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!!
August 19 BBQ & Saturday Soiree https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/saturday-soirees-and-other-special-events.html
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! Browse the gallery and shop while you're here and be sure to pick up a current class & event list. Lots of relaxing fun!
SPECIALS TODAY ONLY ...
Homemade BBQ by our members!
Support our pottery studio - kiln repairs needed!
Get a BBQ plate with ALL the fixin's for a suggested minimum donation of $10 -- sandwich, sides and a dessert! We start serving at 11:30 and serve until we run out! Come early!
Pottery project: Face mug with Rebecca -- make a hand-built fun face mug or mug with stamps! -- $25 -- all ages. Drop in from 11 - 3. Your creation will be ready in two weeks.
Mini Make & Take
Spin Art -- $5 each! All ages! Drop in from 11 - 3!
When I took this job many years ago, I didn't know that the most difficult part of my job would be finding teachers! We can go months without launching brand-new classes by new-to-us teachers. Suddenly, the heavens are smiling on MWCA and we have four new teachers! Steven Spelman has launched his metal casting workshops and Kimberly Hart has started her weekly Beginner Belly Dancing class, plus we have two new potentials! So I got serious and created a JOTFORM for our NEW CLASS PROPOSALS in the hopes that even more awesome teachers are waiting in the wings. 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!
Our next really big event for market artists is ...
Fall Fest on October 14 from 10am - 4pm (these are the hours of the city event)
You must pay $15 by October 12 to reserve your spot. Visit the art center to pay or you can pay over the phone by calling 770-207-8937.
You will collect your own money and handle your customers for 10% of your sales – paid to MWCA at the end of the day – with a cap of $50 (for a total of $65 paid to us). This means anything you make over $650 is free of any commission to us! First dibs are given to artists in our Shop. Shop artists, you have until September 1 to claim your spot, after that, we will open to other members.
On October 14 - you will set up a table and/or tent outside. Be ready by 10 am. First come, first served - you can be in the grassy areas but don't block sidewalks. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to direct you; please follow their instructions. I don't assign spots.
PLEASE NOTE >>> The tree on the corner is being cut down. Sadly, it is diseased and dying. It may still be standing on October 14; I'm not sure what the timeline is. If it's still standing, please note that the area under the tree on the corner is RESERVED for our own fundraisers!!
Space is limited so sign up soon!
We will consider allowing those not already in the Shop into the pop up market at Fall Fest, if we have spots still available after September 1. You must be a member of course, and your work will have to be juried into Fall Fest. Email photos of sample works by responding to this email.
Many of our artists do very well at Fall Fest. This is a great way to get your art in front of thousands of visitors!
THIS WEEK AT MWCA (August 14 - 20)
* In the Gallery
OLD MEETS NEW Pottery & Digital Art Show and Sale
Come see -- and shop! -- this beautiful show! If you LOVE handmade local pottery, this show & sale is a don't miss. Digital art, too AND A collection of pottery from private collections - which of these potters has been featured at the Smithsonian? THIS is the perfect time to shop for Christmas for the pottery lover in your life. New works continually added to make this an ever-changing exhibit. Closes August 22.
* In the gift shop:
over 70 local artists and makers are featured -- unique, beautiful, handmade items
*Sunday (open 1-5)
Write-In with Barbara
Beginner Belly Dancing (N*E*W!)
* Monday (open 11-4)
Private painting lessons available Monday - Saturday
* Tuesday (open 11-5)
* Wednesday (open 11-5)
Pottery for kids
Pottery for Adults
Drawing for Kids
Drawing for Adults
* Thursday (open 11-5)
Open Studio Painting
* Friday (open 10-5)
Scribblers Christian Writing Club
Beginner Belly Dancing
Painting Party with Jennifer
* Saturday (open 10-5)
BBQ & Saturday Soiree
Old Time Music Open Jam
Walton Writers Zoom call
See our calendar here: https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/calendar.html
More info about classes and events: https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/classes--events.html
CHRISTMAS SHOP – October 28 – December 24
Our entire gallery is transformed into a Christmas Shop - hundreds of gifts, most under $35.
There is a $30 fee per booth - this will cover both November and December.
Booths are available to members who currently have items in our shop, members who are not currently in the shop will have to be juried in.
As usual in the gift shop, we keep 25% of the sale.
Drop by or call the art center to pay your booth fee ASAP!
Are you a PATRON of the ARTS?
We have a special gift for our patrons who donate $100+ per year or are sustaining members who give at least $10 per month. And for our business sponsors, too! It's a lovely custom designed tote bag with a painting by Donna Coffman and our ART FOR ALL byline. If you're a PATRON or SPONSOR, swing by and pick up your tote bag on your next visit! Learn more about the membership levels HERE and business sponsorship HERE. See a super cute video that Zach put together showcasing the many uses of the tote here!!
IN THE GALLERY
Old Meets New Pottery and Digital Art Show and Sale
Open now through August 22 -- Amazing show and sale, especially if you LOVE POTTERY! Come do some early Christmas shopping for anyone on your list that appreciates local, handmade, unique and beautiful pottery. The digital art is beautiful, too!
REGIONAL SHOW opens August 30!
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS - Go to our website to learn more -- dozens of classes & events every month!!
* A quick list of ways you can help and volunteer opportunities can be found HERE.
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!!
See you soon!
Hope Reese, director of Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts since February, 2017.