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Second Saturday Maker’s Market in Allen call for artists

The Second Saturday Maker’s Market is a weekend long shopping experience featuring our local artists and artisans. It is part of a larger vision to support local artists who help to inspire a culture of creativity and positivity in Allen and neighboring cities and communities.

All local artisans and artist working in …

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Second Saturday Allen Maker’s Market call for artists

Attention Thoughtful Makers, Artisans and Artists Alike!!! The Second Saturday Maker’s Market is a weekend long shopping experience featuring our local artists and artisans. It is part of a larger vision to support local artists who help to inspire a culture of creativity and positivity in Allen and neighboring cities and communities. All local artisans …

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Allen Arts Alliance: STEAM Summer Camps

SUMMER YOUTH STEAM CAMPS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

The Allen Arts Alliance is offering 4 weeks of STEAM camps this summer, these camps combine creativity with principles of technology, science, math and art, to create fun, out of the box, projects.

Who, When, Where, How Much

Students entering 4,5, and 6th grade this fall

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HIPsters Art Show opens May 18 at Blue House Too

The Allen Arts Alliance announces an exhibit featuring the work of the HIPsters – Highly Important People, who are part of the My Possibilities continuing education program for adults with cognitive disabilities, a place where they can discover their purpose.

This exhibit features the work of HIPsters who are part of the Creative Arts …

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Fluid Painting Workshop May 27

Fluid Painting

with Christine Atkins-Smith

Sunday May 27th 2-4pm

@ Blue House Too Gallery/Artspace

This workshop will cover basics of Acrylic fluid painting, materials and technique and demonstrate and teach specific control methods to create a composition using negative space, as well as choosing and testing an effective color palette. $45

**All Materials …

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Florescence Closing Reception & VALA Art Party May 11

Please join us on May 11 6-8pm at the Blue House Too as we celebrate the closing reception of  Florescence: The Process of Flowering and the kick-off of the Allen Arts Festival running all weekend Friday–Sunday.

The Allen Arts Alliance announces Florescence: The Process of Flowering, the 2nd annual collective show featuring our talented …

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Watercolor Sketching with Laura J. Lawson May 20

 

Watercolor Sketching With Laura J. Lawson

There is a long tradition of artists using watercolor for rapidly sketching out ideas at first sight. Join Laura at Blue House Too to learn how to create quick impressions of images and develop them into detailed watercolor paintings.

This workshop is open to all experience levels. …

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Allen Arts Festival May 11 -13

Allen Arts Alliance Presents Allen Arts Festival
May 11-13, 2018
Watters Creek Center – Allen

The Allen Arts Alliance is kicking off the 2018 Allen Arts Festival with an Art Party recognizing the artists of the Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA) currently featured in the exhibit Florescence at Blue House Too …

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VALA’s Paint A Pet Workshop May 4

First Friday Paint Night Class! 

“Paint A Pet”   – 16″ x 20″

~BYOB~  *must be 21+ to consume alcohol

Join the FUN and come paint with WanderBrush On the first Friday evening of each month at Blue House Too Gallery/Artspace!

When:    May 4th  6:30pm -9:00pm

Where:   Blue House Too  (934 Watters Creek …

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VALA Events |Member Meeting April 18th | Bob Ross Workshop | Florescence Show

Hello VALA Members!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the VALA GALA!

http://www.valatx.org

Member Meeting Wednesday April 18th Bob Ross Style Workshop on April 20th Florescence Closing Reception on May 11th

This month we are having VALA member Stephani Childs teach us Mandala Dot Art! All materials provided!! Join us for our …

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FLORESCENCE: Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA) 2nd Annual Art Show

The Allen Arts Alliance announces Florescence: The Process of Flowering, the 2nd annual collective show featuring our talented local artists. The show is created and curated by the members of the Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA).

The show will open at the Allen Arts Alliance Blue House Too Gallery in Watters Creek on …

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VALA GALA 2018: Live and Silent Auction Celebrating the Visual Arts League of Allen

The Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA) will be hosting it’s First Annual VALA GALA! on Saturday April 7th, from 6-9pm at the Blue House Too Gallery in Watters Creek, to celebrate a successful first year and say Thank You to the community for helping support local arts!  This combination live and silent auction event will feature live auctioned works …

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Meet the Artists: Intuitive Evolution – March 1st

Meet the artists behind the ‘Intuitive Evolution’ exhibit: Christine Smith-Atkins and Ron Stephens! Thursday, March 1st 2018, from 6 pm to 8 pm

Bring your friends and come listen to Christine Smith-Atkins talk about how her art has evolved and watch Ron Stephens demo his work. Wine and light refreshments on us.

