Join us in celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Bente Building and its new sculpture programs with raku and hot forging demos, music, food, and FUN!
The Summer Solstice Party is a free community event and is our way of saying thank you for helping us “reach toward infinity!” Since the Fall of 2017, 85 students explored our new sculptural studies program, 12 new sculpture instructors joined AVA’s faculty, 2 permanent community art installations are being created for Lebanon’s Rail Trail, and 2,400 trees thrive due to our commitment to renewable energy. And we are just getting started!
We hope you can join us!
This year’s Summer Solstice design is inspired by Torin Porter’s Astronomer. The 12 foot sculpture was anonymously gifted to AVA and is “a reminder to do what we all do every day, and that is to use our senses to explore, discover, and learn about the world around us and to simultaneously take part in that world.”