Friday, November 19, 2021, 5 PM - 8 PM

The artists of the Farmington Valley Arts Center invite the community to join them for a twinkling start to the holiday season. The Candlelight Opening showcases the diverse and talented artists who work on-site year-round creating everything from paintings, prints, photography, and filmmaking to textiles, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, and fine art illustrations.

As you stroll the illuminated boardwalk at the historic, two-story brownstone, and enjoy some complimentary delectables, you will feel miles away from the frenetic places frequented by most holiday shoppers. Step into the inspiring and inviting studios and galleries, all decked out with beautifully crafted gifts and fine art and get a chance to meet the creators of each thoughtfully crafted piece.

Holiday Events


Friday, November 19, 2021, 5 pm - 8 pm

Holiday Season Open Studios

November 6, 2021
December 4, 2021
December 18, 2021

Fisher Gift Gallery

The Fisher Gallery is a part of the Farmington Valley Arts Center located in Avon, Connecticut. Our Gallery offers a unique retail experience throughout the year, featuring a collection of fine art and craft from local, regional and national artists. Handmade pieces include one-of-a-kind jewelry, wearable art, ceramic, wood and metalwork, glass art, paintings, prints, and photographs for all your gift-giving needs.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday: 12 pm - 4 pm
Closed: Thanksgiving Day

Extended Holiday Hours:
FRIDAY, December 3: 10 AM - 9 PM
SATURDAY, December 4: 10 AM - 7 PM
SUNDAYS, November 28, December 5, 12, 19: 12 PM - 4 PM
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Drezner Visitors' Gallery

Exhibit Date: November 6 - 27, 2021
Exhibit Opening: November 6 (12 - 4 pm)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Closed: Thanksgiving Day

Visit Drezner Gallery to view and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces from our artists who work in studios on the FVAC campus. In addition to a distinctive display in the gallery, there are two floors of studios to explore along our boardwalk. Step into the world of painters, illustrators, potters, jewelers, photographers, a furniture craftsman and filmaker, and be inspired by their unique creations!

Exhibit Date: December 4 - December 24, 2021
Exhibit Opening: December 4 (12 - 4 pm)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 1 pm - 4 pm

You are cordially invited to the solo exhibition of our current Artist in Residence Naomi Nevo Ben Ari.
Naomi is an Israeli-born, Connecticut-based artist. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as The Mystic Museum of Art, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, and Ely Center of Contemporary Art. As a finalist in the 2019 AXA Art Prize exhibition, her work was also shown in San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, and New York Academy of Art, New York City. Nevo Ben Ari has been featured in Artscope and The Connecticut Landscape Architect, and is the recipient of Art Show International’s Still Life Merit Prize, and a recipient of the Jeffrey A. Shoham Purchase prize at the University of Hartford. She received a BLA from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and a BFA from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Nevo Ben Ari teaches art at the New England Jewish Academy.