• First Fridays

    On the first Friday of every month, South Division becomes the ultimate destination to find artwork by local artists, handmade goods, food and drink specials. First Fridays monthly event is a unique opportunity to check out…

  • Take a Class or Workshop!

    Announcing Workshop Wednesdays >>>> Join us for fresh new events the third Wednesday of each month. Seats for each event are limited to be sure to register ASAP, summer events take place from 6-8pm at the Avenue…

  • Avenue for the Arts [______] Space

    307 S. Division serves as a multi-faceted space, evolving to meet the needs of the community. Being placed directly on Division not only allows our staff to directly engage with the community, but also allows us…

  • Have a Show on the Avenue

    Show in a Gallery! Want to have a traditional show in an Avenue for the Arts Gallery? Check out one of these options: Parliament the Boutique The Collective Artspace Spiral Gallery Cerasus Studios  Bend Gallery Sanctuary…

  • Find a home on the Avenue for the Arts

    Designed with the artist in mind live/work apartments come in all shapes and sizes.  Each live/work building has different historical character or finishes but they all feature open loft style spaces with amenities designed to appeal to…

  • Archive: art♥shop

    “art♥shop: presented by the Avenue for the Arts” was a 2012 three day celebration that brought together local artists and the surrounding community for a market-style event focused on the joy of things made by hand….

  • Archive: Day of Caring

    On Friday, September 14th over 70 volunteers joined us from United Way and NextGen during the Day of Caring.

  • Archive:stART, a Benefit to Support the Avenue for the Arts

    Join us on Sunday September 21th as San Chez Bistro is transformed, both inside and out as we throw a great party for a great cause.

  • Archive: Store

    Store was a short term retail space designed to experiement with cooperatively organized gallery space along the Avenue for the arts. Located in two vacent (now full) retail locations, Store existed for 9 months in 2011-2012….

  • Archive: Mural at 40 Weston

    The mural at 40 Weston (near the corner of S. Division and Weston) was created by a collaboration of local artists and headed by Tom Duimstra.

  • Archive: Mural at 106 South Division

    Mural at 106 South Division Created by students from UICA’s ArtWorks Youth Program

  • Archive: Peckich Park Concert Series

    In 2011 Avenue for the Arts Resident Hugo Claudin organized an outdoor concert event series in Peckich Park.  

  • Community Building

    Engaging community is essential. Each year the Avenue for the Arts creates a few different events intended to engage residents to create relationships and community spirit. Sometimes the events are potlucks sometimes they are pub nights….

  • Big Heads on Parade

    To participate in the 2010 opener for Festival of the Arts, Avenue representatives created large paper mache heads to wear for the opening ceremonies. To see all of the pictures of the event click here.