In order to do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Peel Region and neighbouring areas, the Alton Mill Arts Centre will be closed to the public until further notice. Our studio artists have access to their individual workspaces, and are available by appointment. For their respective contact information, please refer to our directory page.
Dear Alton Mill Community,
As we continue to monitor developments in the COVID-19 health emergency and follow the guidance of Peel Public Health and the Government of Canada, we wish to assure you that we are taking measures to avoid any risk of transmission and to provide our customers, tenants and staff with a safe environment.
IMPORTANT: If you are experiencing fever or difficulty breathing, have travelled abroad in the past 2 weeks, have potentially come into contact with a COVID-19 carrier or have any concerns about your health, please postpone your visit. Our team will be happy to see you once you're feeling better.
Join us for an old-fashioned holiday weekend full of art, cheer, and small town charm. Find creative, hand-made gifts in the Mill's galleries and open artist studios.
On Sunday, October 20th, enjoy specialty soup in a bowl handcrafted by a local artist, in support of local food banks, and keep the bowl! Empty Bowls celebrates its 10th year in Caledon/Orangeville.
Don't miss some of Canada's hottest classical talent in Alton, at the Alton Mill and the Paul Morin Gallery, during the Belfountain Music Festival. Get your tickets today!
The annual Wine & Food Festival was a summer succes. Thank you to everyone who made the day a great one! Click through to see pictures from the festival.
Two weeks ago, one of the Mill's most familiar faces had his last day of work. We wish him all the best in the next chapter of his life, along with wife Barb.
Celebrate the summer with a refreshing day out at the 10th annual Wine & Food Festival! Sunday, July 21st from 12-5pm.
This year the Mill has embraced a botanical theme for our open house weekend... don't miss out on a weekend full of workshops, talks, special guests, and treats, designed to delight! Bring your Mom for an early Mother's Day out in the country.
Meet two of the Mill's newest resident artists, oil painter Agata Wisniewski and textile artist Hildegarde Sausik.
The extreme cold didn't make it easy for photographers and videographers this year at the 10th annual Fire & Ice Festival in Alton! See the winning images.
Thank you to everyone who braved the cold, and came out to the Alton Mill Arts Centre, to celebrate the 10th Annual Fire & Ice Festival on January 19 & 20. Experience the event through the eyes of lifestyle blogger Katherine Ryalen.
"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."
The Town of Caledon interviewed Mill co-founders Jordan and Jeremy Grant about their work preserving the Alton Mill, read more in their own words here!
The Alton Mill Arts Centre's all-ages community festival celebrating outdoor winter fun returns! Highlights include an after-dusk fire sculpture on Saturday, millpond skating and curling, maple syrup and other tasty treats, a super snow slide, bonfires, indoor storytelling and indoor art activities ... and so much more!
Don't miss this annual Mill tradition, including the return of the beloved family Christmas portrait with a twist, Photos with the Grinch. Celebrate the holiday season with a trip to the country for small-town charm and handcrafted gifts, made locally.
Discover an amazing collection of outdoor artwork on the ground of the Mill. Click through to find out more, and see an interactive map of the sculptures!
A spectacular showcase of arts and culture from across the province, set amongst the vibrant fall colours of rural Ontario. This year featuring the Annual Juried Show & Sale, The Big Blues Party II, and Monday Night at the Movies.
Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Stephanie Tulloch will be joined by Guitarist, Singer and Multi-Instrumentalist James Turner for a relaxing and fun mix of original music, covers and standards in the Pond Gallery!
Discover your senses at the Mill's most anticipated summer event! Live entertainment, art exhibitions and open studios, and culinary delights from the Headwaters region!
On July 7, thousands of Canadians will join the national celebration during the National Trust's 2nd annual Canada Historic Places Day by visiting historic places around the country. Stop by the Alton Mill and enter the National Trust's selfie contest for a chance to win $1,000!
Celebrate Spring on May 5th & 6th with our annual Celtic-themed Open House. Live performances by Rhythmfoot featuring the Leahy Family, NUA, highland dancers, one of a kind artwork, local craft beers and cider... don't miss it!
Headwaters Region's A Taste of Maple comes to the Alton Mill with a fantastic menu on offer from Gourmandissimo Café.
Announcing the winners and honourable mentions from the 2018 Fire & Ice Festival photography competition! Seen here, Megan Schijven's capture of the Fire Sculpture crowd at dusk, winner of the General Festival category.
The Alton Millpond ice rink is open to the public when the ice conditions are safe.
THE RINK IS NOW CLOSED.
Other than during the Alton Millpond Hockey Classic and Fire and Ice Festival weekend (Jan 20 & 21, 2018), we do not maintain the ice.
Shovels are on hand, and we ask you to respect the Canadian tradition of outdoor rinks by kindly clearing the ice when you come to use it.
Visit the Mill on Sunday, February 18 & Monday, February 19 for a collaborative event with Heritage Caledon. Take a tour of the historic Alton Mill, discover the 150 for 150 Project, and enjoy a very special Heritage Menu from Gourmandissimo!
The turnout was fantastic on January 20 & 21, 2018, for our two-day festival celebrating Canadian outdoor winter traditions including the Millpond Hockey Classic, the fine arts, and local food and drink! Find out more about it and mark your calendars for next year.
Returning for the 9th year to the Alton Millpond, local hockey players of all ages and abilities take to the ice to raise funds for the Millpond Rehabilitation Project.
The Alton Mill offers a refreshing alternative experience to the usual frenzy of mall shopping. Our galleries, shops and studios offer a huge array of hand-crafted unique items suitable for meaningful gifts, all in a serene and beautiful environment. Connect with the makers, hear their stories and reward yourself with a memorable day out.
Sunday, December 3, 2017, Andrew Welch presents a magical reading of Dickens' classic Christmas tale, with music by Elswyth Fryer.
Visit Rare Threads a new fibre design and fashion market at the Alton Mill, featuring Canadian-designed goods, with a complement of fair-trade items.
Debra Norton takes readers through the arts rich villages along the Credit River, including a visit to the Alton Mill.
Delicious flavours and fall-themed arts experiences on offer at the Mill for the 2017 Headwaters Taste of the Harvest.
Jeremy Grant was recently the recipient of a Canada 150 medallion, presented by Dufferin-Caledon Member of Parliament David Tilson, for his work with both the Alton Mill and the millpond rehabilitation project.
A beautiful wedding complete with pond hockey and beaver tails! See stunning pictures and read more about this fun & whimsical Canadian affair.
