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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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Great birthday gift!

This was a great birthday gift form my wife and teens. Adam and Kerry were wonderful in guiding my... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2014
Pensacola, Florida
Don't keep this a secret

Great place to visit that beach goers do not think about, and what a shame. We love browsing, and... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2014
Cullman, Alabama
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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“local art” (5 reviews)
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26389 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-5010
+1 251-981-2787
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Reviewed 9 October 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...More

Thank johnnied556
Reviewed 29 September 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.

1  Thank yesyourmama
Reviewed 26 August 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...More

2  Thank Marybeth N
Reviewed 11 August 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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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank Bart R
Reviewed 11 August 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...More

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1  Thank Gary P
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

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...More

2  Thank lisangie
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I've visited the Coastal Arts Center on several occasions both as a visitor and an artist. I have several items for sale in the Arts Center and the staff there has been wonderful! They are attentive, very interested in your art and success, and most...More

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Thank Carol F
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We lived in Orange Beach six months before we visited the Coastal Arts Center. It was one of our best surprises - the versatility of the arts, the opportunity to see glass and pottery creations and the equipment facilities where they were made, The graciousness...More

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Thank John S
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Top 5 Reasons to make the Arts Center a "must see" while you are in Orange Beach: 5. The magnificent setting 4. The amazing diversity of art mediums represented 3. The Hot Shop and Ceramic Studios 2. The workshop and camp opportunities And the #1...More

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