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AVAM Summer Art Camp:

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What's your vision? AVAM's Summer Art Camp is a thrilling creative experience for young minds. Students will EXPLORE visionary art, use new and unusual materials to CREATE original artwork, and ENGAGE in a special, week-long visiting artist workshop. SIGN UP TODAY! Contact beka@avam.org or call 410-244-1900 x232.

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The 2015 Kinetic Sculpture Race has been postponed from it's original date, but we still need your help to make this year our best yet! Please consider donating towards the Race expenses through our fundraising campaign on the safe and secure Crowdrise website. Your support is fully tax-deductible and will ensure our 17th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race (date T.B.A.) is a huge success!

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Kinetic Volunteer Meeting
Wednesday, May 27 • 6:30–8:30pm

WANTED: The Brave, The Talented, The Mediocre, The Unsuspecting Few... KINETIC VOLUNTEERS to help in the grueling, all day, general insanity of the 17th annual (soon-to-be-legendary) Kinetic Sculpture Race, for nothin' but the glory on SUNDAY, JUNE 14! Enjoy refreshments while you learn more about the history of AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race & get the scoop from some veteran volunteers & Kinetinauts on what each volunteer duty entails, then SIGN UP for a team!

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BAZAART: Call for Artists!
Application now online! Must be postmarked by July 17

Applications now open for BAZAART: AVAM's annual holiday marketplace of original creations by over 50 regional artists and craftspeople. Featuring the artsyiest arts & craftiest crafts, ranging from painting to sculpture to jewelry to handmade clothing and accessories, BAZAART has become a Baltimore tradition attracting hoards of holiday shoppers each year for this one-of-a-kind show!

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MOSAICS with Rick Shelley
Saturday, June 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.

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Peace Is Our Destiny: Artist Talk with Dr. Bob Hieronimus
Saturday, June 13 • 1:30–3pm FREE with Museum Admission

Join us for a special artist talk with muralist, ArtCar artist, and local radio host, Dr. Bob Hieronimus, FREE with museum admission. Dr. Bob will discuss the use of symbols throughout America's iconography, and tell the stories behind his own works of art that are featured in AVAM's current exhibition, The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster.

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Kinetic Sculpture Race Rescheduled!
Sunday, June 14, 2015 • All day! Race kicks off @ 11am • FREE!

From the American Visionary Art Museum—a race of wacky, imaginative, TOTALLY HUMAN-POWERED WORKS OF ART, DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON LAND, THROUGH MUD, AND OVER DEEP HARBOR WATERS, constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or backyard (do you know this person?)! The machines can be simple, small crafts, piloted by only one brave soul, or they can be over 50 feet long, extremely well-engineered, sophisticated vehicles powered by a team of pilots. For all official Kinetic Sculpture Race updates, follow: KineticBaltimore.com.

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Summer Solstice Yoga Celebration
Sunday, June 21 • 7am • FREE! Please RSVP here

Charm City Yoga and AVAM present a free outdoor yoga workshop on Sunday, June 21, led by CCY Founder Kim Manfredi. All abilities and skills welcome: yoga practitioners and novices alike will gather on the eastern slopes of Federal Hill and AVAM's plazas along Key Highway to celebrate summer's official start. Kim Manfredi will lead the group in Sun Salutation poses, both modified and advanced to accommodate all fitness levels. Click here to RSVP.

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July 4th Pet Parade!
Saturday, July 4 • 10am (9:30am Pet Registration) • FREE!

Dress your pet & strut your stuff. Animal fun! Animal prizes! Trophies awarded for Best Costume, Most Patriotic, Most Visionary Pet, Owner & Pet look-alikes, Least likely to succeed as a Pet, Visionary Pet Tricks and more! Friendly pets of ALL kinds are welcome.

