Hello MWCA Members!
Hope this finds you well! Here are a few quick updates...
This Saturday! -- May 20
Saturday, May 20. We will be open from 10 - 6. This is our "Saturday Soiree" for May. Our Soirees are fun family events - drop in workshop(s) for all ages! No hassle, no pre-registration required. Drop by and see what we have going on!
HERE AT MWCA
POP UP SHOPS from 9am - 3pm
Many of our artists and makers will have PoP-uP Shops outside the art center - please drop by and browse their offerings, plus, of course, our Artists' Market featuring 70 local artists inside our building!
Sunflower Garden Stake Workshop from 10-3 with Rebecca Braswell. Make a beautiful sunflower to decorate your garden. Sunflowers will be ready in two weeks. $25. Fun for all ages - little ones may need the help of their grownup.
Face-painting with Rebecca McCartt from 11 - 3. Price varies.
Also - Old Time Music Open Jam will be held May 20 from 1 - 4!
AND ... a fun scavenger hunt, too!! Our clear "eggs" will be hidden around town - return one to us for a free BLOOMS felt flower or pottery magnet! ONE per family please!
CITY OF MONROE events and workshops for the festival: https://www.monroedowntown.com/downtown/page/monroe-blooms-flower-festival
CURRENTLY IN THE GALLERY: High School Student Art Show
This show is open through May 18.
You're invited to the closing reception to honor the artists -- Thursday, May 18 from 6-7:30pm.
TINY ART SHOW opens next week!
Open call for tiny art! You don’t have to be a member and this show is not juried!
**Art drop off is Friday and Saturday — May 19-20!**
Monroe Blooms is scheduled for one of our drop-off dates (Saturday, May 20) and so Monroe will be a busy place - streets will be closed from 6am-4pm and parking will be difficult. If possible, please drop off your art for the Tiny Art Show on Friday from 11am - 5pm. We will stay open on Saturday May 20 until 6pm. Monroe Blooms should be over and streets opened back up by 4:00.
Learn all about it here: https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/call-for-entries.html
Paintings, mixed media, pottery, photography, fiber and more!
FRAMES FOR SALE!
FOR MEMBERS ONLY!!!
We had some frames - each worth 100's of dollars - donated to us! If you'd like up to three frames, they are priced at $7 - $25, depending on size. Come take a look - Especially for you members who enter our art shows or are in our shop - please come and get some (we are limiting it to three at this time)!
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
The Coffmans will be celebrating the life and love of their beloved son, Christopher, from 2 - 4 pm on Sunday, May 21. They will have a simple gathering led by Scott Dilley followed by a time to share loving memories and music. Many of you know how much Donna, who is our Education Chair, and her family mean to us. If you know the Coffmans, please consider yourself invited to this special event.
Our Guild Members and Tiny Art Show entrants have been asked to create a small work of art on a 5″ x 5″ panel. You can help support our local non-profit community art center AND get a great tiny piece of art, too! What a fun way to add some special art to your décor for just $29. All proceeds will benefit MWCA.
Tiny Art Show entrants will receive a 5" x 5" panel as part of their entry fee. Our members who are not in the Tiny Art Show can purchase a panel for $3 and be included in The First Dibs Sale. Participation is voluntary, but of course we are hopeful for your participation and it is much appreciated.
THE DONATION PROCESS:
In order to be eligible to select a panel of artwork on the night of The Tiny Art Show Reception on Saturday, June 24 from 6 - 8 pm, you must purchase a Selection Ticket in advance using our online form. We will open up the ticket sales on June 15, based on the number of items our artists have created. When we sell out, we will stop sales.
THE SELECTION PROCESS:
We will call the names of each person with a Selection Ticket in the order in which the Selection Tickets were sold. The art selection begins at 6:00 pm the night of the reception (on June 24) and continues until all selections have been made.
Be a part of this fun night ... even if you didn't buy a Selection Ticket!
All the works in the TINY ART SHOW are available for purchase, so you can still walk away with some great art! Plus we'll have a wine and cheese reception, too.
Cannot attend? You CAN send a friend/family member in your place to select for you.
If you're interested in volunteering, please email our volunteer chair, Lori Volk: Sunshine01310@gmail.com
CLASSES AND EVENTS
Take a look at ALL our offerings HERE!!
CALENDAR - this can be handy, too - I'm working on updating our calendar for MAY.
We are working on some new GUILD (members' only) events -so stay tuned!
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