New Hampshire
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
AVA Gallery and Art Center

AVA Gallery and Art Center (Alliance for the Visual Arts) is located in the former H.W. Carter overall factory, a three storied, spacious building (36,000 sf) acquired by the organization in 2003. AVA is dedicated to promoting the visual arts through exhibitions and educational programs that nurture, support and challenge New England artists, and to providing art classes for children, teens and adults of all levels and abilities. AVA’s programs—including special events that foster interaction among artists, patrons of the arts and the community, and which emphasize sustainability— are dedicated to recognizing the ways in which art enriches our lives. Scholarship, internship and volunteer opportunities are integral to AVA’s programming.

I Have Worked With

  • March 2013

    Jack Rowell, born and raised in Central Vermont, has been working as a professional photographer for over 30 years shooting Documentary, Commercial and Advertising Photographs. His work has been published nationally and internationally in various publications and since 1992 he has worked as Associate Producer on the feature films “Man With A Plan” and  “Nosey Parker.” in January 2012, AVA exhibited The Hale Street Gang-- a show which featured Rowell's black and white portraits of Randolph memoir writers. Since then, AVA has regulaly worked with Rowell on many different projects including the Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition titled The Way We Worked as well as featuring his photographs of AVA life in the semi-annual program brochure.

  • November 2011

    Judy Dow taught a day-long, basket-making workshop in conjunction with an exhibition feature in AVA's downstairs galleries titled Here, Now: Work by Regional Native American Artists.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Executive Director
Mailing Address: 
11 Bank Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
Physical Address: 
11 Bank Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - General
Literary Arts - General
Visual/Crafts - General
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Galleries / Exhibition Spaces
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Film Showings
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Venue Rental
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Local First Alliance
North American Reciprocal Museum Program
LEED Gold Certification
MetLife Foundation Innovative Space Award

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
AVA Gallery and Art Center
Venue Type: 
Gallery / Museum
Venue Address: 
11 Bank Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
Venue Phone: 
Seasons Available: 
Venue Features: 
Exhibition walls
Light system / track lighting
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Sound system
Venue Capacity: 
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Additional Comments: 
AVA features 3000 sq. feet of galleries and 7 teaching studios. The galleries are suitable for events up to 200 people - the current exhibition can serve as your backdrop! Our studios are ideal for meetings / focus groups seeking creative input.