About AVA

AVA’s Mission Statement

AVA Gallery and Art Center (Alliance for the Visual Art) is dedicated to promoting the visual arts through exhibitions and educational programs that nurture, support and challenge New England artists, and to providing art classes for children, teens and adults of all levels and abilities.  AVA’s programs—including special events that foster interaction among artists, patrons of the arts and the community, and which emphasize sustainability— are dedicated to recognizing the ways in which art enriches our lives.

Scholarship, internship and volunteer opportunities are integral to AVA’s programming.

Founded in 1973, AVA (Alliance for the Visual Arts) is a 501 (C)(3) not-for-profit organization.

AVA is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and by a grant from Leveraging Investments in Community (LINC) in partnership with the MetLife Foundation.