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Flicks Premiere Party
Thursday, July 9 • 6:30-8:30pm
$15, $10/AVAM Members @ Missiontix.com

Dive in to AVAM's 2015 season of Flicks From The Hill with our ferocious Flicks Premiere Party! Chomp down on some delicious treats from Encantada, The Greene Turtle at McHenry Row, & Two Boots Pizza, and wash it all down with some tasty brews courtesy of Max's Taphouse. Let the feeding frenzy begin!

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Flicks From The Hill
Thursdays: July 9–Aug 27 • Free screenings @ 9pm on Federal Hill! AVAM Open & Free 5–9pm on Flicks nights!

*Flicks Schedule Announced!* Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM's current exhibition, The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster. 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 a Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing community experience that is FREE!

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AVAM Summer Art Camp
Full day studio sesssions for grades 3-5 & 6-8! July 14-31, 9am-4pm daily (after care avail.)

What's your vision? AVAM's Summer Art Camp is a thrilling creative experience for young minds. Students will EXPLORE visionary art, use new and unusual materials to CREATE original artwork, and ENGAGE in a special, week-long visiting artist workshop. SIGN UP TODAY! Contact beka@avam.org or call 410-244-1900 x232.

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Grand Pre-Flicks: Tours de Fed Hill
Thursdays: July 16 & August 13 • 6:30-8pm • FREE!

See the local sights & scenery from the seat of your 2-wheeler on these relaxed, evening rides. Each night, we'll meet at 6:30pm at Race Pace Bicycles (1410 Key Hwy), then pedal through the historic neighborhoods & parks of Federal Hill, ending at AVAM around 8pm – just in time for you to visit the museum & catch the free Flicks From The Hill movie at 9pm!

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Pre-Flicks: Zumba
Thursday, July 23 • 7-7:45pm • FREE for AVAM Members!

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. Then stick around for the FREE Flicks From The Hill screening of Labyrinth.

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Pre-Flicks: Members Reception!
Thursday, July 30 • 6:30-8:30pm • FREE for AVAM Members!

AVAM Fan Club Members, YOU picked the Flick, now come out to enjoy light fare, beverages, and special give-aways at this special Pre-Flicks Members Only Reception! Then stick around for the FREE Flicks From The Hill screening of Big Fish!

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Pre-Flicks: Charm City Yoga Workshop
Thursday, August 6 • 7-7:45pm • FREE!

Refresh and rejuvenate with a FREE 45-minute Yoga session! Participants from beginner to novice and of all abilities are welcome to join Charm City Yoga instructors in this special Pre-Flicks workshop. BYO yoga mat or towel.

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Shiny Happy Things with Bob Benson
Saturday, August 8 • 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.

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Pre-Flicks: Fun Run!
Thursday, August 20 • 7-8pm • FREE!
Starts & Ends at AVAM

Lace up your running shoes and head to AVAM for a FREE Fun Run presented by AVAM & Charm City Run! Enjoy this casual 3 to 5-mile jog through local neighborhoods before crossing the finish line at AVAM. Then stick around for the FREE Flicks From The Hill screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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Shinier Happier Things with Bob Benson
Thursday, August 20 • 6pm–9pm $50, $35 Members

Join *King of Bling* Bob Benson for a special sequel to his wildly popular Shiny Happy Things workshop! This continuing class is intended for those who have already studied the art of flashie-making in Bob's beginning workshop. Get ready for *SHINIER* HAPPIER THINGS—where you'll take your bling to the next level by making some giant super-flashies, or try your hand at creating an oscillum!

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Flicks Food Truck Night!
Thursday, August 27 • 5:30-8:30pm • FREE entry
(bring $ to pay for your grub)

We're celebrating the close of the 2015 season of Flicks From The Hill with a Food Truck Night! Free entry, just bring cash or credit to pay for your grub. Feast on delicious eats from Baltimore's finest food trucks. Then stick around for the closing night flick: The Wizard of Oz (free screening starts @ 9pm on Federal Hill).

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