"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
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the Alton Mill Arts Centre, and be inspired! Open Wed. to Sun. & Holiday Mondays 10-5.
What's On This Week
The lockdown has been tough on us all. Hopefully you at least had a nice Christmas break and will enjoy the ringing in of the new year hunkered down with your family. At least there's light at the end of the tunnel - we just don't know how long the tunnel is.
In the meantime, various mill studios and galleries can offer online viewings and curbside pickups, as well as individual appointments. With all your time at home, have you thought about commissioning a special piece of art?.
Take a look at our directory to find information on each of our artists and galleries and their online or by appointment offerings. Recently, Noodle Gallery and Gallery Gemma went live with new websites to make shopping with them as easy as possible, and Headwaters Arts is exhibiting an online exhibition titled "A New Mood" where you can view and purchase works for curbside pickup or local delivery.
Continue following our Facebook and Instagram pages and our website for more updates. We will be sharing artwork daily and providing ways to get in touch with our artists, and how you can continue to show support. Feel free to take a look through our past posts to see plenty of infornation and lovely artoworks.
Also, the trails surrounding the Mill are still open for all to enjoy if you fancy a walk. Check out the many unique outdoor sculptures located around the grounds! You can find more information on our Outfoor Sculpture Garden here, and here is a map to locate the sculptures.
Learn a new skill, refresh your perspective, and imagine the world creatively! The studio artists of the Alton Mill offer classes & workshops in a variety of mediums and themes, and yoga & mentorship classes are offered in person and online.
In-person class sizes are limited and suitable precautions are taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Check out the offerings.
Alton Mill's fibre design and fashion market Rare Threads has undergone a rejuvinations and rebirth with a whole array of new vendors. Leading the charge is the shop's manager Svetlana Ponkin, who is also a maker in her own right. Lana is honoured to be the featured artist in this fall's edition of In the Hills Magazine. "This knitter’s up-sized pieces are wowing collectors". Check out the full article.
Many wedding plans for this summer have been spoiled by COVID-19. We're getting close to fully-booked for 2021, but have plenty of dates available this coming winter! Check this out by a photographer from BC ...
"Cheryl and Dale’s wedding was the perfect way to learn to love (okay, maybe like) winter. The grounds at the Alton Mill Art Centre are gorgeous in the winter so I was thrilled that Cheryl and Dale wanted to do all their photos outside even though it was about -10 C on the day! Cheryl was even brave enough to go skating and play a little hockey while still wearing her wedding gown"
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.
"The Alton Mill is a little gem we discovered in Caledon many years ago, and quickly became our favourite place to visit on a Sunday morning for coffee. When the time came to plan our wedding, there was no doubt we’d have it at Alton Mill. The beautiful outdoors, old stone walls, patio with romantic lights and all the history it has to offer made it the perfect venue."