Thank you for your faithful support of your local non-profit community arts center! Some news just for you ...
GUILD MEETING & ANNUAL MEETING
Our next Guild gathering will be a potluck lunch on Sunday, October 30th at 1:00. Join us for creative conversation and a delicious lunch. Bring your best dish and guild event ideas as we build our 2023 Guild event calendar.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
This meeting is open to ALL current MWCA members!
Hang out for a little while AFTER the Guild Meeting to attend our brief Annual Meeting at 2:00 on 10/30. This meeting is required by our constitution - Nancy Moate, our treasurer, will present the 2023 budget. You can also meet and talk to our board members.
See you there!
MISTLETOE IN MONROE CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES -- DEC 10
Tickets are selling briskly! Based on our sales just in this first week, I expect we will sell out - as we've already sold over 1/4 of the tickets available! Drop by the Center to buy or you can purchase online. We MAY NOT have tickets available for walk-up buyers on Dec 10.
Learn more here: https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/mistletoe-in-monroe-christmas-tour-of-homes.html
TWELVE homes and historic venues are on the Tour - it will blow you away!
NOTE: You'll have to visit the art center between December 1 - 10 to pick up your Guide Map/Ticket.
I urge you to go ahead and purchase your tickets soon!
IN THE GALLERY
The Christmas Gift Show will start installing Sunday, October 23 through Friday October 28 - but we WILL BE OPEN during that time. Feel free to drop in and get a preview and do some early shopping! The Shop officially opens October 29 - next Saturday. You'll be amazed and the lovely, unique and affordable gifts available -- ALL made by our local artist-members. Support local artists!
Our entire gallery will be transformed into a Christmas Shop - hundreds of gifts, most under $35.
We will have a Christmas Open House Saturday, November 5 from 3 - 7 pm. Join us for seasonal refreshments, some raffles and meet many of the artists in the shop.
IN THE SHOP
Our new SHOP COMMITTEE has been working hard to re-imagine the shop and decorate - I can't wait to see what they do on Wed., Oct 26 to deck the halls! :-)
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT & Candlelight shopping (a city-wide event) begins Thursday, November 3 from 5 - 8 pm. We will be open Thursday evenings in Nov and Dec from 5 - 8 pm.
The book nook has been totally refreshed and we're getting ready to have some exciting events there, too -- kicking off with a book signing by our own Literary Arts Chair, Barbara Barth signing her new Christmas novella, A Wingman for Christmas -- Sunday, Nov 6 from 1:30-4:30. Barbara is donating ALL SALES back to the Art Center - THANKS, Barbara!!
Did you know we have a BOOK CLUB? Ask to join their Facebook group to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2988402758108565
NOVEMBER 12 - SATURDAY SOIREE AND BBQ FUNDRAISER
Help is needed!
We will have a Soiree with fun drop-in workshops and also our much-requested BBQ fundraiser is back! We have some excellent cooks here!!
The fundraiser is for the pottery studio to buy some much-needed equipment (air cleaners and vented hoods and brackets) -- about $3,000 is needed.
Please support your local arts center by buying a BBQ plate and baked goods ... and help is needed too, to prepare foods.
You can sign up to help here:
UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
CLASSES & Events -- and read more about these events (photos, how to register, fees): https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/classes--events.html
Our calendar of events and classes: https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/calendar.html
NEW CLASSES include oil painting, drawing, open studio painting, private lessons and acrylic painting!!
Would you like to meet new people and get involved with your local non-profit art center? Email our Volunteer Chair, Lori Volk for more information! Sunshine01310@gmail.com
2021 IMPACT REPORT
Why support MWCA? What do we do? What are our goals and accomplishments? I think you'll be impressed with our eight-page summary of 2021 produced by our president, Laura Templeton. It's attractive, easy-to-read and very compelling! You can view it online here:https://midd.me/TZSc
and print it out, if you like. Or drop by the Center for a copy.
Thanks again for your support - donations, attending our events and classes, shopping with us, volunteering, participating in our shows, being our ambassador in the community and spreading the word for us! EASY way to help -- "like" and share our social media posts! This helps more than you know! Art for all!!
See you soon!
Hope Reese, director of Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts since February, 2017.