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25 Arts Center Lane, Avon, CT 06001
Phone: 860.678.1867


Office will be OPEN:
MONDAY: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
TUESDAY - FRIDAY: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gift Shop will be OPEN:
MONDAY: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
TUESDAY - FRIDAY: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SATURDAY: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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When was the last time you saw a piece of artwork that inspired you - that moved you? If you are like most of us, you may not have the time to run into the city for the latest museum exhibit. Fortunately, the Farmington Valley Arts Center (FVAC) is in your own backyard, waiting to inspire you! Founded in 1974, FVAC is a not for profit organization that offers individuals and families a place to see works of art from more than 70 local, regional and national artists. Our mission is to enrich lives through art and cultivate a community where people can create, learn, exhibit, exchange ideas, and inspire each other.

We ask for your support of this valuable community asset. Your donation is extremely important to provide resources that make an immediate impact – from funding our artist in residence program, to connecting with the community, to helping to keep our lights on.


If you have an interest in the arts and like to meet new people, the Farmington Valley Arts Center would like to get to know you! We have a particular need for:
• Volunteers to greet guests at our events and gallery openings
• People with skills to tackle small site maintenance projects
• Talented, well-connected community members to serve on our Board of Directors
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Roy C. David, President
has been owner, president, and/or director of several successful companies, in addition to serving as a consultant, counselor and turnaround manager for over 50 companies. Roy has been President of the Board of Directors of the Farmington Valley Arts Center since 2010 when he led a reorganization of the Center and renegotiated new mortgage and lease obligations. His wife Roberta is an accomplished sculptor and potter and worked at the FVAC for years with her partners.

Helen Thomas, Vice President
has lived in Avon for over 20 years and served on the Board of Trustees at The Cobb School, Montessori for over ten years. She enjoys art and is a student at the Farmington Valley Arts Center. Besides art, Helen enjoys making fabric handbags, ballroom dancing and watching baseball.

Linda Howard Sorrell, Treasurer
is an exiled Scot, and now US citizen, who has lived in the Farmington Valley with her family for over 20 years. After retiring from her career as a Human Resources Executive with several global companies, Linda has become involved with the Boards of several local not for profit organizations. Her particular interest is in ensuring that the FVAC can realize its full potential to become a true leader in the Arts.
Nine Dechamps
Nine’s passion for the arts began in theater. In her pre-children and pre-America life, she was Assistant to Artistic Director Peter Zadek at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, Germany (“the hands-down best job anyone could ever have!”) When she moved to the States, Nine was able to continue her love for theater with the Acts Factory Players. There she directed plays, designed and built sets and tried her hand at costume designing. She also served for two years on the Board of New Britain's Hole in the Wall Theater. Nine is very excited to become part of FVAC and hopes to help support and nurture this beautiful art community.

Clasina Jones, Secretary
currently serves on the FVAC Board as Secretary and Social Media Committee Chair. She works as a Development Assistant for Operation Fuel, a statewide non-profit that provides home energy assistance for Connecticut households in need, and previously worked as a marketing manager with a focus on social media and blogging. Clasina started taking classes at FVAC in 2012 with a focus on oil painting and recently began exploring jewelry making.

Carol Kaplan
shares a studio at FVAC with her husband Steve and is also a retired public school art teacher. In addition to a teaching career, Carol has owned her own business and run a variety of art programs in the Farmington Valley. Carol's artwork repurposes found objects into sculpture, and as chair of the Education Committee she has repurposed Studio 4A into a second classroom targeted for youth programming.
Melissa Meredith
is an intaglio printmaker with a much-loved studio at the FVAC where she both works and teaches. Her artwork is in museums, numerous private and corporate collections, and can be found in several New England galleries. An avid gardener, Melissa lives in Bloomfield.

Donna Miller

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Our Supporters

  • Greater Hartford Arts Council
  • Steven B. Kaplan, Esq. Michelson, Kane, Royster, & Barger, P.C.
  • Trumpf Inc.
  • Jerry’s Artarama
  • Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense
  • Dick Blick Art Materials
  • People’s United Bank