Create your Facebook Fan Page – Hands-on Workshop Sun 11/19/2017

You’re an artist, and you’re looking to build your fan base. You’re hoping to make sales. Did you know that a Facebook fan page is the most important page to have, more than a website, a blog, or another form of social media? Why?

Come to this hands-on workshop where Lisa Shea will help you set up your fan page right there, on the spot. Bring your Facebook username and password so she can give you access to your page (you’ll type it in yourself).

Learn why it’s important to build up your fan numbers. Why a post that gets more likes and shares – even if it’s not by your target audience – makes it FAR more likely that your target audience will even know you exist.

What are the tricks to getting people to see your posts? What are the secrets that convinces someone to click and buy?

You’ll get a free copy of Lisa’s ebook on Facebook as well.

Come on out and take that next step to artistic success!

One Grafton Common
Suite 123
Grafton, MA

It’s the building with the AppleTree Arts in it!

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

All are welcome! Share the news with family and friends!

For more about the Grafton Common Art Gallery, visit:

Grafton Common Art Gallery

Grafton Chain of Lights 2017

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is participating in the 2017 Grafton Chain of Lights! We are an official part of the chain and are listed in the brochures, so we expect good traffic for this event.

The chain is happening on Sunday, December 3rd from 11am to 5pm.

Grafton Common Art Gallery
One Grafton Common
Suite 123
(the Apple Tree Arts Building)
Grafton MA

All BVAA members are invited to participate in this event! Bin art and small items will work best for this presentation.

Here’s the details on the gallery!

Grafton Common Art Gallery

Milford TV Mural Project

The Milford TV Station has expanded, and they would love to have a multi-scene mural decorating their walls. They will provide all supplies and materials – the artists provide the enthusiasm and creativity. They are quite happy to have a mix of artists working on it, building it out scene by scene, each in his or her own style.

Here is a rough mock-up done by Rob O’Keefe of the Milford TV Station, to show the concept. There would be a mix of images showcasing Milford scenery along with special moments (concerts, sports, etc.) which happen in Milford. A timeline, if you will, of fun things of Milford.

Milford TV Station Mural Concept

From Rob:

“Basically, the bottom of the mural, as it wraps around, will feature historical buildings and sites in Milford. Above those sites, I have screen grabbed shots that we have captured with our cameras over the 5 years that we have been in existence.

I don’t need or expect the full mural to be done anytime soon. In fact, the goal will be to add to it each year, slowly. Right now, all I’m looking for is a start. What I’ve featured in the attached image is all I really need done before the Grand Opening which will be held approximately between the end of January or February.

Frank had a good idea of adding a consistent gradient of pattern or flowers, etc on the top and bottom of the mural to give it a nice flow, so I’d like to hear what ideas people have for that. Other than that, we can keep the concept pretty simple and I’ll be very happy.

The images I pasted together are not an exact representation of how I need them to be laid out, again, it’s just a basic rendition of the scenes I will like to see painted first.

Again, we will pay for all the materials needed and the artists can work almost anytime they want when we are open. We will also give any artists involved a nice gift at the end.”

Let us know if you’re interested in being involved!

Painting Demo with Deb Bottomly Nov 11 & 12


Come watch Deb Bottomley showcase how painting works. You can ask her questions. Explore her technique. Get ideas for your own painting, or just enjoy watching an artist at work.


One Grafton Common
Suite 123
Grafton, MA

It’s the building with the AppleTree Arts in it!

Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th
1pm – 3pm

All are welcome! Share the news with family and friends!

For more about the Grafton Common Art Gallery, visit:

Grafton Common Art Gallery

Meet the Author Lisa Shea / Sat Nov 11 2017

Lisa Shea is the award-winning author of the Sutton Massachusetts mystery series. These cozy mysteries are set in Central Massachusetts and feature scenes in Sutton, Millbury, Grafton, Worcester, and other local towns.

There are five books currently in this series:

Aspen Allegations
Birch Blackguards
Cedar Conundrums
Dogwood Dilemmas
Elm Espionage

Come on out to the Grafton Common Art Gallery at One Grafton Common, Suite 123, to talk with Lisa! You can ask any questions you wish about the process of writing, how to get published, or anything else you wish.

Time: 3-6pm

All are welcome!

Grafton Common Art Gallery Details

Meet the Author / Sat Nov 18th 2017


On Saturday, November 18th, three local authors will be presenting their books at the Grafton Common Art Gallery between 3 and 6pm. Each author provides insight into a different aspect of our life! Come talk with them, learn what inspired them to write their books, and ask them about the writing and publishing process.

Paula Sullivan / 3:00 pm


Is it a lottery ticket? a rich uncle? A huge, mysterious payoff?

Let the waiting finally be over and discover that you already have what you truly want – happiness. It’s there inside you, just waiting for you to access it.

So what’s the secret to finding it?





Tom Johnson / 4:00 pm

Threaded Journeys is a compilation of fly fishing and bow hunting stories ‘interwoven’ with discussions on various issues regarding conservation, preservation, and healthy living.

The author, Tom Johnson, delves into topics about our blue-green planet and its resources that we must preserve. He argues that employing the use of our natural resources while mitigating damage to the environment is our great challenge going forward.

Johnson also weaves in a dialogue about physical fitness and awareness and how a proper diet should be emphasized in our schools and implemented into our culture if we are to succeed and prosper.




Jane Nozzolillo / 5:00 pm

I’m the cutest little house in Grafton, maybe in the whole wide world.
I have a small porch, where the children can stand and look through the windows to see what is inside me.

Please come and visit me at the

Mill Villages Park
61 Main St
South Grafton

it will make me so happy.




This author event is held at the Grafton Common Art Gallery at One Grafton Common, Suite 123, Grafton.

We hope to see you there!

Grafton Common Art Gallery – details