Allen Arts Alliance

The mission of the Allen Arts Alliance is to support and nurture our local arts and cultural groups as they present inspiring and entertaining experiences designed to enrich our community.

The Allen Arts Alliance is a non profit organization created to support and promote the arts and culture in Allen, Fairview and Lucas, and the non profit arts and culture organizations who create programs and experiences to enrich our community, including; Allen Civic Ballet,Allen's Community Theatre, Allen Heritage Guild, Visual Arts League of Allen, Allen Philharmonic Symphony, Notably North Texas Chorus, Friends of the Allen Public Library/Allen Reads, as well as the fine arts departments in AllenISD and LovejoyISD.

Allen Arts Alliance is the umbrella non profit supporting all non profit arts organizations in Allen through grants and organizational support, as well as offering ArtSparks art literacy programs in AllenISD schools, operating Blue House Too ArtSpace and Gallery and collaborating with schools and other agencies to create ArtReach programs in the community to make art accessible to all.

Mission: Cultivating a Vibrant Community - Bringing Art To Life. The mission of the Allen Arts Alliance is to support and nurture our local arts and cultural groups as they present inspiring and entertaining experiences designed to enrich our community.

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Call for Artists–20 Under 20 2021

Call for artists: '20 Under 20' 2021!
The Allen Arts Alliance's annual juried exhibit for young artists is returning to Blue House Too!
Applications are now being accepted! All visual artists under the age of 20 are invited to enter. Accepted artworks will be on display January 13--February 21, 2021.
For application instructions, please visit http://allenartsalliance.org/bh2/call-for-artists-20-under-20-2021/
Deadline to submit artwork is November 30, 2020.

allenartsalliance.org This is a juried art exhibit showcasing 20 emerging artists under the age of 20. The selected artwork will be on display at Blue House Too, Allen Arts Alliance’s art gallery in Watters Creek.

Allen Arts Alliance

North Texas Giving Day is TOMORROW!!

Please consider the Allen Arts Alliance on North Texas Giving Day! The Allen Arts Alliance includes non-profit member organizations who support a creative community in Allen through arts education, music, cultural tourism and visual and performing arts initiatives. The Arts Alliance also develops arts education for thousands of local youth through ArtSparks, ArtReach, STEAM camps and the Allen Teen Arts Council.

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/allen-arts-alliance

Allen Arts Alliance

North Texas Giving Day is coming on September 17! It’s a great day to show your love for the arts!

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The deadline to submit your entry for '20 Under 20' is midnight tonight! Application instructions are on our website: http://allenartsalliance.org/bh2/call-for-artists-20-under-20-2020/

Blue House Too

Special Announcement: Blue House Too is moving!!
We will be in our new location starting Wednesday, November 13th! Our first opening reception in our beautiful new space will be for "Artropolis" on November 21st! The new address will be 988 Village Green Drive.
We will be in our current location (934 Watters Creek Blvd) until Sunday. Make sure and stop by to see Rita Vicari's paintings before then!
Blue House Too will continue to be a space for local artists to display and sell their work, as well as an event venue and space for art classes! We can't wait for you to see the new space!

We will begin accepting applications for '20 Under 20 2020' TOMORROW Monday, September 23rd!

'20 Under 20' is the Allen Arts Alliance's annual juried art exhibit for artists under the age of 20. The deadline for applications is November 30th at midnight, and the exhibit opens on January 8th.

Complete rules and submission guidelines are on our website at: http://allenartsalliance.org/bh2/call-for-artists-20-under-20-2020/

North Texas Giving Day--September 19, 2019

Please consider the Allen Arts Alliance on North Texas Giving Day! The Allen Arts Alliance awards approximately $50,000 per year to non-profit member organizations who support a creative community in Allen through arts education, music, cultural tourism, visual and performing arts initiatives.
The Arts Alliance also develops arts education for thousands of local youth through outreach programs such as ArtSparks, ArtReach, STEAM Camps, and the Allen Teen Arts Council (ATAC).

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/allen-arts-alliance

Today, scheduled giving opens for North Texas Giving Day!
Help us bring Art to Life in our community.
Visit our page at: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/allen-arts-alliance

This is a $10,000 grant opportunity for 8th-11th grade fine arts students, through a joint initiative by the Texas Cultural Trust and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Application is now open until November.
More info at: https://txculturaltrust.org/young-masters/

Mary Sorensen Jazz Quintet performs on Friday, July 12 at 7:30pm at the Allen Public Library. A graduate of the University of North Texas Jazz program, Mary was featured as a guest vocal soloist and recorded with UNT One O’clock Lab Band. Free event.

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15 Jul 19 - American Girl Doll Art Camp June 24-28

Sign up for the American Girl Doll Art Camp at Blue House Too
Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm; July 15-19

Play and create crafts for girls and their dolls, make jewelry, draw pictures, assemble collages, and decorate salt dough sculptures. Every day we will highlight a new American Girl Doll and her story.
Register at http://allenartsalliance.org/bh2/event/american-girl-doll-art-camp-june-24-28/

allenartsalliance.org This Art camp and a pretend play is based on the American Girl Doll line; however, the camp is suitable for any 14-18 inch doll. It is not required to bring a doll to the camp. We will play and create crafts for girls and their dolls, make jewelry, draw pictures, assemble collages, and decorate salt...

