Community Programs

Upcoming events are listed below by date.


If you’re looking for information about any of the following regularly scheduled programs, please click through for more complete details.

Art for Kids

Art Lab


CAOS (Community Arts Open Studio)

Group / School Visits


Public Art Projects

Senior Art Class


William N. Peabody: Seasons
Nov 10 2017 @ 11:00 am – Jan 26 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Encaustic painting by William N. Peabody

Opening Reception
Saturday, December 2 | 5-7pm

William N. Peabody is an artist in communication with places. They speak to him, and a rich dialogue is created in his work. His early connection to places began when, as a child, he followed streams, taught himself to catch trout with his hands, and dreamed in the hills of Vermont. Eventually, this is where he and his wife, Betsy, raised their three sons. It was here that his connection to the earth, and sensitivity to how buildings and structures frame the land, began to inform his painting. His current works introduce the use of the ancient medium of encaustic wax. This body of work comes mostly from photographs taken on location in the New England states and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Holiday Exhibition & Sale
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm

Holiday Exhibition & Sale at AVA Gallery and Art Center.

Every year, our Holiday Show is the place to find unique gifts. Our member artists offer a range of beautiful and fun items from artwork in all media to handmade ornaments and fine jewelry. We have hand-dyed shibori scarves, upcycled mittens, and cool snow globes that make great gifts for the holidays. Our galleries are the perfect place to shop or take a break from the holiday madness!

Gallery Holiday Hours Tuesday–Saturday: 11am–5pm Thursdays until 7pm Sunday, December 3, 10, & 17 11am–5pm

Opening Reception Saturday, December 2, 5–7pm