Headwaters Arts Festival 2013

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The Headwaters Arts Festival is back with 18 days of exciting events including a juried art show and sale, studio tours, literature readings, concerts, a talent contest and workshops for both kids and adults that take place between September 20 and October 6. All these activities are located throughout the hills of Headwaters region.

The Alton Mill is one of the premiere venues for the festival, with new art shows in all our galleries, open studios, workshops, demos and special art activities all three weekends. Enjoy "Accidental Chaos" by artist and photographer Brian Barrer in the Bartlett Gallery. Stop by "Harvest" 'a celebration of outstanding artists of the Headwaters Region' in the new Headwaters Arts Gallery and enjoy the works of the Mississauga Watercolour society in the Falls Gallery. 

Encaustic Artist Andrea Bird will be offering Give it a Whirl in 'The Hive' studio. Try your hand at the ancient art of encaustic, no experience neccesary! Friday and Saturday Sept 20, 21 Gallery Gemma presents Mad by Madstone: Heimann & Hendrix, featuring edgy and magnificent pieces of jewellery from a top designer. 

For the Kids there's Kid's Arts Fest! Taking place Sept. 21, 22 and Sept 28 and 29, the Kid's arts Fest has something for everyone!. Featuring workshops of all kinds ranging from dance, to painting, to pottery. Artists present their workshops to encourage budding artists to paint, dance, write and create in the spirit of true creativity. You will also have the chance to meet with our artists and visit their studios as you wander through our historic building. Celebrate the Arts this Fall with Headwaters Arts and the Alton Mill! 

Get up to the minute information on all the exciting events happening during the Headwaters Arts Festival at Headwaters Arts

Schedule of Events: 

Mad by Madstone: Heimann and Hendrix.

Sept 20, 21. Gallery Gemma Jewellery

"Give it a Whirl!" 1 and 3pm half hour sessions. "The Hive" Studio. 
Sept 21, 21, 28, 29, Oct 5, Oct 6.  

Kids Arts Fest: 

"Mug Shots" Hand build a mug with Ann Randeraad
Sept 21st. 2pm - 3:30pm, $35.00

Acrylic Painting on Canvas with Mark Grice
Sept 22. 3pm-5pm $30.00 

Children's Literary workshop courtesy of Runley Books
Sept 21. 10 - 11am Riverside Room. $5.00 per child.

"Clay Latern Fun" Hand Build a clay lantern with Ann Randeraad.
Sept 29 1pm - 2:30pm Studio 209 $35.00

Encaustic Collage try out the ancient and beautiful method of wax painting with artist Andrea Bird
Sept 29 at 2pm - 4pm. $40 + hst (Adv. Registration required). 

Chain Maille Bracelett With Gallery Gemma. Create a beautiful copper bracelet.
Sept 29 12pm - 2pm.  $30 +hst Ages 13 + (Adv. Registration required). 

For full details on Kids Arts Fest Events click here

Gallery Shows: 

"Accidental Chaos" by Artist Brian Barrer. The Bartlett Gallery
Sept. 7 - Oct. 6

"The Mississauga Watercolour Society." The Falls Gallery
Sept 11 - Oct 6

"Harvest" In the New Headwaters Arts Gallery.
Sept 4 - Oct 13.  

"Rock Wood and Water" by Artist Paul Morin. The Paul Morin Gallery. 
Sept. 6 - Oct. 20 

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