Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts News and Events – Members Show now open


Mon 11 – 4 | Tues – Thurs 11 – 5  |  Fri & Sat 10 – 5  | Sun 1 – 5

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts <– see our January calendar … always adding new classes and events so check back often!


Saturday Soirees are our monthly creative parties! Join us for family fun! 
Drop by for a fun day of making! Choose from these workshops.  

POTTERY – Customize your own hand-built mug with Rebecca
Drop in on the hour at 11 am, 12, 1, 2 or 3 pm to build a mug and customize it with our stamps — $20 per mug

Drop in anytime between 11 – 3 to make your own beaded bracelet(s) with Julie. Choose from hundreds of beads.  $8 each plus $1 if you’d like to add a charm.

Our Saturday Soirees are sponsored by Animal Care Hospital at Bold Springs.  Thank you Dr. Reese!

Members Show 2022

MEMBERS SHOW is open now!
A showcase of our members’ talent!
It’s the best one yet!!  
The Members’ Show is up — 133 works by 50 of our members. This is our largest Members’ Show in many years (maybe ever!) — lots of new-to-us artists and many favorites returned, too!  A robust, well-rounded show!! You’ll be inspired by the artistic, beautiful and varied works on display. 2D, 3D, Functional Pottery, Fiber, Photography and Youth categories. Many are available for purchase. 

Thanks to all who entered and a BIG thank you to the volunteers who came in today to hang and tag the show:
Sandy Blanchard, Rebecca Braswell, Chris Goga, Renee Hraga, Babs Kall, Nancy Moate, Amy Pickens, Kim Roberson 

Join us for our Wine & Cheese Awards Reception: Friday, January 28 from 6 – 7:30 (Would you like to help?  Sign up to provide snacks or drinks HERE)

Our MWCA Members’ Show presents all our members’ works: experienced, even professional artists’ works, emerging artists and novices alike in a single show, highlighting our commitment to fostering a community of support for artists of all levels.


January Ceramics Workshop: kissing gnomes

Saturday January 22 at 7 pm
REGISTER HERE – seats limited

Super cute kissing gnomes bisque-ware! Come and glaze them with our glazes, we’ll fire them and they’ll be ready in a few days!

Have fun with this cute project! Ages 14 to adult.

Adult and older teen Classes 
Details for Adult classes can be found * HERE * on our website.  

Teens 16+ are welcome in most of our Adult Classes.  Register at least 24 hours in advance.  Space is limited and classes may fill early.
If you have difficulty registering for a class, call us at 770-207-8937.SPECIALS

SIP AND PAINT (no teens!) with Donna Coffman:

Friday, January 21 at 7pm – Email Donna to RSVP and get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes – painting: TBA

Walton Writers events with Barbara Barth
Zoom meetings held twice monthly — the first Thursday and second Saturday — join Walton Writers MeetUp to learn more!

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Beginner Guitar Lessons with Zach Coffman:  
Thirty-minute-long individual lessons starting offered at various times and days.  Ages 9 to adult.  Schedule your time and register by emailing Zach 

POTTERY with Rebecca Braswell:

Tuesdays from 5 – 6 Teens only
Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm and
Thursday and Friday mornings from 10 – 11:30am
Beginner Pottery next six week course begins January 25 — SOLD OUT Register by emailing Rebecca 

KNITTING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 12 – 1 

DRAWING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 2 – 3 pm 

TAI CHI with Tracey Temple:
Fridays from 10 – 11 am  – indoor class held by special arrangement at The Bridge of Georgia here in Monroe. (BIG THANKS to Tami Burt and “The Bridge” for letting us use one of their classrooms!)

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Drop in Thursdays anytime between 1 – 3 pm to hang out with other creatives.  Paint angels for our ART MD kits with JoeAnn and Grace or bring your own supplies and do your own thing!

Every Sunday from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
This FREE Creative Gathering is open to anyone interested in writing. Feel free to drop in Sundays anytime between 1:30 – 4:30 to write in a supportive environment or chat with others about writing – hosted by writer, Barbara Barth. Bring a snack and drink if you’d like!


Kids’ Classes
Details for Kids’ classes can be found HERE on our website.  
Email the teacher to register at least 24 hours in advance.  Space is limited and classes may fill early.
If you have difficulty registering for a class, call us at 770-207-8937.

Paint and Pizza Party with Donna Coffman
ages 6+ — Saturday, February 5from 12 – 2. — painting TBA!  Email Donna to register and pay

Pottery with Rebecca Braswell: 
ages 9+ — Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:45
Email Rebecca  

ART ASAP (After School Arts Program)
General Art classes with different projects, tools and emphasis on skills each month.No year-long commitment – kids can join in at any time.  Kids work at their own age-appropriate level. Instructor: Donna Coffman.

NEW: MONDAY class starting January 2022

MONDAYS 4 – 5 pm — ages 6 – 85:16 – 6:15 — all ages – (great for siblings!)
TUESDAYS (FULL)​4 – 5 pm — ages 7 – 9 5:15 – 6:15 — ages 9 – 12  Email Donna to register and pay. 
Space is limited. September – May only 

Mommy & Me age 18 months – 5 year-olds + Caregiver
First and Third Thursday from 10am – 11am
Fee and registration:
For 2 consecutive classes and supplies: $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Register and pay by emailing Carlee 

Lil’ Artist Preschool Art for 3 – 5 year-olds
Every Tuesday from 1 – 2 pm

Fee and registration:
For 4 consecutive classes and supplies: $75 for members, $85 for non-members. 

Register and pay by emailing Carlee.
We’re EXCITED to try something N*E*W in 2022 … how about YOU??

TINY ART SHOW – May 26 – July 7

This is an open call to ALL artists to exhibit and sell your small works.  Works must be available for purchase. For  artists 18 years old or older.  Works on canvas/board/paper are not to exceed 64 square inches (excluding framing).  Three-Dimensional sculpture/glass/pottery etc. are not to exceed 8”h x 8”w x 8”d.  Artists are welcome to enter up to six (6) original works of art and up to six per artist will be accepted. 

DROP OFF: Friday and Saturday, May 20 – 21 from 11 am – 5 pm
APPLICATION FEE – $25 for up to six pieces.  
AWARDS: Cash prizes awarded in these categories: 2-D and 3-D – first, second and third place in each category. Also, Best in Show.

Find the link to the full guidelines HERE
Thank you to the visionary and generous business sponsors for 2021 – 2022 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 2021 Business Sponsor Campaign with tax-deductible donations.  Please support these businesses and thank them for their sponsorship.

BIG THANKS, also, to the City of Monroe for the thousands of ways they help and support us.   

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 and church.  Click on each photo/logo for links to their websites.ENTHUSIAST LEVEL ($1000+ gift)Supporter ($500+ gift)Contributor ($250 + gift)Patron of the Arts ($100+ gift)
Check out our website  … and calendar

Find YOUR joy by volunteering here!You don’t have to be an artist to volunteer.  Help is needed in many ways!  Fill out a volunteer form here.

Learn more about our Art MD Healing Art Kits and our Healing Arts Outreach programs — plus ways you can help HERE.

*** Call for Entries – our next show that will be open for entries is our annual MEMBERS SHOW in January 2022 ***

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!

Read our latest MEMBERS’ MEMO 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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