Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts  Shop hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 11 – 4 | Friday & Saturday 10 – 5 

Regional Juried Show – next month!  Are you ready??

Our Juried Regional Show is an open call to all artists – members and non-members alike.  A juried art show is one at which prospective artists will submit their works for review by a panel of jurors. Not all works will be chosen.  It is quite an honor to make it into a juried art show!  A fee of $35 covers up to three submissions per artist. 

This show is a unique Combined Show of our two annual juried shows: Fiber and Regional Shows, with a Fiber category included in this Show.

Show judge: Tatiana Veneruso, Education Curator of the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

SHOW DATES: Opens: August 22  | Closes: Oct 22Drop Off:  Friday & Saturday Aug 14 – 15 (10a – 5p)Pick up for works not selected:  Thursday Aug 20 (11a – 4p) and Friday Aug 21 (10a – 5p)Wine & Cheese Reception & Awards:  Friday, October 2 from 6 – 7:30 pmPickup:  Friday Oct 23 (10a – 5p) and Saturday Oct 24 (10a – 5p) 
rtists who enter this show will have a unique and powerful opportunity to be featured in “Three Question Interviews” by our Literary Arts Chair, Barbara Barth. The interview will be posted on social media and will include links to learn more and/or shop for the artists’ works.

Cash awards are offered in first, second and third place in four categories:2D (this encompasses “flat works” – paintings, mixed media, collage etc. –  works that can only be viewed from one side 
photographyfiber (includes works made from fiber: woven works, quilts, knitted and other traditional works; also works made from a non-traditional material but using a fiber technique) 3D (works that can be viewed from all sides – sculpture, pottery, etc.). Best in Show prize: $300.

DOWNLOAD the 2020 Regional Show Submission Guidelines and Application Form HERE.

NEW Pottery At Home Kit
Add a little whimsy to a flower bed, windowsill, potted plant or shelf with this cute pottery mushroom and snail. All supplies – clay, slip and FIVE glaze colors – are included in the kit to make a pottery mushroom at home. A link to Rebecca’s instructional video will be sent to you upon payment. Bring your completed mushroom back to us for kiln firing, it will be ready in a week or two. 

Drop by the center to pick up your kit or SHOP ONLINE HERE and we’ll get your kit ready for you. 
See ALL the Pottery-at-home kits HEREWe are so grateful to have been recognized by and awarded a Resiliency Grant by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) — more about that later!!

We also applied for another grant administered by GCA and missed getting it by .42 points (that’s POINT 42!). 

Anyway, they had tons of great things to say about us that I just had to share. We are doing good things here and SO much to crow about in the service we are providing to our community.

There’s actually too much to go point-by-point so I’ll summarize their comments. We serve a wide range of the community, including a significant number of people with disabilities. We are serving the interests of the whole county, not just fine arts. Our mental health programming is significant with outreach to disabled adults and at-risk youth. We have grown quickly, especially since 2017 and we’ve adapted new and creative ways to serve our community. We have strong and rich partnerships with other organizations in their community. We provide avenues for people to display & create work and sell it as well. We were commended on the high quality of our leadership and instructors. We have excellent fiscal stability and are a very stable organization.
Go, us!! 

July Adult (and older teens) Classes
Most Adult classes are open to teens 16 and older

click on “REGISTER HERE” for each class for details on your selections, or email the teacher if email is provided.
Details for Adult classes can also be found HERE on our websiteKNITTING: First and Third Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:30

DRAWING: Wednesdays from 3 – 4 pm

PHOTOGRAPHY: Saturdays from 10 – noon

POTTERY: Wednesdays from 6 – 8:30 pm and Thursdays from 10 – 11:30 am
please note that we will not hold pottery classes July 15, 16, 22, 23
Register by emailing Rebecca 

SIP AND PAINT (no teens!): Saturday, July 18 at 7 pm – EXAMPLE OF THIS MONTH’S painting shown above – “field of flowers”
Email Donna for more information

Kids’ Classes and Camps
Details for Kids’ classes can also be found HERE on our website. 

Summer ART Camp HERE.
Email the teacher to register!Pottery: ages 9+ — Wednesdays from 4:45 – 5:45
Email Rebecca 
please note: no pottery classes held July 15 or 22

Paint and Pizza: ages 6+ — Saturday, July 18 from noon – 2 pm –  EXAMPLE OF JULY’S PAINTING shown above
Email Donna

Art Lab: ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12 — Saturday July 25 from 10 – noon
Email Donna

Summer Art Camp: ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12 — July 27 – 31
Email Donna
Online Volunteer Survey
SURVEY can be found HEREAs our area’s only non-profit community arts center, we depend on volunteers to help us in BIG ways to fulfill our two-fold mission of: 
1) creating a thriving arts community through education, outreach and opportunities to ensure all people in Walton County have access to the many benefits of the arts 
2)  supporting the vital work of local artists and ​crafts people in Walton County, creating a beautiful and vibrant community.

Volunteers are much needed and very appreciated!  If you have volunteered in the past, we hope you know how crucial your contribution is.  We love our volunteers!

We are seeking to build our committees that support our on-going goals.  If you are interested in helping us (or continuing to help us) with the important work of sharing the beauty and healing nature of art, please consider filling out the survey and returning it to us.  We will funnel your survey, reflecting your interests, to the appropriate committee(s).

Volunteers come in at their convenience.  We will do our best to match you to duties that uses your talents & interests, gives your purpose & joy and will introduce you to new friends!

Please take a look and consider filling out this SUPER SHORT (four questions!) interest survey.  This does not commit you to anything, but will give you a chance to learn about ways you can help.   And you can choose, of course, when you are ready to get involved.

THANK YOU so much.Come see our artist-members works!

Online shop is updated several times a week!
See our online shop HERE for the best selection of works by local artists and makers — original art, pottery, jewelry, toys, candles, papercrafts and more!  The photos provided just give you a small glimpse of what our artists have created for YOU!

We are open Tuesday – Thursday from 11-4 and Friday/Saturday from 10-5.  Drop by and browse!

Thank you to these visionary and generous business sponsors! 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 2020 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.   

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