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

Bike to Little Havana for Brunch
Sunday, April 23, 2017 • 10 am • Ride is free! (Bring cash or credit for brunch) • A portion of brunch sales will benefit the Kinetic Sculpture Race.

Join AVAM & RACE PACE BICYCLES for a casual bike ride of the KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE ROUTE. We'll cruise through Federal Hill, Inner Harbor, Harbor East, and Canton while exploring the path 35+ kinetic sculptures will conquer during AVAM's annual Kinetic Sculpture Race.

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Kinetic Volunteer Meetings
Saturday, April 29, 2017 • 10:00am–12:00pm • 3rd floor, JRVC

WANTED: The Brave, The Talented, The Mediocre, The Unsuspecting Few... KINETIC VOLUNTEERS to help in the grueling, all day, general insanity of the 19th annual (soon-to-be-legendary) Kinetic Sculpture Race, for nothin' but the glory.

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19th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race
Saturday, May 6th • All Day | Race starts 10am! • FREE for Spectators! • Begins & ends at AVAM (800 Key Hwy, Baltimore)

A race of wacky, imaginative, TOTALLY HUMAN-POWERED WORKS OF ART, DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON LAND, THROUGH MUD, AND OVER DEEP HARBOR WATERS. These works of art, constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or backyard.

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Weekend Walk-In: Visionary Luminaries
Saturday, May 13, 2017 • 1pm–4pm $5 per participant • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Create a lantern using a jar and colorful paper, complete with a flameless candle! 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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Weekend Walk-In: Mosaic Frames
Saturday, June 3, 2017 • 1pm–4pm $5 per participant • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Get inspired AVAM's shiny walls & create a mini mosaic picture frame! 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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