Alternatives Whitin Mill Complex: Bella Luce Art Café

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General Information: 34 Douglas Rd, Building B, Suite 3
Whitinsville, MA 01588
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Music: Alternative, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Latin, World

Interest Areas: Art, Crafts, Dance, History / Heritage, Books / Literature, Multicultural, Music / Singing, Photography, Poetry, Writing

The Bella Luce Art Café is a brand new, creative art center that includes an Art Gallery, a Gift Shop, and two working art studio/classrooms; the Creative Arts Studio and Kats Glass Studio. It is located in the award winning, historic 1826 Red Brick Mill Building in the Alternative's Whitin Mill Complex in Whitinsville, MA. We are proud to be included in the same Mill Complex with The Lexi Singh Performance Center, The Aldrich Heritage Gallery, and The Artist Palette Fine Arts Studio.

The Art Gallery currently supports eleven accomplished and emerging regional artists in a group show exhibiting work in a variety of medium and will continue to be on display until May 28th. More information on the currents artists can be found on the events page with pictures and links to the artists' websites.

The next exhibit, featuring exceptional water color artist, Richard Eyster, opens Saturday, June 5th from 5-8 pm. There will be a band on the courtyard, wine, and light refreshments. See the events page for more details regarding the artist and this event.

The Gift Shop supports only talented, regional artists and artisans offering high quality, hand crafted items at prices for every purse. Unique jewelry, pottery, textiles, handbags, quilts, stained glass, fused glass, paintings, photographs, and cards with more unique items added every week. Come in often to see what's new and support your LOCAL economy! See the events page to see pictures and for more details regarding the Gift Shop.

The Creative Arts Studio supports regional artists and artisans who teach a variety of medium; including, Cristi Winona Collari, who teaches Book Arts & Decorative Papers, 2-D Design and more to adults and children; and visiting artist, Destiny Green, who teaches fine arts to teens and adults. Please visit the classes page for more details on the artists, their class schedules and registration information.

Kats Glass Studio is owned and operated by glass artist, Kathy Olson who specializes in Stained Glass Panels, Kiln Formed Glass Jewelry, and other functional glass art. Kathy offers classes for teens and adults in Basic Stained Glass (Copper Foil Technique), and will soon offer classes and workshops in fused glass.

For more information regarding the Bella Luce Art Café Gallery, Gift Shop, Art Studios and/or if you are a regional artist interested in consigning, exhibiting, or being a visiting artist, please contact Cristi Winona Collari at or (508) 934-6013.

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