Allied Arts presents fiber arts exhibit inspired by art

The Gallery at the Park will feature a new exhibit in January — Desert Fiber Arts’ “Art Inspired Art” show.

Desert Fiber Arts is a nonprofit organization for fiber-arts enthusiasts. It originated in 1974 with the purpose of promoting education, interest and participation relating to fiber arts. Members of the organization come from all around the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas.

In September 2014, Desert Fiber Arts opened a studio in Kennewick and made it available to anyone looking to exercise their creativity. The studio provides warped looms, spinning wheels and carders, and study groups meet to explore topics such as tatting, knitting and basketry. Stop by to learn from the area’s leading fiber experts.

Each Desert Fiber Arts piece at the Gallery at the Park exhibit will be showcased alongside the item or photograph that inspired it. Inspiration can come from anywhere, and this show gives visitors the opportunity to see what inspires these artists, be it nature, photographs, other artworks or anything else.

“Art Inspired Art” will be on display at the Gallery at the Park from Jan. 9 through Feb. 1, and the reception will be held on Jan. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information on Desert Fiber Arts, visit their website at You can also visit the Desert Fiber Arts studio at 101 N. Union St., Suite 208, in Kennewick.


Desert Fiber Arts will be also be hosting an introduction-to-weaving workshop on Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Using pre-warped looms, participants will create a sampler of different weaving techniques. They will learn plain weave, pick-up and textures, lace patterns and finishing techniques.

The cost of the class is $60 for Allied Arts members and $66 for non-members. Register online at or at the gallery at 89 Lee Boulevard near the entrance to Howard Amon Park in Richland.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

View the archived January 2019 issue of The Entertainer