Blackstone Valley Culture, Art, Science Together!


ValleyCAST’s mission is to foster a creative community in the Blackstone Valley that is inclusive and supportive of all of its members with and without disabilities.

Vision for the Blackstone Valley:

  • A thriving arts environment which actively engages and educates people of all abilities.
  • Cultural organizations and local artists collaborating to maintain a creative community.
  • A region celebrated for its historic resources, industrial heritage and natural beauty.
  • Site of ongoing arts and culture events at the Whitin Mill and beyond!

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The Mason Award Ceremony, May 4 from 4:30 – 7:30 PM

Congratulations to the winners of the 6th Annual Priscilla B. Mason Arts and Culture Award!

Maria Thomas & Rick Roberts, founders of Zentangle
Stepping Stone Community Theatre, an inclusive, nonprofit theater group

Joyce Firth, Chair of the Mendon Cultural Council

Please join us and Massachusetts Cultural Council Executive Director Anita Walker on Thursday, May 4 for an awards ceremony to honor their achievements! Learn more!



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.

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]

Check out what’s coming soon to:

The Singh Performance Center
The Heritage Gallery
The Community Plaza
The Uxbridge Community Gallery

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Download the most recent calendar of events.