Supporting Art and Those who Make It.

For more than 25 years, AVA has worked to support people who make art. By becoming a member of AVA, you'll connect with others across the Greater Chattanooga area who also value creativity and the arts.

AVA Membership Benefits

  • No application fee for any show in the AVA Galleries and the opportunity to show your work in three member shows.
  • Discounts on use of the Photo Studio and workshops.
  • Professional photo documentation of your artwork at a modest rate.
  • A personalized member card that provides exclusive discounts at local businesses
  • 5% discount on all exhibited works in the AVA Gallery
  • Exclusive invitations to member-only events
  • Making a valuable contribution that AVA will use to fund its programs and services to help artists and the community-at-large.

Student Membership

All membership benefits at a discounted rate for full time high school and college students with ID or school email address.

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All Membership benefits including discounts to local businesses and a personalized membership card.

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Artist Member

All membership benefits including card and discounts, plus recognition on the AVA Artist Directory.

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Family/Small Business

All membership benefits for up to 4 people per household or business. 

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($250+) All membership benefits plus two tickets to the 4 Bridges Arts Festival. 

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$500+) All membership benefits and four tickets to the 4 Bridges Arts Festival.

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Institutional Membership

If your company or institution has at least 20 eligible members you qualify for a 15% discount. To become an institutional member please have your company representative contact Ric Morris at

  • Individual membership is $38.25
  • student Membership is $21.25

AVA Memberships receive the following discounts from our partner merchants and organizations:

Art Creations | 201 Frazier Avenue | 423-266-3626

Fine and graphic arts supplies and materials: 20% off on picture framing and art supplies.

Balance Studios | 11 Peak Street | 423-805-4789

Yoga and art classes for kids: 10% off all services (classes, camps, and parties).

Bluff View Art District | 411 East 2nd Street | 423-265-5033

Rembrandt's Coffee House, Tony's Pasta, Back Inn Cafe, River Gallery: 10% off all

purchases (select items at River Gallery).

Gannon Art Center | 3250 Brainerd Rd | 423-622-8236

Framing, Art Supplies, and Fine Art Gallery: 10% off framing and art supplies.

Plum Nelly | 330 Frazier Ave | 423- 266- 0585

Jewelry, House Collections, Giftware, Bridal Registry and more: 10% off any one item.

Thrive Studio | 191 River Street | 423-243-7198

Custom fitness and nutrition studio: 1 free cycle, yoga, or general fitness class.

Townsend Atelier | 201 Main Street | 423-266-2712

Art classes and workshops  for the beginner and for the professional artist: 10% off printmaking classes.

*New Benefits will be added regularly, check back to this page for updates.