$495,000 OTF Grant helps establish innovative Millpond Rehabilitation Project

October 25, 2018

Alton Village, Caledon – On Wednesday, Sylvia Jones, MPP for Dufferin-Caledon and Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Board Member Crista Renner, stopped in at the Alton Mill Arts Centre for a public meeting held by the Alton Millpond Association. They presented a plaque from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to mark the work being done as a… Read more »

It’s Art Season in Headwaters

September 12, 2018

Our art, at your pace. In fall, the season when nature itself reveals its most beautiful art, visitors flock to discover and meet our bounty of artists in relaxed, fun ways. Art tours are self-directed tours at your own pace to the home-studios and galleries of dozens of Headwaters artists, giving you a friendly meet-and-greet…. Read more »

Headwaters Arts Presents a Fall Lineup of Film, Visual Arts & Music

September 11, 2018

For Immediate Release Celebrating Excellence in Arts and Culture Headwaters Arts Presents a Fall Lineup of Film, Visual Arts & Music Caledon, ON – Join regional non-profit Headwaters Arts for a spectacular showcase of arts and culture, with the return of one of Ontario’s most respected arts events! This year Headwaters Arts’ main event, the… Read more »

Fire & Ice Festival Forecasts Winter Fun

January 10, 2018

Flames, food, and fine art at the Alton Mill Arts Centre, January 20 & 21 Caledon, ON – Rekindle your love of Canadian winter traditions and the great outdoors at the Alton Mill Arts Centre’s 9th annual Fire & Ice Festival, January 20 and 21, 2018. In advance of the PyeongChang Olympics in February, the… Read more »

2018 Headwaters Tourism Award Nominees Announced

January 2, 2018

Celebrating Tourism Excellence in Headwaters Headwaters Tourism is honoured to present the nominees for our 2018 Headwaters Tourism Awards. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 16th at the Orangeville Town Hall Opera House, following the first annual provincial Rural Tourism Symposium, hosted by Headwaters Tourism. Headwaters Tourism is pleased to announce that this… Read more »

Rare Threads brings artful wearables to the Alton Mill

November 8, 2017

For immediate release | Caledon, ON The Alton Mill Arts Centre is pleased to announce the opening of Rare Threads, a Fibre Design and Fashion Market. Made up of numerous spaces, each a mini-storefront for each entrepreneur, the marketplace features collections of outerwear, handwoven, hand-dyed and/or hand-knit scarves and accessories, garments created from reclaimed materials,… Read more »

The Big Blues Party!

September 26, 2017

Headwaters Arts and Central Counties Tourism Present Larry Kurtz and The Lawbreakers Larry Kurtz, local music legend and founder of the Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival, will appear live in concert at the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Caledon this Friday, September 29, 8pm, alongside his solo band The Lawbreakers in support of the 2017… Read more »

Contribute to a Group Mandala at Open House

September 5, 2017

Discover Your Naturally Creative and Spirited Self! Local Artist and Instructor CJ Shelton hosts a fun and interactive Open House at her studio during Headwaters Arts Festival Alton Mill Arts Centre – Local artist CJ Shelton will inspire and help guide you on your creative or spiritual journey on Saturday September 16 and Saturday September… Read more »

Celebrate Creative Excellence at Headwaters Arts Festival 2017

August 31, 2017

Headwaters Arts Festival 2017: You’re invited to take a trip along the back roads & celebrate creative excellence along the way! Discover a world of vibrant fall colours and artistic wonders in the beautiful Headwaters region. From September 15th to October 9th Headwaters Arts opens their doors for one of Ontario’s most respected annual Arts Festivals. This year,… Read more »

Headwaters Arts presents: Colours in Black and White

August 6, 2017

And Now for Something a Little Different! Colours in Black and White John Geeza Caledon, ON – Headwaters Arts is pleased to present our newest show – ’Colours in Black and White’ by member John Geeza. John grew up in a devastated landscape.  Deep coal mining bored tunnels under the earth, then strip mining continued… Read more »

Tri-Village Treasures await plus a chance to WIN

August 1, 2017

Looking for a fun late-summer fling? Why not take a casual road trip in the heart of Headwaters and the Greenbelt! The Villages of Alton, Belfountain and Erin offer Tri-Village treasures to appeal to every eye and palate. Less than an hour from Toronto, these hidden gems will soon become your favourite small town stops…. Read more »

