Group / School Visits

AVA Gallery and Art Center is a great place to bring students, scouts, or other groups to experience the arts. Our ever-changing exhibitions, diverse teaching studios, historic building, uniquely equipped sculpture studios, and flexible network of faculty and staff all can contribute to your successful trip.

Visits to the AVA galleries and self-guided explorations of our facilities are always available at no cost during our regular open hours. AVA’s standard fee for a pre-scheduled guided tour and a one-hour to two-hour hands-on activity is $5 per participant, with a $50.00 minimum. Teachers and chaperones are free.

Guided tours and hands-on activities can be arranged by calling 603-448-3117 or writing:

School Groups

AVA collaborates with local schools to develop interactive programs that dovetail with the visiting school’s curriculum. The uniquely creative experience we coordinate can make for one of the best fieldtrips of the year.

Daisies, Brownies and Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts

AVA is a great regional resource where your Scouts can readily earn badges in Art, Craft, Sculpture, and Sustainability, to name a few.

Civic Organizations

Visit AVA’s regularly changing exhibitions in our spacious galleries, check out the historical display of the Carter-Kelsey Building and learn about its life in textile manufacturing, or take a tour through our LEED Gold-certified green building to see contemporary sustainable architecture in practice. Our staff is available to guide you through the many things to see.

Contact us at or call 603-448-3117 to explore the possibilities!