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

SHINY HAPPY THINGS Workshop with Bob Benson
Saturday, January 21, 2017 • 11am–2pm $55, $40 Members

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 and such. Each participant will receive instruction on cutting and assemblage and will leave this workshop with at least two finished decorations to keep and dangle.

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Weekend Walk-In: Cosmic Egg
Saturday, February 4, 2017 • 1pm–4pm $5 per participant • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Make your own mini version of artist Andrew Logan's Cosmic Galaxy Egg sculpture with a special clay-like material and sparkly bits! 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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Mosaics Workshop
Saturday, February 18, 2017 • 10am–4pm $110, $85 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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Small Foods Party
Saturday, February 25, 2017 • Doors: 6:30pm Cost: $10.00 NON-COMPETITORS • $5.00 COMPETITORS • AVAM members FREE with food entry

Join us for Baltimore's best and only celebration of the delicious world of petite edibles, the annual Small Foods party and contest, returning for its 12th year. Small Foods 2017 will be bigger and better (and smaller) than ever.

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Weekend Walk-In: Food-o-Rama
Saturday, March 11, 2017 • 1pm–4pm $5 per participant • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Create a food-centric scene in a small box! 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: Recycled Bot Shop
Saturday, April 8, 2017 • 1pm–4pm $5 per participant • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Bring new life to recycled and found objects and create a reclaimed robot! 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: 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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