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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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Wow! Really great family activity!

Whether you're with friends or family, this is a fantastic experience. The staff are safe and... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
via mobile
Talent on display!

There are so many beautiful items to look at! You can watch the artisans or participate in classes... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Peggy F
Nashville, Tennessee
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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%
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“hot shop” (16 reviews)
“local art” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
26389 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-5010
+1 251-981-2787
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Whether you're with friends or family, this is a fantastic experience. The staff are safe and knowledgeable. It is $75 per participant and you have to be 8 years of age or older and able to pay attention and follow directions to stay safe in...More

1  Thank SkyDragonfly
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

There are so many beautiful items to look at! You can watch the artisans or participate in classes and make your own masterpieces. The girls did the "pick and paint" with the clay and we had so much fun. The instructor Maya was wonderful and...More

1  Thank Peggy F
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The art center boasts two areas for guests to visit: the Hot Shop and the Clay Center. You can make an appointment to create your own blown glass or clay creation, or you can watch local artisans work their magic. My kids were enthralled by...More

2  Thank Angela W
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

My 11 year old daughter and I participated in a glass blowing class, and it was wonderful! I'd never had opportunity to work with glass like this before. We were kept very safe and allowed to choose among a variety of projects and colors. I...More

2  Thank Caraflute
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My son and I visited while the rest of the family was fishing. Very cute and quaint little area. Really cool to watch the glass and the pottery being made. Like the local feel to it wished we had more time to come back and...More

1  Thank A H
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This place is full of unique and local art and the employees are always happy and full of good information. Bring your kids! The hot glass shop is fun to make your own souvenirs.

2  Thank FloTheCat
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We went because it was raining, but I wish we had gone sooner. They do a glass blowing demonstration and then you can blow your own glass ornament! Unfortunately we couldn't make anything because it has to fire for a day after and we were...More

2  Thank Brie H
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Thank you Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach! We enjoyed talking with you while visiting the Orange Beach Area. The local artists in the area have amazing talent and when the new center is open Fall of 2016, they will have an incredible place to...More

3  Thank Alabama Trails M
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Getting to make our own glass piece was incredible! Adam was so cool to work with and the experience to be that hands on was amazing. Definitely recommend!

5  Thank Sara T
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Although it took a while for the artist to warm up and talk to us, we really enjoyed watching the process. Although it was the hot shop, the open air construction made it very comfortable and shady. We all loved the experience and bought a...More

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