Celebrate Food, Wine & Art at the Alton Mill Arts Centre

July 13, 2017

For immediate release: July 12, 2017 Contact: Russna Somal, russna@altonmill.ca   A Fantastic Summer Day at Headwaters’ Largest Culinary Festival! CALEDON, ON – It’s delicious. It’s decadent. It’s cutting edge, (pun intended) and it’s entertaining. Like a lovely meal paired with the perfect beverage, the highly anticipated Wine & Food Festival at Alton Mill pairs 25 Mill… Read more »

Join Headwaters Arts for a Canada Day Concert

June 26, 2017

For immediate release: June 26, 2017 Headwaters Arts continues to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday! Join us on July 1st for our Canada Day Concert! O Canada   Caledon, ON – Join Headwaters Arts at from 6:30 pm. (to approximately 10:30pm.) on Saturday, July 1st as they present A Canada Day Concert featuring, not just one,… Read more »

Headwaters Arts presents Bonnie Eskelson – 12 Days on the Road

March 10, 2017

For immediate release: March 10, 2017   Join Headwaters Arts as we present Bonnie Eskelson – 12 Days on the Road…and more! Wednesday March 29th to Sunday April 30th, 2017   CALEDON, ON – Roads, maps, and a surprise around every bend! For a landscape painter such as Bonnie Eskelson, road trips (plane trips, train… Read more »

Tourism Excellence Recognized in Headwaters

December 6, 2016

Regional tourism industry businesses, representatives and community champions gathered together on Monday, December 5th at the new Adamo Estate Winery to celebrate excellence at the 2016 Headwaters Tourism Awards. Guests at the event enjoyed fabulous taste sensations prepared by the team at Adamo Estate Winery, as they mingled and networked with their industry colleagues. It… Read more »

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Headwaters Arts Festival

September 7, 2016

Come to the Headwaters for the Opening Gala, Juried Art Show & Sale, Authors’ Night and Monday Night at the Movies   For immediate release–Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Caledon: Headwaters Arts is proud to present the 20th Anniversary Headwaters Arts Festival. The festival includes the Opening Gala, Friday, September 16; the Juried Art Show &… Read more »

Headwaters Chef featured in Restaurant News

August 30, 2016

Read about The Friendly Chef Adventures’ Chef Pam Fanjoy’s transition from social worker to chef in this article from the August 2016 edition of Restaurant News.

The Source of the Song: Songwriters Perform at The Alton Mill Arts Centre

June 17, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2016 Hit songwriters Dean McTaggart and Nashville’s Alan Rhody will join host Bruce Madole in The Source of the Song songwriters’ concert series on Sunday July 17th, 2-4 pm at The Alton Mill Arts Centre in Caledon. Presented in writers-in-the-round format, the writers take turns performing their songs and telling stories… Read more »

The Mill Run Eatery Comes to the Alton Mill!

June 6, 2016

For immediate release: June 6, 2016 Chef Pam Fanjoy & Chef Suman Roy open highly anticipated new café bistro. CALEDON, ON – Mouth-watering hot soups, flavourful sandwiches, crispy salads and moist, decadent pastries – hungry yet? These are just a few menu items on the list for the Alton Mill Arts Centre’s brand new café,… Read more »

2015 Taste of Tourism Award Winners Announced

November 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 25 November 2015    Celebrating Tourism Excellence in Headwaters  Headwaters Tourism celebrated excellence in tourism at their annual tourism awards ceremony, A Taste of Tourism on Wednesday, November 25th at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives. With a record number of nominations in 2015, it is clear that the tourism industry… Read more »

Cuisine-Art Festival Moves to Father’s Day Weekend

June 12, 2015

Celebrate the delicious diversity of Headwaters region’s food, drink and creativity this Father’s Day weekend. Recently named a Top 100 Festival in Ontario, Cuisine-Art kicks off Summer 2015 with tasting stations throughout the art studios and galleries of the historic Alton Mill Arts Centre. Non-stop entertainment: The Main Stage features chef demos, live jazz, cook-offs… Read more »

