Arts Council of the Valley Annual Fundraiser

Celebrate the arts at Arts Council of the Valley’s Annual Fundraiser! Details and ticket information available soon at

Fragment Fabric Workshops

On September 19, Lesley Riley will be teaching two classes at the museum. The first class is called Fragment Fabric Collage. This class is for anyone who loves fabric, collage or color.  Using a variety of fabric scraps (your own or the class stash), you will combine color and texture, motif and scale to create mood, memories, and magic.  Learn the secrets of how to make even the ugliest fabric sing! You’ll gather even more ideas and inspiration from the oodles of samples Lesley brings. All Fragments will be temporarily fused in class in preparation for optional machine or hand-stitching (to your heart’s desire) at home. You will learn how to use TAP Transfer Artist Paper to get images on your fabric and words in your work.  Your kit fee includes 3 computer printed images and quotes for you to use on your collage. After this class, you will never look at fabric the same way again.

The second class is called Fragment Fabric Book. This class is a no-sew, fabric-based exploration of fabric, image, and text as it applies to book page design and bookmaking. Explore transferring image and text onto fabric with TAP Transfer Artist Paper. Using your newly created fabric text and images, you will build a series of small collages from fabric and paper fragments, combining texture, text, and textiles. Bring any fabric scraps you may want to use or share. By the end of class, your Fragments will be combined into an easy to create book structure, a sensuous, one-of-a-kind, a hand-crafted compendium of color, image, texture, and text. 

These classes are capped at 20 people. Tickets are $45.00 each. 


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Bag Making Class with Lynne Daconta

Lynne Daconta is an experienced teacher. In this class, she will show you step by step how to make a Tuscany Tote Bag by Pink Sand Beach Design. By the end of the class, students will have a completed bag to take home with them. These bags are the perfect size to carry everything from your day to day items to your sewing supplies! Tickets can be purchase for $45.00 at

This class is capped at 20 people.

Summer Speaker: Betty Ratliff and Trunk Show

Betty Ratliff, a member of the Haymarket Quilters Unlimited is an experienced speaker and teacher. She has a collection of over 50 quilts in her trunk show. This event was rescheduled from April. 

Tickets can be purchased at for $25.00

Sashiko Embroidery Workshop with Sandy Maxfield

Learn the basics of sashiko with teacher Sandy Maxfield. Sashiko is a traditional Japanese embroidery technique using stunning geometric patterns. In this class, you will create two coasters with traditional sashiko patterns. Along the way, you will also learn about the history of sashiko and how to draft your own sashiko projects. Sashiko stitching is wonderful for embellishing home textiles and clothing. A class kit will be provided with sashiko thread and needle plus project fabric. Students should bring scissors for snipping threads.


The ticket fee includes an $8.00 material fee. 

This class is capped at 18 people and tickets can be purchased for $30.00 at

Royal Opera House presents “Elektra”

The Royal Opera House Cinema Series brings professional productions from the London stage to the big screen in your hometown!

Music: Richard Strauss
Libretto: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Director: Christof Loy

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

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