Hello and Merry Christmas, dear friends!
A little news for members only!
POTLUCK and PARADE
Thursday, Dec 8 -- POTLUCK at 5:30
All of our members are invited to our annual "POTLUCK & PARADE" before the parade at 5:30 - then join us to watch the parade at 6:30. Bring your favorite Christmas finger food (appetizers, desserts, etc.)! See you there! We'll be open for shopping, too!
PARADE at 6:30
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Kick-off your holiday celebrations with us at the Downtown Monroe 69th annual Christmas Parade....."A Hollywood Christmas, Monroe Goes to the Movies!" It's a night you do not want to miss!
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! Be sure to shop our Giving Tree - your purchases support our special needs classes.
MISTLETOE IN MONROE CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES -- DEC 10 -- SOLD OUT
If you've pre-purchased your tickets - yay - because we are SOLD OUT. We are looking forward to planning the 2023 Tour!
Visit the art center between now and December 10 to pick up your Guide/Ticket if you've already pre-purchased..
IN THE SHOP
Candlelight shopping (a city-wide event) every Thursday in December from 5 - 8 pm.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
N*E*W classes/events in December:
Three pottery workshops, kids art day out, book launch (https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/saturday-soirees-and-other-special-events.html)
and crochet a snowflake ornament (https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/adult-classes.html)
CLASSES & Events -- and read more about our classes and 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
OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER
If you missed our latest newsletter, here's a link: https://mailchi.mp/09be5bb7c896/monroewaltonartsnews-5695952
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.