ValleyCAST is pleased to announce the winners of the 6th Annual Priscilla B. Mason Arts & Culture Award, an award that recognizes a person, group or organization that has made a significant contribution to the Blackstone Valley’s arts, culture or sciences in the past year. 

Maria Thomas & Rick Roberts, founders of Zentangle
Stepping Stone Community Theatre, an inclusive nonprofit theater company
Joyce Firth, Chair of the Mendon Cultural Council

The public is invited to celebrate their achievements at an Award Ceremony
Thursday, May 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Anita Walker, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, will be joining us to honor the winners. In a keynote address, Anita will speak about the importance of sustainable, accessible arts in our communities. 

Social hour and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 PM
Awards at 6:30 PM
The Singh Performance Center at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill
60 Douglas Rd, Whitinsville, MA

Please RSVP with Dyanne Jicha at (508) 234-6232.

The Priscilla B. Mason Arts & Culture Award is named in honor of Priscilla Mason, a direct descendant of Paul Whitin, whose original mill stands as part of Alternatives’ Whitin Mill complex. Ms. Mason was an ardent supporter of Alternatives and ValleyCAST. Awardees share her deep commitment to the preservation of the Valley’s history and cultural heritage.


ValleyCAST is a subsidiary of Alternatives dedicated to fostering a creative community in the Blackstone Valley for people with and without disabilities. For more information contact Cristi Collari at (508) 234-6232.