Programs & Events Calendar

Current Exhibition:

YUMMM! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food

October 8, 2016 – September 3, 2017

AVAM's new visual feast YUMMM! features 34 visionary artists, joining forces with food scientists, farmers, nutritionists, environmental activists, psychologists, poets and humorists to publicly explore humankind’s complex, multi-layered relationship with food.

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Visionary News:

Experience Encantada

Encantada is the new restaurant located on AVAM's 3rd floor that features local Chesapeake cooking. Drawing on the importance of "roots," both creative and culinary, Encantada supports regional farms, ranches, and aqua-culture, thus nurturing the concept of sustainability. Experience this enchanted escape where boundaries are blurred and tastes are celebrated.

Visit EncantadaBaltimore.com or call 410-752-1000 for reservations or more info.

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All Events

Weekend Walk-In: Hope Chests
Saturday, September 3, 2016 • 1pm–4pm $5 per participant • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Join us for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! Our Education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided! All ages workshop, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Shiny Happy Things Workshop
Saturday, September 17, 2016 • 11am–2pm $50, $35 AVAM Members • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Join the creator of the Blinged-Out "Universal Tree of Life" (shining outside of AVAM's Main Entrance) in making your own FLASHIES: dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles.

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Build-A-Boo Puppet Workshop
Saturday, September 24, 2016 • 10am–4pm $125, $100 AVAM Members • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Just in time for Halloween — create your own furry monster friend with the puppet master: Tiffany Lange of Charm City Puppets.

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Weekend Walk-In: Night Light Luminary
Saturday, October 1, 2016 • 1pm–4pm $5 per participant • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Join us for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! Our Education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided! All ages workshop, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Exhibition Preview Party!
Friday, October 07, 2016 • 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM FREE for AVAM Members (must pre-register), $20 General Public. NO GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

AVAM welcomes our newest exhibition Yummm! The History,Fantasy, & Future of Food with our always popular: Exhibition Preview Party! Fan Club Membersget FREE admission, and a limited number of General Admission tickets will be on sale in advance only to non-members and guests. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages, music, and fun! All ages welcome. All guests MUST show photo ID for over 21 wristband.

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Mosaics Workshop
Saturday, October 22, 2016 • 10am–4pm $100, $75 AVAM Members • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

A One-Day MOSAIC WORKSHOP with Rick Shelley! Come and learn the ancient art of mosaic. You will get a chance to learn about a variety of techniques and walk away with your own finished piece of art.

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AVAM's Free Fall Halloween Celebration
Thursday, October 27, 2016 • FREE museum admission and workshop 5-7pm • FREE Flick at 7pm

Join us in your spookiest costume for a "Lumin-Eeries" Lantern-Making Workshop from 5-7pm. Also enjoy free museum admission from 5-7pm. AVAM's popular Flicks from the Hill outdoor movie series will make a one night only fall comeback with Young Frankenstein (1974) on Federal Hill at 7 pm.

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BAZAART FIRST DIBS PREVIEW PARTY & SALE
Friday, November 25, 2016 • 5:30pm-8pm • Cost: $20, $10 Members

Beat the crowds! An opportunity to get the first shot at the original creations by over 40 regional artists and craftspeople prior to the Saturday BAZAART extravaganza. Spend a relaxing evening with BAZAART artisans as you preview their wares while nibbling light fare and enjoying a special beverage (beer, wine, soda). PLEASE NOTE: Only the Friday evening BAZAART Preview Party requires admission, the Saturday BAZAART Holiday Art Market is FREE & open to the public.

TICKETS: $20 General Public, $10 Members (benefits AVAM). Tickets will be sold at the door. Members, please bring your Fan Club Card or a photo ID to receive Member discount.

BAZAART HOLIDAY ART MARKET
Saturday, November 26, 2016 • 10am-5pm • Cost: FREE Entry!

AVAM's Annual Holiday Marketplace of original creations by over 40 regional artists and craftspeople. Painting, sculpture, paper crafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, and other work that simply defies categorization! FREE ENTRY, and of course, the museum and Sideshow will be open too.

LOCATION: AVAM's Jim Rouse Visionary Center, 3rd Floor.

NOTE: Bazaart shoppers are welcome to tour the entire Jim Rouse Visionary Center for free on this day, and the rest of the museum will be open 10am-6pm (regular admission applies).