The Orangeville Banner spoke to Larry Kurtz about his upcoming show at the Alton Mill, Sept 29th at 8pm for the Headwaters Arts Festival, featuring The Lawbreakers.
Enjoy specialty soup in a handmade bowl of your choosing... and keep the bowl! The 8th annual fundraiser for local food banks.
Discover vibrant fall colours and displays of artistic excellence at the Alton Mill this September & October during this highly respected annual Arts Festival. See the Juried Show & Sale, hear stellar Blues musicians live, and choose from a variety of activities around the Mill.
Bring your treasure map and tri-village passport to discover hidden gems in Alton, Belfountain & Erin. Enter to win one of three $100 prizes.
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To Do Canada's suggestions for adventure and day outings in the GTA includes the Alton Mill at number three on the list.
Everyone at the Alton Mill would like to thank our visitors and sponsors for a great festival!
Join us on July 22nd for the Alton Mill Arts Centre's Wine & Food Festival! Featuring 25 Alton Mill artists, regional chefs, wine, beer, cider & spirit companies enjoy a dynamic culinary and art tourism experience.
Experience great artwork, our highly anticipated Paint Off and participate in fun, creative art classes & demos at the Alton Mill Wine & Food Festival!
Celebrate Canada Day with Headwaters Arts! On July 1, visit the Headwaters Arts Gallery between 1 – 4 pm for some birthday treats and then spend the evening with Ryan Masters, Falcon Jane and The Justin MacDonald Band! A fundraiser for Headwaters Arts. Door opens at 6:30 pm.
Get movin’ & groovin’ with this brilliant musical act taking place during our annual spring open house weekend, Get Your Celtic On!
The Alton Mill invites you to our annual Spring Open House with a twist - 'Get Your Celtic On!' April 29 & 30th. Experience fantastic art, Celtic music and dance, an exciting jewelry line launch, Andy Goldsworthy environmental art videos and dry-stone-wall demos. Particpate in hands-on workshops for adults and kids and enjoy scrumptious food from Gourmandissimo café. Ring in the spring with your loved ones and have fun!
Gallery Gemma Jewellery invites you to attend a special evening event "The Gem Roundtable" a coloured gemstone presentation & sales night with Lisa Elser! Taking place on Saturday May 27 from 7-9pm, enjoy Gemma's free dinner party with a twist! After the wine is poured, hors d'oeuvres enjoyed - out comes the main course, a truly delicious selection of coloured gemstones. Call or email to reserve your seat today!
The Mill would like to give a warm welcome to two new tenants - artist Linda Augustin and Brenda Loschiavo!
Everyone at the Alton Mill can't wait to meet those closest to you on Family Day, Feb 20th!
With all its beautiful history, art and ambiance the Alton Mill is the perfect place to visit with your loved ones this Valentine's season! Enjoy great food at the Gournamdissimo cafe, shop for one-of-a-kind items in our galleries and explore the grounds by taking a walk by the Shaw's Creek.
Rediscover Canadian winter traditions at the 8th annual Fire & Ice festival on January 21st & 22nd at the Alton Mill Arts Centre. The stage is set for one of our most popular events of the year, with loads of activities both indoors and out!
Join us for a well-loved, fun-filled winter tradition: outdoor hockey on the millpond! Taking place during the Fire & Ice Festival, the 8th annual Alton Millpond Hockey Classic features men's, women's and kids' games. Catch the action outside or from the warmth of the beautiful Paul Morin Gallery overlooking the millpond.
What’s a better way to kick off the start of a new year (and marriage) then with a New Year’s Eve wedding? Sarah and Dan were joined by their loved ones for a magical NYE wedding at Mill. With the beautiful creative touches of Mill artistans Cedar & Stone and 1486 Photography, this wedding blog post is a must read!
The artists of the Alton Mill invite you to give the gift of art and hand-crafted items from our Christmas Markets. The studios and galleries have created and sourced a wide range of unique art objects, jewellery, textiles and other offerings. From the small and affordable to the wildly indulgent, shop local and find one-of-a-kind gifts for the special people in your life.
On Nov. 26th-27th the Alton Mill Arts Centre hosts a wonderful weekend of art exhibitions, open studios and workshops. Experience works of arts & crafts ranging from ceramics to wood, jewellery, textiles and paintings. Families can enjoy music, great food from our café, our painted Christmas tree forest, shop our Christmas markets & take photos with the Grinch.
Caledon Actor and Town Crier Andrew Welch presents a fabulous dramatic reading of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, on December 18th, 1:30pm. His celebrated performance of this timeless classic is 1½ hours of suspense, Christmas magic, extraordinary characters, and captivating energy!
Copper Fox Design hosts a Holiday Pop Up Shop at the Alton Mill Arts Centre featuring local talented artists to make holiday shopping easy! Taking place in the Made of Wood Gallery, this show is on display until Dec. 31.
The Mill is excited to present some amazingly talented musicians this holiday season! Ranging from folk to classic and traditional - there is something for everyone to enjoy. Performances will take place throughout the Mill between 1pm - 4pm on select upcoming weekends.
The 7th annual Caledon-Orangville Empty Bowls fundriaser in aid of local food banks will take place at the Alton Mill Arts Centre on Sunday, October 16th! Enjoy specialty soup in a handmade bowl of your choosing and keep the bowl!
One of the most respected festivals in Ontario opens its doors once again as we celebrate our 20th year. The Festival features performances, book readings, workshops, open studio tours and other art events at multiple venues throughout the Headwaters Region.
Chef Pam Fanjoy, one of the chefs behind the Mill's new cafe The Mill Run Eatery, hosts BATCH - cookbook signing and fun preserving demo! Taking place at the Alton Mill on Sunday August 21st, from 2-4pm. Finger foods and cash bar available.
Alton Mill Featured on Elegant Wedding
Toronto and international photographer, Samantha Clarke collaborated with some of the most amazing wedding artists in Toronto to create a fabulous shoot at the Alton Mill Arts Centre! Featured on ElegantWedding.ca, the Beyonce inspired shoot is meant to showcase the power of women. Check out the full post with pictures here.
Making Shakespeare fun for everyone! Back by popular demand, Humber River Shakespeare presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Thursday July 14!
Get your feet tapping, your fingers snapping and your hands clapping at the Alton Mill! Join host and award-winning songwriter Bruce Madole (Folk/Americana) for a musical afternoon of original songs, performed by the people who wrote them!
