Programs & Events Calendar

Current Exhibition:

YUMMM! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food

October 8, 2016 – September 3, 2017

AVAM's new visual feast YUMMM! features 34 visionary artists, joining forces with food scientists, farmers, nutritionists, environmental activists, psychologists, poets and humorists to publicly explore humankind's complex, multi-layered relationship with food.

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Visionary News:

Experience Encantada

Encantada is the new restaurant located on AVAM's 3rd floor that features local Chesapeake cooking. Drawing on the importance of "roots," both creative and culinary, Encantada supports regional farms, ranches, and aqua-culture, thus nurturing the concept of sustainability. Experience this enchanted escape where boundaries are blurred and tastes are celebrated.

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

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All Events

Small Foods Party
Saturday, February 25, 2017 • Doors: 6:30pm Cost: $10.00 NON-COMPETITORS • $5.00 COMPETITORS • AVAM members FREE with food entry

Join us for Baltimore's best and only celebration of the delicious world of petite edibles, the annual Small Foods party and contest, returning for its 12th year. Small Foods 2017 will be bigger and better (and smaller) than ever.

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Weekend Walk-In: Food-o-Rama
Saturday, March 11, 2017 • 1pm–4pm $5 per participant • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Create a food-centric scene in a small box! Join us for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! Our Education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided! All ages workshop, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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AVAM's Big Ol' Barn Sale!
Saturday, March 18, 2017 • 7am–12 noon FREE & OPEN to the public • AVAM's Tall Sculpture Barn

Calling all bargain hunters: don't miss AVAM's (once in a blue moon) white elephant rummage sale.

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Shiny Happy Things with Bob Benson
Saturday, March 18 • 11am–2pm $55, $40 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.

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TRÖEG-A TOGA PARTY
Friday, March 24 • 8pm – 11pm Early Bird (before 3/20): $25, $20/Members
Regular (after 3/20): $35, $30/Members

EAT, DRINK, AND WEAR TOGAS! The God of Craft Hops, Tröegs Independent Brewing, bestows blessings upon AVAM as our partner in a night of music, dancing, and art-making at AVAM's TRÖEG-A TOGA PARTY to benefit the 2017 Kinetic Sculpture Race!

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Wedding Happy Hour
Thursday, March 30, 2017 • 5:30pm–8:00pm FREE for Couples & Guests (pre-registration required) • AVAM's Jim Rouse Visionary Center, 3rd floor

Enjoy delicious food and cocktails as you meet some of Baltimore's BEST wedding vendors at this intimate show – now in its 16th 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.

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Stories in Plastic
Saturday, April 1, 2017 • 12:00pm–4:00pm FREE with museum admission • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Be amazed by plastic trash: the colorful thermoplastic junk of our throwaway culture! Meet the collaborative team behind One Plastic Beach and make your own artful arrangement of plastic in the AVAM gallery.

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2017 The Logan Visionary Conference: FOOD, From Crisis to Innovative Delight!
Sunday, April 2, 2017 • Doors open at 12:30 • Program begins at • FREE to public (pre-registration is requested) • 3rd floor, JRVC

Our 2017 conference explores: agricultural sustainability and sanctity, visionary ideas as to the enhanced future of food, and great take home information for better nutrition, fitness and wellbeing.

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Weekend Walk-In: Recycled Bot Shop
Saturday, April 8, 2017 • 1pm–4pm $5 per participant • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Bring new life to recycled and found objects and create a reclaimed robot! Join us for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! Our Education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided! All ages workshop, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Kinetic Volunteer Meetings
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 • 6:30pm–8:30pm Saturday, April 29, 2017 • 10:00am–12:00pm • 3rd floor, JRVC

WANTED: The Brave, The Talented, The Mediocre, The Unsuspecting Few... KINETIC VOLUNTEERS to help in the grueling, all day, general insanity of the 19th annual (soon-to-be-legendary) Kinetic Sculpture Race, for nothin' but the glory.

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SPRING BREAK MAKE & TAKE WORKSHOPS
Tuesday, April 11th thru Friday, April 14th • 2pm–4pm $5 per participant (museum admission not included)• 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

AVAM's Education staff is opening their classroom doors this April for a special session of hands-on, drop-in art making food themed workshops! Drop by our classroom (2nd floor, JRVC) between 2 and 4PM each afternoon to MAKE your own original artwork and TAKE it with you! All ages workshop, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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19th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race
Saturday, May 6th • All Day | Race starts 10am! • FREE for Spectators! • Begins & ends at AVAM (800 Key Hwy, Baltimore)

A race of wacky, imaginative, TOTALLY HUMAN-POWERED WORKS OF ART, DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON LAND, THROUGH MUD, AND OVER DEEP HARBOR WATERS. These works of art, constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or backyard.

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Weekend Walk-In: Visionary Luminaries
Saturday, May 13, 2017 • 1pm–4pm $5 per participant • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Create a lantern using a jar and colorful paper, complete with a flameless candle! Join us for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! Our Education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided! All ages workshop, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Weekend Walk-In: Mosaic Frames
Saturday, June 3, 2017 • 1pm–4pm $5 per participant • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Get inspired AVAM's shiny walls & create a mini mosaic picture frame! Join us for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! Our Education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided! All ages workshop, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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