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The Human Guide to Our Creative Brain Conference
Sunday, February 1 • 1–5pm (12:30 check-in) FREE, RSVP to

A fascinating afternoon of free-to-all, public visionary learning in complement to our current exhibit The Visionary Experience, this conference celebrates unexpected moments of creative inspiration with presentations by Dr. Martine Rothblatt (keynote speaker), visionary artist Jason Padgett, and noted scientific researchers, artists and altered-state experiencers. Presented in partnership with the Institute for Integrative Health.


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.


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.