Start your Valentine's date at the historic Alton Mill Arts Centre! You can enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate, a romantic stroll around our sculpture garden and take a look at some great art in our rustic studios and galleries.
Experience an arts-rich weekend with a Canadian twist Jan 23 & 24th.
Watch the Millpond Hockey Classic, or afterwards skate on the millpond yourself or try your hand at pond curling (check details for times). Open studios, ice sculpture, fire sculpture, outdoor raku firing, indoor art activities and workshops, music, ice slide and more! Cozy up by the fire with a BBQ sponsored by Enbridge Gas, hot drinks and treats from Shaw’s Creek Café.
Extended hours Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, culminating in the spectuclar fire sculpture. For details and times...
Spring has sprung at the Alton Mill Arts Centre! Bring your friends & family together for the annual Spring Open House taking place Saturday April 30th – Sunday May 1st and enjoy everything the Mill has to offer. From great artwork by local artisans to an award winning theatrical performance, a variety of creative art classes and live music, this is one weekend you definitely want to mark on your calendars!
Headwaters Art Gallery presents their first show of 2016, Small Wonders! Located on the main floor of the Alton Mill, this art exhibition is on from January 6th – February 14th. The show features two and three-dimensional works that are 12”x12” in size.
Dr. Jason Wilson is a two-time Juno Award nominee and Canadian Reggae Music Award winner. Known for incorporating jazz, Scottish and English folk influences atop a reggae foundation, Wilson is a multi-instrumentalist best known for his piano skills.
In addition to amazing music, there will be delicious food offered by The Friendly Chef Adventures. This is one party you won't want to miss!
The Alton Mill presents Canadian theatre legend Nonnie Griffin in her one-woman show Marilyn - After. The play imagines Marilyn Monroe coming back to life 50 years after her death to tell us about her life, her loves and her untimely passing.
This show is a fundraiser for KAMI for Haiti, a charity founded by Michele and Kathleen Jobin. KAMI is a group that produces stoves and jetropha oil in the northern community Terrier-Rouge in Haiti, a region where very little is offered and where there are few NGOs to help these extremely poor people.
Open talk & book signing with author Dr. Lance Secretan takes place on May 26 at Caledon Country Club, 7pm.
Learn how his latest book, A Love Story, has helped to shape his entirely new theory on leadership which is transforming organization to vibrant, inspiring institutions. Get your tickets now!
The Noodle Gallery's upcoming Winter exhibition, Temporal Vertigo opens this weekend at the Fire & Ice Festival! Join us on Saturday January 23rd from 1pm-4pm and experience the dramatic and 'fiery' creations of artists Eva McCauley and Fraser Forsythe.
Tis' the season! The Alton Mill is all decked out for Christmas and we can't wait for you to see! Come visit our festive arts centre where there is something for the whole family to enjoy. We have Christmas Markets with unique handcrafted gifts by resident and guest artists, Oh Christmas Tree a forest of hand-decorated art trees throughout the mill, Photos with the Grinch, Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and a Designed by Linda Lundstrom pop-up shop. You won't want to miss this holiday season at the Alton Mill…see you soon!
Throughout the mill is a forest of one-of-a-kind hand painted art trees like you've never seen before! You'll be amazed at the range of interpretations the mill artists have given to this common theme. For a sneak peak...
The Alton Millpond Hockey Classic is looking for volunteers! Help support this vital fundraiser for the Alton Millpond and enjoy a day of old fashioned Canadian fun.
Volunteers are needed to help set up, and take down, parking crew, front entrance greeters, ice rink monitors, vehicle management, and many other tasks. You'll help throughout the weekend to keep the festival events running smoothly.
If you'd like to volunteer please contact Jeremy Grant directly at 519-766-1440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the tournament...
Renowned Canadian fashion designer, Linda Lundström, brings her exquisite sense of design and enthusiasm for clothing to the Alton Mill Arts Centre in the form of a pop-up shop! Her shop features beautiful coats, vests and luxurious shawl collars of genuine suede/fur. Hurry over to the Mill, her shop closes on January 31st!
This December 18, gather with friends and family as five actors bring the timeless tale of greed, ghosts, salvation and hope to life. Humber River Shakespeare presents an adaptation of Dickens' classic tale that is sure to be a heartwarming event for Tiny Tims and Scrooges alike.
Ondine Chorus (with special guests Jeff Bird and Gary Diggins) will again be doing a christmas concert on Friday Dec 18 at 8:15PM following the performance of "A Christmas Carol" by the Humber River Shakespeare Co. (doors open 7:30) tix $20 advance, $25 door.
He's back! The Grinch returns to the Alton Mill for another year. Bring your naughty children for a photo with the green menace. Photos by Femke Photography make for a great Christmas Card.
Melanie & Robert's Wedding at Alton Mill with flowers by Cedar & Stone
A wedding held at the Alton Mill has been featured on theweddingco.com. With photos by Stacy Kincaid and flowers by Cedar & Stone Melanie and Robert's wedding was "...full of heart. There was passion, emotion and relaxed fun in every minute of the day." Click the link to see the full selection of stunning images from this joyous event.
Images from the showings of Assisted Living. Photo Credit to John Ashbourne.
Canadian recording artist and music pioneer Scott Merritt will be revealing his new LP at a release party Saturday November 7 in the Paul Morin Gallery.
One of Mill florist Karen Cal's stunning bouquets has been featured on the cover of the 30th anniversary edition of Wedding Bells magazine.
Stories from Elsewhere took place Thursday July 30 to a record audience. The evening was jam packed with tales of travel.
Bringing together thirteen storytellers who shared their outrageous, harrowing, poignant, zany and otherwise entertaining tales from on the road.
Thanks to all our story tellers including special guest Nicola Ross (journalist, and author of Caledon Hikes: Loops and Lattes), singer/songwriter Jon Farmer, and a busload of tellers, including Mark Grice, Mary Little, Elswyth Fryer, Andrew Welch, Clare McCarthy, Daniel Kolos, Kat Selby, Bob and Caroline Menzies, Barb Stasiw, and Maria Coletta MacLean.
Join us for a three-week-long celebratation of all the Arts in the Hills of Headwaters. This year the gala and juried art show will be hosted right here at the Alton Mill Arts Centre. There will also be new art shows in all our galleries, open studios, workshops, demos, performances and special art activities all three weekends.
Throughout the hills of Headwaters region there will be open studio tours and gallery exhibitions, Authors Night, art film screenings, and music performances.
For more information on the overall festival, visit http://headwatersarts.com
For more information on festival activities at the mill...
