In the 1940s a small group of artists wanted a place to paint and display their artwork. In 1948 they wrote a constitution and officially founded the Allied Arts Association: a nonprofit organization that believes a vibrant community deserves rich visual arts opportunities.
Today, Allied Arts provides art exhibitions and education from the Gallery at the Park. Local and regional artists bring their original handmade works for display and sale to the public.
Allied Arts is also responsible for Art in the Park, a major community event for the last seventy years. At this open-air festival visitors may browse and buy a wide array of arts and crafts from more than 200 artists. Art in the Park also features activities and live musical performances.
These types of events fund Allied Arts’ student scholarships and community outreach 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.
If you’re looking for a unique gift, or some beautiful art, stop by the Gallery at the Park—you’ll be supporting local artists and encouraging arts in the community. You can also see new work from a variety of artists at the gallery space which features a different exhibit every month. And if you’re getting excited about art, sign up for one of the workshops offered at the Gallery at the Park!