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MOSAICS with Rick Shelley
Saturday, March 21 • 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.


AVAM's Wedding Happy Hour
Thursday, March 26 • 5:30–8:00pm FREE for Couples & Guests (pre-registration required)

Enjoy delicious food and cocktails as you meet some of Baltimore's BEST wedding vendors at this intimate show – now in its 14th year! Connect with a host of Caterers, Photographers, Videographers, Wedding Planners, DJs, and loads more, all in one of Baltimore's sweetest places to tie the knot.


Spring Break MAKE & TAKE Workshops
Tuesday–Friday: April 7–10 • 2–4pm daily $5/person (museum admission not included)

AVAM's awesome education staff is opening their workshop doors for some very special Spring Break Studio Sessions! Drop by our Classroom between 2 & 4pm to MAKE your own original artwork that's inspired by our visionary artists... & it's all yours to TAKE with you! All materials provided, project ideas galore, & no reservations necessary. Recommended for ages 7 & up.


The Art & Magic of the Tarot
Saturday, April 11 • 10am–2pm $75, $60 Members

Join author and tarologist Michael M. Hughes for an exploration of the history, art, and esoteric mysteries of the Tarot. This hands-on, highly visual workshop will demystify the history and use of the 78 cards of the Tarot and introduce a practical, effective method for reading the cards (for one's self or others) that requires no memorization. Recommended for ages 16 and up.


Mr. Eddy Lives! Special Members Opening Reception
Sunday, April 12 • 5–8pm • FREE for Members RSVP required by April 9*

Join us for the opening of AVAM's all-new 3rd floor exhibit: Mr. Eddy Lives!, featuring 118 paintings and portraits by the late Florida outsider artist Eddy Mumma (aka Mr. Eddy), a recluse and double amputee whose solace and delight was in the production of explosively joyful paintings. Enjoy lite fare and beverages, mix and mingle with other Fan Club Members, and hear a special talk with curator/AVAM founder, Rebecca Hoffberger, and Eddy Mumma expert/collector, Josh Feldstein, about this truly one-of-a-kind visionary artist, Mr. Eddy. *RSVP required by April 9 to Melissa Mauro:, 410.244.1900 x238.


Calling All Kinetic Volunteers!
Volunteer Meetings: Wed. April 15: 6:30–8:30pm or Sat. April 25: 10am–12pm

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 SATURDAY MAY 2nd, 2015! 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!


Shiny Happy Things with Bob Benson
Saturday, April 18 • 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.


Saturday, May 2 • All Day! Race kicks off @ 10am FREE for Spectators!

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. Pilots ("Kinetinauts") compete for the most coveted GRAND MEDIOCRE EAST COAST CHAMPION AWARD (finishes right in the middle), and other serious trophies.