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"Canada's most beautiful arts centre"

The Alton Mill is home to some 25 studio artists,  galleries, a heritage museum,  café and unique shops,  while the industrial-chic ambiance makes it the perfect venue to host your event . Built on the banks of Shaw's Creek, this national-award-winning heritage building is now "a jewel in the crown of the GTA's arts scene".

We are officially open to the public!  Come by and check out new artwork, workshops, shows, and more! We are open Wednesday through Sunday and Holiday Mondays (including Labour Day) from 10am to 5pm. Capacity limits and safety protocols are in place.

Sept 19, 2021: What's on this week:

After a wonderful opening night on Thursday, the Headwaters Arts exhibit 'Raising the Bar' is up and running until October 3rd in both the Headwaters Arts Gallery and the Falls Gallery . The Noodle Gallery  is also displaying 'North of Here', an exhibit by their featured artist, Jennifer Elliotson. Be sure to check them out!

New classes and workshops are now available (subject to Covid protocols). Whether you're interests are in weaving, encaustic painting, yoga, mandala making, acrylic and watercolour painting, or drawing, we have something here for everyone. Spots are filling up quickly, so be sure to book your class and let your creativity flow!
Don't be shy to visit the artists upstairs and check out their studios.

New Artists!

Meet our new artists!

We are pleased to introduce three new tenants who have joined us here at the Alton Mill during the Covid-19 Pandemic! We would like to introduce Johana Cordero, Lydia Panart and Jason Duclos.

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Raising the Bar

This year’s Headwaters Arts Fall Festival Art Show and Sale, “Raising the Bar”, challenged artists to submit works created during this unprecedented time of solitude and isolation due to the pandemic. The exhibition showcases over 80 works of art by 45 artists and features an eclectic, deeply personal and diverse selection of subject matter and mediums.

The Fall Festival Show is Headwaters Arts flagship, fundraising event and the show kicks off with an official opening event on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Alton. Enjoy live music/entertainment, juror and student award presentations, meet the artists, buy art and enjoy local food nibbles and bar/refreshments all outdoors, undercover, beneath the magnificent tented, Annex Courtyard. Tickets are $35 each, (including HST), you receive one bar ticket, refreshments and entertainment.

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SOVA's Wind in The Woods Autumn Art Show is coming up!

Southern Ontario Visual Artists (SOVA) invite you to Wind in the Woods Art Show on Saturday, October 2nd from 12:00 – 6:00 pm at 675123 Hurontario St in Mono.

This show and sale will include works by award winning artists including: Joanne Lomas, Janice Ykema, Steve Wilson, Helen Duplassie, Margaret Pardy and our incredibly talented tenants: Robert Chisolm, Lynden Cowan, and Daureen Murphy

Stop by, meet the artists and enjoy their amazing work, and enjoy this unique Autumn experience set inside of the beautiful equestrian riding arena, and don't forget to stop by the Mill after for a tour of where these tenants create their masterpieces!

Concerts are back ... with a bang!

Tim HicksThanks to the new seasonal roof over the Annex and the Covid regulations that permit outdoor performances, the mill has come alive with music and performance arts!

Since the space was inaugurated by Headwaters Arts with their jazz and poetry performances on August 1, we've had three sold-out concerts and many more events are planned.

Next up, the Good Lovelies on Thurs. Sept. 9, then the Caledon Music Festival presents two classical performances on Fri. Sept. 10 and Sun. Sept. 12. On the evening of Thurs. Sep. 16, Headwaters Arts opens their annual fall event  with entertainment, cash bar & refreshments throughout three galleries and the tented Annex, and Thurs. Sept. 30, Headwaters Arts brings the Campfire Poets to the Annex.

On Thursday Oct. 7, Noisemaker presents The Trews. Hold the date for Thurs. Oct. 21 for the final Noisemaker concert of the season - artists to be confirmed.

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Classes & Workshops

Learn a new skill, refresh your perspective, and imagine the world creatively! Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, indoor classes are not able to run at this time, but we are now able to run outdoor workshops amongst this beautiful weather!. Plus, our creative artists and tenants are adapting with new virtual classes and workshops as well. Click to see what's being offered at this time, and ways you can learn something new this summer.

Noodle Gallery in Toque Magazine

Click through to read a visitor's perspective of a day-trip encounter with Monica Kerr-Coster and the whimsical Noodle Gallery, on the main floor of the Alton Mill.