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Makers Off Main Fundraiser Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, January 13th - 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM

Exhibit: January 13 - 26

After a devastating fire that destroyed their work and studios, AVA will be hosting a special fundraising exhibit to assist these local artists in getting back to normal. 

On Thanksgiving, a local maker space near the corner of Williams and Main Street caught fire and destroyed local businesses and art studios. The business and artists of the 1511 Williams Street building stayed strong with the help and encouragement of Chattanooga. Our city proved that we come together and support one and another in times of crisis. The Artist from this space decided to band together and create a traveling art auction, dubbed Makers off Main, to raise money for the losses everyone suffered. 

AVA is offering their gallery space for a two-week show dedicated to the artists themselves, giving the artist not only space to show their work, but the ability to create new work.

Join us January 13th for the opening of the Makers off Main Exhibition, featuring artists Adam Kirby, Brent Weston, Hanna Hahn, and Jason Doan along with donated work from other supportive Chattanooga artists.

  • Live music, beverages and food will be provided with your $5 entrance donation. 100% of the entrance fees will benefit the affected artists!
  • Special, opening night only, pricing on original works of art with purchases benefiting the cause!

What: Makers Off Main Fundraiser Exhibition

When: January 13th - 27th

Opening reception: Friday, December 13th from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM ($5 donation at the door) 

Where: AVA Gallery, 30 Frazier Avenue

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and first Saturday of the month, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If you or an artist you know would like to contribute works of art to be included in this benefit exhibition, contact Adam Kirby, exhibition coordinator, via email at


A donation, in any amount you choose, directly benefits AVA's programs and arts education.