Arts in the Valley


This year marks the beginning of a collaboration between BVEF and another local non-profit organization - Green Bean Project


Arts in the Valley highlights the importance of arts in education, connects professionals in the Arts with students and educators, and offers dynamic workshops, interactive presentations, and a fine art show to captivate every audience.  This Arts celebration now proudly serves students grades K-12. 


Both BVEF and Green Bean Project are looking forward to increasing our engagement with the community, students, families, and educators through Arts in the Valley.


AIV 2022
Shows ~ Workshops ~Experiences

Fine Arts Exhibit, 15 Districts students & Art teachers

Live Theater Performances

Community Weaving, ValleyCAST

Interactive "Do Art NOW!" Workshop Room

Community Song Leaders Program Presentation

Trademark & Branding for Artists, Caldwell Intellectual Property Law

"Your Brain on ARTS" Presentation with Green bean & Amen Clinic NYC

Breathe4Change Social-Emotional Yoga

Music & Movement with Apple Tree Arts

3d Printing Exhibit with BVEdHub

Senior Capstone Presentations


Art in the Valley History

Art in the Valley fosters an appreciation of art and culture by showcasing art curriculum highlighting necessary skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and inventiveness that help to shape future careers. Founded in 2006 by Art Educator, Lorna Pezanelli and BVEF, Art in the Valley quickly became the largest showing of student fine art in the Blackstone Valley. 

Lorna spearheaded the coordination of Art Teachers across all of BVEF's member districts to collect and highlight student art. Hundreds of pieces have been showcased every year to the delight of the thousands of community members that have attended. Each year the event has grown in popularity with close to 2,000 attendees enjoying hundreds of art pieces from 15 school districts at the most recent in-person event.

In response to the ever growing interest, BVEF is now expanding the event to include multiple art forms, including the performing arts. Interactive workshops, educational presentations, and senior capstones will also be added increasing participant engagement. The mission remains to highlight the importance of arts in education and the connection between arts education and workplace success.


Freestyle Art Gallery
Have some fun and play with Art from previous years of the AIV event!
Use your fingers on any mobile device or touch screen and move those pictures all around - try it!