Allen Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing arts and culture to our community. The Alliance organized its first ever arts festival in 2009 with 18 local artists.  Since then it has grown to almost 100 artists, local and regional, showcasing their original work in 14 media categories.

 

The Allen Arts Festival returns every year during the second full weekend in May and features an outstanding group of juried artists. Live music and dance, children’s art activities, and much more is offered throughout the weekend.

 

The festival is held in Watters Creek in Allen, a beautiful 52 acres resort-style mixed use development with office and apartment spaces incorporated into a master planned community of walkable spaces, lush landscaping, public art, upscale shopping and dinning.

 

Proceeds from the festival are distributed back to our ArtsReach program and to other non-profit arts organizations under our umbrella. ArtsReach funds programs such as museum and theater field trips to Title 1 elementary schools in Allen, art activities at the local Samaritan Inn, and variety of other free art activities in the community.