The Mudroom: Breaking the Rules

Food at 6:30pm | Storytelling at 7pm
Advance Mudroom tickets are on sale now! The evening’s theme, Breaking the Rules, will be brought to life as individuals share personal accounts of their experiences. Delicious Asian food by Pon and beverages will be available for purchase before the performance. Music will be provided by the band ChickenSlax. This live-storytelling event offers an opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a fun evening with music, food and beverage, and hear entertaining stories.

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Free Art Swap!

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11 am – 5 pm

Back by popular demand, AVA’s Free Art Swap is a way to put your unused artwork and art supplies to good use, or find something to inspire your creativity. Bring works of art and as many art supplies as you can carry. Take as much as you need. You don’t have to bring items in order to take items!
Drop-off begins 9am on the patio of the Bente Building and Kelsey Stone Carving Studio. Send questions to or call 603-448-3117. Free and open to the public.

Climate Change and Art

Join us in the West Gallery at AVA for these two talks about Climate Change.

Lyn Swett, This is Compost, 12 & This is Compost, 13
Gallery Talk: Thursday, July 25, 6 pm

Dartmouth Earth Sciences PhD candidate Huanping Huang will bridge the gap between visitor perception of the natural world through art and the measurable and scientific ways in which the world around us is changing.

Artist Talk: Thursday, August 15, 6 pm

“Climate Joy: How Creativity and Climate Action can Inspire Joy and New Ways of Being” Photographer Lyn Swett shares how composting influenced her work and her life, providing a metaphor for society and ourselves.