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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 Installation by Master Balloon Artist HongSeok Ko
Tuesday, November 21 – December 2017
Regular museum hours: 10am – 6pm

View this special, one-time pop-up installation by blind, South Korean artist HongSeok Ko, inspired by our current mega-exhibit The Great Mystery Show


Winter Solstice Yoga
Winter Fire: A Solstice Yoga Celebration
Sunday, December 17 5pm - 6pm

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


Make a beaded beast!
Weekend Walk-In: Beaded Beast
Saturday, January 6, 2018 1pm - 4pm

Make a mosaic cat or dog using AVAM’s plethora of beads, sequins and other teeny bling!


AVAM Celebrates MLK Day
MLK Dare to Dream Day 2018
MLK Day, Monday, January 15, 2018 10am - 6pm

Join us for guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops, and special performances at this FREE, fun-filled day!


Mosaics with Rick Shelley
Saturday, January 20, 2018 • 10am–4pm $110, $85 AVAM Members • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

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.


Weekend Walk-In: Imagination Portraits
Saturday, February 3, 2018 1pm - 4pm

A classic AVAM workshop! Create a face on a paintbrush inspired by the one and only Mr. Imagination!


Shiny Happy Things with Bob Benson
Saturday, February 17 • 11am–2pm $55, $40 Members

Join the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life (outside of AVAM's Main Entrance) in making your own FLASHIES: dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles and such. Each participant will receive instruction on cutting and assemblage and will leave this workshop with at least two finished decorations to keep and dangle. For beginning and continuing students.


A workshop to create what's inside your heart
Weekend Walk-In: What’s In Your Heart Inner-vironment
Saturday, March 3 1pm - 4pm

Create a 3D sculpture inspired by the mystery of the heart!


Logan Visionary Confrence explores Two Views of Heaven
Logan Visionary Conference 2018: Two Views of Heaven
Sunday, March 11, 1pm

This year’s Logan Visionary Conference explores celestial mysteries – "Two Views of Heaven" – one theological and the other, secular/scientific.


Mosaics with Rick Shelley
Saturday, March 31 • 10am–4pm $110, $85 AVAM Members • 2nd floor Classroom, JRVC

Learn a variety of techniques and walk away with your own finished piece of art.