a few updates!
Don't forget to check out our website for updates and/or our Facebook page
Important >>> MWCA ANNUAL MEMBERS' MEETING
Please come to our brief Annual Meeting at 3:00 on Sunday, 10/29. This meeting is required by our constitution - Nancy Moate, our treasurer, will present the 2024 budget. We also have a roster of executive committee members for you to vote on: Laura Templeton, president; Juli Tredwell, VP; Nancy Moate, Treasurer and Marla Surette, Secretary. You can also meet and talk to our board members.
See you there!
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS - Go to our website to learn more -- dozens of classes & events every month!! Pre-registration required for most of our classes
MISTLETOE IN MONROE CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES -- DEC 9
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 1/3 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 9.
Learn more here: https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/mistletoe-in-monroe-christmas-tour-of-homes.html
EIGHT 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 - 9 to pick up your Guide Map/Ticket.
I urge you to go ahead and purchase your tickets soon!
NOVEMBER 11 - 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 shelves, some kiln repairs and a new vented hood.
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:
Our 2024 Gallery Show Schedule is ready and posted on the website
GO HERE to learn more: https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/call-for-entries.html
NOTE the MEMBERS SHOW coming up in January!!
CLASSES AND EVENTS
See our calendar here: https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/calendar.html
More info about classes and events: https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/classes--events.html
IN THE GALLERY
The Christmas Gift Show will start installing Sunday, October 22 through Friday October 27 - 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 28 - next Saturday. You'll be amazed at 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.
If you're interested in proposing a class, please visit out JOTFORM for our NEW CLASS PROPOSALS. If you've been thinking about leading a class here, take a look -- CLICK HERE -- at this worksheet. It will help you design your class. Submit the form and we will be in touch!
Volunteers are always needed to help with our special needs classes.
* A quick list of ways you can help and volunteer opportunities can be found HERE.
IF ANY of you have contacts with people/places or ideas for where we could expand our classroom space (we need BOTH more classrooms and bigger classrooms that are accessible) -- please please please contact me. Thank you!
I appreciate you all so much! Thank you for being a part of the arts here in Walton County! By the way, we have a new "post card" that provides a QR code for instant access to our classes on our website. Please drop by the art center and pick up a few to hand out to your friends. Be our art ambassador! Thanks!!
Art for all!
Hope Reese, director of Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts since February, 2017.