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Next Meeting June 15 Thursday

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

Recent Photos: Wearable Art 2017
June 10 Second Saturday

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June 24 Saturday

ART ON FIRE. The 10th annual Valley Arts Alliance Art on Fire Iron Pour Art Fest will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Wasilla. The Valley will be buzzing with artists from across the country, as they gather to cast unique iron sculptures, create Raku pottery, and engage in other similar “fiery” events.

In the weeks preceding this event, Pat Garley will be offering workshops in metal casting and mold making at his studio in Palmer. For more information on these workshops, call Pat at 441- 6728. These workshops will be concluded at the VAA Art on Fire Iron Pour Art Fest, when these molds are poured with liquid iron from the fiery cupola.

The VAA Art on Fire Iron Pour Art Fest will be held at the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry, located at 3800 W. Museum Drive (near the airport) in Wasilla, from 10am until 5pm on Saturday, June 24.

The ticket price is $10, with children under 12 admitted free. For more information, visit the 2016 Art on Fire archive page.

July 8 Second Saturday

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Art on Fire 10 x 100, the Iron Pour Art Fest!

It’s time for another hot, Hot, HOT Iron Pour! Yes, for the 10th consecutive year, the Valley Arts Alliance Art on Fire Iron Pour Art Fest will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Wasilla. We’re calling this year’s event 10 x 100 because it’s our 10th consecutive year, and the 100th anniversary of the City of Wasilla.

In the weeks preceding this event, Pat Garley (441-6728) will be offering workshops in metal casting and mold making at his studio in Palmer.

During the event, artist Sandra Cook, who owns “SL Cook Pottery and Fiber Werks” in Palmer, will conduct her Raku pottery workshop; the Association of Alaskan Blacksmiths will demonstrate blacksmithing techniques; Judy Vars will demonstrate Encaustic wax painting; and other fiery arts, such as glass flameworking, will also be demonstrated. Sahara Storm Tribal Dance Troupe will also perform. Live music and food will be available.

The 10 x 100 VAA Art on Fire Iron Pour Art Fest will be held at the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry, located at 3800 W. Museum Drive (near the airport) in Wasilla, from 10am until 5pm on Saturday, June 24.  The ticket price is $10, with children under 12 admitted free.  Please join the fun!  We hope to turn this day into an extraordinary Iron Pour Art Fest in the Valley!

VAA partners with Valley Performing Arts!

The Valley Performing Arts will be producing “And Then There Were None” at the Machetanz Theatre, 251 West Swanson in Wasilla, from March 24 to April 16, 2017.

Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder and one by one they start to die. In this exceptional mystery statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead – poisoned. One down and nine to go!  Agatha Christie is at her best in this extraordinary murder mystery – it will keep you guessing until the end.

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 mosaics by Nicolene Jordan and Nan Bennett. These mosaics are made from window glass fused with pigments.

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.