‘Intuitive Evolution’ brings …

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Intuitive Evolution opens at the Blue House Too – Reception March 1

I am pleased to announce the opening of a showing of my work in a collaborative show with Christine Smith-Atkins at the Blue House Too Gallery in Allen. I kicks off March 1 with a reception at the gallery from 6-8pm.

Flyer: Press Release Intuitive Evolution 3.18 For more information see:

http://allenartsalliance.org/bh2/intuitive-evolution/

Intuitive Evolution: A …

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Art Exhibit: Come Together – in honor of Black History Month

Come Together is an exhibit and interactive art program celebrating Black History Month at Blue House Too, a non-profit art gallery supporting local artists.

February 2 – 25, 2018

Come Together features local African-American artists:
– JD Moore
– Quincy Conwell
– Barbara J. Mason
– Ernie Benton
– …

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Abstract Painting With Texture Workshop with Christine Smith-Atkins Jan. 28

January 28th, 2018

1:30-3:30 PM 

at Blue House too at Watters Creek in Allen, Texas

Experiment with this painting workshop focused on abstraction and texture! 

 

All supplies will be provided.

Fee: $40 per person. Ages 12 & Up welcome

The possibilities are endless! All materials you will need are supplied but feel free to …

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Watercolor for Beginners Workshop Jan. 13

Saturday, January 13th from 2-4 PM @ Blue House Too Gallery in Allen, TX

No art experience necessary! Ages 10+. With Laura J. Lawson.

*All materials are included in this 2 hr Workshop

Fee $35

Sign up for Watercolor for Beginners

Join this fun and educational watercolor class! You will learn all the basics …

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20 Under 20 opens Jan. 11, 2018

The Allen Arts Alliance is excited to present the Annual “20 under 20” juried art competition, showcasing 20 emerging artists under the age of 20 from throughout Collin County. This year, Comerica Bank is sponsoring the prizes to be awarded to the top 3 artists, who were selected by the Artist Selection Panel composed of …

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Home for the Holidays – Amanda and Judi Dunbar Exhibit at Blue House Too

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
ALLEN ARTS ALLIANCE WELCOMES HOME
AMANDA AND JUDITH DUNBAR

The Allen Arts Alliance is thrilled to welcome acclaimed Allen artists, Amanda and Judith Dunbar, to The Blue House Too ArtSpace for the annual holiday exhibit which will run from December 1 through January 7th.

Amanda Dunbar has received …

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Gail Delger Exhibit: Smile, Laugh and Enjoy the Ride opening at Blue House Too

The exhibit, Gail Delger – Smile, Laugh and Enjoy the Ride will open on October 20 and run through November 12, 2017 at the Allen Arts Alliance – Blue House Too ArtSpace.

Gail Delger works in all watermedia. The range of her work shares her passion and talent as an artist, and her sense of …

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Visual Arts in Allen for October

Allen Arts Alliance Celebrates the Arts and Humanities in Allen

The Allen Arts Alliance, and the city of Allen, join thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October. The Allen Arts Alliance, our local arts and cultural organizations and schools will …

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Slideshow with photographs from American National parks Oct. 14

National State Park Slide show: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017  from 7 pm to 8 pm

This slideshow shows one man’s use of slide film as a medium, his love of nature and in particular Our National Park System. One of very few people who have visited and photographed all the National Parks in the continental United …

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Art Exhibit: America in Kodachrome

America in Kodachrome” is about the days when slide film photography may have been at its best and image capture was at its purest before the influence of computers. What you saw through the viewfinder was what you got and the only real manipulation of the image was with camera exposure. Sure you had …

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INCRESCENT: VALA COLLECTIVE | Opening Reception 8/3 @BlueHouseToo

Visual Arts League of Allen Presents: INCRESCENT: A VALA Collective OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 3RD  6-8 PM @BlueHouseToo 

Our first member artist show curated and created
by the members of the Visual Arts League of Allen.