Passionate Painters at Art Battle Final

May 14, 2015

After three hard-fought preliminary competitions, only twelve finalists remain heading into the Headwaters Region Art Battle Championship, taking place on Friday, May 22nd, from 6-9 pm at the Alton Mill Arts Centre. “It’s been an incredible ride,” says Alton Mill programmer and organizer Harry Posner. “When we agreed to co-host these events along with Club… Read more »

Celebrate winter at Fire & Ice

January 15, 2015

Alton presents a festival of flames, food & fine art   CALEDON, ON – Warm up to winter and bring the whole family for a blizzard of fun, at the 6th annual Fire & Ice festival on Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday Jan. 25, 2015, at the Alton Mill Arts Centre. It’s time to rediscover… Read more »

Local artist wins first round of Headwaters Art Battle

December 10, 2014

On Saturday, December 6, the first ever Headwaters Region Art Battle, co-organized by the Alton Mill Arts Centre and Club Art, was a wonderful success, attracting 10 painters from the region, and more than forty viewers. The grand winner at the end of the day, after three fiercely contested twenty minute rounds, was the Alton… Read more »

Celebrate Caledon’s Poets

November 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  November 18, 2014   Eat local. Read local.   As part of their Celebrate Local Authors campaign, the Caledon Public Library will be hosting STOPPING BY MILL ON A POETRY EVENING (with apologies to Robert Frost). Eight award-winning Caledon poets will be strutting their metaphorical stuff on Friday, November 28th, 7-9… Read more »

2014 Taste of Tourism Award Winners

November 20, 2014

Celebrating Headwaters’ Tourism Champions at the 2014 TASTE OF TOURISM AWARDS   On Wednesday, November 19th, The Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association celebrated excellence in tourism and hospitality at its annual tourism awards ceremony. Businesses and individuals exemplifying business and customer service excellence, and who help profile the Hills of Headwaters region as one of… Read more »

‘Souper’ Empty Bowls fundraiser tackles hunger one ladle at a time

October 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Join us in the soup line at the Alton Mill Arts Centre for the 5th annual Empty Bowls event. Food lovers, local artisans, restaurants and caterers are set to raise funds for local food banks in Orangeville and Caledon on Sunday Oct. 19, 2014. At this popular, soup kitchen-style gathering guests… Read more »

Headwaters Arts Festival Opening Gala Tickets Available Now

August 19, 2014

Tickets are available now for the Evening Art Gala and Authors Night. The Headwaters Arts Festival opens with an evening Gala where you can grow your art collection from our world class juried show of original artwork in all mediums. Visit Altonmill.ca for more details on this stunning evening of art, music and food in… Read more »

“Moody Hues” artists share a few tunes

July 2, 2014

New this year at Cuisine-Art, the Market stage; featuring non-stop live music including a performance by “The Moody Hues” Bob ‘Omar’ Tunnoch, Gary Taylor and friends. Don’t miss this rare chance to see juno-award winning musicians in the heart of Alton as they demonstrate just how multi-talented they are. You can also see artwork by… Read more »

Romeo and Juliet at the Alton Mill Arts Centre

June 23, 2014

Passion. Romance. Violence. Vengeance. Despair. Love. Romeo and Juliet is a tale of warring families and star-crossed young lovers. Humber River Shakspeare Co. is now in its seventh season of outdoor Summer touring, presents Shakespeare’s beloved romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet Friday July 18 at the Alton Mill Arts Centre.

A Tribute to Mayor Marolyn Morrison

June 11, 2014

Join Headwaters Arts Monday June 16 to thank and celebrate the acomplishments of Mayor Marolyn Morrison as she nears the end of her eleven years in office as Mayor. This event is a fundraiser for Headwaters Arts. Tickets are $60 and are available online at HeadwatersArts.com now. More information on this exciting event is available… Read more »

Noodle Gallery Opens in the Alton Mill Arts Centre

May 14, 2014

The Noodle Gallery is now open! A gallery of stunning images of this new space are available on our website. Featuring the work of guests artists, we invite you to come explore this new gallery which makes a gorgeous addition to our historic building.

