Programs & Events Calendar

Current Exhibition:

The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster

AVAM Oct. 4, 2014 – Aug. 30, 2015

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.



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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!


MOSAICS with Rick Shelley
Saturday, December 6 • 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.


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.