Avon Area Arts was formed in 2005 through the friendship and creative ideas of a few local artists and art supporters. After several successful exhibits to feature area artists of all ages, an association structure was established and a volunteer board of directors was elected. Avon Area Arts is now still solely operated through volunteers with the support of members and patrons.

In 2012, Avon Area Arts achieved 501c3 designation as a nonprofit organization, based in Avon, Minnesota. This designation allows Avon Area Arts to better serve the participating artists and the community through events, scholarships, and resources. Nonprofit status also allows patrons to monetarily support the arts.

Our Mission

To develop an artistic and cultural community within the Avon area which encourages and nurtures the creative spirit.


Jo Schwalboski
JoAnn Dirkes
Marge Evens
Doug Millaway
Dana Millaway
Barb Kellogg

What We've Achieved

  • Music in the Park

  • Celebration of the Arts

  • The Picnic Operetta at Bakers Acres

  • Night Out for the Arts

  • Fall Back Festival