Don Valley Art Club’s Spring Show and Sale opens on Thursday, April 13

The Paper Mill Gallery (photo above) in Todmorden Mills on Pottery Road will be the site of the Don Valley Art Club’s Spring Art Show and Sale that goes from April 13 to May 7. There is also an online version of the show taking place. Photo: Submitted.

The Don Valley Art Club (DVAC) is excited to welcome visitors back to its extended Spring Art Show and Sale that opens next week.

The DVAC will be celebrating 75 years in the Don Valley at this show. Members are proud of the DVAC’s long history and ongoing involvement at the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site and the Paper Mill Gallery.

The Gallery site on Pottery Road includes a museum, theatre and forest reserve.

The Spring Art Show and Sale runs from April 13 through to May 7. The opening reception takes place on Thursday, April 13, starting at 7 p.m.

The Papermill Gallery, 67 Pottery Rd., will be open and staffed to assist show visitors each week from Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

There will be 100 works of art in a variety of media on display at the gallery.

There will be an online portal for the show which will include an additional 300 pieces of art, will run concurrently and will be accessible throughout, until the show closes on May 7.

The show website for online visitors is

Back by popular demand, the show will be judged this year by John Hood, a contemporary Toronto artist.

Hood will be selecting award winning art works in a variety of categories. The award celebration will be held at the opening reception, on April 13.

Due to the extended duration of this show, the DVAC is also able to offer events on the weekends to enhance the gallery experience for visitors.

These activities include:

• Sunday, April 16 – Musical Easels from 1 to 3 p.m.
• Sunday, April 23 – Life Drawing From the Model from 1 to 3 p.m.
• Sunday, April 30 – Kids Find the Magic in Art from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Sunday, May 7 – Plein Air Painting Outdoors from 1 to 3 p.m.

Also, on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m., visitors to the show will enjoy musical interludes while browsing The Papermill Gallery.

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