Monroe Walton Center for the Arts to celebrate Sept. 11 with a Day of Remembrance and Service

press release from Monroe Walton Center for the Arts

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

* Sept 11: Saturday Soiree & Patriot Day
* Sept 18: Pirate Day in downtown Monroe

Sept 11: Saturday Soiree & Patriot Day – a day of remembrance and service

SERVICE PROJECT for 9/11: from 3 – 5 pm

Make a Feral Cat Shelter
​Our Service project will be making feral cat shelters with Dawn Smith, who runs a local TNR program..

Trap – Neuter – Release programs help with out-of-control cat populations by trapping and neutering feral cats.  Dawn is a stained glass artist here but has a passion for caring for cat colonies.

Shelters are made from two inexpensive storage bins and insulated with straw.  An earth-tone bin blends in best with the environment, making it aesthetically pleasing to you and your neighbors and more natural in appearance to the cats. Common sizes of bins are 30-35 gallon (22-32″ high x 16-20″ wide x 16-20″ long) and 20-22 gallon (16-26″ high x 20″ wide and 17-22″ long).  Exact sizes vary by brand, so just make sure that the smaller bin will fit completely inside the larger bin with the lid on both bins. 

We will provide the straw, tools and other supplies.

Norm Reese, DVM will also be on hand to help and answer questions.

Sponsored by Animal Care Hospital of Bold Springs.

Patriot Day thank you: All military or first responders get a 50% discount on our workshops today.

Crooked House Pottery Workshop 
Drop in on the hour at 11, 12, 1, 2 or 3

Fee: $25. 
Make a hand-built pottery “crooked house”  with Rebecca.  Cute for mantle or garden or patio – you can place a tea light inside if you wish.  Fun for all ages; young children will need a parent’s help.  Your house will be ready in about two weeks.  

Beaded Bracelets with Julie 
Class times will be 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.
$8 each (charms extra)
If you would like to reserve a time, please email Julie.
Walk ins will be accepted if there is room. See sign up sheet when you arrive. You can make whatever you would like, but many Red, White and Blue will be available!  ​Fun for all ages!

Face-painting with Christina
Christina will be here with patriotic-themed face paint – $3-6.  She will be here from 10 – 2.Pirate Day: September 18

Monroe LOVES a fun day out, and thanks to our friends at On Stage Walton, our downtown is planning PIRATE DAY on September 18!

Here at MWCA, we’re planning a Treasure Hunt!  Figure out the clues provided that will direct you to specific downtown shops where helpful maties will stamp your map.  Turn your map in to us for a chance to win a Treasure Chest of art supplies.  If you TALK LIKE A PIRATE, you’ll get a prize – a free Pirate Necklace!


Nancy will be here with a selection of beads and feathers to make your own dangle of beads – while supplies last!

Carlee will be back with a pirate-y parrot painting for the kids  – $10.  Drop in anytime between 10-2.  She will have both some canvases with the parrot drawn in and some blank canvases – to-go kits, too!

Julie will be here with the 1000’s of beads and special pirate-y charms for you to make your own bracelets – $8 and up

Rebecca is busy creating doubloon necklaces and skull & crossbones eye patches!
Donna Campo is making a few felt pirate hat and hook sets! 


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.

SIP AND PAINT (no teens!) with Donna Coffman:
Friday, Sept  17 at 7pm – Email Donna to RSVP and get on her “education” email list for advance notice of classes – painting: cow!

Introduction to Creative Bullet Journaling
NOTE: this class is a highly recommended prerequisite (but not required) to create your own journal and get you started
Saturday September 18 from 10:00 am – Noon

Journaling with Creative lettering and Doodles
Saturday, Sept 25 from 10 – 11 am 

Journaling with Pictures, Stickers and Ephemera
Saturday October 2 from 10am-11am

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

MWCA Rocks Open Mic Night
Saturday, October 2 from 7 – 9 pm
Drop by to enjoy some great local music – Performers must pre-register with Zach

WOODTURNING: Bowl class with Todd Tetterton
All classes are full – Sept & 25 – but Todd is keeping a Wait List.  Email him if you’d like to be added to his wait list.

Beginner Guitar Lessons with Zach Coffman:  
Monday afternoon/early evening. Thirty-minute-long individual lessons starting at 4pm on Mondays.  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 on September 28Register by emailing Rebecca 

KNITTING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 12 – 1 

DRAWING with Sandy Blanchard:
Wednesdays from 2 – 3 pm 

MONROE MAKERS – free creative gathering
Thursdays from 1 – 3 — drop-in to hang out with other creatives.  Paint angels for our ART MD kits with JoeAnn or bring your own supplies and do your own thing!

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.

Paint and Pizza Party with Donna Coffman
ages 6+ — Saturday, October 2from 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 (RESUMES TODAY – September 7!!)
(After School Arts Program) General Art classes with different projects, tools and emphasis on skills each month. Email Donna to register and pay.  Space is limited.

September – May only – Tuesday afternoons

Thank you to these visionary and generous business sponsors for 2021. 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.
Check out our website  … and calendar

Find YOUR joy by volunteering here! Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, October 2 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 – 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!
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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