ART STOP! is a free, weekly open studio for students in grades 5-8, held at AVA Gallery and Art Center on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 to 5:00pm. ART STOP! participants engage with a variety of art materials and repurposed objects while being inspired by the changing exhibitions in AVA’s galleries.
ART STOP! began in September of 2009 when AVA informed the principals at Lebanon Junior High School and Seminary Hill School that students were welcome to drop in after school and make art. That they did! Since then, students have eagerly come to AVA to create art and engage socially.Thanks to the generosity of the Couch Family Foundation, AVA is able to continue to offer ART STOP! through December 2012.