Next Meeting Feb 23 Thursday

Our weekly Thursday @ 11 meeting will be at Sophia's Cafe, 9191 E Frontage Road, P-W Hwy.

Recent Photos: Wearable Art 2017
February 11 Second Saturday

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February 18 Saturday

Join us for the 11th Annual VAA Wearable Art and Runway Fashion Show at the Palmer Depot. This year’s theme is Odyssey! See exciting scenes from last year’s event at our 2016 Wearable Art archive page.

We will be producing two shows this year, a 3pm Matinee and the 7pm Evening Show. Tickets are $15 for each, and for the 3pm Matinee ONLY, Children under 12 years will be admitted free with accompanied by an adult.

To enter your creation, DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION and apply before February 10, 2017. Applications available January 1.

March 11 Second Saturday

Check out the latest Second Saturday events! We publish a Newsletter listing the planned events on the Thursday evening prior to Second Saturday.
Download our current newsletter, or Subscribe to our email list for future newsletters.

The 11th Annual Wearable Art, Saturday Feb 18!

The Valley Arts Alliance is proud to host our 11th annual VAA Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show at the Palmer Depot on February 18, 2017. This year we will present two identical performances—a matinee at 3pm and an evening performance at 7pm.

Wearable Art refers to hand crafted and one of a kind pieces of artwork designed to be worn by the human body as an artistic expression. Using their knowledge of color, fabric and non-traditional materials, artists create unique, wearable garments which they (or their models) wear while parading down an authentic “fashion runway”, accompanied by narration and music.

This year we’re using the theme “Odyssey” for staging the show, and we’re encouraging artists to use the same theme for their creative inspiration. To view exciting scenes from years past, visit our Wearable Art 2016 archives page,

To become a part of the 11th annual VAA Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show, DOWNLOAD OUR APPLICATION PACKAGE, which contains the 2017 Entry Form, along with criteria, guidelines, and tips to make your entry a smashing success! Then return the completed application to us by Friday, February 10, 2017. Due to the overwhelming success of this show, we must limit entries to the first 25, so we urge you to submit your completed application early.

The ticket price is $15 per person for each performance. For the 3pm Matinee ONLY, children 12 years old and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are on sale now—in Palmer at Fireside Books and Non-Essentials, and in Wasilla at the Town Square Art Gallery. Unsold tickets will be available at the door.

The 11th annual Valley Arts Alliance Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show will be an exquisite evening of art and entertainment, in what has become a well-loved winter tradition in our Valley. Don’t miss this opportunity to support the arts in the Valley!

VAA partners with Valley Performing Arts!

The Valley Performing Arts will be producing “Boeing Boeing” at the Machetanz Theatre, 251 West Swanson in Wasilla, from January 13th to January 29th, 2017.

This French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled lothario Bernard, who has three fiancées of different nationalities, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers”.  He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment at the same time.  Having to deal with each fiancé one at a time hasn’t been a problem, but how will he handle them all at once?  “Awkward” doesn’t even begin to describe the situation that Bernard finds himself in. Laughs galore!.

For more info, see their website or phone the Box Office at 373-0195.

In the lobby of the Machetanz Theatre is the Valley Arts Alliance showcase that displays locally crafted original artwork by Valley Arts Alliance members.

For the next several weeks, our showcase will contain “Palmer Colony Kuspuk”, a tarp and tape original by Niki Pease, celebrating 80 years of the Palmer Colony! This piece was sponsored by Benders of Hair and the Valley Arts Alliance, and has appeared in the 2016 VAA Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show, last summer’s celebration of the Palmer Colony anniversary, and at Valley Arts Alliance productions AK Home Companion and Ice Castles.

New displays at the Machetanz Theatre are being planned, so that we can provide VPA theatre guests with an opportunity to view our local community artists. Just another example of the Valley Arts Alliance bringing the community together through the arts!

What is "Second Saturday"?

On one day each month—the “Second Saturday” here in the Valley—we are encouraging local art galleries, restaurants, and retail businesses to join in with local and regional artists, sculptors, musicians, and food masters for a festive day of art and entertainment.

This concept has been adopted in a variety of locations throughout America, and provides a festive atmosphere for visitors to plan a day on the town and browse the many participating stores and venues. A bookstore could schedule a book signing; a coffee shop could schedule a poetry reading; a gallery could have an artist demonstrate; or a retail establishment could provide space for a musician to play. All on the same day of the month—the Second Saturday.

The Valley Arts Alliance is coordinating the "Second Saturday" project. Just email us if you are willing to participate and we will attempt to match up artists and venues. For a complete list of participating Second Saturday venues, please sign up for our newsletter. It’s that easy! Join us in supporting the arts in our community, and in helping to make our art community grow.