The Austin Visual Arts Association (AVAA) manages Austin Art Space. AVAA is a non-profit arts organization composed of working artists and supporters of the arts. Established in 1977 at the suggestion of the Arts Commission, AVAA (formerly Austin Contemporary Visual Arts Association, ACVAA) is one of the oldest visual arts organizations in Austin. Founded by a group of interested artists, museum professionals and gallery owners, our stated purpose is to “encourage the knowledge, appreciation and practice of contemporary visual art.” The Association offers members an art-based networking structure, a year-round Life Drawing program, as well as the opportunity to exhibit their work. In addition, AVAA provides information to its members about art events, job opportunities, gallery contacts, and current trends in the Austin art market. AVAA’s vitality depends largely on the active participation of its members. AVAA is also the organizer of the industry’s Austin Visual Arts Awards. AVAA’s Life Drawing Program and artist studios are located in central Austin at 3707 Home Lane, 78705. AVAA’s exhibit space Austin Art Space is located at 7739 Northcross Dr. in North Central Austin, 78757. Austin Art Space is a studio co-op and gallery with our talented resident artists in a commercial in a commercial storefront.