November Members' Memo
Thank you for your faithful support of your local non-profit community arts center! Some news just for you ...
NOVEMBER 12 - SATURDAY SOIREE AND BBQ FUNDRAISER
Saturday Soirees are our monthly family fun days! Drop in and try something new! See photos HERE
POTTERY PROJECT with Rebecca -- make a Christmas tree
Drop-in from 11am - 3pm
$20 for the first one; $15 each for any subsequent ones.
Choice of three glazes: white, blue or green and your tree will be ready in two weeks.
Reindeer ornament workshop with Kamden and GraciAnn
Drop in from 10 - 3.
Make two, take one pottery ANGEL ornament with Rebecca -- you'll take one home in two weeks when they are glazed & fired; and donate one to our GIVING TREE to raise funds for our Special Needs classes.
AND it’s our BBQ plate fundraiser day for the pottery studio!
Buy a plate with ALL the fixins' in a to-go container for $12.
We start selling at 11 am - until we sell out so hurry in!!
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 attending the Soiree, taking a workshop or two, browsing the Shop AND buying a BBQ plate and baked goods!!
OLD TIME MUSIC OPEN JAM is also Sat, November 12 from 1 - 4 pm
MEMBERS SHOW JANUARY 2023
Why should you enter local art shows like ours?
For opportunities to:
Members' Shows are an open call to all MWCA members -- it's your chance to show off your talent and artistry! We encourage all our members in good standing to plan for our annual Members' Show.
All members, regardless of experience or expertise are encouraged to enter our Members' Show. It's a benefit of membership and a great opportunity to support your local art center, plus have your works on display and for sale in our Gallery! This exhibit is also open to Youth (ages 10 - 17 ).
Our MWCA Members' Show presents all our members' works: experienced, even professional artists' works, emerging artists and novices alike in a single show, highlighting our commitment to fostering a community of support for artists of all levels. All works accepted as long as they meet our guidelines.
IN THE GALLERY
The Christmas Gift Show is open through December 24. You'll be amazed at the hundreds of lovely, unique and affordable gifts available -- ALL made by our local artist-members. Support local artists! Bring your friends and family!
MISTLETOE IN MONROE CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES -- DEC 10
Tickets are selling FAST!!!! Based on our sales just in this first month, I expect we will sell out - as we've already sold over 3/4 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!
You may have noticed our FB page was hacked and we have not been about to recover it. I just started a new page:
I'll be working at creating positive, artful content that highlight our news -- events, classes, gallery shows and shop artists.
IN THE SHOP
Candlelight shopping (a city-wide event) every Thursday in November and December from 5 - 8 pm. We'll be closed Thanksgiving Day, of course.
The book nook looks so awesome and inviting! We've had several new authors join in the last few weeks - please don't miss this area when you visit.
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
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.