Special Holiday Hours for week before Christmas at MWCA Art Gallery and Gift Shop

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts Gallery & Shop hours:
S P E C I A L HOLIDAY HOURS for our Gifts from the HeART Gallery of Gifts:
Sunday: 1 – 5 | Monday – Wednesday 11 – 4 | Thursday 11 – 8 | Friday & Saturday 10  – 5
Inspiration for your home … and your soul … right here!
local art | 60 local artists represented
Check out ALL our December classes and events HERE!
… dozens of classes and creative events for kids and adults – visual and literary arts and more!
THANK you to all who participated in one way or another in our Tour of Homes — guests, homeowners, volunteers — what a WONDERFUL day!!

🎫 688 tickets sold — this was a really nice fundraiser for us and Monroe Junior Woman’s Club! The work that we do in our community has been supported by you all in such a fun way. Thank you!

🤝 A new great partnership and friendship was formed! So many thanks to the volunteers from MJWC! Julie and Telesa and so many others. Y’all are the best. So talented, smart, generous with your time & talents … and fun, too! A combination that cannot be beat.

👏👏👏 Our city was in the spotlight, big time. So many visitors who had never been to lovely Monroe before and were blown away by our town.

🏠 And those homes. ❤️ Just unbelievable. The homeowners put their heart into creating a truly special experience for their guests. No words can express our gratitude for their generosity in opening their lovely homes to us for the Tour. I have heard so many compliments from those that went on the tour. “Best tour I’ve ever been on!” I heard many variations of that comment today! Truly amazing.

🗓 See you next year for another wonderful tour! We learned a lot this time around and 2020 will be even better!! ❤️🎄❤️

Scattered throughout this newsletter we will feature gifts and decor priced under $16!
watch our Facebook page or Instagram this week for gifts $20 an up – all unique and made by our local artist-members!
with Donna Coffman
Girls’ Painting Night Out  
Friday, December 20 from 7 – 9 pm 
Partridge and mistletoe — We’ll provide a couple of bottles of wine; feel free to bring your favorite and/or some snacks to share.  Register by emailing Donna at donna@monroeartguild.org.  $25 for members; $30 for non-members includes all supplies.  Register by 12/18 please.
with Julie Bell
Beaded Bracelets
Saturday Dec. 21. Drop in anytime between 10 – 4
Make your own beaded bracelets with Julie Bell – thousands of beads to choose from! Perfect gifts. Fun for ALL ages. Special Christmas price – just $5 each! .
more gifts under $16 …
January Preview!!
ask Santa for an art class for Christmas!
A Poem a Week with Jessica Hudgins
begins January 7, 2020
Tuesdays from 7 – 8pm for 10 weeks.
New poetry writing class begins January 7, 2020.  If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at poetry, now’s the time!  Fees: $95 for members, $105 for non-members for 10 weeks.  Please register by Jan 7 at the front desk or call 770-207-8937.
Acrylic & Oil Painting with Lynne Ulmer
Tuesdays starting January 14 from 12:30 – 2:30
Lynne is an accomplished artist and has taught for many years.  Your choice of what you want to paint – Lynne will help you compose a floral or still life or you can paint from a photo. Wildlife … landscape … still life – your choice! Lynne will help ALL skill levels get your idea on canvas. Drawing instruction, painting techniques or color combinations – Lynne will teach you and guide you.

Fees: INTRO PRICE!!! January and February only – $15 per class for members/$20 for non-members. A bundle of four classes for $50/$60. Regular price is $20/$25 for one class or $65/$75 for a four week bundle.  Register at the front desk or call 770-207-8937 (online registration is under construction at this time).

Jump in anytime.  This is an on-going, weekly class. Ask for a copy of the supply list or check out the Facebook event for the list.

(Photo is of one of Lynne’s paintings)

Oil Painting Workshop with Susan Pelham
Saturday, Jan 25 from 10 am – 3 pm
Oil painting workshop with the expert help of MWCA founding artist and teacher, Susan Pelham.  You choose what you want to paint!  All skill levels, including experienced painters who want to take your skills to the next level.  Ask for a supply list or check out the Facebook event for a supply list.
Fees: $75 for members; $85 for non-members.  Register at the front desk or call 770-207-8937. Bring lunch!
(Photo is of Susan teaching one of her collage classes)
Also coming in January 2020
SATURDAY SOIREE returns on January 18 – drop-in workshops, food and music! A fun party for the whole family!JANUARY MEMBERS’ SHOW – any member can enter – $35 for up to 3 pieces.  More info and guidelines HERE.  Categories include: 2D, 3D, Functional Pottery, Photography, Fiber and Youth (ages 10-17)
… and a few more gifts under $16 – and SO MUCH MORE to see in the shop!!

on the website  …

* See ALL our 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, January 4 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 
Members Show 2020 — Jan 8 – 31:  Not juried – 3 items permitted by members only.  Drop off dates: Jan 3 – 4.  $35 entry fee. 
Check out our website for updated 2020 show listings.

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Gifts from the HeART Gallery of Gifts now through Dec 24

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 hope@monroeartguild.org. 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.

Members Memo:  Insider news you can use!

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 2020.  See 2019 sponsors 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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