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Holiday Happenings at AVAM

There's lots of ways to celebrate the holiday season at AVAM!

Bazaart thanks, Sock Monkey Saturday & Gift Membership Promo!

This past weekend we kicked off the holidays here at AVAM with our annual art marketplace, BAZAART. We want to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you to all the artists and vendors (see full list) who participated in the show, and to all the delightful visitors who ventured out once again to AVAM to find some truly one-of-a-kind gifts for their loved ones. It is always a joy for us to introduce our devoted friends and fans to new artists and craftspeople who work so hard to produce their amazing products, and we thank you for supporting these local artists and small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year!

Next up: Sock Monkey Saturday, everyone's favorite sock creature-making workshop, returns on Saturday December 13 from 10am–2pm. The workshop is FREE and open to the public, but we ask that you bring 2 pairs of clean & colorful socks (one to use for your creation, & one to donate to AVAM's Education program), as well as your own scissors. We provide instructions, thread, yarn, stuffing, buttons & tons more for you to decorate your new friend. This all-ages workshop, sponsored by BGE, is a perfect way to spend the day with your family and friends, and a fun holiday tradition to share! More Info

If you're looking for even more great gift ideas, consider purchasing a Gift Membership to AVAM's Fan Club. Sharing the joys of AVAM with your friends and family is a truly out of this world gift which includes a full year of free admission to the museum, 2 one-time-use guest passes, discounts at Sideshow the museum store, discounts on workshops and our special ticketed events, and many, many more awesome perks! Thru December 20th, purchase ONE Membership at regular price and save $10 off a second Membership! That's $10 off a Gift Membership for someone special on your list, or $10 off a renewal Membership for yourself. Don't wait, stop by the museum today, or contact our Membership Associate, Melissa Mauro, at 410-244-1900 x238 or to take advantage of this great offer! More Info


Upcoming Events:

SHINY HAPPY THINGS Workshop with Bob Benson

Join King of Bling Bob Benson for this very
"flashie" workshop!

  • When: Saturday, January 17, 2015
  • What Time: 11am–2pm
  • Cost: $50, $35 Members (Join Today!)

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. Check out to see more of Bob's work.


Advance registration & payment required, please call (410) 244-1900 to register for this workshop. Don't delay, space is limited!