Increscent (adj.) accruing; becoming gradually greater; growing in size or effect

Exhibit Runs: Friday, August 4th – …

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INCRESCENT: A VALA Collective at Blue House Too – reception Aug. 3

INCRESCENT: A VALA Collective

The Allen Arts Alliance is thrilled to announce the latest exhibit to be featured at the Blue House Too ArtSpace, it is the first show created and curated by the members of the Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA).

INCRESCENT which means: becoming gradually greater, growing …

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Cyanotype/Sun Print Workshop June 25th

Sun Print / Cyanotype Workshop

Join guest artist and @vala_tx member Lizzy Hicks to Explore Alternative-Process Photography with Sun Prints !

June 25th 2pm at @bluehousetoo in Watters Creek, Allen. $10 per adult $5 per child

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Use plants and flowers …

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Sun Print Workshop June 25

Join guest artist and @vala_tx member Lizzy Hicks to Explore Alternative-Process Photography with Sun Prints !

June 25th 2pm at @bluehousetoo in Watters Creek, Allen. $10 per adult $5 per child

SIGN UP AT VALA.TX.ORG

Contact us at VALA.Texas@gmail.com

Use plants and flowers to create brilliant blue photograms …

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Natural Dye Fiber Workshop June 11

NATURAL DYE FIBER WORKSHOP!

Sunday June 11th 2pm @bluehousetoo

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Dye 2 silk scarves using Eco-friendly organic materials ! $60 includes all materials to create your own unique pieces!  #art #artworkshop #dallas #dallasart #allenevents #allenart #allenartsalliance #ecofriendly #scarves #organic #greenfashion #naturaldye #valatx

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2017 Allen Arts Festival – Mother’s Day Weekend – May 12-14

Friday, May 12 4-8pm
Saturday, May 13 10am-8pm
Sunday, May 14 12-6pm

Make plans to join us for a fun weekend of art, music, dance, entertainment and interactive art activities in the beautiful setting of Watters Creek Center. Almost 90 artists from Texas and all over the country will exhibit …

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Cherie Fruehan: Faces opens April 20 at the Blue House Too

The Allen Arts Alliance and Blue House Too welcome emerging artist, Cherie Fruehan, with her exhibit, Faces. The exhibit explores the familiar subject of the human face, and takes it to unexpected places, through application of color and the manipulation of mediums, creating both recognizable subjects and completely abstract interpretations.

Ms. Fruehan …

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Marie Renfro Exhibit opening Feb. 16 at Blue House Too

Upcoming Art Show at Blue House Too Gallery in Allen, Texas

Marie’s show at” Blue House Too Gallery”, 934 Watters Creek Blvd. Allen, TX, opens with a reception on Feb. 16th from 6pm to 8pm.  Her paintings will remain in the Gallery until April 16, 2017.  Do come and enjoy the show. She will also do …

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“20 Under 20” Juried Art Exhibit awards reception Jan. 12 at Blue House Too

“20 Under 20”

Juried Art Exhibit

Blue House Too

The Allen Arts Alliance is proud to present the 2nd Annual “20 under 20”., juried art exhibit showcasing 20 emerging artists under the age of 20. The exhibit will be on display at the Allen Arts Alliance Blue House Too Artspace in Watters Creek from January 13 …

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Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA) information session Jan. 19

Allen Arts Alliance to Host

Information Session About

Visual Arts League of Allen Area (VALA)

  

The Allen Arts Alliance will host an information session open to all artists and creatives interested in getting involved in the new Visual Arts League of Allen Area (VALA) The social mixer and information session is open to …

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Allen Arts Festival 2017 – Calling All Artists

Allen Arts Festival 2017 will be held during the Mother’s Day weekend, May 12-17 at Watters Creek, a popular shopping and dining destination in Allen, just north of Dallas. About 100 juried artists, local and regional, representing art in 14 media categories will have their booths lined up along the streets in front of …

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AMANDA DUNBAR: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS opens Dec. 7 at The Blue House Too

CELEBRATED LOCAL ARTIST

AMANDA DUNBAR: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Allen Arts Alliance is thrilled to welcome Allen native and internationally acclaimed artist, Amanda Dunbar to The Blue House Too Gallery as she returns home again for the annual holiday exhibit of her inspiring work. The exhibit will run December …

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