It's your last chance to experience AVAM's 19th original show, hailed by Art & Antiques Magazine as "one of the most thought-provoking museum exhibitions mounted recently." This stirring exhibit harnesses the enchanting visual delights of remarkable visionaries and cutting-edge futurists, including Kenny Irwin Jr., Rigo 23, Lindsey Bessanson, Fred Carter, Allen Christian, Alex Grey, Ray Kurzweil, O.L. Samuels, and many more. It's a hot-wired blend of art, science, humor, caution and hope!
Programs & Events Calendar
- Flicks From The Hill
Thursdays: July 10–Aug 28 • FREE Screenings @ 9pm on Fed Hill • AVAM Open & Free 5-9pm on Flicks nights
Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM's current exhibition, Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! 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.
- Flicks Food Truck Night!
Thursday, August 28 • 5:30–8:30pmFREE entry, bring cash or credit to pay for your grub
We're celebrating the close of the Flicks 2014 season with a Food Truck Night! Feast on delicious eats from Woody's Taco Island, Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon, Sexy Vegie, Laughing Crab, Dab's Italian Ice & more! Then stick around for the closing night flick: Jurassic Park (free screening starts @ 9pm on Federal Hill). It's feeding time!
- Last chance to experience AVAM's Singularity!
Sunday, August 31 • 10am–6pm
Regular admission applies
Our yearlong exhibition, Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity!, is coming to a close on Sunday, August 31, 2014. Don't miss your last chance to experience this totally original show, hailed by Art & Antiques Magazine as "one of the most thought-provoking museum exhibitions mounted recently." This stirring exhibit harnesses the enchanting visual delights of remarkable visionaries and cutting-edge futurists, including "Robotmas" – a special installation created by Kenny Irwin Jr., plus works by Rigo 23, Lindsey Bessanson, Fred Carter, Allen Christian, Dalton Ghetti, Temple Grandin, Alex Grey, Ray Kurzweil, O.L. Samuels, Sally Willowbee, and many more. It's a hot-wired blend of art, science, humor, caution and hope!
- 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.
- The Visionary Experience
Thursday, October 2 • 7–10pm
Members FREE, $20 G.A. (tickets coming soon!)
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.
- 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.