AVA Art Center scheduled to open February 2024

General News

Antigo Visual Arts (AVA) has big news! AVA signed a 10-year lease with Hogan Street Cottages-Antigo, LLC for a 700 sq foot nonprofit portion of the building located at 1310 and 1322 Hogan Street in Antigo. “I think this is a very exciting opportunity,” said Olivia Kraucyk, AVA Art Center Committee Chairperson. “Having a home base will allow so many opportunities for
artistic growth, art education, and community building.”

“This space will allow people who have very specific skills to share their abilities with the community in hopes that we will make an impact.” Said Jeff Demlow, committee member.

The committee has been meeting in preparation for a February 2024 opening that will encompass open studio time, classes, and even gallery space for community members to sell their art. The committee is not limiting this space only to “art” but have been discussing poetry, sewing and quilting, candle and soap making, basket weaving, photography, jewelry, journaling, macrame, meditation, etc.

AVA has a gallery located on the 2nd floor of the Langlade County Historical Museum where they hold 3 judged art exhibits per year. AVA also offers public art in collaboration with the City of Antigo where many murals have been painted to beautify our city, in addition to AVA recycled art program and sitting pretty fundraiser, AVA’s art programs have been thriving. AVA has member meetings held monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Antigo Public Library (APL) and are always welcoming new members. Special thanks to the City of Antigo, Langlade County Economic Development Corporation, Hogan Street-Cottages LLC, Langlade County Historical Society, APL, CoVantage Credit Union, and the Remington Foundation.