"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
After more than 100 days in lockdown, we are thrilled to be reopening this coming Wednesday, March 10th! In accordance with Provincial regulations, we are reopening with 25% capacity and have implemented strict safety measures that we ask our visitors to observe in order to keep everyone safe and prevent the spread. Unfortunately in-person classes & workshops are still not deemed safe, but hopefully that will change soon.
We will kick off our re-opening with an interactive exhibition by Alex Leikermoser called "Follow Your Magic." This is an exciting and interactive exhibition that encompasses all the senses and includes paintings, soundscapes and scent as well as an outdoor Word Hunt/Magic Art Walk. It will take place in both the Pond Gallery as well as the outdoor grounds, and is a family friendly exhibition. Alex also invites you to make positive sentences at the show to share on social media #followyourmagicart.
Our artists and galleries are ready to welcome you back, and there is tons of exciting things going on, like new vendors at Rare Threads and new stock of encaustic supplies upstairs at The Hive Encaustic Studio. We welcome you to come visit and take a look, browse, and enjoy all the local art the tenants of the Mill have to offer,
As always, you are more than welcome to come and enjoy the outdoor grounds and trails surrounding the Mill. You can find more information on our Outfoor Sculpture Garden here, and here is a map to locate the sculptures. We love to share our wonderful space with the community!
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."