’re out and about!

Models of ALL ages and sizes are needed for our fashion show!  Email Hope  ASAP if you’re interested!!  You’ll get a custom, one-on-one consult with Belk designers for your outfit(s) … and the option  (this is not required) of buying the clothes selected for you at 20% off, even discounted off their sale prices. Get individual styling tips during an appointment with an expert at Belk in Bethlehem/Winder!

on the website  …

* Handy calendar of 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, August 10 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 
Check out our website for upcoming show schedules.

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Our 2nd Annual Fiber Show: August 7 – October 22.

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.

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 2019.  See them 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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