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!
July 30 – August 3
see our website for a complete listing of our weekly classes and creative workshops. 60+ events and classes are on the calendar for August!
Thursday, August 1 at 6:30:  Walton Writers FREE Monthly meeting.  Open to the public – anyone interested in writing. Learn about the new anthology they are working on:  A Cup of Cyanide!  LEARN MORE HERE
KIDS PAINTING & PIZZA PARTY:  Saturday, August 3 from 12 – 2 pm.  Ages 6+.  Register or get on Donna’s mailing list for updates by emailing her at  $25 includes pizza and all supplies.. This month’s painting is a fun underwater scene with an angelfish!  Be sure to register – this fun class fills up and we have limited seating.
FIREFLIES IN A JAR CARD: Saturday, August 3 from 2 – 5 pm
Enjoy learning another new papercrafting technique – the spinwheel – with Maria Ramos.  Register with Maria by emailing her
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!

Art NEWS from nearby communities …
send us your news and we’ll share!*  Southern Heartland Art Guild in Covington Announces

Entries Accepted Wednesday, September 4th 12noon-8pm
Show Dates: September 6th – 27th
Contact them for more info!
*  Seeking artists and crafters
Food Truck & Artisans festival to be held in Conyers on Sept. 21 from 10 – 4.

The festival is all about celebrating craftsmanship at its highest form. I am seeking artisans in the region to come out and have booths with wares, to perform demonstrations of their trade.
We are anticipating roughly 5,000 people.I would welcome your artists to apply with us to promote their art form and craft to Rockdale County.Apply to:

*  Fall Oil Painting Two-Day Workshop at Southern Heartland Gallery 
Call them for more info – 770-788-8799
1132 Monticello St. Covington, Ga. 30014
Saturday Sept 21-9am -5pm
Sunday Sept 22-1pm-6pm
For Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced with Sam Traina
Visit for more info

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?
Kids Galaxy Gallery June 22 – July 31. Our 2nd Annual Fiber Show opens August 7.

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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