Calendar

Next Meeting Jan 29 Thursday

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

Recent Photos: Ice Castles on the Green 2014
February 14 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.
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February 21 Saturday

The 9th Annual Valley Arts Alliance Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show at the Palmer Depot. This year's theme is "Ice Breaker". See exciting scenes of last year's show at our 2014 Wearable Art archive page.

We will be producing two shows this year, a 3pm Matinee and a 7pm Evening Show. 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, in Wasilla at the Town Square Art Gallery, and in Big Lake at Top Drawer. We expect both shows to sell out, so please purchase your tickets early.

March 14 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.

VAA Wearable Art Show, February 21!

The Valley Arts Alliance is proud to host their 9th annual VAA Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show at the Palmer Depot on February 21, 2015.

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 “Ice Breaker!” 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 2014 archives page.

To become a part of the 9th annual VAA Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show, download our APPLICATION PACKAGE, which contains the 2015 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 13, 2015.

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, in Wasilla at the Town Square Art Gallery, and in Big Lake at Top Drawer. We expect both shows to sell out, so please purchase your tickets early.

The 9th 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 “Let's Murder Marsha” at the Machetanz Theatre, 251 West Swanson in Wasilla, from January 9th to 25th, 2015.

A happy housewife named Marsha, hopelessly addicted to reading murder mysteries, overhears her husband discussing her upcoming birthday surprise with an interior decorator.  To her ears, though, it sounds like they are planning to murder her!  With the assistance of her next door neighbor she tries to turn the tables on them with a poisoned potion.  When her own mother shows up for her birthday a day early, Marsha thinks she is in on the diabolical scheme.  When her maid’s date, a policeman, shows up to take the maid out, Marsha thinks he is in on to her poisoning attempt  Finally, just when you would think all of this would be cleared up, Marsha’s intended victims discover what she has supposed and decide to teach her a lesson by actually pretending to be murderers!  The comedy is fast and nonstop!

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm. 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 "Twist or(ange) Sister / Twister Sister Orange", another original tarp and tape creation by Niki Pease that first appeared at the 2014 VAA Wearable Art and Runway Fashion Show. Just imagine Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz landing in Alaska, instead of Oz, and being greeted by the quirky half-sister of the Good Witch, Glenda.

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.