As the Story Goes

During the creative process an artist’s narrative sometimes takes a turn and a whole different story unfolds. Headwaters Arts is excited to present a most intriguing exhibit of over 55 pieces by 26 Headwaters artists from across the GTA and area. The art works capture the fearless artist at work, who seizes the opportunity to dive into the creative unknown pushing their creativity and abilities to further explore a narrative waiting to emerge. 

As the Story Goes runs from August 9, 2023 until September 10, 2023.

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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.


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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!

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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

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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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Last Month to Visit the Noodle Gallery

It’s with a bit of a heavy heart that Monica Kerr Coster announced the pending closure of Noodle Gallery. After eight incredible years (three in an upstairs artist studio and five on the main floor) they will be closing our doors at the end of day, Sunday, January 29, 2023. If you haven't experienced the incredible environment and collection of artisanal items that Monica created, or just want to visit one more time, this is your last chance.

Noodle will be holding a party to "CELEBRATE what Noodle evolved into, the great connections made, the incredible creations that converged under one roof and the amazing building that the Alton Mill truly is." Join them Sunday Jan. 15th from 3:30 - 5:00 (private reception following).

For Monica's full announcement, info about current artwork and some future news, read on.

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