Monroe Arts Society to host open house Dec. 15 at McGarrah's Inn

Monroe. The mission of the Monroe Arts Society is to support the development of arts and artists in our community.

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27 Nov 2019 | 11:22

The Monroe Arts Society and the Cornerstone Masonic Historical Society is hosting an open house of the Historic McGarrah’s Inn located at 300 Stage Road in Monroe on Sunday, Dec. 15th, from 2 to 5 p.m.

The public is welcome to come to the event and there is no charge.

This open house also includes an art show of paintings and drawings created by local artists. One of the members of the Historical Society, Marylyn Vanderpool, will provide a free arts demonstration during the event, and the public is invited to watch the artist create an oil painting at the event.

Light refreshments will be served.

Prior to this event, the Monroe Arts Society will be having a member meeting at 1 to 2 p.m. at the same location. If you are interested in becoming a member or interested in local arts lessons from a variety of professional artists, we would welcome your participation at the meeting.

The mission of the Monroe Arts Society is to support the development of arts and artists in our community.

Last year, Susan Roth, the director of the Monroe Arts Society and a oil painter, helped to organize the Monroe Farmers Market Plein Air event that occurred on October 13.

“The public, Farmers Market, and the artists enjoyed the day," Roth said. "It was a perfect fall day, and Crane Park has several beautiful locations to paint. I’m planning to help them do this event again in Monroe next year.

"In the meantime," Roth added, "we would like to expand the offerings of the Monroe Arts Society to add lessons in the winter and early spring inside McGarrah’s Inn. The lighting is beautiful in the building, and the historic background inspires me and other artists to create art. It also allows us to help support this beautiful historic building in Monroe.”

For more information, contact Roth by email at susanrothaicp@gmail.com or monroeartssociety@gmail.com.