Walton-Monroe Center for the Arts – Weekly update

Don’t you love the watercolor of our lovely historic building by Mary Ellen Vogel?  You can see this and so many beautiful works in our Georgia Places and Country Roads Show, now through August 25.

This week is an exciting one — three brand-new weekly classes for adults start this week:

  • Multi-Media Sculpture
  • Drawing and the Art of Seeing
  • Watercolor and Acrylic Painting

Check them out HERE.

Our members-only Guild Meeting is Thursday at 6:30:  Selling Your Art On-Line (the good, the bad and the ugly).  If you are not a current member, you can join at the meeting.

Another highlight this week:  the opening of Live at the Book Nook!  We’re opening with stand-up comedy by Lori Duff, plus music and some story-telling.  Refreshments, too! This event is free.  Come on out Saturday, August 11 from 7 – 9 pm for a relaxing and fun evening … and you can browse our market, the gallery and a special Pop Up Shop featuring Stormy Wyles’ beautiful jewelry.

p.s. – check out our updated and re-organized website … see our current offerings HERE on our calendar … new categories make it easier to find classes and events HERE 
Live at the Book Nook and Pop Up Shop
Saturday, August 11 from 7 – 9 pm
Free event!Come on out for a fun evening!Open Mic Night at the Book Nook featuring Lori Duff, comedienne and storyteller, and Marin Duff, singer-songwriter, along with other brave souls willing to tell their own stories.  Refreshments will be served.

Browse Stormy Wyles hand-made, original jewelry while you’re here!  Stormy works in copper and natural stones for a timeless boho look.  You can even order a custom ring and Stormy will create it while you enjoy our Live at the Book Nook entertainment!

Paint a Wooden Cut Out
Friday, August 17 @ 6 – 8 pm
Instructor: Ann Peden.  Ages 5 and up.
REGISTER HERELearn the basics of how to paint a whimsical wall decoration (shading, polka dots, chevron, lettering, etc.).
Either preorder the design you want from the pictures (ask Hope or see on our class page on our website), or choose from over 12 designs Ann will bring.  Note your cut-out choice in the “notes” section if you pay online or tell Hope if not online.  If nothing is listed, Ann will have a selection for you to choose from at the class.
Instructor’s fee:  members $15, non-members $20 plus  $5 materials fee to pay to Ann at the time of class.
Selling your Art On-line – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. 
Thursday, August 9 at 6:30Art Guild – MEMBERS ONLY – free classIf you are not a current member of MWCA, you can join or renew at the class.

Learn tips and tricks for selling on Etsy and other on-line sites from Lindsey Welch. Lindsey has developed a successful candle company through on-line sales.

Please RSVP if possible by emailing mag@monroeartguild.org or come at the last minute!

on the website

* A history of the Art Guild —> here
* Our renovation plans —> here
* Calendar of events and classes —> here

Call for Entries 
Take a look at the 2018 shows HERE.

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Georgia Places and Country Road through August 25.  

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!   Please support these local businesses.  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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