Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts
visit us on Facebook for inspiration ... shop online and support local artists
We are gradually adding our artists' works to our online shopping experience HERE.
It's slow going, to say the least, but at this writing we have 17 of our local artists listed and more will be added in the coming days, so check back often!!
You can order and pay for your choices online for curbside delivery or even to pick up later - a couple of weeks/whenever we re-open.
Our gallery, gift shop and classes are closed as of 3/17 to the public, but we are maintaining office hours Tuesday-Friday from 11 am - 4 pm (although it's not unusual for me to be in the office until 5 or 6 pm many days) and you can pick up during those hours or communicate with us and as much as possible, we will try to accommodate your schedule for a pick up time.
If you are a current member of MWCA, enter "Members10" as the coupon code and you will receive your members discount of 10% off your purchase. (honor system!) Learn more about membership here.
We already operate on a shoe-string budget. Please consider shopping online during this time. 75% goes directly to our artists, 25% to us. Thank you for supporting local arts!!
it's only temporary ...
The Board of Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts has made the decision to temporarily close the center because of the COVID-19 pandemic at least through mid-April – this includes all classes, plus our gallery and shop.
LIMITED OFFICE HOURS
Limited office hours will be maintained Tuesday – Friday from 11 - 4. You may reach us at 770-207-8937 or email email@example.com.
UPDATES, ONLINE ART CLASSES, TEACHERS’ EMAILS
We will send updates through email and social media. You may also check here on our website.
We will also provide some online art content through our Facebook page with The Art Donnas (Donna Coffman, our Education Chair, and fellow art teacher, Donna Guntharp) twice weekly. Check our Facebook page regularly! Also our president, Joe Gargasz, is providing painting tutorials, too!
You will find all our teachers’ emails here. Please feel free to communicate with them about the status of your classes.
Our High School Student Art Show will be on display through April 16. Hopefully, we will be open by April 1 or before this astounding show ends. In any case, we will video this amazing display of talent and post it to our Facebook page. The show will, as usual, be judged by officials from SCAD and scholarships awarded. The reception is scheduled for April 16 – we will follow recommendations at that time about holding events and will let you know by the week before. If the reception is canceled, we will announce winners via email and social media.
The next show is the Congressional Art Contest and is scheduled to open April 20. This is managed by Representative Hice’s office. Contact them for updates.
Our Regional Show is scheduled to open May 1, with pieces to be dropped off for review April 25-26. At this time, we are planning to hold this show, but please stay tuned to this page on our website and social media for updates or feel free to call us.
PLEASE REMEMBER …
Please don’t forget our downtown shops and restaurants. Many restaurants will offer delivery or curbside service. Many retail shops remain open. You can purchase gift cards from them to help carry them through these difficult times. Check Monroe’s downtown Facebook page for updates and ways to stay engaged with our vital downtown area.
In this time of uncertainty, we want to thank you for your support through the years and hope you will reach out to us in the coming weeks if we can help you in any way. Spring is coming and we will see you soon in our fabulous classes, gallery and shop.
Wishing you and your family health and peace,
The Board and staff at Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts
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