Programs & Events Calendar

Visionary News:

Now Open: Encantada!

Located on AVAM's 3rd floor, Encantada reveals the symbiosis of art, food, dreams and reality. Encantada is an enchanted escape where boundaries are blurred and tastes are celebrated.

Visit or call 410-752-1000 for reservations or more info.


Current Exhibition:

The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster

AVAM Oct. 4, 2014 – Aug. 30, 2015

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.


All Events

Flicks From The Hill
Thursdays: July 9–Aug 27 • Free screenings @ 9pm on Federal 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, The Visionary Experience. 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!


Pre-Flicks: Members Reception!
Thursday, July 30 • 6:30-8:30pm • FREE for AVAM Members!

AVAM Fan Club Members, YOU picked the Flick, now come out to enjoy light fare, beverages, and special give-aways at this special Pre-Flicks Members Only Reception! Then stick around for the FREE Flicks From The Hill screening of Big Fish!


Pre-Flicks: Charm City Yoga Workshop
Thursday, August 6 • 7-7:45pm • FREE!

Refresh and rejuvenate with a FREE 45-minute Yoga session! Participants from beginner to novice and of all abilities are welcome to join Charm City Yoga instructors in this special Pre-Flicks workshop. BYO yoga mat or towel.


Shiny Happy Things with Bob Benson
Saturday, August 8 • 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.


Pre-Flicks: Tour de Fed Hill #2
Thursday, August 13 • 6:30-8pm • FREE!

See the local sights & scenery from the seat of your 2-wheeler on these relaxed, evening rides. Each night, we'll meet at 6:30pm at Race Pace Bicycles (1410 Key Hwy), then pedal through the historic neighborhoods & parks of Federal Hill, ending at AVAM around 8pm – just in time for you to visit the museum & catch the free Flicks From The Hill movie at 9pm!


Pre-Flicks: Fun Run!
Thursday, August 20 • 7-8pm • FREE!
Starts & Ends at AVAM

Lace up your running shoes and head to AVAM for a FREE Fun Run presented by AVAM & Charm City Run! Enjoy this casual 3 to 5-mile jog through local neighborhoods before crossing the finish line at AVAM. Then stick around for the FREE Flicks From The Hill screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild.


Shinier Happier Things with Bob Benson
Thursday, August 20 • 6pm–9pm $50, $35 Members

Join *King of Bling* Bob Benson for a special sequel to his wildly popular Shiny Happy Things workshop! This continuing class is intended for those who have already studied the art of flashie-making in Bob's beginning workshop. Get ready for *SHINIER* HAPPIER THINGS—where you'll take your bling to the next level by making some giant super-flashies, or try your hand at creating an oscillum!


Flicks Food Truck Night!
Thursday, August 27 • 5:30-8:30pm • FREE entry
(bring $ to pay for your grub)

We're celebrating the close of the 2015 season of Flicks From The Hill with a Food Truck Night! Free entry, just bring cash or credit to pay for your grub. Feast on delicious eats from Baltimore's finest food trucks. Then stick around for the closing night flick: The Wizard of Oz (free screening starts @ 9pm on Federal Hill).


MOSAICS with Rick Shelley
Saturday, September 12 • 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.