Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
The center cherishes its place in the rich history of our area while bringing new and innovative ideas in the arts -- all in a warm and welcoming environment of Southern hospitality.
Welcome to the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, the absolutely breathtaking waterfront fine art gallery featuring local art, an onsite Clay Studio, and The Hot Shop, Alabama's premier hot glass blowing studio.
This 10,000 square foot event space is highly popular for weddings and events, and after your visit, you will understand why. The inside features 2-stories of fantastic watercolors, pottery, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and textile pieces all done by local artists, and the outside features spectacular views of Wolf Bay and is surrounding by moss-covered oak trees. The piece of land itself is quite the work of art!
During your visit, you will have various adult or kid course options (IF they are taking place the day of your visit), as well as options to watch demonstrations at the Hot Shop and Clay Studio. You can even 'throw on the wheel' yourself in the studio or hand build your own clay masterpiece.
Perhaps the biggest draw is the Hot Shop, offering flameworking demonstrations daily as well as 'Make Your Own' courses. There are special classes taught every now and then, which current examples like Boro Basics and Fused Glass Ornaments. Here is a complete list of what the Hot Shop offers:
- Glass Blowing Lessons
- Group Demonstrations
- Field Trips (for schools and organizations)
- Public Art Exhibitions
- Glass Fusing
- Lamp Work