Mother’s Day weekend at the Alton Mill Arts Centre

May 5, 2014

Join us for workshops, events and more this Mother’s Day weekend! Enjoy a special Mother’s Day menu at Shaw’s Creek Cafe. Attend the Pearl Event of the Year. Give it a Whirl with Andrea Bird and take part in Art in the Round May 9, 10, 11.

Historic Mixing Pot at the Alton Mill

April 21, 2014

The cast iron mixing pot on our property is a historical remnant of the equipment from the operation of the Mill during the 1800’s. A sign posted nearby invites anyone with information about the pot’s function or history to get in touch with us. Recently, visitor to the Mill John Howard Gibson, engineering technologist and… Read more »

The Alton Mill Arts Centre welcomes new tenant Anne Saint Amour

March 10, 2014

Anne’s new studio is upstairs on the second floor. Anne’s art presents a variety of expressionist landscapes citing nature as one of her strongest influences. She says “I am not an abstractionist. … I am not interested in the relationships of color or form or anything else. … I’m interested only in expressing basic human… Read more »

The Alton Millpond Skating Rink is now open to the Public

February 15, 2014

The millpond ice rink is open to the public when the ice conditions are safe. This year has been a banner year for the rink, and as of this past weekend (Feb 9th), it is clear and usable. We try to keep the heavy snow off the ice surface using a snow blower. However, we… Read more »

“Capture the Burn” at this Year’s Fire & Ice Festival

January 2, 2014

The “Capture the Burn” photo contest returns Saturday Jan 25 during Fire & Ice 2014. Artist Paul Morin will set alight an all new Fire Sculpture to welcome the new year and you can be there to capture it all on film at Fire & Ice 2014! Join us This Saturday and Sunday Jan 25… Read more »

Photos from Dave Bidini Book event at Alton Mill Arts Centre

December 11, 2013

Dave Bidini, well known musician with the iconic Canadian band the Rheostatics and prolific writer stopped by the Millrace room with his new book “Keon and Me: My Search for the Lost Soul of the Leafs”. The event also featured the unveiling of a painting of Dave Keon by Mark Grice, a performance by the… Read more »

Headwaters Tourism toasts Cuisine-Art

December 2, 2013

Ron Munro (right), chairman of the board of Hills of Headwaters Tourism and Lisa Johnson, treasurer, present the Alton Mill’s Meg Floyd (centre) with the 2013 tourism award for Best Arts, Culture & Heritage Experience. The prize included a limited edition print by Julia Gilmore.

Nominated for TWO “Taste of Tourism” awards!!

November 11, 2013

We are honoured and so proud to be nominated for TWO “Taste of Tourism” awards for the following categories: Best Arts, Culture or Heritage Experience and Tourism Ambassador Thank you to those who took the time to nominate us!! Every year the Hills of Headwaters celebrates excellence in tourism at our annual tourism awards ceremony: … Read more »

New Alton Mill Arts Centre Video by GOAD Media

November 8, 2013

Check out the new 3 minute Alton Mill Arts Centre Vido by GOAD Media “A Labour of Love“. The video showcases the Mill throughout its history and in its new incarnation as an award winning Arts Centre located in the heart of the Village of Alton.

5th annual Cuisine-Art Festival at the Alton Mill

June 18, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6th, 2013 CONTACT:  julie@altonmill.ca 519-760-2404             A creative recipe for a perfect weekend: Take one historic mill, combine with an enviable art culture, mix in gifted artists, passionate local chefs, food producers and an array of exciting entertainment and merchants and what do you get? The 5th annual Cuisine–Art festival at the Alton Mill of… Read more »

Coming Soon: Adrian Raso performs at the Alton Mill Arts Centre

May 25, 2013

Adrian Rasso and his band perform in the Alton Mill Jazz Annex Sunday, June 2nd, from 2-4pm as part of the Orageville blues and Jazz Festival. Groove to gyspsy and latin infused blues all afternoon long in the Annex courtyard. Plus, the show will feature an opening performance by the zany and totally unique Rubber… Read more »

Rhythm and Hues

September 21, 2012

Fall is not only the most beautiful season in the Hills, it is also the most arts-rich. This fall will be no exception as the artists from the Alton Mill Arts Centre bring you three creative weekends on hands-on arts experience in conjunction with the Headwater’s Arts Festival. With everything from fine art openings to… Read more »