AVAM's 20th original exhibition champions life's grand "Aha!" and "Eureka!" moments, held in common by Earth's most dynamic and intuitive "evolutionaries:" inventors, scientists, America's founding fathers, dreamers and saints; each touched by some lightening bolt of greater understanding, insight, grace and muse.
Programs & Events Calendar
- 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!
- MOSAICS with Rick Shelley
Saturday, December 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.
- 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.
- Shiny Happy Things with Bob Benson
Saturday, January 17, 2015 • 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.
- MLK Day Celebration
- Monday, January 19, 2015 • 10am–6pm
- FREE admission & educational programming!
A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America's history. Join us for guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops, and a special performance from Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company at this FREE, fun-filled day! The museum is FREE & open to the public from 10am–6pm: see our latest exhibition, The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster, and tour our entire wonderland campus, including the Jim Rouse Visionary Center & more!