Welcome to the BVAA

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
Teen Self-Expression Show June 21 – July 26

Celebrating the Blackstone – Art on the Blackstone in July!

Sat Jul 13 – Open Paint 10-3
Sun Jul 14 – Free Painting Workshop at Blackstone Gorge 10-12
Tue Jul 16 – Boosting Creativity II 6:30-9pm
Mon Jul 22 – Sunflower Show JPG Submission Deadline
Thu Jul 25 – Good Ole Summertime Reception Milford TV – 6-8pm
Sat Aug 10 – Sunflower Show Reception at Booklovers Gourmet 2-4pm

July all month – “Good Ole Summertime” show at Milford TV Station
July all month – “Sharp” online show at Flickr

dennis smith

Latest Blog Update

Milford TV Studio 2019-2020 Schedule

Here’s the schedule of BVAA shows at the Milford TV Studio for the 2019-2020 season!

We have a FREEEEE 2-month show schedule at the Milford TV Studio location. This location gets a fair amount of traffic as locals come and go to the various events there. Our art hangs on the walls in their hallways and rooms. Every two months we swap out with a new theme.

On the swap-out date, we all descend on the studio and hang out from 6-8pm. We take down the old art, put our new art against the walls, and have fun. We bring in our own snacks and drinks for this. It’s casual and relaxing. You can bring as many pieces as you wish on the theme. Milford TV hangs and labels our pieces for us.

On the reception date, Milford TV provides the food and drinks. By now they’ve hung and labelled all the artwork for us. We show up and enjoy the show and conversation from 6-8pm.

It’s free to participate and there’s no stress. Just bring in as many or few art items as you want, on the theme. Just label the back of each with the title, artist name, and price. You don’t have to fill out any online forms. We do have a sign-in sheet there just to keep track of what is in the gallery.

Ask with any questions! And let me know if you spot any typos on any of these pages. In general the date is always the last Thursday of the month. We only slide it to avoid major holidays like Thanksgiving. Sometimes we have to move dates due to winter storms and such – we’ll email in advance if that happens.

July 25th, 2019 – Summertime Reception

August 29th, 2019 – Autumn Splendour Drop-off

September 26th, 2019 – Autumn Splendour Reception

October 24th, 2019 – Small Works Drop-off

November 21st, 2019 – Small Works Reception

January 2, 2020 – Winter Magic Drop-Off

January 30th, 2020 – Winter Magic Reception

February 27th, 2020 – Spring Joy Drop-Off

March 26th, 2020 – Spring Joy Reception 

April 30th, 2020 – Monochrome Drop-Off

May 28th, 2020 – Monochrome Reception

June 25th, 2020 – Good Ole Summertime Drop-Off

July 30th, 2020 – Good Ole Summertime Reception

August 27th, 2020 Autumn Splendour Drop-Off

September 24th, 2020 Autum Splendour Reception

Read All Posts on our BVAA Blog

michael backunas

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.

carol arnold

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.

anne mcnevin


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

judy belben

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.

deb bottomley


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!

Blackstone Valley Art Association

Please Contact Us to learn more about our organization!

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