Art Gallery on the Grafton Common

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud to announce a special pop-up Holiday Art Gallery on the Grafton Common! This delightful collection of artwork will be live from November 1, 2017 through December 15th. All of the artists are local, and many of their works are of local scenery and landmarks.

The gallery includes:

Janet Aleid, painter
Joe Altruda, photographer
Carol Arnold, painter
Deb Bottomley, painter
Gary Cunningham, painter
Bonnie Frederico, painter
Carol Frieswick, painter
Muriel Funka, fabric artist
Betty Havens, painter
James Hunt, photographer
Katie Messina, painter and photographer
Lisa Shea, painter and photographer
Bev Tinklenberg, painter
Al Weems, photographer

Where Are We?
We’re right on Grafton Common! We are officially One Grafton Common, immediately next to the Unitarian Univeralist Church. We’re in the building with Apple Tree Arts and the Grafton Historical Society.

Regular Hours
The Grafton Common Art Gallery will be open:
Wed to Fri – 12 noon to 6 pm
Sat – 10 am to 6 pm
Sun – 11 am to 5 pm

Free Demonstrations and Workshops
We’ll be hosting free art demonstrations and hands-on workshops throughout the holiday season. Be sure to check back to find out when you can come to watch portrait painting, origami ornament folding, and much more.

Saturday, November 4th 6-8pm:
This is a hands-on workshop! Learn how to make origami hanging ornaments. The store will be open until 8pm with special hours.
Origami Workshop Details

Sunday, November 5th 1-3pm:
oil painting demo with Carol Arnold
Oil Painting Demo Details

Saturday, November 11th 3-6pm:
Meet the Author Lisa Shea, creator of the Sutton Massachusetts Mystery series
Meet Lisa Shea Details

Thursday November 16th Special Holiday Reception from 5-8pm
All are welcome! Come join us on Thursday, November 16th for food, drink, meet the artists, a free raffle, and much, much more! Feel free to invite family and friends!
Holiday Reception Details

Saturday, November 18th 3:00-6:00pm:
Meet the authors! Paula Sullivan, Tom Johnson, and Jane Nozzolillo are all local authors with great books to share.
Meet the Authors Details

Saturday, November 25th 11am-noon:
colored pencil demo with Bonnie Frederico
Colored Pencil Demo Details

Saturday, November 25th noon-6pm:
Meet the authors! Lisa Shea, Ophelia Sikes, Lily Pinter, Tom Johnson, Christine Beauchaine, and Jane Nozzolillo. Get signed copies!
Meet the Authors Details

Sunday, November 26th 2pm-5pm:
Camera Photography Basics – free workshop
Camera Photography Basics Details

Tuesday, November 28th 5:30-8pm:
oil painting demo with Carol Arnold – open special hours!
Oil Painting Demo Details

Friday, December 1st 6-8pm:
oil painting demo with Carol Arnold – open late with special hours!
Oil Painting Demo Details

More events will be added soon!

Here’s a virtual tour –

If you see something you like in the video, or on an artist’s website, please let us know. We’re happy to ship art.

Questions? Comments?
Feel free to Email Us or leave a comment below. We’ll get back to you as quickly as we can!

We look forward to seeing you!

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