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Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach

26389 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
+1 251-981-2787
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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 housed an art... more » 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 housed 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. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This place is AWESOME and PERFECT for the area! We took a glass blowing class and it was a great experience led by two fun and informative artists! Plan on buying a bunch of stuff here! They have a beautiful store/gallery with lots of glass, pottery and painted gifts to take home for yourself or someone else. VERY FUN!! Leave... More

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Suwanee, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My family and I visited this hidden gem on vacation. Inside is some of the most beautiful paintings and art I've seen. Visiting the hot shop was such fun watching the glass blowing of several items. Didn't realize glass blowing was such serious business. You can pay a fee and try glass blowing yourself and you can paint pottery too.... More

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Foley, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One of the best places for local art you will ever find. A wide variety of styles to suit every taste. One of the only public Hot Shops in the state. How often do you get to see someone blow glass and then give it a try yourself? Pottery? They have a brand new studio. Painting? Come in and take... More

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Brandon, Mississippi
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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Wonderful place to visit. Some great artwork by local artists and even famous ones that have moved on. The building is located on the back bay and is a beautiful piece of artwork itself. The scenery is beautiful. I can't wait because the art show is March 8-9(I think)--a great time with vendors and artwork and crafts from all of... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

There is so much packed into this one spot. I bring visitors here on a regular basis. You can find very reasonably priced original art and ceramics or glass, or make your own. They have glass blowing and pottery making you can watch; or, take a class. What a great place. They feature area artists and I have found many... More

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Slaughter, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

events of all kinds, something for everyone to enjoy , easy to get there, look in any number of local newspapers to find out whats going on.

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Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Love the works of art on display and the glass art is terrific. Plus you can watch the glass artist at work or take a class yourself. Always set time aside to go here on our beach vacation.

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Mackinaw, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

So much fun! We got to blow glass and make some excellant take home gifts at a very reasonable price. Allen the professional glass blower was very knowledgeable and patiient.

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Great fun! Adam was fantastic in showing my kids and me how to blow glass. Very interesting and informative. Highlight of our trip. Came home with some great blown glass souvenirs too!

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Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

All the Art, including the Glass and Clay studios are all one of a kind pieces. The art is all affordabe. The friendly staff greet you by telling you the history of the place. I just love the Orange Beach Art Center

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