The mission of AVA is to connect visual arts and community in personal and experiential ways because art makes people and communities better.

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Heath Montgomery Solo Show

Nov. 6 - Nov. 24, 2015


2015 was our third year producing this unique film creation project that uses community submitted video to produce professionally edited final films. New for 2015, AVA expanded the program to include another city for the first time. Kansas City and Chattanooga both participated in this three-day simultaneous event.

Our film creation theme this year was 'Origins'. You can view the four final films below and learn more at our Capture website.

By Hand: Books, Letterpress & Printmaking Presented by The Open Press

Sept 12 - Oct 17


Exclusive AVA Supporters Event at the Studio of Isaac Duncan III

Isaac Duncan III is a local sculpture artist who has achieved international acclaim. After several years of working for renowned sculptor John Henry, Isaac opened his own studio in 2008.  Since then he has installed numerous pieces for both private collectors and public installations.  If you’ve been to Alleia Restaurant or driven down Main Street you have probably seen his work shown above.