Another impressive thing we saw in Richland last weekend was Allied Arts, which is a community arts organization and gallery in Richland. They have a nice building near the beautiful park that runs along the Columbia River. I loved the mosaiced pot with the brushes that stands out in front. The steps up to the door have similar mosaic work on them.
Inside there is a sales area with a lot of wonderful craft and art work for sale, and a separate gallery room that had an exhibit of Hispanic art. They also sponsor classes and an outdoor art festival in the summer.
I think this is such a great thing to have in a community. Wouldn't it be wonderful if every community had a place for artists to display their work and for classes and events? Richland is not a big city.
I took this picture of some of the work that was for sale, then I saw the sign that asked that no pictures be taken. Oops. I loved that mug with the face on it, though, and just had to share it.