SOLOWORKS. Brilliant violinist Anne Lindsay employs both classical and fiddle techniques as she presents selections from her recently released CD "Soloworks" on Thursday, September 24th. Paul Morin Gallery, 7 pm.
Anne Lindsay has established herself as one of the most engaging and versatile instrumentalists in Canada, adapting her unique violin/fiddle style to the eclectic sounds and musical languages of this country’s rich cultural texture.
CLICK*CREATE*CELEBRATE On Friday, October 23rd, 6 pm, in the Millrace Room, enjoy the Caledon Public Library’s annual literary and arts awards celebration.
Live music, fabulous food, an art show of entrants’ works (in The Corridor Gallery), and announcements of the winners in the competition categories.
Empty Bowls is a Fundraiser for Local Food Banks. Enjoy Specialy soup in a handmade bowl of your choosing, and keep the bowl! Sunday October 25 in two sittings.
The Pan Am Torch came to the Alton Village Square June13. Art demos were held by Alton Mill Arts Centre's very own C.J. Shelton, Wendy McLeod, and Ann Randaraad. Large horse paintings by Mark Grice were also on display in honour of the event and the Mill's own Jeremy Grant was one of the runners who carried the torch through Alton and into the Village Square.
Click through for a gallery of images from this fun filled day!
ASSISTED LIVING: A Play in One Act by David Laing Dawson
The Story: Anne, an aging thespian and English teacher, now in her mid eighties and recently widowed, is determined to maintain her independence and stay in the house she shared with Poppy. Her daughter Katherine arrives with groceries and a determination to help, organize, be sensible and plan for the future, only to find her less-than-reliable brother has been there before her.
Featuring performances by Liz Inman and Jo Skilton. Tickets $20. Ticket includes poetry, music and an art show exploring aspects of aging. Friday August 28, and Sunday August 30.
Presented by the Headwaters Equine Leadership Group the Headwaters Parade of Horses is a unique series of outdoor sculptures featuring 25 + fiberglass horses transformed through the creativitiy of talented local artists. The Alton Mill Arts Centre's horse, named ALTON THE HANDSOME is the result of a collabrative effort between the studio artists of the Mill.
Click read more for a sneak peek of Melissa and Brad's recent Alton Mill Wedding with flowers by Cedar & Stone Floral Studio. Photos by Rennisance Studios.
An evening of storytelling on the theme of travel. Once upon a time. Who doesn’t love a good story?
Scary, awe-inspiring, hilarious, bizarre; everyone has a travel story to tell. Join us at the Alton Mill Arts Centre on Thursday, July 30th, from 7-9 pm, as we celebrate the art of storytelling with an evening devoted to tales from the road.
Click through for a slideshow of images from Headwaters Art Battle #249. Thanks to all those who attended this event and get ready for the Headwaters Region Finals: Friday May 22. This is Art Battle! Photos by Jim Waddington.
Food and Art - what a beautiful combination: Celebrate the delicious diversity of Headwaters region's food, drink and creativity this Father's Day weekend with tasting stations and art activities throughout the Alton Mill's open art studios and galleries.
Award-Winner : Last year's Cuisine-Art was named a finalist for Ontario's Culinary Tourism Event of the Year and a Top 100 Festival in Ontario. This year's edition (June 20-21) has evolved with new activities and participants to make it even better. Click to view a short video of the event.
Non-stop entertainment: The Main Stage features chef demos, live jazz, cook-offs and artist paint-offs. Learn about fly-fishing and beekeeping. Then try your hand at painting with beeswax in Andrea Bird's encaustic studio. Or watch potter Ann Randeraad, accompanied by a live goat, turn goat cheese into pottery!
Thrill of the grill: In honour of Father's Day, we've added a special "Bro-B-Q" and beer tent, featuring signature offerings, hot off the grill from Speers Farms Amaranth. Enjoy a bite and a brew while listening to live jazz.
Treat yourself: Your ticket includes unlimited access to food tasting stations, your first three samples of fine wine, craft beer or premium cider, and access to all entertainment. The cash bar and cash BBQ menu will be available all weekend. Art workshops and the Good Things Marketplace complete the day. Rain or shine - all sampling stations are indoors and the main stage and other outdoor activitiies are under tents.
Tickets $35 at the gate. Additional drink sampling tickets can be purchased for $2.50 each (5 tickets for $10). For more information or to see the schedule...
April 24th, 7-9 pm, Culture Cafe at the Mill presents THESPIONAGE, an evening of monologues and one-act plays, starring Andy Ingram, Pam Hewitt, Barb Stasiw, Andrew Welch, Jay Wilson, and more. For theatre lovers everywhere. $10 at the door. For info:email@example.com.
Click through for a slideshow of images from the opening reception of "This Changes Everything." The show continues throughout the Mill to May 10. Thanks to Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson for his speech and to all those who came out to attend.
Artist Dianne Hillman was delcared the winner of Art Battle #217 after three rounds of intense comepetition. Get ready for round three, coming up March 29.
With the heart and soul of an artist, Linda Lundström has been a creative tour de force in Canada for over 3 decades. Having produced more than 100 collections, she is more than a fashion designer. Building a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Toronto, Lundström is a leader in embracing CAD/CAM technologies and Lean Manufacturing processes necessary to compete internationally.
This Thursday April 9, Lundström will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising luncheon for Headwaters Arts at the Best Western Hotel in Orangeville. Hear her speak with honesty and comic timing about her years of success and brushes with failure. For more information or tickets go to the Headwaters Arts website...
Brian Oates Fire Sculpture from this year's Fire & Ice festival has been featured on the homepage of the Caledon Enterprise in an article entitled "The Hidden Meaning in Alton Mill's Dramatic Fire Sculpture". Click the link to read the whole article. Congrats Brian!
Fire & Ice and the Alton Millpond Hockey Classic were featured on CTV news Barrie this week. Thanks to all those who attended this weekend's festivities and we look forward to seeing you next year!
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 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...
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!
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!
The second Headwaters Art Battle was held this Saturday Feb. 7th, and the overall winner is... Diana Hillman of Silver Creek Studios.
Next Art Battle is Sunday March 29th 1-4PM.
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.
Alton Mill Arts Centre was awarded "Best Arts, Culture, or Heritage Experience" at Taste of Tourism 2014! Our second year in a row being recognized in that category!
Thanks to all our sponsors, chefs, & potters. This year's event was another great success!
