BVAA Purpose

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


The BVAA is an organization which relies on dues, grants and corporate donations in order to cover expenses incurred in holding events and meetings. The number of events we will present depends on our income and budget.


We'll be meeting and holding shows at the Northbridge Senior Center, 20 Highland Street, Whitinsville on the third Tuesday of every month EXCEPT during the summer months. Please check our calendar for more information.  Board meeting venues will be announced. All meetings start at 7:00 pm unless indicated otherwise.

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All the work of the BVAA is accomplished due to the selfless contributions of our membership who volunteer their time and talents.

Member Services On The Web

BVAA members are provided with a member web page containing samples of their work. If you are a new member or would like to upload new art for your gallery, please come to the meeting or contact us at

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Please note our mailing address is:-

PO Box 136, Whitinsville, MA 01588

Once again the Blackstone Valley Art Association, has planned a busy and exciting year.  The meeting theme is drawing, with hands on demos for basic,  portrait, and Zentangle.  We will again feature January as our photography month with our 3rd show at Alternatives in Uxbridge as well as a workshop during that month, topic to be determined.  Our first show scheduled is-- Hopedale Day In The Park,September 6th 10-3. We will have a vendor tent with hands on activities, art for sale as well as info and membership forms. September 27th-28th we will be at River Bend Farm in the visitors center conference room with an art show and sale featuring" Art of the Three Rivers- Mumford, West and Blackstone".   The show will be open from 11-3 each day with light refreshments.

Secondly we will be participating in Hopedale's Octoberfest October 4th. There will also be an artist reception for this show on, October 2nd from 6-8 with wine and hors d'oeuvres. Our hosts will be Atria Draper Place, 25 Hopedale St. Hopedale.  On February 14th we will have our 3rd Chocol'art show at the Whitinsville Public Library.  Our Spring show is yet to be scheduled. We will have an introduction to Wee Gee's photography on October 21st by Bob Evans with a night time photo shoot in Salem Ma. on October 25th. Also on the 21st Al Weems will introduce" Providence and Rhode Island Chef's Table" a cookbook photo project that he worked on. He will discuss methods of food photography.  November 1st we will visit the Worcester Art Museum, free admission from 10-12.   A holiday celebration will be held in December for our members.  A late April Field trip to Nantucket Daffodil Festival or Blithewood Mansion's Daffodil festival as well as a trip through Colt State Park to see, photograph or paint all the flowering trees.  May is for our elections and pot luck supper, which is not to be missed. Pop up field trips also occur. We have a permanent gallery at the Milford Local Tv station on138 S. MAIN St.. This show changes out every 2 months with a new themed show.  September and October will be Fall Scenes and still lifes. Don Iacovelli, will be the Featured Milford Artist.

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