Photos Courtesy of the West Valley Art Museum

The West Valley Art Museum (WVAM), located inside Peoria City Hall at 8401 W. Monroe St., is hosting a new, free exhibit called GLASS through Oct. 27. GLASS is a rare, private collection of watercolors and unique oil paintings that are now available for viewing.

This unusual exhibit is owned by collector Clifford Alfrey. In addition to the purple and amethyst decorative glass and glittering objects in assorted display alongside vibrant, colorful abstract watercolor and colored pencil interpretations of glass, there are a series of themed oil paintings in the collection.

The museum, which strives to offer singular and engaging exhibitions that display the artistic ethnicity of the region, is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 623-972-0635 or visit