This Week in Allen
          February 13-20   

Blue House Too
Art Space @ 934 Watters Creek Blvd
Hours: Wed - Fri: 5-9 pm;  Saturdays: 1-9 pm; and Sundays: 1-6 pm

Come Together: Celebrating Black History Month
Reception: Saturday, February 17, 6-9 pm
Exhibit open until February 25
Free Event

Come and meet some of the artists behind our latest exhibit celebrating Black History Month, Come Together, at the
Reception on February 17. Hear a talk given by Barbara J. Mason, and watch Reyon Nurse create his art piece. Refreshment and wine will be provided. Learn More

Acrylic Pour Fluid Art Workshop
Sunday, February 18, 2-4 pm
Fee $40 includes all supplies

Artist Christine Smith will share basic and some cool new techniques with flow paint to creating fantastic abstract art.

Allen ISD Secondary Art Show - a juried competition  
Exhibit open until Friday, February 23
@ Allen High School, PAC Visual Arts Gallery
Free Event

Come to view artwork by Allen ISD secondary art students in grades 9-12 at Allen High School PAC Visual Arts Gallery .

ArtSparks at Whole Foods
Thursday, February 15 @ 10:30 am
@ Whole Foods Market, 105 Stacy Road, Fairview
Free Event for ages 3-5

Calling all budding preschool artists, ages 3-5 to join us for a free, fun, and creative Art & Story Time series! Please bring an adult with you. Drop-ins are welcome, but reservations preferred . Learn More & RSVP

Friends of the Allen Public Library presents:
@ Allen Public Library Auditorium
Events are free and open to public
Negro League Baseball
Thursday, February 15 @ 7:30 pm

Bob May will discuss his acclaimed two-book series. Through highly sophisticated game simulation and prodigious research, May's books give startling statistics on how baseball could have been different had black players been allowed to participate in major league baseball during its segregated era.

Fusion of Spirituals, Jazz, and Gospel
Sunday, February 18 @ 3:00 pm

Savor a musical fusion of African-American spirituals, jazz, and gospel with bandleader Donte Ford, Lawrence Mitchell-Matthews, and the Sankofa Chorale. Learn More

Celebrate Love Cabaret Dinner - Fundraiser
Friday, February 16 @ 6:30 pm
@Church Street Auditorium
306 N. Church Street, McKinney
TIckets $30 includes dinner

Center Stage Youth Theatre presents its inaugural fundraising event, a family friendly Cabaret and Dinner performance centered around LOVE by a cast of 28 students. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. Buy Tickets

Allen Folk Music Society
Saturday , February 17 @ 7 pm
@Blue House, 102 S. Allen Drive

The Allen Folk Music Society meets on the third Saturday of each month for an old-fashioned sing along. Bring an acoustic instrument, and a song to share. Learn More

Upcoming Events

Kiwanis Wine Tasting - Scholarship Fundraiser, Thursday, February 22 at Blue House Too
Sam Bass Railroad History Day, Saturday, February 24 at Allen Heritage Guild
Reception for exhibit, Intuitive Evolution, Thursday, March 1, 6-8pm at Blue House Too

Check out all the Spring Programs and Events at

Regular Events - open to public

How to Support Us

Please select the Allen Arts Alliance as your charitable organization the next time you shop using this popular retail site, Amazon. Their giving program, Amazon Smile, lets us earn 0.5% from eligible purchases made through Amazon. Your donation will help us grow the many art programs we provide to our community throughout the year!

Donations in any amount are always appreciated and used to nurture arts, culture, heritage and enrichment programs in our community!
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