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Upcoming Events

Gallery Openings & Exhibits

Bringing Light to the Darkness

January 5 - February 23

Anything Goes

Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 4:00-7:00 PM

The 6th Annual Art Palette Contest

Purchase your palette by February 23!

Performances & Plays

Completely Hollywood

February 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30 PM and February 18 at 2:00 PM

The One Act Play Festival on the Mumford

Submit your play by March 2! Festival is March 23 & 24

All That Remains

January 19 at 7 PM

Classes & Workshops

General Events

Save the Date for SpringVIBE!

April 28, 7 - 11:00 PM

Free Family Movie Night & Pajama Party!

Friday, February 2 at 6:30 PM

Take Down the Wall Cafe

3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Recent News

Forgotten lives: Haunting photographs cast revealing light on treatment of the mentally ill
Worcester Telegram & Gazette - January 2018
Photographing abandoned asylums, Mike and Joanne Zeis evoke the forgotten lives of people who once lived in institutions now ruined and closed to the public. Read more

Photographers offer a rare look inside abandoned institutions
Blackstone Valley XPress - December 2017
In a powerful exhibit slated for the Heritage Gallery at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, husband and wife photography team Mike and Joanne Zeis share their passion for taking photos in abandoned asylums. Read more

Art by Jon Sarkin spotlighted at Alternatives gallery in Whitinsville through Dec. 29
Worcester Telegram & Gazette - December 2017
At age 36, Jon Sarkin suffered a stroke that nearly killed him. Doctors, nurses, hospitals, physical therapists, speech therapists, family and friends all helped him heal. But it was art that saved his soul. Read more

Washburn honored with Community Building award
Blackstone Valley Tribune - November 2017
Each year, at the organization’s annual Thank You Reception, Alternatives recognizes an individual or group that has used their talents and resources to strengthen the community with the UniBank Community Building Award. This year’s award, Alternatives’ most prestigious, was granted to... Read more

Fun Day results in support for local schools
Blackstone Valley Tribune - November 2017
For the fifth year in a row, members of Alternatives’ Greater Milford Advisory Council presented a donation to the Milford public schools thanks to proceeds raised at the Council’s annual Milford Fall Family Fun Day. Read more

Fun for All at the 5th Annual Fall Family Fun Day
The Milford Town Crier - October 2017
The 5th Annual Milford Fall Family Fun Day, hosted in partnership by Alternatives and the Rotary Club of Milford, was quite a hit! Read more

Whitinsville gallery welcomes work by Jon Sarkin
The Blackstone Valley Tribune - October 2017
After a brain hemorrhage and stroke that nearly killed him in 1988, Sarkin began to draw as part of his recovery and now making art is as much a part of his life as breathing. See his work in an exhibit coming to Alternatives' Whitin Mill. Read more

Cornhole for a Cause: 4th Annual Valley Bag Toss
The Blackstone Valley XPress - September 2017
Save the afternoon of Saturday, September 23, for a fun and laugh-filled afternoon, trying your hand at tossing the bags, cheering on other teams, enjoying the music, food and beverages, all while wearing a big smile. Read more

Art & music makers: not your average craft fair
Blackstone Valley Tribune - August 2017
s part of its vital mission to promote cultural activities in the Blackstone Valley, ValleyCAST will once again be hosting its annual Art & Music Makers Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Alternative’s Whitin Mill. Read more

Artists create new partnership
Blackstone Valley Tribune - August 2017
The BVAA has a new collaboration with Alternatives at the Community Gallery, 5 S. Main St., Uxbridge. We aim to provide an inclusive environment for the arts, open to all local residents in the Blackstone Valley area. Read more