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"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 studio artists,  galleries, a heritage museum,  café and unique shops, while the industrial-chic ambiance makes it the perfect venue to host your event .

Come experience the Alton Mill Arts Centre, and be inspired! Open Wed. to Sun. & Holiday Mondays 10-5.

What's On This Week...

This is the second weekend of the Headwaters Arts Festival, three weeks of stunning art, entertaining musical events, and engaging online activities. This weekend also marks the unveiling of Crimson Golden Days, the fall exibition of Noodle Gallery's featured artist Michael Compeau.

All artists studios will be open for the three weekends,Sept. 19 to Oct. 4.  Pick up a gift or unique treasure from one of the many new vendors at Rare Threads Fibre Design and Fashion Market or Noodle Gallery's artisanal market or learn about making art by talking with our artists or sign up for a class or workshop.

All activities have restricted numbers to ensure physical distancing protocols are followed, so get your tickets early. Please familiarize yourself with the numerous changes we've made to our regular operations to make your visit a safe and fun experience for guests and staff alike.

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The Artful Revival FESTIVAL

Headwaters Arts brings back their flagship fall event, reconfigured for pandemic times.

Headwaters Arts welcomes the public to join with a greater arts community, share in various events, and enjoy art from across the province. This festival is back with a strong message of resilience and hope. Enjoy three galleries of award winning art at the Artful Revival Festival’s annual fall show and art sale.

- Annual Juried Exhibion of 52 works of art from across Ontario in three galleries.

- In-person events: Gala reception, musical events, juror's walk and talk (attendance limited to ensure physical distancing)

- Or participate on-line: virtual tour of all 3 galleries, live streaming of events.

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Rare Threads re-opens with new lines.

Rare Threads, the fibre design and fashion market at the mill, has ramped up with a greatly-expanded line-up of incredible vendors. To keep things interesting and ever-changing, the shop now also feature monthly pop-up vendors offering a variety of artisan fashions and decor. Stop by to check out our new offerings.

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Anne-Marie Warburton featured in In the Hills Magazine

The Alton Mill's jewellery designer, maker and teacher extraordinaire, Anne Marie Warburton of Gallery Gemma is the featured artist in this summer's edition of In the Hills Magazine. "What do you do for work? Do you have a favourite number? What’s your most memorable holiday? These are questions Anne-Marie Warburton may ask you as your jewellery commission takes shape in her hands." Check out the full article.

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Considered a Winter Wedding?

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"

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