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Experience Encantada

Encantada is the new restaurant located on AVAM's 3rd floor that features local Chesapeake cooking. Drawing on the importance of "roots," both creative and culinary, Encantada supports regional farms, ranches, and aqua-culture, thus nurturing the concept of sustainability. Experience this enchanted escape where boundaries are blurred and tastes are celebrated.

Visit or call 410-752-1000 for reservations or more info.


All Events

Pop-Up Chalk Mural by Artist Naomi Haverland
Thursday, September 6 (weather permitting) 10am-6pm • Free

Drop by to watch Naomi work her magic in chalk in our Main Building Plaza.


Educator Open House
Educator Open House
Thursday, October 25 4pm - 7pm

Educators of all kinds are invited to this special event where you can collect visionary resources for the classroom and learn about the educational programming available here at AVAM.


AVAM's Free Fall Halloween Celebration
Tuesday, October 30 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us for another freaky Free Fall Halloween Celebration at AVAM!


Bazaart Holiday Art Market
Friday, November 23, 12pm - 6pm Saturday, November 24, 10am - 6pm

Browse original creations by regional artists and craftspeople offering painting, sculpture, paper crafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, and other work that simply defies categorization!


Weekend Walk-In: Crazy Crown
Saturday, November 24 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Everyone needs a crown! Create a custom royal headpiece just for YOU using shiny tape, faux flowers & more!


Sip and Shine: An After-Hours Experience
Thursday, November 29 6pm - 9pm

Join us for an after-hours experience with wine, scavenger hunt, and workshop!


sock monkey
Sock Monkey Saturday
Saturday, December 8 • 10am - 2pm

Make your very own Sock Monkey - a great last-minute gift, and just something fun to do with the family.


Winter Solstice Yoga
Winter Fire: A Solstice Yoga Celebration
Thursday, December 20 6pm

Join YogaWorks and the American Visionary Art Museum as we celebrate the winter solstice.