This Week in Allen      
 August 7-14           

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

The Devotional: exhibit by Eli Ruhala
Exhibit until August 12
Free Event

The Devotional is an installation artwork built out of stud walls and furnished with a wide array of surfaces that have been painted. The room is built to scale and is meant for the viewer to interact with the objects in order to unveil the content behind the space. Through the act of immersing themselves in the piece a newfound intimacy brings the artist closer with the viewer although the amount of inspection and discovery is left up to the spectators comfort. Allowing them to stop or not interact with the work at all.

Exhibit until August 12
Free Event

The exhibit will showcase the talent of our local art teachers from Allen ISD, Lovejoy ISD and also Collin College.
Allen's Community Theatre presents
Beauty and the Beast - the Panto
Fri & Sat, July 10 & 11 @ 7:00pm; Sun, July 12 @ 2:00pm
Tickets $12-17

The script written by Warren McWilliams and directed by Penny Elaine, features a youth cast, ages 6 to 16 years old. The musical romantic fantasy features fantastic music with popular songs from the 50's to the present performed by a cast of over 30 characters.  

Allen Heritage Guild
Depot Museum at 100 East Main Street
Saturday, July 11, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Free Event

The Allen Heritage Guild maintains the Depot Museum as a repository of historic materials associated with the development of Allen. The public is invited to see and use the printed materials while visiting the museum.  
ALLen Reads presents @Allen Public Library
Black Beauty - 1994, G
Monday, August 13, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Free Event

Film adaptation of the classic novel "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell. Starring Sean Bean and David Thewlis, the fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life

Upcoming Events

Abstract Dreams: Brigitte Salvans at Blue House Too, August 19 - September 30

Farewell to Summer by Allen Philharmonic Orchestra, September 2

Oktoberfest: Crafts & Drafts at Watters Creek, September 14-16

Regular Event - open to public

How to Support Us

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