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Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great wedding venue

The guests gathered in air conditioned gallery then proceeded outside for the ceremony. Reception... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Pascagoula, Mississippi
via mobile
Local Art in a Beautiful Setting

We were looking for local art by local artists...JACKPOT! The art gallery was spectacular (with... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Longview, Texas
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“local artists”(11 reviews)
“glass blowing”(20 reviews)
“wolf bay”(8 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
26389 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-5010
+1 251-981-2787
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 19, 2012

My husband and I visited the art center to make our own glass item. The experience was more than I ever could have asked for! My husband made a paper weight and I made a flower. The only down fall is we did not know...More

6  Thank Nicole-Maria1983
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 1, 2015

Expensive day making Christmas ornaments as a family.. we are a pretty inquisitive bunch.. the glassblower said maybe two words and the lady in the office that lost our reservation was pretty rude. We are all artists in our family and this would have been...More

4  Thank Dawna J
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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.

Thank L4662HTlindag
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

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

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

Thank relaaxed
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
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

1  Thank xckier
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
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.

Thank enjoytravel0410
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
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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August 7, 2017|
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!
December 8, 2015|
Response from Niecey G | Reviewed this property |
According to their December newsletter, they will be closed December 24-25 and January 1st.