This Week in Allen      
      September 11-18        

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

Abstract Dreams: exhibit by Brigitte Salvans
Exhibit open until September 30
Free Event

Brigitte Salvans' passion was abstract expressionism, specializing in the technique of painting with spatulas. Her technique permitted her to create the multi layered, vibrant, and textured oils to bring life to the canvas.

Blue House Too Art Space is available to rent

Low, hourly rental rate.
More than 3,000 square feet of space, flexible to be configured to your needs. Email
The Last Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Thursday, September 13, 7:30 pm @ Allen Public Library
Free Entry

Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Anna of Austria and Suzanne Pearson discuss the life and legacy of Charles I, or Emperor Karl, the last emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Princess Maria Anna is the eldest child of Archduke Rudolf, son of Emperor Charles I. Suzanne Person is an established authority on the life, character and place in history of this important Hapsburg monarch. 
Oktoberfest: Crafts & Drafts
Friday, Sep 14 - Sunday, Sep 16 at Watters Creek
Free Entry

Oktoberfest: Crafts & Drafts at Watters Creek is one big festival featuring artists showing their artisan arts and crafts, local craft beer vendors, live music, games and activities for adults and kids, and of course foods and drinks. Entry and parking is free for visitors. Enjoy more than 20 Oktoberfest beers from area craft breweries. 
Allen Heritage Guild Fall Event
Satur day, September 15, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at 450 E. St. Mary Drive
$2 Tour Fee

Allen Heritage Village will be open and tours are available for $2. Visit the Treasures Tag Sale at the Allen Christian Church to help restore the Farmhouse. Also, visit the Fallfest at the Senior Center.

Upcoming Events

North Texas Giving Day, an online giving event, September 20

Celebrating Differences by ALLen Reads at the Allen Public Library, October 4

Arsenic and Old Lace by Allen's Community Theatre, October 12-29

Dark Art VALAween party by Visual Arts League of Allen, October 20

Regular Event - open to public

How to Support Us

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