This Week in Allen    
 May 15-22             

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

Exhibit open May 17 - June 3
Opening Reception on Fri, May 18, 6-8 pm
Free Event

My Possibilities is a full day, full year continuing education program in North Texas aimed to give young adults with cognitive disabilities the chance at a higher education to help them discover their purpose. Come to see and purchase the work of these talented young visual artists.

Watercolor Sketching Workshop
Sunday, May 20, 2-4 pm
$35 includes all supplies

Join Laura Lawson to learn how to create quick impressions of images and develop them into detailed watercolor paintings. No art experience required. Laura will begin with a tutorial on how to use watercolor, and then lead the group in painting from a variety of beautiful succulents. 
Sweet Harmony Performance
Monday, May 21, 7:30 pm
Free admission

Enjoy a free performance by the Note-Ably North Texas Chorus.

ArtSparks at Whole Foods
Thursday, May 17 @ 10:30 am
@ Whole Foods Market, 105 Stacy Road, Fairview Center
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

Friends of the Allen Public Library presents:
@ Allen Public Library
Free events

Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt and War in the Philippines
Thursday, May 17 @ 7:30pm
Investigative journalist, foreign correspondent and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Gregg Jones will discuss his book Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America's Imperial Dream

Awake: the Life of Yogananda (2014)
Sunday, May 20 @ 3:00pm
Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries, the documentary examines the world of yoga, and explores the legacy of Yogananda's teachings. Directed by award-winners Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman, the movie includes interviews with Deepak Chopra and George Harrison

Summer Camp Registrations now open
Summer STEAM Camps for kids
All Classes 9am - noon
Fee $75
June 11-15: Stop Motion Storytelling
This hands-on camp will explore storytelling and film technology to create animated short films using original artwork. More Information and Registration
June 18-22:  Upcycling Art Installation
Learn more about how artists work with uncommon materials and about the recycling stream, and create our own outdoor public art installation on the final day of camp. More information and Registration

July 23-27: Weaving and Technology
Join us in Allen's Historic Train depot as we combine design thinking and art to explore the connection between weaving, technology and how it all ties back to Allen's history. More Information and Registration

July 30-Aug 3: Dinosaur Animatronics Camp
L earn how to operate a life-sized dinosaur animatronic unit and get a glimpse into how animatronic dinosaur exhibits are created for museums and zoos. More Information and Registration

  Summer ART Camp for kids at Blue House Too
June 11-14: Everything but Glitter; 9:00am - 12:00pm
Artists will explore and create art using a variety of materials including paint, oil pastels, charcoal, "trash", but not glitter. More Information and Registration
June 18-21: Adventures in Art ; 9:00-11:45am  
A rtists will complete 8 masterpieces with 4 different mediums; watercolor, acrylic, charcoal and oil pastel. More Information and Registration

July 9-12: All Artists Love Selfies; 9:00am - 12:00pm  
Artist will explore the history of self portraits and create a number of self portraits using a variety of materials: paint, charcoal, oil pastels and more. More Information and Registration
Camps, June-August, runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Rising Star & Young Actors Camps cost $225.  
Interns Camps cost $115. 
Teen Production Workshops - 13 to18 year olds only - cost $150

Upcoming Events

Allen Community Band Memorial Weekend Concert, May 25, 7:00pm at Allen Public Library
Patriotic Salute by Allen Philharmonic Winds, June 29, 7:30 pm at Watters Creek

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! Donate online at
If your teen needs service hours, or you or your family wants to reach out to the community through the arts, email us at