"The Allendale County Arts Council exists to stimulate, promote, and develop interest in the arts, to provide opportunities and facilities for Allendale County residents to experience and participate in the arts, including theatre, music, visual arts, handicrafts, dance, literature, and other artistic, educational, and cultural endeavors."
Tour busses are welcome any time by appointment. Graphic arts and crafts shows are held year-round. Performing art shows held quarterly include music, dance, drama, and story telling. Special guests appear throughout the year to give presentations. A Christmas program is held at the gallery during the yuletide season, and the rooms are decorated for the season by local crafters, artists, and florists.
A is for Allendale
A community-wide campaign to promote alphabet awareness in young children is being sponsored by the Arts Council. The concept is to employ the power of public art in the form of banners 30" wide by 72" high to be suspended on lamp posts along the Allendale Fairfax Highway. Each banner will feature one letter sponsored by a local business or concerned citizen at a cost of $200 each. Each banner will also feature the artwork of an Allendale child. The Council hopes to stir up enthusiasm for learning letters and to encourage parents and guardians to talk about the alphabet with the young children in their charge. Then, when the children start school, they will be ready to learn more and appreciate the power of words.