Art & Music Makers Festival

Alternatives is holding their second annual Art & Music Makers Festival on Saturday, September 9th from 10am to 3pm.

This fun event will showcase a wide variety of crafters, artists, musicians, demos, food trucks, and more!

It’s held at the Whitinsville location, so at:

50 Douglas Road

Whitinsville, MA

This is not a BVAA event but the BVAA plans to have a table here to showcase our works.

Mark your calendar – this will be a fun time for all!

Sunflower Show 2017 Photos

Here are a few photos of the 2017 Sunflower Show at the Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster, live from August 1 through August 31, 2017! The reception is on Saturday, August 12th from 2-4pm.

I apologize for the glare on some of these – it was a quite sunny day. Also, these photos were taken before the labels were put up.

Sunflower Show Details
News Clippings for the Sunflower Show
Sunflower Show Entries with Names

Free Fun Friday – August 4, 2017

The Free Fun Friday options for Friday, August 4th, 2017 are:

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston
Old State House, Boston
Greenway Carousel, Boston
Fort Devens Museum, Devens
Children’s Museum at Holyoke, Holyoke
International Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke
The Old Manse, the Trustees, Concord
JFK Hyannis Museum, Hyannis

Here’s where you get all the details!

Hopedale Day in the Park 2017

DATE: Saturday September 16, 2017

The Hopedale Day in the Park 2017 is coming up! This is the 38th annual year they’ve done it. Celebrations in Hopedale actually began way back in 1902!

This is a FANTASTIC opportunity for artists. They have a large art show which gets quite a number of visitors and a fair number of sales. Also, the BVAA has a booth where we showcase our art.

In 2017 the Day in the Park is held on September 16, 2017, with a rain date of Sunday. They only have the rain date if it’s heavy rain – light sprinkles don’t count! It is a one-day show. You bring in your work in the morning, they judge it, the show goes through the afternoon, and you take it home.

This is at the Hopedale Town Park, at the corners of Dutcher & Northrop Streets in Hopedale, MA.

Note that the BVAA does NOT run the Hopedale Art Show. We are merely helping to publicize it since it’s so much fun.



Make sure you allow time for the mail to get there! The cost is $20 for up to three pieces. Pieces must be framed and wired.

Review BOTH of these documents and get your entries submitted!

Entry Form: Hopedale Day in the Park

Rules: Hopedale Day in the Park


Free Fun Friday – Friday July 28 2017

The Free Fun Friday options for Friday, July 28th, 2017 are:

JFK Library & Museum, Boston
Commonwealth Museum, Boston
Arnold Arboretum, Boston
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst
Berkshire Theater, Stockbridge
Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
Cape Cod Museum, Dennis
Wenham Museum, Wenham
Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Boylston

Here’s where you get all the details!