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Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach

26389 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-5010
+1 251-981-2787
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Well worth a visit

Recently built centre displaying works by local artists. Many are in glass, and you can visit the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
relaaxed
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Norwich, Eng
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So cute

While your at park take a walk over to the hot shop. This place should have it's own post. We... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Jana R
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Nestled among stately oaks on the shores of Wolf Bay, this campus features Alabama's only daily, open-access hot glass blowing facility where you can watch glass artists make beautiful hand blown works. Also available is The Clay Studio where you can work with our resident clay artist. Classes are also available in both studios. Our art gallery featuring gulf coast artists is currently housed in a small cottage, but our new waterfront gallery will be open in summer 2016. The bay front 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 held the second weekend of March.
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“local artists” (9 reviews)
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“wolf bay” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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26389 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-5010
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+1 251-981-2787
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently built centre displaying works by local artists. Many are in glass, and you can visit the glass works next door. It is all free, and there is s brilliant children’s play area next door as well as being at the water’s edge to relax...More

Thank relaaxed
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

While your at park take a walk over to the hot shop. This place should have it's own post. We didn't stay long but looked amazing.

Thank Jana R
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

The art center is located on the site of an historic old home and the new building retains the character of that old house. The grounds are gorgeous and the back porch overlooks beautiful Wolf Bay. Exhibits include glass blowing and the art exhibits are...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

The grounds are just stunning.There are gorgeous flowers and benches on the most peaceful spot on Wolf Bay. The complex includes pottery and glass blowing shops which include classes. The two floor museum and gift shop feature local artists with very affordable elements. The light...More

1  Thank 107darlene
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

We recently went to the festival of art and while we were here, we went in the Coastal Art Center. A very nice renovation of the house with some interesting art work. This house just topped off a great day at the festival.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

I am a winter resident, have gone to this gallery for many years. The new facility is very tasteful, state of the art but lacks the quaintness, warmth and history of the old historical home that until not too long ago served as the art...More

1  Thank WIhappytraveler
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

We certainly enjoyed our visit. The surroundings is peaceful and has benches and swings where you can sit and relax. The glass blowing/creating was extremely interesting. They were very patient and answered all questions. The main building is new and the perfect place to exhibit...More

Thank Mary E
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Arts Center while vacationing in the area. The grounds are lovely, with great water views and the staff was as friendly as can be. The art ranges from paintings to pottery and much more created by area artists. The highlight of our...More

Thank Louis A
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

The Welcome Center had guided us to this art gallery/learning center when I inquired about pottery studios in the area. The gallery is housed in a spacious new building, very light and airy with a shore side view. Places to sit out on their lawn...More

Thank CCMHS
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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

The new Costal Art center is just breathtaking. It is open and airy and overlooks the water. It is also set up to be a wedding venue. They have a pottery & glass making studio too. Cute Gift shop with lots of local handcrafted jewelry...More

Thank Geda Lynn C
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DavdenL
August 7, 2017|
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Response from Angela W | Reviewed this property |
I think it's appointment only, but the schedule seemed pretty open when we went. Be sure to dedicate the right amount of time to your schedule. The glass process takes a while, buts it's so cool and worth it!
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taylorcne
December 8, 2015|
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Response from Niecey G | Reviewed this property |
According to their December newsletter, they will be closed December 24-25 and January 1st.
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