Register for the Art Camp, The HeARTful Artist: July 8-12 for kids 5-11 years. The half day camp is from 9 am to 12 pm held at Blue House Too at Watters Creek.
Register at http://allenartsalliance.org/bh2/event/the-heartful-artist-july-8-12-2019/

Hear the harrowing combat stories and the later path to healing of Vietnam veteran Sergeant Paul Reed at 7:30p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the Allen Public Library. Sgt. Reed is the author of Kontum Diary, that includes a lengthy forward by the late General William Westmoreland.

New exhibit by artist Jorge Narey Fernandez opens at Blue House Too at 934 Watters Creek Blvd on Wednesday, July 3. Opening Reception is on Friday, July 12, 6-8pm.

Most Americans can name at least one of the Mercury 7 astronauts who were the first to fly into outer space, but what about the women who were considered for this endeavor? Wally Funk had “the right stuff” but was denied the possibility of traveling into outer space because of her
gender.
An aviator for over 63 years and a member of the Mercury 13, she will share her story 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Allen Public Library.

Celebrate Independence Day with the Allen Philharmonic Winds conducted by Dr. Philip Obado on Friday, June 28 from 7-9pm at Watters Creek. Enjoy a lively mixture of marches and classic Americana melodies. Crafts for children will be on property. Come meet multiple Military Support Groups who will be in attendance.

Texas has 254 counties and each county courthouse has a unique history. Allen residents John and Anne Gifford will share their experiences and photos taken on their journey to visit all of the Texas court houses on Thursday, June 27 at 7:30pm at the Allen Public Library’s auditorium.

Register for the Art Camp, The HeARTful Artist: July 8-12 for kids 5-11 years. The half day camp is from 9 am to 12 pm held at Blue House Too at Watters Creek.
Registration at http://allenartsalliance.org/bh2/event/the-heartful-artist-july-8-12-2019/

Painting demonstrations and Live Music at Blue House Too on
Sunday, June 23rd; 3:00-5:00pm. Free event.

The featured artists from our ongoing exhibit will be demonstrating their painting and 3D artmaking techniques! Live music will be provided by "Playing with a Heathen."

Registration for Allen Teen Arts Council's Bob Ross event this Saturday at Blue House Too is now closed.
Only those who have registered are allowed to attend the event.

Allen Teen Arts Council invites the area teens to attend the Bob Ross Night event tomorrow, June 22 from 7-9pm at Blue House Too. Follow along with Bob Ross's "The Joy of Painting". Supplies will be provided. Reserve your spot for the event at http://tinyurl.com/atacbobross

Experience the exciting sounds of the New Horizons Band of Dallas at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21
at the Allen Public Library. Offering marches, patriotic songs,collections from Broadway, love songs, and popular tunes, the concert promises a delightful evening of musical memories.

Come and watch two of Smith Ballew’s films, Rawhide (1938) and Hawaiian Buckaroo (1938), at the Allen Public Library's auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. Free event.

Today is the Flag Day Celebration organized by the Allen Heritage Guild at 10:30 am at the Allen Christian Church on 450 E. St. Mary Drive. There will be music, activities and refreshment.

Come to a performance by the Swing Sisters - the Western swing band - comprised of Jeanne Cahill, Kristyn Harris, and Brook Wallace on Saturday, June 15 at 2pm at the Allen Public Library.
Exquisite harmonies, top-notch musicianship, and on-stage fun add spice to lively western tunes - favorites and originals.

Prepare for daring grooves of original jazz with The Singapore Slingers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Allen Public Library. Combining the rhythms of the 20s and 30s with the edgy energy of contemporary music, The Singapore Slingers captivates audiences with amazing fox trots, waltzes, marches, one-steps, two-steps, rags, tangos and rumbas.

Allen's Community Theatre is pleased to announce its 2019-20 Season lineup.
Season and Sampler tickets are now available at https://allenscommunitytheatre.net/tickets

Space still available. Sign up for tonight's Paint and Sip event at Blue House Too from 5-6:30pm. Join the fun!

Blue House Too invites you to the Opening Reception of its latest exhibit, A Colorful Splash at Watters Creek
Date: Saturday, June 8th 6:00-8:00pm
Venue: 934 Watters Creek Blvd at Watters Creek

Featuring Artists: Andrea Holmes, Elizabeth Morrow, Heather Parsons, Jennifer Seibert, Kristina Taherzadeh

Save your date for a Flag Day Celebration at the Allen Heritage Guild on June 15 at 10:30am. VFW flag folding, music, activities and refreshments will be available.

Plano Art Association is calling for entries for its 125 Show 2019.
Deadline is midnight, Tuesday, June 11.
The 125 Show 2019 is open to all artists living in a community within 125 miles of Plano. Judges will select the top 80 works
for display in the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts Center in Richardson.

More info at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals.php
At CALL LISTINGS, search for 125 SHOW 2019

Sign up to for the Master Classes offered June 10-14 by Allen Civic Ballet. More information at https://allencivicballet.org/master-class/

Ladies, sign up for the fun painting class with your friends - paint, as you enjoy wine over conversation with your friends. The instructor from Pecosit's Boutique will guide you to create your own masterpiece!
Sign up at http://allenartsalliance.org/bh2/event/workshop-paint-and-sip-june-8/

Our Story

Allen Arts Alliance is a non profit organization promoting all non profit arts and cultural organizations in the Allen area as vital components of cultural and economic development and enrichment in our community. Through building awareness, scholarships, grants and professional and organizational support to our arts partners; as well as ArtSparks art literacy programs in AllenISD schools, Blue House Too ArtSpace and Gallery, and collaborating with schools and other agencies through ArtReach programs in the community to make art accessible to all.

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