AVAM's 20th original exhibition champions life's grand "Aha!" and "Eureka!" moments, held in common by Earth's most dynamic and intuitive "evolutionaries:" inventors, scientists, America's founding fathers, dreamers and saints; each touched by some lightening bolt of greater understanding, insight, grace and muse.
Programs & Events Calendar
- MOSAICS with Rick Shelley
Saturday, September 20 • 10am–4pm
$100, $75 Members
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. Supplies will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring some of their own (shells, buttons, glass, beads, pebbles, etc. are welcome), but please be sure to PACK A LUNCH.
- Book Festival Flick: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Friday, September 26 • 8pm • FREE Flick on Federal Hill in The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater
Come on down to the Baltimore Book Festival in the Inner Harbor on Friday, September 26 and stick around afterwards for a FREE screening of Fantastic Mr. Fox at AVAM on Federal Hill. It's a special September Flick From The Hill, and a perfect way to end your first day at the 2014 Baltimore Book Festival!
- The Visionary Experience
Thursday, October 2 • 7–10pm
Members FREE, $20 General, Tickets @ Missiontix.com
AVAM welcomes our newest exhibition The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster with our always popular: Preview Party! Fan Club Members get FREE admission, and a limited number of General Admission tickets will be on sale ($20) to non-members and guests starting 9/2/14. Experience AVAM's brand-new mega-exhibit 2 days before it opens to the public!
- SHINY HAPPY THINGS with Bob Benson
Saturday, October 11 • 11am–2pm
$50, $35 Members
Join the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life (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. For beginning and continuing students.
- EDUCATOR OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, October 16 • 4–7pm
FREE for Educators! RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Educators of all kinds are invited to this special event where you can collect visionary resources for the classroom and learn about the educational programming available here at AVAM. We will provide information on student group visits, hands-on workshops, guided tours, and more!
- AVAM's Free Fall Halloween Celebration!
Thursday, October 30 • 4–6pm: Free "Lumin-Eeries" Workshop (BYO Jar) • 4–7pm: Free Admission • 7pm: Free Flick Ghostbusters on Fed Hill
It's AVAM's freaky Free Fall Halloween Celebration! 4-6pm: Free "Lumin-Eeries" Lantern-Making Workshop in the Barn, Monsters and their Mummies are invited to create their own eerie luminary lantern, just BYO glass jar all others materials like glue, paper, googly eyes & bling are provided. Enjoy Free Museum Admission from 4-7pm, then stick around for a Free screening of Ghostbusters at 7pm on Federal Hill!
- BAZAART: First Dibs Preview Party!
Friday, November 28 • 5:30–8pm
$20, $10 Members (benefits AVAM)
Beat the crowds! An opportunity to get the first shot at the original creations by 50 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).
- BAZAART: Holiday Art Market
Saturday, November 29 • 10am–5pm • FREE Entry!
AVAM's Annual Holiday Marketplace of original creations by over 50 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 & Sideshow will be open too!
- Sock Monkey Saturday!
Saturday, December 13 • 10am–2pm • FREE, please bring 2 pair SOCKS & your own SCISSORS!
Don't let the holidays drive you BANANAS! Relax by making your very own Sock Monkey—a great last-minute gift, and just something fun to do with the family. AVAM's huge sock monkey making extravaganza is FREE to attend, but you must bring your own socks (2 pair, clean & colorful) and scissors to participate. Instructions, stuffing, sewing needles, thread, visionary baubles and camaraderie will be provided.