This Week in Allen
        January 9-16     

Blue House Too
Art Space @ 934 Watters Creek Blvd
Hours: Wed - Fri: 2-8 pm;  Saturdays: 1-9 pm; and Sundays: 1-6 pm

20 under 20 Juried Art Competition
Friday, January 12 - Sunday, January 28
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Free Event

Allen Arts Alliance Presents the 4th Annual juried competition showcasing 20 emerging artists under the age of 20 from throughout Collin County. Join us to meet these talented young artists, view their work and enjoy refreshments. Prizes, sponsored by Comerica Bank, will be awarded to the top 3 artists Learn More

Watercolor for Beginners Workshop 
Saturday, January 13, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Fee $35, all materials included

You will learn all the basics needed to begin your mastery of watercolor painting . After experimenting with different techniques you will be guided through to make abstract watercolor paintings with color washes, and basic shapes and patterns. You will end up with 3 watercolor paintings to take home Learn More

Coffee with the Chief
Saturday, January 13 @ 1:00 pm
@Allen Public Library
Free Event

Share coffee with Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey as he discusses the challenges that confront Allen, the impact of national issues on local law enforcement, and programs offered by the Allen Police Department.  After this presentation, citizens can interact personally with Allen's police chief. 

Food For Thought CafĂ© will provide fresh coffee, hot chocolate and cookies.  Learn More

Inaugural Collin County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Appreciation Day
Mon day, January 15 @ 11:30 am
@First United Methodist Church, 601 S. Greenville Ave, Allen
Free Event

The event is hosted by Collin County Community Leaders and Community Churches. Master of Ceremonies is John McCaa, WFAA-TV News Co-Anchor. Attendees are invited to attend an informal reception following the program. For more information contact Learn More

Upcoming Events

A Gathering of Dances by Allen Civic Ballet , Friday, January 19, 7:30 pm @ Plaza Theater in Garland
Steel Magnolia  opens on Friday, January 19, 8:00 pm @ Allen's Community Theatre

Roger and Ella Jo Adams Concerto Competition organized by the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Chorus, Saturday, January 20, 9:00 am @ Lowery Freshman Center
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 for grants, scholarships, ArtSparks, ArtReach, and our arts and culture community!
If your teen needs service hours, or you or your family wants to reach out to the community through the arts, email us at