Welcome to the Blackstone Valley Art Association webpage! We have been supporting arts in the Blackstone Valley since 1957. Our main gallery is in Uxbridge; we sponsor numerous shows, events, and workshops throughout the year. This website provides hundreds of pages on local art shows, art events, field trips, workshops, museum visits, and much, much more. We even have a lending library. Feel free to contact us with any questions!
Gallery and Upcoming Events
Sat May 11 – Spectacular Spring Show Drop-off 10-3
Latest Blog UpdateOpen Paint – Sat Apr 27 2019
If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out!
We have a super-cool series show in the gallery right now. Come on in and soak in its beauty!
Lisa will be at Barnes & Noble for the day, overseeing the Authorstock event. So Carol Frieswick will be hanging at the gallery from 10-noon. Pam Siderewicz, perhaps with Dennis Smith lending a hand, will be there from noon to 3pm. Come on out to get tips for painting. If you want, bring in what you’re working on for the upcoming Spring Show and get suggestions!
Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.
If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10am – 3pm
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569
Our Saturdays at the gallery include an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.
There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.
Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.
Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.
Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!
This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.
About the BVAA
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 BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery at 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge on the third Tuesday of every month. We also hold regular shows, workshops, and 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.
We are a friendly, supportive community of all levels of experience. We have members who are just getting started and members who have established a substantial portfolio. We all learn from each other. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced artist, we’d love to have you join us! Membership Information
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 share 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!
Please Contact Us to learn more about our organization!