Celebrating the Blackstone – July 1 to 31 2019

Celebrating the Blackstone

a community artistic exploration of the Blackstone River

For hundreds of years the Blackstone Valley has been defined by its river. Native Americans treasured it for a safe means of travel through thick forest. The Industrial Revolution puts its currents to work powering mills all along its length. In modern times we can still see remnants of the Blackstone Canal and its many locks.

Throughout the month of July 2019 we’ll provide a wealth of ways for you to explore your creativity, get in touch with the history of our beautiful landscape, and have some fun.

Here’s just a few of the events we’re planning. Dates and times are subject to change as we finalize the schedules. Be sure to check back for more details as we get closer!

Sun July 7th:
Ashton Mills Plein Air / Photography
Ashton Mills, Cumberland RI – 10am

Sun July 14:
Blackstone Gorge Painting by the River
Blackstone, MA – 10am

Sun July 21:
Plein Air with Dianne Panarelli Miller – River Bend Farm
Uxbridge, MA – 10am

Sun July 28:
James Hunt Millbury Bike Path Photography Workshop
Millbury Bike Path, Millbury MA – 10am

Where else should we go along the Blackstone River? Let us know! What else should we do that is art-related and Blackstone River related?

Here’s a map to get you started:

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

We’ll then have an open art show, free for community participation, to celebrate all the art we’ve created. We’re still planning when this will be.

This month-long celebration is sponsored by Constellation, an Exelon company.

To see what we did in 2018, visit:

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