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Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach

Address: 26389 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone Number: +1 251-981-2787
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Nestled among stately oaks on the shores of Wolf Bay, built in 1923 this historic property was the...
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: Nestled among stately oaks on the shores of Wolf Bay, built in 1923 this historic property was the first hotel of Orange Beach. It now houses an art gallery with more than 100 regional artists. Other features of the arts campus are The Hot Shop, Alabama's only public access hot glass studio, and The Clay Studio where you can work with our resident clay artist. Classes are available daily. The beautiful grounds are perfect for weddings and special events. The Art Center is also home for the highly regarded annual fine arts show "Festival of Art" of Orange Beach.

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Minnesota
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99 reviews 99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stopped by on a cool day and was I impressed, a great and educational attraction for folks of all ages -- the staff was very knowledgeable and the artisans were fantastic

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Princeton, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

There was an amazing range of artists' styles and mediums displayed, and a beautiful small gift shop in a large coastal-style home. Our favorite part by far was our visit to the "Hot Shop" to watch a very skilled couple of glassblowers in action. This trip was during the surprise storm that hit the coast, and we were close enough... More 

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Orange Beach Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It is difficult to add to the positive things said about this facility. The "HotShop" is where my fascination lies with this. There are "glory holes" in abundance with glass, glass and more glass. The glassblowers are inspired, professional, enthusiastic and friendly, they will walk one through the process of blowing a piece of glass for themselves such as a... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a great birthday gift form my wife and teens. Adam and Kerry were wonderful in guiding my family in creating their own piece of art at the Hot Shop. For a minimal fee per person you can have unique birthday party or just browse around and see how this lost art creates beautiful pieces of art.

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Cullman, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great place to visit that beach goers do not think about, and what a shame. We love browsing, and sorta save it for a rainy day. However, it's fun anytime and buy able art is reasonably priced.

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jackson
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I had the privilege of meeting Adam Burges and Kerry Parks at The Hot Shop and learning about different forms of glass art. I'm hooked!!!!! I can't wait to return to Orange Beach to take another class. Both Adam and Kerry were awesome and made the experience fun and exciting. My project turned out beautiful and I also purchased one... More 

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Henderson
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was at the center during the holiday season. It was festive and the shopping opportunities excellent. Talented local artists created one-of-a-kind treasures; perfect for Christmas gifts. If you can attend a special event, do! It's well worth it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It has helpful people, art displayed professionally, beautiful setting, much interest for all ages. A place worth seeing over and over. Unique center because of the opportunity to create your own clay or glass.

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Athens, Alabama, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I had an afternoon with nothing planned and we made a last minute decision to visit the Coasta Arts Center. What a surprise! The art work was exceptional and with a variety of styles that amazed us. The Center must be the best kept secret on the Gulf Coast.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a great time doing the glass blowing class. It was a great value for $50 we got to create and learn plus we had our finished product to take home. I would recommend not to do it the day before you leave because they piece has to fire overnight.

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