We'd also like to give a special thanks to Scotiabank of 97 First St for their donation of $2595- towards the food bank run through CCS. Both "The Cupboard" run by Westminster Church and the food bank program operated by Caledon Community Services will receive more than $4800-. This year, the Empty Bowls event netted more than $9600-. And a special thanks to Bridget Wilson for all her behind the scenes support.
Reporter Bill Tremblay of the Orangeville banner delves into the Mill's life as a rubber mill during World War 2. Owned by the Weston Rubber Company the Alton Mill manufactured a very special kind of protection for soldiers fighting overseas.
Thanks to everyone who came out to Frightapalooza! the event was a great success and provided a day of frightful family fun for all those who attended.
Hide your presents and pretend to hate Christmas; the Grinch is back to get his photo taken at the Mill! This holiday favourite is in it's third season and the Grinch is gearing up to scare your kids into behaving - this is the final weekend, December 13 & 14. Noon - 4pm.
The Paul Morin Gallery is honored to welcome back the amazing Ondine Chorus with special guests Jeff Bird, Garry Diggins and Robert Kingsbury. Tickets for this event are available now. Call 519-942-4918 to book your spot. Advance tickets $20, $25 at the door.
"Eat, pLay, Love" presents work by Judy Anderson of kukucaju, Eric Allen Montgomery and Janet Panabaker. Don't miss this beautiful show, filled with whimsy and stunning local Ontario talent. Extended to
The Alton Mill, along with artists Paul Morin and Ann Randeraad, have been nominated for four Taste of Tourism Awards! The awards ceremony is to be held Wednesday November, 19 at the Dufferin County Museum Archives.
Enjoy the beauty of live music at the Alton Mill Arts Centre. Saturday November 29: Daniel LeBrash and Kim Stevenson 1:30-3:30
"Paintings from the Past" featuring 50 years of work by artist Helen Caruso, has been written up in the Orangeville Banner. The article describes a "treasure trove" of artworks stored in a basement for many years, now revealed in the Falls Gallery for all to enjoy.
Culture Cafe presents Caledon Library's Stopping By Mill On A Poetry Evening. As part of the library's read local campaign, a plethora of local writers will be filling the air and ears of the Millrace room with poetic jewels. Eat local? Read local, too! 7-9 pm. November 28.
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! Register today to be a part of this exciting event!
The Dry Stone Walling Association of Canada and the Alton Mill Arts Centre present:Stonefest '14, the association's annual festival this Thanksgiving weekend, Friday October 10th & Saturday October 11th, 10 am to 5 pm both days.
A short video to from Elisa and Ian’s wedding held here at the Mill.
A gallery of images from this year's Cuisine-Art festival. Thanks to all those who attended and made the event such a success!
Rachel & Michael's Summer Wedding
The Noodle Gallery is now open! A gallery of stunning images of this new space are available at the link. Featuring the work of guests artists, we invite you to come explore this new gallery which makes a gorgeous addition to our historic building.
April 11 post on Central Counties website: "From the looks of awe on faces old and young, I understood that this place, the Alton Mill Arts Centre, has a magic that appeals to a wide-ranging audience. You don’t have to be “into art” to enjoy Alton Mill. When you’re there, the place transforms you and the way you think of art."
Tickets are available now for the Evening Art Gala and Authors Night. The Headwaters Arts Festival opens with an evening Gala where you can grow your art collection from our world class juried show of original artwork in all mediums.
The cast iron mixing pot on our property is a historical remnant of the equipment from the operation of the Mill during the 1800's. A sign posted nearby invites anyone with information about the pot's function or history to get in touch with us. Recently, visitor to the Mill John Howard Gibson, engineering technologist and history buff, accepted our challenge and contacted us through email with his notes about the mixing pot.
Join us Saturday June 21 for the heavenly sounds of the Ondine Chorus with special guest Gary Diggins. Inspired by nature, community and the power of collective voice, the Ondine Chorus presents an evening to celebrate the season. The concert begins at 8pm in the Paul Morin Gallery and will feature a mix of scored and improvisational works. Join us for an event to remember!
Passion. Romance. Violence. Vengeance. Despair. Love. Romeo and Juliet is a tale of warring families and star-crossed young lovers. Humber River Shakspeare Co. is now in its seventh season of outdoor Summer touring, presents Shakespeare's beloved romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet Friday July 18 at the Alton Mill Arts Centre.
There's an immediate opportunity for a special retailer to open a unique craft and gift shop at the Alton Mill. Become part of a national award-winning destination arts centre. For more information contact Margi Taylor at 519-940-0935 or margi (at) altonmill.ca or...
Sarah & Sean’s Outdoor Wedding Story
Sarah & Sean had a beautiful Alton Mill wedding last summer. Check out the photos posted by Toronto photographer Janice Yi.
The "Out of the Cage" opening reception held March 30 was quite a success. The man himself, Mendelson Joe, spoke via-videconference to a packed house of art lovers in the Bartlett Gallery, answering questions and entertaining the audience with his one of a kind style.
Join us for workshops, events and more this Mother's Day weekend! Enjoy a special Mother's Day menu at Shaw's Creek Cafe. Attend the Pearl Event of the Year. Give it a Whirl with Andrea Bird and take part in Art in the Round May 9, 10, 11.
Join Headwaters Arts Monday June 16 to thank and celebrate the acomplishments of Mayor Marolyn Morrison as she nears the end of her eleven years in office as Mayor.
Tickets are $60 and are available online at HeadwatersArts.com now.
New this year at Cuisine-Art, the Market stage; featuring non-stop live music including a performance by "The Moody Hues" Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch, Gary Taylor and friends.
Don't miss this rare chance to see juno-award winning musicians in the heart of Alton as they demonstrate just how multi-talented they are.
Hills of Headwaters Tourism has presented the Alton Mill with the 2013 tourism award for Best Arts, Culture & Heritage Experience!
The Alton Mill Arts Centre welcomes new tenant Anne Saint Amour. Visitors can view her work upstairs in Studio 207.
This year's Alton Millpond Hockey Classic was a great success! With fantastic support from the community the event raised $9,700 to go towards the Alton Millpond Rehabilitation Project. The cheque was presented to the committee this Thursday March 13.
After much deliberation photographer Jeffrey Nagy has been chosen as the winner of the "Capture the Burn" photo contest! Jeffery's photo sequence, documenting the burning of artist Paul Morin's Fire Sculpture at this year's Fire & Ice, has been selected for a show in the Falls Gallery.
