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Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Elegant setting

The arts center is located in a park-like area with plenty of parking. On walking across this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary H
Morris, Canada
Outstanding Art Gallery and Workshops

This is a beautiful art gallery in a terrific setting. and the art (all by local artists) is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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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...more
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26389 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-5010
+1 251-981-2787
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The arts center is located in a park-like area with plenty of parking. On walking across this beautiful area the Hot Shop will be your first stop. This is easily accessible and very interesting to watch. The clay studio is a hive of activity and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful art gallery in a terrific setting. and the art (all by local artists) is displayed very well.

Date of experience: December 2018
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coastalartscenterob, Manager at Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping by to see us!

Reviewed December 4, 2018

I happen to find this place in a magazine & saw they had classes for glass blowing which has always interested me. Signed us & we had such a fun, interesting time. The staff & instructors were very nice, helpful & thorough on explaining everything....More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KalonaS
coastalartscenterob, Manager at Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your experience in the Hot Shop here at the Arts Center. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

The guests gathered in air conditioned gallery then proceeded outside for the ceremony. Reception both inside and out overlooking beautiful Wolf Bay. Lovely catered celebration. The local art adds decor. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

We were looking for local art by local artists...JACKPOT! The art gallery was spectacular (with very reasonable prices.) We browsed painting of all genres and enjoyed the local pottery. There was a 'hot shop' where they were blowing glass right there on site. We got...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Matt_and_Alicia
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This free gallery featuring accomplished local artists recently reopened in a large venue reconstructed from a historic hotel on the water. Part of a city park, the two-story plantation-style building features beautiful views from huge windows facing the water and a great porch with rocking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chancy K
Reviewed May 29, 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jana R
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
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August 7, 2017|
Response from angelawT4290HD | 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!
December 8, 2015|
Response from NieceyG | Reviewed this property |
According to their December newsletter, they will be closed December 24-25 and January 1st.