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Artful Home - ValleyCAST Art Gallery Exhibit at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill

Sunflower Napkins by Morgan Tartakoff.

WHITINSVILLE - Artful Home, an exhibit of unique, handcrafted gifts and artwork will be on display beginning October 22 at the Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. An opening reception with the artists will be held at the gallery on Friday, October 22, from 5:00 – 7:00pm.
This holiday exhibition and art market will showcase the work of eight local artisans and fine artists. Their wares, which will be available for purchase throughout the run of the exhibit, include quilted pillows, hand-printed tea towels and napkins, pottery, stained glass, and framed artwork. The participating artists are potters Caly Almy and Ann Schunior, mixed-media artist Lisa Barthelson, quilters Rosemary Dziubinski and Liz Foss, knitter David Lane, stained glass artist Stephen Paulson and printmaker Morgan Tartakoff.
Regular gallery hours will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 7:00 PM; and Fridays from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. The exhibit will also be open on Saturday, November 27 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM as part of Shop Small Saturday. The gallery is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve. Visits outside of regular gallery hours are by appointment. The exhibit ends on December 31.
For more information about the exhibit and links to participating artist websites, visit or 
To learn more about ValleyCAST and/or Open Sky Community Services, visit To schedule a visit to the Gallery, call (508) 234-6232 or email: [email protected].
ValleyCAST’s mission is to foster a creative community in the Blackstone Valley that is inclusive and supportive of people with and without disabilities. ValleyCAST is the arts and culture arm of Open Sky.
Open Sky was formed through the 2018 affiliation of Alternatives Unlimited and The Bridge of Central Massachusetts. With over 100 programs throughout Central Massachusetts, the organization provides services and supports to more than 4,900 adults, young adults and youth with mental health challenges, developmental disabilities, brain injury, substance use disorders, homelessness or other complex challenges. Open Sky also provides services and supports for LGBTQIA+ youth through its Safe Homes program, as well as expert training for human service professionals and school personnel on evidence-based practices and best practice treatment models through the Bridge Training Institute. For more information about Open Sky, visit