Join us may 3,4 for "Spring Fever" our spring open house! We'll have open studios, art demos and workshops all weekend long. And don't miss the "selfie challenge!"
Mark your calendar! Rain or shine, join Alton Mill artists, 20 local chefs, plus beer, wine and cider masters to sample the region's best food and cool drinks at tasting stations throughout the Alton Mill's studios and art galleries with special art demonstrations, collaborative food-art activities, daily cook-off competitions, live music, and so much more! The culinary weekend to savour all summer takes place July 12 & 13 from noon to 5pm. See you there!
Tickets $35 at the door. Sorry, advance tickets no longer available.
Friday April 18 Artist Paul Morin will host an Art and Music Video Night in his Gallery. The event will take place Friday april 18 from 7 - 10pm at the Alton Mill Atrs Centre and will feature a screening of the new video of this year's Fire and Ice Pyramid Burn.
Thanks to all those who came out to enjoy the Flames, Food and Fine Art at this year's Fire & Ice! The event was quite a success and this year's fire sculpture was truly a spectacle to behold.
The "Capture the Burn" photo competition returns Saturday Jan 25 during Fire & Ice 2014. Artist Paul Morin set alight an all new Fire Sculpture to welcome the new year and now it's up to you to submit your best photos of the burn to photos@Altonmill.ca or our Facebook page for a chance to win!
Dave Bidini, well known musician with the iconic Canadian band The Rheostatics and prolific writer stopped by the Millrace Room with his new book "Keon and Me: My Search for the Lost Soul of the Leafs". The event also featured the unveiling of a painting of Dave Keon by Mark Grice, a performance by the Rubber Brothers and a special audience participation hockey poem entitled "Dreams Live Forever" by Harry Posner.
Both the Village of Alton and the Alton Mill have been selected by Days Out Ontario as one of the best attractions in the province. Congrats to all those who were selected and a hearty thank you to Days Out Ontario for helping to draw attention to the many remarkable businesses, shops and galleries in the Headwaters Region and surrounding area.
View this stunning video from this year's Cuisine-Art. The Mill would like to thank all the food producers, amazing chefs, beverage makers, vendors and volunteers who participated as well as all the attendees who helped to make this year's event such a success. Can't wait for next year!
A stunning selection of photos from this year's Cuisine-Art. The Mill would like to thank all the food producers, amazing chefs, beverage makers and vendors who participated as well as all the attendees who helped to make this year's event such a success. Can't wait for next year!
Pictures from the Adrian Raso performance at the Mill
Thanks to Adrian Raso and his band who performed at the Mill on Sunday June 2nd. The concert went ahead without a hitch despite some less than accommodating weather. Due to rain, the concert was moved to the Millrace Room for an intimate afternoon of remarkable jazz and spoken word by Raso and his opening act, The Mill's own Rubber Brothers. Raso performed as part of this year's Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival.
Alton Mill artists have teamed up with the YMCA Cedar Glen day camp to offer professionally-instructed art camps this summer for children aged 9 to 12. Openings still open for August camps. Register via the Greater Toronto YMCA website. For more information...
The Alton Mill Arts Centre is looking for volunteers for Cuisine-Art 2013! This exciting event features the finest in local food and culture and is a great way for high-school students to earn community service hours.
Mark your calendar for the culinary event that celebrates the region's best food, drink, and creativity! Join artists, taste makers, market vendors and thespians for a weekend to savour all summer long. Watch chefs in action and artists in action! Enjoy tasting stations, a gourmet market, dueling chefs at cook-offs with hosts Ali Hassan and Theresa Albert, and more.
Get your Sip & Savour Passes at the Gate for $30.
The Dry Stone Wall Association of Canada held its annual dry stone wall festival in Alton as part of the development of the new village square over the weekend of June 28th.
Spring over to the Alton Mill Arts Centre for open studios, special art shows and activities all weekend.
The 4th Annual Alton Millpond Hockey Tournement raised $11,000 for the Alton Millpond rehabilitation project!
It's back! The event that has been called "...The real Winter classic" will not be stopped by stalled negotiations or a fight between greedy players and managment. Join us for the 4th Annual Alton Millpond Hockey Tournament on February 9th. An entire day of true Canadian celebration. Food, drink and fun for all ages. The puck drops at 8:30am.
Prove your mastery of the photographic arts in the 'Capture The Burn' Photo Contest! The best image of Paul Morin's fire sculpture will win a month of exhibition space in the Millrace Room at the Alton Mill Arts Center.
Thanks to everyone who attended Fire & Ice 2013, our fourth annual winter festial of flames, food and fine art!
This weekend is our annual festival of Flame, Food & Fine Art! On January 19 & 20 enjoy an artful celebration of winter for both adults and families. In addition to such indoor and outdoor activities as skating and cider-jug curling on the millpond, an ice sculpture demonstration, workshops & demos in our open studios and new shows in our galleries, this year we will be bringing you a spectacular fire sculpture followed by an evening of dinner and music - H'eat it up with Soulyve Carribbean foods and Ed Roman & his band!
This year, think local and hand-crafted when contemplating a gift for family and friends who deserve something unique. Whether its a special art piece to grace the home, a work of jewellery, pottery or glass, or a workshop series to learn to create their own, our studios and galleries are brimming with one-of-a-kind gift ideas. And check out The Little Art Show upstairs with pieces priced perfectly for gift giving.
The Alton Mill galleries and shops, and many studios too, are open Wed. through Sunday 10am to 5pm right through December 23. Gallery Gemma Jewellery and a few other studios and galleries have extended their hours and will also be open for your convenience on Monday Dec. 24 to 10 am to 5:00 pm.
Come celebrate the season with us!
We are thrilled to announce that Cuisine-Art has been chosen 'Best Culinary Tourism Experience'! The awards were handed out on Wednesday November 14 at the Annual Hills of Headwaters Taste of Tourism Awards.
The win comes on the heels of another honor for the Alton Mill; Seaton Group's partnership with Headwaters Arts in creating the Alton Mill Arts Centre was recently honoured with one of six national awards from Business for the Arts, Canada’s association of business leaders who support the arts.
On Sunday October 21 the 3rd Annual Empty Bowls was held in the Paul Morin Gallery. This year ticket sales, which included a one-of-a-kind bowl crafted by local potters, soup & bread donated by local restaurants and eateries, were up nearly 20%. With Scotiabank (First St, Orangeville) matching the first $5000 raised, the total amount raised by Empty Bowls exceeded $12,000 this year. Those funds will go to support Caledon Community Services and the Food Cupboard at Orangeville's Westminster United Church.
