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Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Art Museums, Arts & Culture

Mission: Our mission is to create a thriving arts community through education, outreach and opportunities to ensure all people in Walton County have access to the benefits of the arts. We strive to create beauty and vibrancy while supporting the vital work of local artists and ​crafts people in Walton County.

Target demographics: spread the beauty of and healing nature of art

Direct beneficiaries per year: hundreds in our community through classes, our Art MD healing art kits, special needs classes and free creative gatherings

Geographic areas served: the city of Monroe and Walton county (and surrounding areas) Georgia

Programs: visual art, pottery and creative writing classes for all ages, special needs (adult and children) art classes, shop space for local artists and gallery space

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Board Member

Rating: 5

Hands down one of the best community art centers I've ever been involved with. What a gem in rural north-east Georgia!!! Monroe has a heart for creative types and businesses - the MWCA is a cultural hub for the creative community and beyond!

3 Joy Hunt P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was looking for a place to reconnect with Monroe after being away for several years. Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts was that place for me. I started attending Walton Writer's and branched out into volunteering at the center. The center offers classes for both adults and children at the beginner and advance levels or anywhere in between. I am definitely a beginner and have been welcomed with open arms. The soiree's are a great community builder that provide an opportunity to try one's hand at multiple art forms. I purchased several of the pottery kits during this pandemic which provided much needed entertainment. MWCA serves the community gladly and makes everyone welcome.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts is one of the elements that make Monroe, GA and Walton County great places to live and visit. Many visitors are amazed at the vibrant art community MWCA has created in a town our size. MWCA provides a place to see, learn, sell, and purchase unique art and writing and engages in outreach programs serving the surrounding community. Art activity boxes, created by volunteers and funded by the community, are distributed to fire stations, hospitals, and foster care agencies to occupy and calm children and teens in times of stress, and many classes focus on students with special needs. I am delighted to be part of an organization with such a cooperative spirit.

1 Alexis Bovee H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this place! As a member, I have found an outlet for my creativity in photography and acrylic paintings, I have entered numerous art shows, and I’ve sold some of my work. It’s a great feeling walking in and being recognized by name by the director, volunteers, and fellow artists! I honestly consider the Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts to be like a second home, one I don’t get to visit too often, but every time I do I’m welcomed like family!