Programs & Events Calendar

Current Exhibition:

The Big Hope Show

October 3, 2015 – September 4, 2016

AVAM's latest exhibition champions the radiant and transformative power of HOPE, and features work by 25+ visionary artists, among them many "super survivors" of enormous personal traumas.

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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

Flicks from the Hill
Thursdays in July & August • FREE museum admission 5-9pm • FREE screenings at 9pm

Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM's current exhibition. The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater features seating for more than a thousand on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill; a 30-foot wide screen held from above by Adam Kurtzman's Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is FREE!

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FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Yoga with YogaWorks
Thursday, August 11• 6:30-7:15pm • FREE!

Refresh and rejuvenate with a FREE Yoga session! Participants from beginner to novice and of all abilities are welcome to join YogaWorks instructors in this special Pre-Flicks workshop. BYO yoga mat or towel.

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FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Zumba with Federal Hill Fitness
Thursday, August 18• 6:30-7:15pm • FREE!

Shake your way to AVAM for this FREE Zumba class presented by Federal Hill Fitness! Low-intensity and high-intensity moves combine for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance party in AVAM's JRVC plaza.

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Flicks Food Truck Night
Thursday, August 25• 5:30-8:30pm • FREE entry, bring $ for grub

We're celebrating the close of the 2016 season of Flicks From The Hill with a Food Truck Night! Free entry, just bring cash or credit to pay for your grub.

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THE BIG HOPE SHOW Final Weekend
Friday, September 2 thru Sunday, September 4, 2016 Museum open 10am – 6pm • Regular admission applies, AVAM Members Free!

Don't miss your last chance to see AVAM's wholly original mega-exhibition THE BIG HOPE SHOW before it closes on September 4, 2016! Don't miss Wayne Coyne's visitor immersive King's Mouth; Bobby Adams' photos, scrapbooks and assemblages; Jackie Sumell's visceral depiction of the life and artistry of the late Herman Wallace; and more!

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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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Moasics Workshop
Saturday, October 15, 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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