While we at AVA are thrilled to announce a number of new fall classes, exhibitions, and special programs, we are saddened to learn about the severe destruction that was caused by Irene, the tropical storm that recently raged through our region. We were among the fortunate, as our AVA building remained unharmed, but we are acutely aware that a number of our artists, members, and supporters have suffered damage to their spaces and properties. 

AVA’s fall program of classes begin the week of September 19. Therefore, during the first couple of weeks in September, several of our teaching studios are used less frequently than normally is the case. If your workspace has been affected by the recent storm, and you need a temporary place to work, or to meet, please contact us here at AVA, and we will do our utmost to provide a measure of relief  while repairs to the storm damage is being done.

Being able to engage in art experiences, whether through expressing yourself through the creative process, or to engage in the viewing of our exhibitions, may be particularly rewarding experiences during times of distress.

We welcome you to AVA!

Link to CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund and Artists’ Emergency Resources)