July’s CentreArts is here!

Click here for an online edition of CentreArts!

We also have a page (click here) where we will be putting this as well as archived editions of the magazine in case you missed one!

Click here to download a PDF file of CentreArts.

Check out our new Friday online Pop-Up art classes! 

Friday, July 10, Watercolor Landscape

Friday, July 17, Handmade Cards

Friday, July 24, Unusual Paper Marbling

Friday, July 31, Chalk Pastels

Friday, August 7, Fluid Art

Click the individual links above to find out more info and to register online today!

Or click here and choose the ‘Summer 2020 Online PopUp Classes’ option from the Select Session to find them all…

We are renting the Gallery in August and the Annex in July & August!

Maybe you have been waiting for an opportunity to exhibit all the work you’ve been making while we have been sequestered away at home? Maybe you have some friends you would like to have a show with?

You are in luck!

We are renting the Gallery Downtown in August and the Annex in July and August, individually for $500 per month. 

Participating artists are responsible for determining gallery hours and staffing accordingly. Additional responsibilities are requiring that masks are worn at all times by artists and visitors, observing social distancing by limiting the number of visitors in the gallery at any given time, and performing  sanitizing procedures to keep everyone safe.

We will help you promote your show by including it on our website, in emails through Mail Chimps and  postings on Facebook.

One of our goals is to help members have access to exhibition venues and we are pleased to offer this opportunity.

To sign up please email us at artalliance05@gmail.com. Galleries will be assigned on a first come basis so if you are interested please respond as soon as possible.


Visit our Rings & Things virtual gallery, up now! 

Our spectacular show is on display in the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown. While it will remain closed due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, you can view the 21 entries  through the windows! We have added a virtual show — right here, online!

Square! rescheduled for fall 2020

In a time when we as artists are trying to make sense of our new and changing circumstances, the Art Alliance Board and leaders are asking for your help. Our exhibition schedule, our youth art plans, and our adult art classes have all been dramatically altered. The financial impact of these cancelations and postponements has been significant.

While we have found it necessary to postpone the July SQUARE 2020, we are asking our members and friends to continue this important fundraising opportunity by making “SQUARE art” for a future event. Our plan for a fall show of these 6″x6″ works is developing, with many creative ideas about ways to connect the SQUARES with viewers/buyers.

Many artists have told us that they have found the making of these small works helpful to their larger paintings, drawings, prints, reliefs, photos and collages. The 6”x6″ format allows experimentation and quicker investigation of ideas.

This show encourages both playful and bold works. In a fun format, we have brought together quality works at a price ($25.00) that is affordable to all. While being lighthearted, SQUARE has been important to our balance sheet.

Our three previous SQUARE shows have been greatly complemented by student art from regional schools. The abrupt school cancellations negated that contribution for 2020. This year works by our members and friends will be our primary source of art.  Please consider making some SQUARE art in your favorite format and media! We will send along plans for their display and sale as plans materialize. 

You may wish to consider making a series of works that can be purchased individually or as a group. Quality works will keep our event one that represents the strength of our organization. See examples included here from previous shows serves as a reminder of the quality and diversity that this event has sparked.

Help! BE SQUARE!

— Jim Bright, Square Chair

The Art Alliance Members Show is still online in two places

On this website:
Check out our virtual tour of the show that was in our Gallery.

On our gallery website:
See our online gallery of the art that was at the Kish Bank.

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July 2020

Open Studio – On Site with Susan Graham

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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Open Studio

A drop-in session that requires no pre-registration. Work on your own in an unstructured environment. No prior class attendance required. Attend as suits your schedule weekly. No formal instruction is provided. Instructor listed is coordinator of sessions.

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Watercolor Landscape Zoom Pop-Up Class — July 10, 7–9pm

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZOOM Class, Your computer PA United States
$15.00

Watercolor Landscape via Zoom JULY 10th, 7–9 pm with Nicole Packard Learn the basic of watercolor while creating your own version of this landscape painting. No need to leave your home, artist Nicole Packard will be leading you through the process over Zoom. You will need a set of watercolor paints, a paintbrush, and a sheet of watercolor paper. Special Notes Teens welcome! Fee: $15 Sign up online today!  Contact Diane at (814) 360-6323 with registration questions or issues or email…

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Art in the Yard — summer art event! July 21 – Aug 21

July 21 - August 21
818 Pike Street
Lemont,, PA 16851 United States

Art in the Yard -- July 21st thru August 21st 4th & 5th month anniversary of Stay @ Homeevents are weather permitting The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania is sponsoring “Art in the Yard,” a Community Share Event. Our intent is to host an outdoors Studio Tour, bringing a visual element to our local neighborhoods for passers-by to enjoy. Participating simply means displaying your artwork in your yard, your porch, driveway, clothes line or wherever suits you best. Guidelines for participants…

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October 2020

Watercolor Landscapes Workshop with Christopher Leeper Oct 5–8

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 8, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States

Chris teaches with a fun and relaxed style. Each day there will be demonstrations and lots of one-on-one instruction. This workshop will focus on the process of creating a watercolor painting. He will speak in-depth about devising a plan for success with your painting; the importance of drawing, design and brushwork; simplifying and improving color mixing (no more muddy watercolors) and how to get dynamic value relationships. Contact Art Alliance office at artalliance05@gmail.com for a supply list.

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