Come see the Recent Works by members of the Penn State School of Visual Arts Painting Club

Represented are the works of members of The Penn State School of Visual Arts Painting Club. Please come support these talented emerging artists! A great opportunity to interface with some of the amazing University Fine Arts Candidates. Here is a link to their Facebook event page.

The show will have an opening reception, Friday, October 21 from 7-9 where you can meet the artists. The show will be also be open Saturday 10/22, 10-5 pm, and Sunday, 10/23, 12-5 pm.

The Annual Art Alliance Holiday Wreath Sale is Here!

Tannenbaum Farms in Centre Hall is once again supplying us with gorgeous freshly-made Pennsylvania wreaths and table or mantle runners for the holidays.

Click here for more information. and a PDF form which you can email to us at or mail to; PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851.

The deadline for ordering your wreaths and runners is Friday, November 11.

Abstraction Show 2016 is coming! Call For Entries

Rudy Shepherd, juror
November 11-20
opening reception Nov 11, 7–9 pm
last day to enter, Nov 3

Find out more on our Exhibitions page!

Last Fall pop-up!

Let's Paint A Barn! Pop-Up

November 8 from 7-9 pm, Instructor, Lena Thynell

Materials, instruction, snacks, and beverages are provided!

Create your own finished work of art & enjoy wine, snacks and great company in a relaxed environment!

$20 fee, includes materials -- no experience required

at the Art Alliance, 818 Pike Street Lemont, PA

Call us at 814-234-2740 or email us at to register today!

link to class registration system

Choose Fall 2016 Adult Ed in the Session pull down menu.

If you prefer, you may instead print and fill in the class registration form and send it to us by mail with your payment. Our mailing address is Box 811, Lemont PA 16851.

Kids school teacher in-service days art classes available

  • Friday, November 4

  • Wednesday, November 23

  • Monday, November 28

Programs run from 9:00am - 3:00pm

Each day is separate from the others - you may sign up for which ever day(s) suit your schedule. Participants are to bring their own peanut-free lunch. All art supplies and a snack are provided.

Fee for each child, per day, is $35. Limited to 12 participants.

Register Online!

Art Alliance members and parents who registered previously and have online accounts (select "forgot password" for login help) go ahead and login and sign up. New particpatnts will need to set up a family account.

Use parent name and contact info to set up account and then you will add your children's info in the next step when processing registration. Once one-time setup is completed you can use this account for all future Art Alliance registrations.

Registrations also accepted by email: or by calling 814-234-2740.

click here to sign up! under the Session pull-down menu, choose Youth Fall 2016

Volunteer Spotlight

Many, many thanks to all our hardworking volunteers. The Art Alliance could not do all that we do without you and your great ideas, your energy and your spirit. Here is one example of one our awesome volunteers and how they are making a difference for the Art Alliance.

We will be featuring our stellar volunteers on a regular basis on our About Us page under Volunteer Spotlight. So if you know someone you would like to see in our Volunteer Spotlight, please contact the office at 814-234-2740 or email us at We know we have a lot of deserving members!

Brenda Horner

Several years ago the Art Alliance was contacted by a local bank to provide rotating art exhibits in their lobby. The Art Alliance realized that this was a great opportunity for member artists as well as providing interesting exhibitions for bank customers. This idea took hold and other local business owners began requesting artwork for their lobbies as well.

Brenda had been a member of the Art Alliance for about ten years and during that time she had taken a few classes and attended some workshops but she is, in large part, a self-taught watercolor artist and calligrapher.

About a year and a half ago she was able to devote time as a volunteer. She contacted Marie to ask what opportunities might be available. Marie explained the concept and goals of the Outreach Program to Brenda and asked if Brenda would be interested to take over scheduling artists for the existing venues.

Marie also encouraged Brenda to work on expanding our short list of venues at that time. So Brenda began by contacting artists from a long list of member artists that Marie provided and learned who the artists were who were interested in exhibiting their work locally.

As Brenda narrowed down this list of participating Outreach Program artists, she has been able to develop a good working relationship with everyone. Brenda has made it a practice to contact artists well in advance to schedule exhibits, trying to be respectful of preparation time and their own personal schedules. Since those early months of making the initial contact with the artists, Brenda has been able to devote more time to contacting potential venues.

Brenda continues to cultivate good working relationships with the venue managers along with the many artists to make the program beneficial for everyone involved. She says "My hope is that we will be able to add more artists and venues in the coming year."

Thank you!

We list our Outreach Venues and the artists who are exhibiting there on our Exhibitions page under Community Exhibitions ... click here to see

The first show at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, Abstract Beginnings, opened Friday, October 7 and runs through October 30

New Art Alliance Gallery Downtown opening

New Art Alliance Gallery Downtown opening

New Art Alliance Gallery Downtown opening

New Art Alliance Gallery Downtown opening

A huge thank you to everyone who came out and made our inaugural opening a huge sucess!!

Gallery Manager Kelsey Rieger did a great job curating the show and got some help with hanging pieces from Jim Bright and Susan Graham. The artwork really takes front and center stage creating a wonderful conversation between the different styles and forms.

Kudos to Executive Director Marie Doll and Melinda Curley for coordinating and organizing the wonderful food from Joe Shulman's Allen Street Grill and to Stacie Bird and Mary Deutsch for getting the reception all ready to go. Special thanks to Stacie for bartending as well!

Artists Jim Bright, Pat Cortese, Melinda Curley, Mary Deutsch, Susan Graham, Gary Schubert and Adrienne Waterston were on hand to meet and greet all the great supporters who braved the homecoming parade to see the wonderful artwork in our first show.

If you were not able to attend the opening, not to worry! The show continues until Sunday, October 30. So come on down and check out the show! Hours are posted on the website or next to the door if you are out and about on Fraser Street.


Back Story

When Margaux Wolsczcan of the Fraser Street Gallery told us she was moving to Puerto Rico and giving up the gallery, we were certainly sad to hear she was leaving, but excited at the prospect of having a downtown presence.

At the new Art Alliance Gallery Downtown we will be having original shows, approximately one every month, with a variety of themes, artists and media.

Our new gallery manager, Kelsey Rieger, will be working with us to make this new space for us an exciting and vital part of the downtown State College art experience.

Our first show!

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown's first show is this October, with our opening reception held in conjunction with First Friday State College, October 7, from 7–9pm. The show runs October 7-30.

Click here for a copy of the Abstract Beginnings press release.

Gallery Information

Check our Art Alliance Gallery Downtown website for more information about the upcoming shows, our new gallery manager, Kelsey Rieger and other gallery details.

If you would like to be considered for an upcoming show, you can send us your information via our online form.

Online Registration System

Abstraction Show 2016 is now available for registration!!

Fall Pop-Ups!
Nov 8, Let's Paint a Barn!
click this link for more information

Fall Workshop, sign up today!

The Pennsylvania Landscape in Watercolor with Lena Thynell, Nov 4 & 5


Inservice Art Days are now available: sign up today!

Gift certificates are available!

Rent the art center!

email us or call 814-234-2740 to find out more

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