Welcome to the Blackstone Valley Art Association webpage! We have been supporting arts in the Blackstone Valley since 1957. Our base gallery is in Uxbridge and we sponsor numerous shows, events, and workshops throughout the year. Our website here provides hundreds of pages on local art shows, art events, field trips, workshops, museum visits, and much, much more. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Gallery and Upcoming Events

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
Gallery Open Mon – Sat 10am to 3pm
Current Show – Tapestry Community Art Show – Nov 17 to Dec 3

Sat Nov 17 – Open Paint, Card Making, Instagram – 10am – 3pm
Sun Nov 18 – Making Movies from Books, Plays, and TV Shows! – 3-5pm
Tue Nov 20 – Monthly Meeting / Monotypes with Carolyn Letvin
Sat Nov 24 – Small Shop Saturday! Throughout Uxbridge!
Thu Nov 29 – Small Works Reception at Milford TV – 6-8pm
Sat Dec 1 – Open Paint & Tapestry Community Art Show – 10am-3pm
Sat Dec 1 – Uxbridge First Night & Tapestry Reception – 4-7pm
Thu Dec 6 – Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class – 6-9pm

Nov all month – “Small Works” show at Milford TV Station
Nov all month – “Sharp” online show at Flickr

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Small Shop Saturday 2018 – Sat Nov 24

Celebrate Small Shop Saturday!

Every year, on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, the world celebrates Small Shop Saturday. This wonderful event celebrates the local stores, artisans, authors, and other individuals which make our local areas so special. In 2018, Small Shop Saturday falls on Saturday, November 24th.

Come on out to Uxbridge to celebrate the many small shops we have in town!

Blackstone Valley Art Association Gallery
The BVAA gallery, at 5 South Main Street, will be open from 10am to 3pm! We currently are hosting our annual community Tapestry art show. There are photographs, watercolors, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, origami, prints, cards, books, jewelry, and much, much more! All are welcome. Come on by and see what your community has created!

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.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!

If you’re a local business participating in 2018’s Small Shop Saturday, let us know – we’d love to help promote you!

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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.

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Meetings & Events

We meet at the BVAA Alternatives 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.

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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

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Member Gallery

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.

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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!