Friday, November 18, 2022, 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.

The Arts Center is a non-profit organization and we rely on your support! Please consider a gift to support events like this and other community outreach programs.

Holiday Events


Friday, November 18, 2022, 5 pm - 8 pm

Holiday Season Open Studios

November 26, 2022
December 3, 2022
December 10, 2022

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 YEAR-ROUND: Monday-Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday: 12 pm - 4 pm
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, December 24, 2022 - January 2, 2023

SUNDAYS, November 27, December 4, 11, 18: 12 PM - 4 PM
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Fisher Front Space

EXHIBIT DATE: December 3-23, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: December 3 (2 - 4 pm)
HOURS: Same as Fisher Gift Gallery

Drezner Visitors' Gallery

EXHIBIT DATE: November 5 - 26, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: November 5 (2 - 4 pm, award ceremony 3 pm)
HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 1 pm - 4 pm
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day

The Farmington Valley Arts Center will be mounting an open call juried exhibit entitled Time | Change which will feature 2D and 3D artwork in response to these questions and more: What is the relationship between time and change? Change takes time but does time make change? Is changeless time no time at all? Time can be your focus, change can be your focus or ...? Prizes will be awarded and ceremony will take place in the Drezner Visitors' Gallery during the opening reception at 3 pm.

EXHIBIT DATE: December 3 - December 23, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: December 3 (2 - 4 pm)
HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 1 pm - 4 pm

You are cordially invited to the solo exhibition of our current Artist in Residence Stefanie Baechler.
Stefanie Baechler graduated from CCSU with a bachelor's degree in art education and English as a Second Language. She taught art to K-12 students in the Waterbury Public Schools and is now instructing art to 3rd through 6th graders in the Winchester Public Schools. Since her college years, Stefanie has been teaching youth art classes, art adventure programs, and art parties at the Farmington Valley Arts Center. She loves working with pen and ink, watercolor, and clay, and is always looking for her next creative adventure!