Spring Open House 2024

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Join Us for Our Spring Open House: Spring Rejuvenation

Mark your calendars and join us on May 4-5th to immerse yourself in a day filled with artistic exploration, hands-on workshops, and celebrations of springtime & Mother’s Day.
Spark inspiration while exploring open studios, meeting working artists, perusing galleries and taking in the history surrounding it all.

Get Creative!

Join a workshop with one of our talented resident artists. 
Create your Own Beeswax Candle: May 4th
Create your own teacup beeswax candle. A precious assortment of teacups will be available, first come first serve or, bring your own!
$30 per cup, $20 per demi-cup, $20 in your own 
No registration is required.
Come and create a beautiful table decoration in our Studio. You will use wool fabric to make a bunch of lavender flowers. Choose a vintage milk glass vase to take your flowers home. Pre-registration required.
In a world of too much textile waste, learn how to repurpose your unwanted garments into a beautiful rug. Pre-registration required.
Decorate your own Birdhouse (Kids 7-12): May 4th 11-4
Join Jennifer from Artsons Creations in decorating your own wooden birdhouse. All you need is a lunch! Reach out to info@artsons.ca for more information and to book their spot!
Plus, bring along the little ones for special children's programming where they can create a quick and heartfelt Mother's Day gift with you, or while you shop & explore.
CJ Shelton will be offering tarot readings in her studio from 10-5 on May 4th. Explore this fascinating realm with CJ on Saturday during the Alton Mill’s Spring Open House by experiencing a short introductory Tarot. Walk-ins accepted but availability can’t be guaranteed. You can email to book your session in advance. Readings are $30 for 15 minutes.
For our jewellery lovers Gallery Gemma will also be hosting a Pearl Roundtable Saturday and Sunday. Get more info here!
Transform a canoe into a vibrant pollinator garden with us. Saturday, help move stones for the base of our new pollinator canoe garden. Sunday morning, drop by and help plant the garden with indigenous species.

Power Up!

As part of our commitment to sustainability and innovation, we're thrilled to announce that we're offering FREE Level 2 EV charging during our open house event and for the rest of May!

Whether you're joining us for a tour, attending an event, or simply exploring our grounds, plug in, power up, and drive away with peace of mind, knowing you're supporting sustainable practices!

Take advantage of this celebration of art, creativity, and springtime. Admission is free, and all are welcome to join in the festivities. Artist's workshops will be offered at additional costs. 

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Artist showing their art to two visitors in a bright studio

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