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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.


Winter Solstice Yoga
Brighter Days: A Winter Solstice Yoga Celebration
Thursday, December 20 6pm • FREE

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


AVAM Celebrates MLK Day
MLK Dare to Dream Day
MLK Day, Monday, January 21 10am - 6pm • FREE

Join us for free admission, workshops, birthday cake, and special performances at this FREE, fun-filled day!


Weekend Walk-In: Micro Drama
Saturday, January 5 1pm - 4pm

Create a teeny scene inspired by artist Mars Tokyo.


Mindful Parenting Workshop with YogaWorks
Thursday, January 24
Exhibition tour: 5:30pm-6pm • Workshop: 6pm-7:15pm
$30, $25 AVAM or YogaWorks Members

A workshop on yoga and mindfulness techniques towards being a more contented, self-aware parent, who in turn raises more resilient, self-aware children.


Shiny Happy Things with Bob Benson
Saturday, January 26 • 11am - 2pm $55, $40 Members

Join the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life in making your own "flashies": dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles and such.


A crowd favorite! Make a mini, blinged-out cosmic egg.
Weekend Walk-In: Cosmic Egg
Saturday, February 9 1pm - 4pm

A crowd favorite! Make a mini, blinged-out cosmic egg.


Mosaics with Rick Shelley
Saturday, February 23 • 10am–4pm $110, $85 AVAM Members

A One-Day MOSAIC WORKSHOP with Rick Shelley! Come and learn the ancient art of mosaic. You will get a chance to learn about a variety of techniques and walk away with your own finished piece of art.


Calling all pet parents! Make a beaded mosaic of your pet.
Weekend Walk-In: Beaded Beast
Saturday, March 2 1pm - 4pm

Calling all pet parents! Make a beaded mosaic of your pet.


Logan Visionary Conference 2019
Logan Visionary Conference: The Art of Parenting
Sunday, March 24 1pm-4pm • FREE

Hear from a world-class array of inspirational experts and scientific researchers in the field of family wellbeing, child trauma, and positive parent and child attachment.


Inspired by the Parenting Show, make a 3D sculpture of your family tree.
Weekend Walk-In: Honey I Shrunk the Family Tree
Saturday, April 6 1pm - 4pm

Inspired by our current exhibition PARENTING: An Art without a Manual , make a 3D sculpture of your family tree.