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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!

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

Friday, June 19, Unusual Art Making

Friday, June 26, Intro to Photo Editing Crash Course

Friday, July 10, Watercolor Landscape

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…

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.



This workshop has been postponed until next year. Please check back and sign up for 2021!

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March 2020

Inservice Day Program

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Downstairs Children’s Studio, 824 Pike Street
Lemont,, PA 16851 United States
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$35

March 10 Inservice Day: It's Structural! We'll play around with the dimensions, creating 2-D to 3-D and back again. A real multi-media day as we construct, make prints, paint with construction materials, combine basic art materials into unusual dimensional art and even create some illusions.

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Inservice Day Progam

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Downstairs Children’s Studio, 824 Pike Street
Lemont,, PA 16851 United States
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$35

March 12 Inservice Day: Get Into Shapes: architectural sculptures, dimensional collages, painting designs with stencils you create yourself.

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Inservice Day Program

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Downstairs Children’s Studio, 824 Pike Street
Lemont,, PA 16851 United States
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$35

March 13 Inservice Day: Freaky Fibers Friday! Did you know that fibers are all around us? Yarn and string are fibers, cloth and weavings are made of fibers and human hair and muscles are fibers! Let's use wire, string, rainbow colored yarn and our muscles to create projects that will help our environment and ourselves like beautiful bags, happy hats, puppets and pictures! We will weave, stitch, string, knot, crochet and macramé!

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Members Show at Kish Bank’s Expect More Store, March 6–27

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 21, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 27, 2020

Kish Bank’s Expect More Store, 114 S. Allen St.
State College, PA 16801 United States
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The Annual Members Show offers the opportunity for all members, regardless of their level of expertise, to show their work. All work entered into the show will be accepted. John McKaig, juror, will choose award winners. Because of the large number of talented artists who are members we have planned the show to be divided into two locations: our Gallery Downtown and Kish Bank's Expect More Store on S. Allen Street. Juror John McKaig is full-time lecturer of drawing at…

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May 2020

Centre Gives Online Fundraiser Event

May 12 @ 9:00 am - May 13 @ 9:00 pm
818 Pike Street
Lemont,, PA 16851 United States
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We hope we can count on your support during this annual community fundraising event!

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June 2020

Zentangle Drawing Zoom Pop-Up Class — June 12, 7–9pm

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZOOM Class, Your computer PA United States
$15.00

Zentangle Drawing JUNE 12th, 7–9 pm with Nicole Packard Enjoy an evening of art and relaxation from the comfort of your own home! Learn how to create a beautiful and complex pattern called Zentangle, using only lines. Teens welcome! Sign up online today!  Contact Diane at (814) 360-6323 with registration questions or issues or email artalliance05@gmail.com.

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Unusual Art Making Zoom Pop-Up Class — June 19, 7–9pm

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZOOM Class, Your computer PA United States
$15.00

Unusual Art Making JUNE 19th, 7–9 pm with Nicole Packard Learn how to use materials that you already have in your house to create interesting pieces of artwork. You could use these techniques for handmade cards, wrapping paper, or a piece of art for your wall. Materials: Paper (printer paper, cardstock, or a roll of paper), Scissors, Dish soap, Paint (watercolor, acrylic, tempera), Straw, Magazines (we are going to tear them apart), Glue, Tissue paper.  Fee: $15 Sign up online today! …

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POSTPONED! Studio to Plein Air: Seeing Expressive Color in All Mediums Workshop June 23, 24, 25

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 25, 2020

Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden, 177 Rimmey Road
Centre Hall, PA 16828 United States
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Studio to Plein Air 3-Day Workshop -- POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT YEAR!! with Susan Nicholas (Susan Nicholas Art) at Rhoneymeade Sculpture Garden & Arboretum June 23–25, 9am–4pm each day All days we will meet at Rhoneymeade Sculpture Garden & Arboretum 177 Rimmey Road, Centre Hall, PA 16827 http://www.rhoneymeade.org Discover how to see beyond the obvious within the landscape, and use expressive color to capture the essence of mood and atmosphere in sky and more. Whether you work in pastel, oil, watercolor,…

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Photo Editing: A Crash Course Zoom Pop-Up Class — June 26, 7–9pm

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZOOM Class, Your computer PA United States
$15.00

Photo Editing: A Crash Course JUNE 26th, 7–9 pm with Nicole Packard Are you interested in making your pictures pop and trying out new editing techniques. Artist Nicole Packard will walk you through editing your own photos on Pixlr.com, a free online editor. No photo editing experience necessary. All you need is your computer and your own digital photographs. 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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Let’s Paint Seascapes Workshop – CANCELLED

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$85 – $100

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! Join Lena Thynell for a day of watercolor painting where we paint water and seascapes. Please bring your own reference photos. Beginners as well as more experienced artists are welcome. Bring your own lunch or snacks as well as watercolor supplies.

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