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"Canada's most beautiful arts centre"

The Alton Mill is home to some 25 studio artists, unique shops , galleries, and a heritage museum, 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".

Come by and check out new artwork, workshops, shows, and more! 

Our regular hours are Wednesday through Sunday and Holiday Mondays from 10 am to 5 pm INCLUDING OPEN VICTORIA DAY MONDAY!

Around the Square Opening

Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at the official Opening Reception to be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 1-3 pm at the Headwaters Arts Gallery in the Alton Mill Arts Centre, Alton, Ontario. 

Around the Square runs from May 31, 2023 until July 2, 2023. The Headwaters Arts Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, Alton Mill Arts Centre, 1402 Queen Street West, Alton, Ontario. Visit Be sure to follow us on IG @headwatersarts and Facebook.


Tapestry of Art and Music Event

Tapestry of Art & Music May 27th, 2023

Schedule of events:

1:00 - 2:30 pm Art Preview

2:30 - 3:30 pm Achill Choral Society Performance

3:30 - 5:00 pm Reception, Art Viewing, Sale/purchase of Art


Forms, Faces, & Places Figuratively Speaking

FORMS, FACES & SPACES, figuratively speaking! Exhibition in the Falls Gallery

Opening Reception May 6 1 - 4:30 pm Fall Gallery

A total of 39 artists from the GTA, Hamilton and further north explored the implications

of this theme with a range of interpretations that have yielded a rich and eclectic body of work.

From the abstract to surreal, impressionistic and realism, studio work, street photography, and

photographic art, the mix of photography with other fine art is energetic and exciting!

Headwaters Arts Presents: Wild & Free

After a long winter hibernation, all of nature is poised to break free. Headwaters Arts third members’ show of 2023, Wild & Free is a vibrant, colourful and explosive collection of expressions of flora and fauna as interpreted by 35 artists from across Headwaters region. Artists are so inspired by the wild and the re-birth and beauty of spring’s flora and fauna, this show promises to get all of us excited for the coming of Spring.

Opening Reception Saturday March 25, 2023 1 pm to 4 pm

Meet our New Artists

Allison Tait Studio 216

Toltec Spirit Tattoo is owned and operated by Dr. Allison Tait. Allison’s lifelong love of animals and nature has led her on a unique journey.


Michelle Eissler Studio 203 A

Michelle first discovered her passion for painting when she attended the Art & Art History program at the University of Toronto. After graduating, she furthered her studies with Interpretive Illustration at Sheridan College and pursued commercial art for several years before solely concentrating on her love of oil painting.

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EV Chargers are Live at Alton Mill

This fall and early winter there was a bunch of construction activitiy installing a new electrical sub-service and electric vehicle chargers at the Alton Mill. We're happy to announce that the four 30 amp Level 2 chargers are now active on the FLO network. A fifth 50kw fast Level 3 DC charger is still awaiting activation.

It enatiled a lot of work and expense, just over half of which was funded by the Federal government through their ZEVIP and FedDev Ontario Tourism Relief Fund.

Read on for the full media release and pics of the installation.

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