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Next Meeting Jan 2 Thursday

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

Art Meeting Jan 2 Thursday

Our weekly Thursday @ 1 Art Meets Recycling Get-Together will be at VCRS Recycling Center, 9465 E. Chanlyut Circle, Palmer.

Recent Photos: Art on Fire 2019
Feb 15 Saturday

Join us for the 14th Annual VAA Wearable Art and Runway Fashion Show at the Palmer Depot. This year’s theme is ALL SHOOK UP!. See exciting scenes from previous years at our 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 when accompanied by an adult.

Applications can be downloaded after January 1, (LINK) and must be received by Friday Feb 7.

2020 Wearable Art and Runway Fashion Show!

The Valley Arts Alliance is proud to host our 14th annual VAA Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show at the Palmer Depot on February 15, 2020. 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 “All Shook Up!” 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 archives pages.

To become a part of the 14th annual VAA Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show, download our application package (LINK), which contains the 2020 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 7, 2020. 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 My House / Gathering Grounds. Unsold tickets will be available at the door.

The 14th 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!

he Valley Performing Arts will be producing “An Enemy of the People” from January 10 to January 26, 2020.

American playwright Arthur Miller’s provocative and surprisingly timely adaptation of Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen’s incendiary drama about a reluctant whistleblower whose valiant efforts to warn his fellow citizens about a threat to their health result in his being branded as a pariah. A small Norwegian town has just begun to win fame and wealth through its medicinal spring waters. Dr. Stockmann, resident physician in charge, discovers that the waters are poisoned. On receiving proof of this, he immediately reports to his associates. When his brother, the mayor, conspires with local politicians and the newspaper to suppress the story, Stockmann appeals to the public – only to be shouted down and reviled as “an enemy of the people”. Ibsen’s explosive play reveals his distrust of politicians and the blindly held prejudices of the ‘solid majority’..

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

In the lobby of the Fred & Sara 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 contains the 2018 entry from our Wearable Art and Runway Fashion Show. This year's event will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Palmer Depot. The creation on display was another spectacular T-N-T (Tarp-N-Tape) Creation by Niki Pease. This Pea-Chick–instead of Peacock–is un-paralled in our universe! It is also an unflappable, “emotional support bird” for the creator of this outfit..

New displays at the Fred & Sara 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!

Art Meets Recycling

The Valley Community for Recycling Solutions (let’s call them VCRS) has graciously allowed us the use of their community classroom each Thursday, from 1 to 3pm.

If you love to paint, sculpt, and create, and want to get together with other artistic people, this is the place for you. This invitation is extended to anyone, or any age, interested in Art, and Recycling. And best of all, it’s FREE.

For more information, come to our weekly Thursday @ 11 meeting at Sophia's Café. The VAA and VCRS have been partnering for over 10 years. Our annual Wearable Art and Runway Fashion Show has many outfits made entirely out of recycled materials.

So join us on Thursdays at the VCRS! They are located at 9465 E. Chanlyut Circle (49th State Street, on the P-W Hwy).

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.