Tag: Visual Arts League of Allen

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 FridaySunday.

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 March 29th and will run through May 13th. A complete list of selected artists is available at both; http://valatx.org and http://bluehousetoo.org,

VALA will be hosting a GALA on April 7th at Blue House Too, during the exhibit, to thank the public for their encouragement during their first year, invite them to view member art and support VALA’s efforts to promote local artists and mentor emerging young artists. Get more information at valatx.org.

A closing reception will be held on May 11th, opening night of the Allen Arts Alliance Annual Art Festival at Watters Creek.

Exhibit dates and location:
Thursday March 29- Sunday, May 13, 2018
Allen Arts Alliance Blue House Too – Watters Creek Center – 934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, TX 75013.

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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. Laura will begin with a tutorial in how to use watercolor, and then lead the group in painting from a variety of beautiful succulents. Each Watercolor Sketching workshop will feature a different topic for painting!

$35 May 20 2-4pm Blue House Too Gallery, Allen TX


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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!


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 member meeting to catch up on VALA news and enjoy this FREE member activity!

Upcoming Workshops 

Sign up for the Bob Ross Style Workshop

Upcoming Events 

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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 be partnering through activities that honor and share the efforts of artists, historians, teachers, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of daily life in Allen.

The City of Allen City Council will be adopting a Proclamation in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month at the October 10th City Council Meeting. Everyone is encouraged to participate, through our local arts organizations, in what has become the country’s largest annual collective celebration of the arts and humanities. Attached is a list of some of programs and events taking place this October in Allen.

ALLEN ART EVENTS OCTOBER, 2017 – Exhibits and Workshops


Allen Heritage Guild
Allen Heritage Center Depot Museum; October 14 and 28th – Saturdays, 10am – 2 pm; tours available by appointment.
Open House at the Allen Heritage Village, Oct 21, 12:30-2:30pm; Oct 22, 2-4 pm;

David J. Stana – America in Kodachrome; photography exhibit through October 15
Allen Teen Arts Council; Halloween Bash; October 21, 7-9pm
Gail Delger – Smile, Laugh and Enjoy the Ride; painting exhibit from October 20th through November 12th, 2017

VALA Series ‘Sweets & Treats’ Family Painting Workshop; Sunday, Oct 1st  2017; 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Blue House Too
VALA series “SPOOK-tacular” Painting workshop; Oct 8th 2017; 12:00pm – 2:00 pm at Blue House Too

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

Visual Arts League of Allen Presents:



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 – Sunday, September 3rd

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Submitted by Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA). Email: vala.texas@gmail.com

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