After a successful show in the Falls Gallery David Reale has decided to prolong his stay! The industrial designer and artist has moved into studio 207. Stop by and see his innovative work that has added an exciting new element to the Mill!
Taking place over three arts-packed weekends in conjuction with the Headwaters Arts Festival, the Alton Mill brings you Rhythm & Hues. Experience the rhythms of the arts at this Mill-wide, multi-media event full of hands-on experiences and dazzling artwork.
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The Mill Welcomes writer Anthony Carnovale
The Mill is pleased to welcome writer Anthony Carnovale! Author of In Full Uniform, Anthony has moved into studio 203 and is offering both private and group writing workshops. Welcome Anthony!
The Hills are Alive with Cyclists!
There is no place more picturesque in fall then the hills of Caledon. It is also a prime time for cyclists to take in the beauty and the exciting ride the hills have to offer. Two bike rallies are visiting the Mill this month:
Last Sunday, riders in the final instalment of Vitess' 2012 Gran Allenamento series, visited the Mill as they took on Caledon’s challenging terrain. The popular annual rally is known among cyclists as the quintessential cycling lifestyle event.
West End Food Coop second annual bike rally takes riders from the city to the farm making a stop at the Mill September 16. The rally will raise money for WEFC programming that will make healthy foods accessible to people with low income in Toronto’s west end.
Food & Art came together in this year’s Cuisine-Art, a celebration of all things artistic and tantalizing.
By day guests were treated to samples of the area’s best food & drink and incredible arts programing. By night the Annex Courtyard was transformed into a stage for Humber River Shakespeare Co.’s production of Macbeth…
One of the new additions to Cuisine-Art programming was Eat Local Cook-Off hosted by Jen Clark of Eat Local Caledon. Saturday’s competition saw Owen Vulpe of What's Cookin' vs Josh Blake of Soulyve, with Owen cooking the winning dish, Sunday’s winner was Gilles Roche of Gourmandissimo, over Thorntin Macdonald of Bistro Rivere/Belfountain Inn.
A huge thanks to all who helped make this Cuisine-Art the most delicious yet!
We've got Swag!
We have our first Alton Mill t-shirts available for sale! Men's and women's styles, black and white options for $15 each. Drop by the Mill to get yours!
Want to take home memories of Cuisine-Art 2012? We still have a few memory sticks left. 4 gig sticks with recipes and information on Chefs and participants of Cuisine-Art are $15 each. Proceeds from sales of the Cuisine-Art memory stick go to support the Millpond Rehabilitation Fund.
"From the canvas to the printed page to the stage, food, cooking and dining have inspired artists and chefs to produce masterpieces. Fine food and fine art are linked not only by the talent needed to create them but also by the pleasure they give to those who consume them." Jason Smith
Food & Art came together in this year’s Cuisine-Art , a celebration of all things artistic and tantalizing.
By day guests were treated to samples of the area’s best food & drink and incredible arts programing. By night the Annex Courtyard was transformed into a stage for Humber River Shakespeare Co.’s production of Macbeth…
One of the new additions to Cuisine-Art programming was Eat Local Cook-Off — one held Saturday and another Sunday- hosted by Jen Clark of Eat Local Caledon. Saturday’s victor Owen Vulpe of What’s Cookin’ in Erin bested Orangeville restaurant Soulyve’s Josh Blake. Sunday’s winner was Gilles Roche of Gourmandissimo in Caledon, over Thorntin Macdonald of Bistro Rivere/Belfountain Inn.
A huge thanks to all who helped make this Cuisine-Art the most delicious yet!
Community Design Workshop
On Saturday, June 23, the Alton Village Association will host a Village Square Community Workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Alton Mill. The workshop will be followed by a free barbecue prepared by chefs from the Millcroft Inn.
The Alton Village Association has received an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant “to support a community undertaking to develop the Alton Village Square. The Square will be a gathering place for community celebrations and art performances, heritage awareness and community engagement. Funding will enable project planning and coordination and the building of a heritage stone wall, outdoor structures, and sustainable community gardens.”
This will be an innovative, interactive workshop that will engage the residents of Alton. The workshop will be led by Breakhouse, community engagement specialists.
A Drum, A Drum…..Macbeth Doth Come! Humber River Shakeakpeare Co. is back July 20 & 21 with their production of Macbeth!
Don't miss the magic!
We would like to welcome our newest tenant Lucille Weber in Studio 202. Lucille is a painter / mixed meda artist who also gives lessons. Come and see her inagural show 'All Fired Up.' Don't hesitate to drop in, even if she is up to her elbows in paint!
The Alton Mill served as the backdrop for a beautiful, whimsical wedding featured in Style Me Pretty. The vibrant colour scheme and unique and personal touches were the perfect recipe for this adorable couple.
The Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival comes to the Alton Mill for the first time. Come out to see emerging blues musician Lyric Dubee and his mesmerizing guitar skills! Lyric performs at 4pm on Saturday June 2.
Celebrate this season of renewal with art activities and exhibitions at the Mill during our 2012 Spring Awakening event. Browse open studios, interact with artists and take part in our mini-workshops in encaustic, drawing, pottery, collage, jewellery-making or silk painting for an incredible hands-on arts-packed day! Class size is limited so pre-register to avoid disappointment! For more Spring Awakening activities....
New Alton Mill Tenants
Welcome to the newest arrivals at the Mill!
Shannah Rose designer clothing has moved into studio 101 on the main floor of the Mill. Owner Shannah Davison will be designing, making and selling her one of a kind creations here in the Mill.
The Frontline Media offices are now located in the Mill. Katie Burchell will be putting together her popular magazines Caledon Living and Orangeville Living, in studio 216.
Last but not least, wood-turner, Randy McLeod has joined glass-worker Bridget Wilson in studio 208.
For weeks we were worried that there would be no ice or snow for this past years's Fire & Ice Festival. But mother nature came through and gave us perfect conditions! Approximately 1,200 people came out and enjoyed a beautiful sunny weekend with myriad activities indoors and out. For photos of the event...
Here is a look into a recent Wedding that was hosted here and captured by the talented photographer Tara McMullen. This couple was married within the stone walls of the Waterfall Courtyard. They moved indoors into the Millrace Room for a Cocktail Reception as the final details were being setup upstairs in the Bartlett Gallery for their dinner. After an amazing dinner with the most unique and romantic ambience, the guests moved downstairs where they danced the night away with DJ Laura Forbes (who lives right here in Alton.)
