Arts & Entertainment

Desert Fiber Arts Guild show opens Jan. 6 at Allied Arts

RICHLAND -- Texture and color will abound at the next Allied Arts Gallery show, which opens Jan. 6 at the Richland gallery.

Featured works will be the creations of members of the Desert Fiber Arts Guild, which was established in 1974.

The guild will showcase the work of weavers, basketmakers, textile makers and more during the show that continues through Jan. 30.

A reception for the artists is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 11 at the gallery at 90 Lee Blvd., next to Howard Amon Park.

Guest artist for this year's show will be former Tri-City resident, Betty Linn Davenport, who now lives on the west side of the state.

Davenport has authored several books on texture patterns and weaving, most notably Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving and Textures and Patterns for the Rigid Heddle Loom.

Several of Davenport's woven creations will be in the show, including one piece that was re-created from fabric woven about 30 years ago, organizers said.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Admission is free.

For more information, go to or call 509-943-9815.

* Dori O'Neal: 509-582-1514;