Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Allied Arts in Richland

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.

2 comments:

  1. Virginia H3:07 PM

    If you know they requested no pictures be taken, why is this photo still here (with no artist credited), ready to be stolen by anyone who looks at your blog?Don't mean to be contrary, but think about it.

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  2. Couldn't someone who has visited the gallery in person "steal" it too? Couldn't anyone who has ever seen the artists work, or purchased a piece, "steal" it too? I don't think one innocent, enthusiastic photograph will be the downfall of anyone, and I think artists like to be appreciated. Perhaps someone will see this and make an effort to visit the gallery.

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