Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts news update

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!
A Note From the Board

Dear Sharon,

The MWCA Board appreciates your gifts of both time and money to support Walton County’s only non-profit community arts center. It truly takes a community of dedicated artists and art supporters to accomplish our mission.

However, we would like to make you aware that we currently are facing a shortage of operating funds. While we have received several small grants this year, the funds received are restricted to certain projects and uses. These grants do not cover the costs of keeping the doors open. In order to maintain our current hours of operation, class schedule, and dedicated staff, we must raise some operating funds in the near future. If you have been considering making a donation to the MWCA, now would be a great time to do so. And if the MWCA is part of your usual giving, please consider increasing your regular donation for the short term.

We are proud of the impact this art center has made in our community, and we’re proud of our artists, our volunteers, and our students. Please consider helping to ensure that we continue to support the arts in Walton County.

Make your tax-deductible donation HERE.

Many thanks,
Your MWCA Board

This week …
see our website for all our events, weekly classes and creative workshops
Beading After Dark
Saturday, May 18 from 7 – 9 pm
Come out for a wonderful relaxing time at the end of your week … You will create and make your own bracelet bundle (3 bracelets). The center will be closed and we will have a cozy, soothing and creative atmosphere all to ourselves!During this event you can BYOB. Also feel free to bring your own dinner or a snack to share on the snack table. We will have music playing and candles burning.’ A great evening for a girls night out and to come out to meet new friends!Seating will be limited, so you must register in advance for this event.  Register by May 17 please.

$25 for members: $30 for non-members.

Regional Show
Open now through June 13!A panel of three artist-jurists curated this show of works from artists across northeast Georgia. Many of the amazing works are for sale and perfect for your home or office. Don’t miss this show!We’ll hold a wine and cheese reception Thursday, May 23 from 6-7:30 to celebrate the arts and present awards. The judge for the show is Alyson Vuley with the Carlos Museum at Emory.
Summer ART Camp registration is open!!
In June and July 2019, we offer four weeks of mixed media camps; plus one week of clay camp.Visit our website for details!

Techniques and Traditions

Fiber Show
August 7 – October 22

Prospectus and submission info can be found here: by June 15, 2019. All information about entries can be obtained through the web site. Check out their helpful videos HERE.

Save the date!  Saturday, June 15 …

Save the date for events all over downtown Monroe.  Here at MWCA we will host these flower-themed workshops:

  • Sunflower Clay garden stake
  • Watercolor floral miniatures
  • Flower Mandalas
  • Ribbon Flowers
  • Open Beading Workshop

Plus an Art in Bloom Interpretive Floral Design Competition that you will not believe!

And look at the gorgeous watercolor poster .. the painting is by our own Sandy Blanchard — thanks, Sandy!!  If you’d like a tee-shirt or print of the watercolor, let us know!  We’re gauging interest now…

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, June 8 at 1pm.  You don’t have to be an artist to volunteer.  Help is needed in many various ways!

Call for Entries 
Check out our website for upcoming show schedules.

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Regional Show through June 13.  Reception & Awards held Thursday, May 23 from 6 – 7:30

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.)  Our next Members Meeting is Sunday, April 28 at 3:00.

Support the 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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