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Seattle Philharmonic plays Renton on Sunday
Local arts organization, Allied Arts, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special performance by the Seattle Philharmonic at the IKEA Performing Arts Center, in Renton.
The Allied Arts Annual Fall Family Concert is 2 p.m., Oct. 20 at IPAC, 400 S. Second St., Renton.
“It’s wonderful being part of this group of dedicated people, who truly care about supporting culture and the arts in our community,” said Jaris English via email.
She’s been the Allied Arts’ president since May 2012.
“We are proud to provide financial grants to help support local groups and individuals, who are involved in the arts,” English said.
The annual fall concert is just one of the events the arts group is responsible for throughout the year. Allied Arts also hosts the Chalk Walk at Renton River Days, the Renton Annual Arts Show, at both the spring and fall arts equinox, and at Renton Municipal Arts Commission events.
“One of my proudest accomplishments, as president of Allied Arts in 1999, was to facilitate the upgrading of the theater being planned in the Renton High School remodel from a mere theater to a Performing Arts Center,” said Char Baker, via email, about her work with Allied Arts.
“I served as chairman of the committee that raised the additional 1.5 million dollars needed to upgrade the facility. The support that came from the community for this vision was incredible,” she said.
Allied Arts is starting a youth scholarship program for young artists, musicians and dancers, to commemorate the organization’s 50th year.
Tickets for the fall concert are $3 for students and those 18 and under, $5 for seniors and $8 for adults. Tickets are available for purchase at King and Bunny’s Appliances and L.A. Frames.
For more information, contact Char Baker at 425-255-5145 or Deloris Dewing at 206-772-6528.