Blackstone Valley Culture, Art, Science Together!
What’s a human service organization doing in the arts and culture business?
A non-profit subsidiary of Alternatives, ValleyCAST’s mission is to support a creative, inclusive and prosperous community through promotion, education and celebration of culture, arts, and science together in the Blackstone Valley.
ValleyCAST was founded in 2002 out of Alternatives’ desire for an inclusive community that provides real opportunities to the people with disabilities the organization serves. Led by a volunteer Board, ValleyCAST coordinates and facilitates cultural activities that expand community support for the arts and sciences.
ValleyCAST’s biggest project was the renovation of the historic Whitin Mill into an inclusive cultural center. The Whitin Mill houses Alternatives’ headquarters and several programs, as well as a technically advanced theater, an art gallery, public plaza, and artisan spaces, all renovated with respect for historic preservation and utilizing green technology.
Whether an art exhibition, concert, play or historic tour, events that bring people together and inspire new connections are always taking place. For more information contact Cristi Collari, Director of Community Outreach, at 508-234-6232/ [email protected]