"Canada's most beautiful arts centre"
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". The Alton Mill is home to some 25
while the industrial-chic ambiance makes it the perfect venue to
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the Alton Mill Arts Centre, and be inspired!
Join us January 24 and 25 for the Fire & Ice Winter Festival. Bring the whole family to this arts-rich weekend with true Canadian flavour. Enjoy skating on the Millpond, igloo building, ice sculptures, raku and blacksmith demonstrations, indoor art activities and workshops, stories, music and more! Cozy up by the fire with hot drinks and treats from Shaw’s Creek Café.
Plus, Sunday only, curling on the millpond!. Try your hand on our outdoor sheet.
Truly a winter weekend not to be missed!
Culture Cafe presents: When Lightning Strikes. Get inside the heart of the creative process as five artists take you on a journey from idea to art. How inspiration inspires perspiration for the sake of beauty. Featuring set designer Andrew Welch, singer/ songwriter Zoltan Stewart, mixed media artist Andrea Trace, poet Harry Posner, and more...
Art Battle is live, competitive painting. Painters create the best work they can in twenty minutes. As they work patrons move around the easels, closely watching the creative process take place! With only limited tools the artists must battle to create the winning piece! Saturday Feb. 7th 6-9 pm, Sunday March 29th 1-4PM.
Congrats to Mill artist Lynda Clare Grant, who won the first ever Headwaters region Art battle! After three intense rounds, Lynda was declared the winner by the audience.
The Alton Mill is a proud supporter of Headwaters Arts, the non-profit group that produces the region's annual arts festival, provides scholarships to aspiring young artists, runs the HA Gallery showcasing local art at the Alton Mill, and provides arts education and enrichment programs. It's annual membership drive is now on and membership dues are a crucial revenue source. Please join or renew today to help promote the development, appreciation and enjoyment of all arts in the Hills of Headwaters.
Culture Cafe and the Caledon Library's Stopping by Mill on a Poetry Evening was a great success! Many people from the region came out to hear live poetry read by award winning local poets. Photos by Robert Simeon.