Allied Arts hosts annual Gallery Aglow fundraiser

This November, get all your holiday shopping done early at the Gallery at the Park in Richland. From Nov. 8 through the end of December, the gallery will be host to the Allied Arts Association’s Gallery Aglow event.

Gallery Aglow has been an annual tradition for a little over 30 years, and each November, local and regional artists submit hundreds of works to the show. Stop by the Gallery at the Park to see beautiful decorations and to purchase unique, handmade gifts such as ceramics, glassware, jewelry, fiber art and metal work.

During this event, you can also buy wreaths, trees and other holiday décor. These items were all made by Allied Arts volunteers, and the proceeds go toward funding the Allied Arts Association, which in turn gives back to the community.

Fundraisers such as this allow the Allied Arts Association to continue providing scholarships and expanding programs like Beads Behind Bars and Art Connection. These programs play an important role in the community by making art education more accessible and allowing participants to explore their creativity and gain a greater sense of their own value.

Holiday Watercolor Cards

On Nov. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m., Gail Roadhouse will be leading a class in watercolors. She will teach students the watercolor skills necessary to create two beautiful watercolor holiday cards. This holiday season, if you’d like to have unique cards with a personal touch, register online at galleryatthepark.org. The deadline to register is Nov. 10.

The class is open to participants ages 12 and up, but it will be limited to 15 students, so if you’d like to join, don’t hesitate! Contact the Gallery at the Park for more information.

The Gallery at the Park is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays at 89 Lee Boulevard near the entrance to Howard Amon Park in Richland. Visit online at galleryatthepark.org.

View the archived November 2017 issue of The Entertainer

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I am a Seattle University alumna with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. In 2016, I worked as a publications intern for the Seattle International Film Festival, where I wrote film descriptions that appeared on the SIFF website and in the catalog handed out at the Festival. Currently, I write monthly articles about the Gallery at the Park in The Entertainer, an entertainment newspaper for the Mid-Columbia area. I am also a freelance web designer with experience in HTML and CSS coding and in graphic design.