Art Gallery Opening: The White Ripple Art Gallery will open Tuesday at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W 100 N. The new collaboration with White Ripple Gallery & Co., of Hammond, will showcase talented artists from the Midwest. The first exhibit is “The Essence of Nature,” by Kathy Los-Rathburn and Madeline Henry. This nature-inspired fall exhibit features paintings of Taltree, fine jewelry and sculptures. The public is invited to the opening exhibition from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to visit with the artists and White Ripple Gallery’s owner, Jocelyn Prue. The gallery is inside the Visitors Center Depot. All artwork showcased is for sale. Information: Visit Taltree.org or call (219) 462-0025. Ale Sales Benefit Taltree: Starting Wednesday, a portion of sales of Where Lizards Dare India Pale Ale will go toward building a new children’s climbing wall at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. Taltree is Figure Eight Brewing’s recipient for September for its “Philanthropint” program. Taltree receives customer donations when a Where Lizards Dare pint is bought at Figure Eight’s brewpub, 150 S. Washington St., in downtown Valparaiso. Taltree invites members, donors, fans and the public to Figure Eight from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday to kick off “Philanthropint” month.