Update from Monroe Walton Center for the Arts

Newsletter from Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts


Our weekly adult and kids’ classes continue this week in visual arts and writing.  Check them out here!

Events scheduled January 15 – 31:
See examples and learn more about each event by clicking on the links provided. Most classes require registration 24-48 hours in advance.

Friday, 1/18:

Saturday, 1/19: 

Monday, 1/21

Thursday, 1/24

Saturday, 1/26

If you are interested in our classes, please be sure to regularly check out our website or Facebook  EVENTS page for new classes and events.  This e-newsletter is published twice monthly on the 15th and the 30th.

Every Second Saturday, we host an Open Mic Night of storytellers, poets and live music.  Here’s a picture of the storytellers and poets from this past Saturday’s fun event.  Everyone is invited to this free event, held once monthly.

The next one will be Saturday, Feb. 9 from 7 – 9 pm.

Overheard Saturday night after the performances and readings …
“This is the best place ever!”
“I enjoyed every single speaker!”
“I laughed and laughed!”
“I love this place!”

Please register at least 48 hours in advance for these classes.

Paint to the Music Friday, January 18  from 7 pm – 10 pm. With art therapist, Tamara Liz.  Let yourself be inspired by music to create your own art. It doesn’t have to look good, it will feel good. At the end, we will share our creations and get new insights about our art. Come jam with us!  Members $25, non-members $30. BYOB.

Painting New Perspectives for Suicide Survivors Saturday, January 19 from 11 am – 1 pm.  With Art Therapist, Tamara Liz. Losing a loved one is always hard, losing them to suicide even harder. We feel guilty and burdened. Hear new perspectives and paint a bridge to new understandings. You will gain new insights through the powerful use of art to start healing.  Members $25, non-members $30.


 We are remaining open seven days a week through January.  People really seemed to enjoy coming by during our special holiday hours … and we hate to disappoint!  🙂

Our Winter Show is open for browsing and enjoying. Our Gift Gallery is open year-round.  Many works in the Winter show are available for purchase, as well.  Pick up a class list while you’re here.

Inspiration for your home … and your soul … right here!

Our hours:
Sundays from 1 – 5 pm
Monday – Wednesday from 11 am – 4 pm
Thursdays from 11 am – 8 pm
Friday & Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm

Our ARTS e-newsletter is published the 15th and the 30th of every month.

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

Volunteer Orientation
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday,  February 9 at 1pm.  Volunteers are needed to act as assistants in our special needs classes.  Please email Shay Youngblood, our coordinator for these classes, if you would like to be placed on our volunteer list to contact when our special needs classes are scheduled.

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

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Winter Members Show January 8 – February 7.

See our list of Art Guild Members
(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 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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