The Austin Visual Arts Association is a non-profit arts organization composed of working artists and supporters of the arts. Established in 1977 at the suggestion of the Arts Commission, AVAA (formerly Austin Contemporary Visual Arts Association, ACVAA) is one of the oldest visual arts organizations in Austin. Founded by a group of interested artists, museum professionals and gallery owners, our stated purpose is to "encourage the knowledge, appreciation and practice of contemporary visual art." The Association offers members an art-based networking structure, an ongoing seminar series and life drawing program, as well as the opportunity to exhibit their work. In addition, AVAA provides information to its members about art events, job opportunities, gallery contacts, and current trends in the Austin art market. AVAA's vitality depends largely on the active participation of its members. AVAA is also the organizer of the industry's Austin Visual Arts Awards. Our life drawing program and artist studios are located in central Austin at 3707 Home Lane, 78705. At our other location, we maintain the exhibit space with the help of our resident artists at the commercial storefront gallery - Austin Art Space - located at 7739 Northcross Dr. in North Central Austin. Visit our other website at Austin Art Space, and please join our Austin Art Space Facebook Page for updates.
AVAA projects are funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, believing that anin the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.