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Free Fun Friday – Aug 26, 2016

a11Where did the summer go? It’s the very last Free Fun Friday of 2016, on Friday August 26th. Here are the options:

Franklin Park Zoo, Boston
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge
Freedom Trail Foundation, Boston
Museum of African American History, Boston & Nantucket
Normal Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield
Ventforth Hall Mansion, Lenox
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster

Last year we went to the Franklin Park Zoo on their free fun Friday and it was an absolute MADHOUSE. We also went to Sturbridge Village (they were on separate days last year) and while that was busy, it was manageable. The sunflower photo is from that trip.

What would you like to do this year?

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Since its inception in 1957, the Blackstone Valley Art Association has been dedicated to the advancement of the arts and preservation of the finest artistic traditions by means of exhibitions, classes, lectures, and other activities favorable to artistic expression, and to the development of friendly exchanges amongst artists and those interested in the arts.


Meetings & Events

We meet at the Northbridge Senior Center, 20 Highland Street, Whitinsville on the third Tuesday of every month except during the summer months. We also hold regular events. Please check our BVAA Calendar for more information. Board meeting venues will be announced. All meetings start at 6:30 pm unless indicated otherwise.



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BVAA members are provided with an online member webpage displaying samples of their work and their artist’s statement. If you are a new member just starting out, or are an existing member looking to expand their gallery, please come to the meeting or Contact Us to get started.



All the work of the Blackstone Valley Art Association is accomplished due to the selfless contributions of our membership who volunteer their time and talents. From our board to our sustaining members, we all do our part to help each other thrive. We offer a warm thank-you to our dedicated group of creative art enthusiasts!


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