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

BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
Gallery Open Mon – Sat 10am to 3pm
Photography Workshop Schedule
Anything Goes Photography Show through Feb 23

Fri Jan 18 – Anything Goes Photography Show Reception 4-7pm
Sat Jan 19 – Open Paint – Time-Based Photography – Aperture-Based Photography 10am-3pm
Sat Jan 26 – Open Paint – Black and White Photography – Street Photography
Thu Jan 31 – Jan all month – “Winter Magic” reception 6-8pm
Sat Feb 2 – Open Paint – Abstract Photography – Portrait Photography 10am-3pm
Mon Feb 4 – Choco l’Art Show Submission Deadline
Sat Feb 9 – Open Paint – Minimalism Photography – Lighting in Photography Sat Feb 9 2019 10am-3pm
Sat Feb 16 – Open Paint – Long Exposure Photography – Macro Photography 10am-3pm
Sun Feb 17 – Stephen DiRado Talk on Alzheimer’s Photography Series
Sat Feb 23 – Carbon Copies Submission Deadline

Jan all month – “Winter Magic” show at Milford TV Station
Jan all month – “Sharp” online show at Flickr

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7th Annual Anything Goes Photography Show Reception

Come on out! The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the “7th Annual Anything Goes Photography Show” – and the public reception is Friday, January 18, 2019 from 4-7pm!

Show Dates:
January 18 to February 23, 2019

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

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

Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

This show has a Film Photography component. Come on out to the reception to see the film cameras in person, talk with the photographers, and learn more about the fantastic world of film photography!

Want to learn more about photography?

We have an entire series of FREE workshops on photography from January through March. Be sure to come out and explore your creativity!

2019 BVAA Photography Workshop Schedule

7th Annual Anything Goes Photography Show – full details

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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!