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Headwaters Arts Festival 2014

  • Sat Sep 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun Sep 21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat Sep 27, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun Sep 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat Oct 04, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun Oct 05, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Throughout the mill.

The Headwaters Arts Festival is back with 18 days of exciting events including a juried art show and sale, studio tours, literature readings, concerts, and workshops for that take place between September 20 and October 5. 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.

Encaustic Classes: Try out the beautiful method of painting with beeswax and oil paint!  This ancient technique is gaining in popularity as more artists discover its versatility.  Andrea and Dan have been teaching this for years in their lovely, warm and bright studio: "the hive".  No experience needed.  Studio 201 in the Alton Mill.  Pre-registration is required for all of our special events going on during HAF.  Call 519-323-3437 to reserve your spot/register.  Visa and Mastercard accepted.  Hst is included in all prices. Sat., Sept. 20 - Give it a Whirl! from 1-2 or 3-4pm. $15 per person or two for $25. Visit for more information. 

Sat., Sept. 20 Give it a Whirl! from 1-2 or 3-4pm. $15 per person or two for $25.
Sun., Sept. 21 - Teen Workshop (ages 13-19) from 2-4pm. $50 per person.

Sat., Sept. 27 - Adult/Child Workshop (children over the age of 7 only) from 2-4pm. $50 per person.
Sun., Sept. 28 - Give it a Whirl! from 1-2 or 3-4pm.  $15 per person or two for $25.

Sat., Oct. 4 - Give it a Whirl! from 1-2 or 3-4pm.  $15 per person or two for $25.
Sun., Oct. 5 - Mini-intro to Encaustic for Adults from 2 - 4pm.  $50 per person.

Harvest Straw Craft Workshop

Sat. September 20, 1-3 pm
Sat. September 27, 1-3 pm
Try out the age-old folk tradition of straw-craft! ‘Mabon’ or the Autumn Equinox takes place on September 22 and marks the time of year when the amount of daylight and night-time is even - summer is over and it's time to bring in the crops. It is also a time of celebration, giving thanks and drawing family together as we prepare for the coming winter. Join artist CJ Shelton for this fun informative workshop and learn how to make your own harvest knot, also known as a corn dolly. Offer it as a love token to someone special or weave it with gratitude as you reflect on your own personal ‘harvest’.  $20 per person
Musical performances:
Daniel LeBrash and Kim Stevonson Sun. Sep 21/ Sat. Oct 5, 1:30 - 3:30.
Jerry Staples and Guest Sat. Oct 11, 1:30 - 3:30.
For info about the performers, read more.