This Holiday season, indulge your senses and treat your loved ones to a truly unique gift. This year, make your gifts exceptional. From our hands to yours, buy an original!
See our printable Holiday Brochure & Gift Giving Guide by clicking here.
Not sure what to choose? Purchase an Alton Mill Gift Certificate that works in most Studios & Galleries, letting the lucky recipient pick their own amazing gift. Certificates available for purchase in the Crimson Feather Gallery located at the main entrance of the Mill.
Visit often to participate in the many seasonal events offered.
Local Heroes In the Hills
Everyone in the local area knows In The Hills Magazine. In fact we are almost willing to bet that there is a copy currently sittting on your coffee table. So we were delighted to read in the current issue that Jeremy & Jordan Grant, owners of the Alton Mill Art Centre, are featured as Local Heroes for their dedication in restoring this Historic Landmark, as well as creating a home for the local art scene. Read the full story online.
Experience this Couple's "Vintage" & "Rustic Canadian" wedding which was hosted here at the Alton Mill last October and then featured in Wedding Bells Magazine. Also featured in the Style Me Pretty Blog.
Book your Wedding, Social or Corporate event at the Alton Mill now.
A hand-crafted bowl and a variety of tasty soups prepared by local chefs are the main ingredients of an event that raises money for local food banks.
The Alton Mill Arts Centre hosted its second annual Empty Bowls on Oct. 22. Approximately 200 guests joined the soup line for the chance to choose one of hundreds of bowls made by area potters. Their bowls were then filled with one of five soups on offer for lunch. At the end of the meal, they went home with the bowl, a full belly, and the knowledge that they had helped the less fortunate in the community.This year Empty Bowls raised over $11,000.
Event was organized by local potter, Ann Randeraad who is located in studio 209.
The concept behind Empty Bowls was initiated by Michigan Art teacher John Hartom in 1990. The idea is to have participating artists to create and donate bowls, then serve a simple meal, the objective being to organize a charitable event to give artists and art students a way to make a personal difference.
Empty Bowls has since grown into an international project to fight hunger at a community level.
Ann Randeraad, a potter at the Alton Mill, brought this iniative to the Mill last year and the response was overwhelming. The first Empty Bowls at the Alton Mill was sold out completely. This year there are 200 hand crafted bowls that will be filled with soup from local participating restaurants. Attendees can enjoy their soup during either the lunchon sitting (11:30am – 2:00pm) or the dinner sitting (3:30pm – 5:00pm). Both sittings will include live musical entertainment.
New this year is the opportunity for attendees to make their own stone bowls through a workshop with stone worker Doug Bell. The price of admission covers this option as well as the meal.
Tickets for Empty Bowls are $35.00 and include handcrafted bowl as well as meal of soup and bread. For more details including how to buy advance tickets...
Saturday Sept. 24 to Monday Oct. 10, 2011
Autumn brings its annual pageantry to our Great Lakes forests, when, for a fleeting few weeks, the hills of Caledon are ablaze in red, orange, yellow and brown. Fall is both the most visually stunning season to take in the Alton Mill Arts Centre, and the most bountiful time for the Arts.
Buckets of Colour, the Alton Mill’s third annual Fall arts event, runs for three weekends, from September 24 to Thanksgiving, and features open studios of all tenant artists, with special workshops and demonstrations, a youth art show, a new outdoor sculpture show plus new gallery exhibitions and openings. At Buckets of Colour, the Headwaters Arts Festival, Culture Days and Destination Equitation all meet under one roof. For the full shedule of events...
Taking up residency in the Mill's Livery is The Country Forge. Ray Shindler is a metal artist whose hand crafted work is sought after by lovers of ornate metal work. Drop by the Livery on the weekend for live demonstrations of his unique metal designs.
The results are in! Winners in all catagories and divisions have been chosen. Come by the Millrace Room to see the incredible equine art of local youth, on display until Monday October 10. Congratulations and thanks to all who participated!
Headwaters Arts invites you to the Peterson Art Ball "No Boundaries" fundraising dinner Friday Sept. 9 - gourmet food, fantastic entertainment, excellent company! Hosted by Mag Ruffman and Patcick McKenna under a marquee tent in the Annex. Proceeds to support the Arts in the Headwaters region. Buy your tickets now.
Interested in becoming a part of the Alton Mill team? Come and join us for a tour of the Mill on Sunday September 11 led by Jeremy Grant and sign up for future volunteer opportunites!
Millpond Rehabilitation Project article in Orangeville Citizen
Read Citizen article on Millpond Rehabilitation Project.
A Wonderful Weekend of Local Food, Art & Drink!
On July 15-17 the mill was swarming with people. What were they doing in all the heat?
Delicious art, beautiful fare. July 16 & 17, 2011. Our 3rd annual summer festival of Food & art promises to be nothing short of spectacular. With the return of our popular Toonie Tastings, the area’s finest in Art, Food and Drink, our Open Air Market, and Humber River Shakespeare Company performances of Comedy of Errors, Cuisine-Art is the event of the summer – you will not want to miss it!
The Humber River Shakespeare Company presents A Comedy of Errors in the Annex courtyard this Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm. (Indoors in case of rain.)
Welcome to our new website and logo. The original Alton Mill logo dates back to the conception of the project in the late 1990s. We felt it was time for a fresh new look that reflects the unique combination of heritage preservation and sleek modernity that characterizes both the rehabilitation of the building and the creative vibrancy that is generated by our artists every day. The logo was crafted by local graphic designer Paul Hogeveen. The website was built by Gabriel Grant with the assistance of designer Paul de la Merced.Thank you to the numerous photographers who contributed material used on the site.
The Alton Mill's resident fox was sighted this spring with her litter of six kits.
We've Won!... again
Alton Mill wins award for Best Arts, Culture or Heritage Experience in the Hills of Headwaters tourism region. This follows on the heels of the Ontario Heritage Trust's Community Recognition Award and the Heritage Canada Foundation's National Achievement Award for the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the Alton Mill into a mixed-use, arts and heritage complex.At its annual conference in September 2009, the Canadian Association of Heritage Profiessionals gave Architect Catherine Nasmith and Landscape Architect Owan Scott Awards of Merit for their work on the project.
Experience this Couple's "Vintage" & "Rustic Canadian" wedding which was hosted here at the Alton Mill last October and then featured in Wedding Bells Magazine. Also featured in the Style Me Pretty Blog.
Book your Wedding, Social or Corporate event at the Alton Mill now.