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Blackstone Valley Plein Air Arts Festival

September 26, 27 & 28, 2014; Auction of Paintings, October 5, 2014
Alternatives Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Rd, Whitinsville, MA

 Sharon Bahosh    On the Edge 14X20 Watercolor Aug 2013    Mike Rogan
Sharon Bahosh                      Christine Mathieu                               Mike Rogan   

The 2nd Annual Blackstone Valley Plein Air Arts Festival is a week-long event set in the beautiful and historic Blackstone Valley, a region considered to be the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Beginning with a three-day plein air competition, the Festival features exciting events and opportunities for artists and art lovers alike. For more information, click below.

For Artists                           For Art Lovers


 Participating Artists

(as of July 21)

C. Arnold, S. Bahosh, G. Blouin, J. Broderick, E. Cedrone, V. Crotty, T. D’Amico, S. Dion,
E. Grandpré, M. Graves, J. Greulich, L. Hylka, J. Laurino, D. Lazar, C. Mathieu, D. Medici,
J. Meyers, J. Pumfrey, L. Pumfrey, M. Rogan, L. Sinacola, A. Small, L. Wrona


Plein Air Festival in the Press

Central Massachusetts event lets artists help people with disabilities, Plein Air Magazine

Valley painting competition produces gallery of orginal art, Yankee Shopper

Barre man wins Blackstone Valley Plein Air Arts Competition, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Award-winning artist returns to Alternatives to give back , Blackstone Valley Tribune


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