Arts in the Annex

Check out this page for events that are happening in our outdoor tented space!

The “Annex” is a restored structure located on the grounds of the Alton Mill Art Centre. Historically it was the building used to store wool when the Art Centre was used as a knitting mill. With funds received from the Ontario Trillium Fund, we were able to purchase and install a tented roof over the Annex making it the perfect place to host outdoor events such as concerts, art shows, markets, weddings, etc!

Tapestry poster

“Tour de Force” (1986) by the iconic, Canadian Pop artist Charles Pachter

The Achill Choral Society – Sharing Joy Through Song!

Tapestry of Art and Music

A Tapestry of 100 art works by 100 artists

Tapestry of Art and Music

Saturday, May 25, 2024

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Alton Mill Arts Centre, Alton

One hundred, 6” X 8” canvases created by Ontario artists and including several internationally submitted pieces from members of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles (AGPI) in the Florida Keys will be unveiled at the second Annual Tapestry of Art and Music event, a musically themed, art show & sale fundraising event on Saturday, May 25th, 2024 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Alton.

See schedule below

All art works will be available for sale at $60 each or 2 for $100. Additional afternoon festivities in the outdoor arts space, under the tented roof over the Annex include the incredible and inspiration voices/music by the 50+ person, Achill Choral Society and Vito Loschiavo on the classical guitar.

Nancy Kluger, Chair of Headwaters Arts Events Committee, “We are thrilled with all the stunning works submitted and are so grateful to the 100 artists from across Headwaters Region, Mississauga, Halton Region, Guelph, Toronto, Barrie and beyond for their time, talent and participation.”
She adds, “New this year is an exciting partnership with artists from the Art Guild of the Purple Isles (AGPI) arts community in Florida Keys, who graciously wanted to support our event. It’s simply great to have more art to enjoy, it adds yet another great component to our event”.

View, buy and win! Enjoy some refreshments while you browse and when you purchase one or more pieces of art, you are automatically entered into the free draw to take home a framed, signed, original, 1/1, silkscreen print titled, “Tour de Force” (1986) by the iconic, Canadian Pop artist Charles Pachter.

The event is free, but a suggested donation of $10 per person would be greatly appreciated. Your donation also puts your name into the free draw. All proceeds from the sale of art works support Headwaters Arts. The not-for-profit organization’s goal is to stay resilient, and continue to grow their year-round Headwaters Arts Gallery programming/operations/shows, publish the first ever, Headwaters Arts member’ directory, increase membership and offer new opportunities for member/local/regional artists.

 “Tapestry of Art and Music” is a musically themed, art show & sale fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, May 25th, 2024 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Alton Mill Arts Centre. The afternoon festivities will all happen in the outdoor arts space, under the tented roof over the Annex featuring a performance by the Achill Choral Society and the unveiling of a Mosaic Tapestry, showcasing a wall of 6” x 8” canvas masterpieces created by Ontario artists, all for sale/purchase at $60 each or 2 for $100. Enjoy some local refreshments and the Society’s inspirational voices/music while you browse and buy!  Participate in a  raffle to win an original work of art from the Mosaic Tapestry!
All proceeds from the sale of art works support Headwaters Arts, a local not-for-profit artist group whose mission is to bring together artists and supporters to promote the development, appreciation, and enjoyment of all arts in the Hills of Headwaters Region (Caledon, Dufferin County, Orangeville & Erin).
The not-for-profit organization’s goal is to stay resilient, and continue to grow their year-round Headwaters Arts Gallery programming/operations/shows, publish the first ever, Headwaters Arts member directory, increase membership and offer new opportunities for member/local/regional artists. 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

                for

Tapestry of Art and Music Event

to be held

SATURDAY, May 25, 2024

1:00pm – 5:00 pm

Alton Mill Arts Centre,

1402 Queen Street West,

Alton, Ontario

 

“Harmony Revealed – A Blend of Sight and Sound”

 

Artists are often deeply connected to music. Favourite songs, lyrics, musicians, instruments, scores, compositions of all genres and concert experiences etc. have a prominent place in artists lives, hearts, minds and in their creative process.

Headwaters Arts invites artists to register to participate and receive a free 6” X 8” canvas to create/complete a masterpiece that visually expresses/depicts how music inspires them.

Tapestry of Art and Music is an art show & sale fundraising event. We provide the canvas, and you create/paint and donate your masterpiece! Our goal is to reach 100 artists within the region and beyond who will register, and receive at no charge, a 6” X 8” X 3/4” canvas to create a visual masterpiece. You choose the orientation – portrait or landscape.  Each piece will be donated by the artist and displayed as one large tapestry of works on a large grid/hanging system. All works will be for sale at one price, and we want to sell every piece! This is not a juried show, works will be selected by the event committee based on criteria that ensures a diverse display of art. 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Saturday, MAY 11, 2024

ARTWORK DROP- OFF: Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23

Click here for Guidelines, FAQ’s and to Register

You can also Register here.

Photos from 2023 Event

Headwaters Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of our  Funders and many  Supporters

Town of Caledon
Central Counties Tourism
Dufferin Country
Bryans Fuel
James Dick Construction

We acknowledge that the land on which we gather, and on which the Region of Peel operates, is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples inhabited and cared for this land. In particular we acknowledge the territory of the Ani-shinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples; the land that is home to the Metis; and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who are direct descendants of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land, and by doing so, give our respect to its first inhabitants.