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Firelands Association for the Visual Arts

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Address: 39 S Main St, New Union Center for the Arts, Oberlin, OH 44074-1662
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A local gem

FAVA holds art exhibits of various kinds throughout the year. The curated biennial photo and quilt exhibits are especially of a high quality and have a national reputation. A gift... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary V
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Oberlin, Ohio, United States
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Oberlin, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FAVA holds art exhibits of various kinds throughout the year. The curated biennial photo and quilt exhibits are especially of a high quality and have a national reputation. A gift shop offers original and attractive gifts, and if you're staying for any length of time in Oberlin, you could even sign up for one of their painting, sewing, or origami... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This vibrant art center is housed in what was an Oberlin College classroom building (Westervelt Hall) from the 1920s until the 1960s. Although the building shows its age, it is by now charming and functions as a generously large exhibition space. The Association extends the capacity of the interior by adding exhibits to the front fence and the stately tree... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

There are two gallery spaces and a fine craft shop at FAVA. All are worth a look and change frequently.

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Oberlin's a great town to walk through and browse the various shops. One of the little known places you might not see is FAVA which is in an old schoolhouse near the public library. It has a great little gift shop of eclectic art, jewelry, etc. - most made by locals. And it has a gallery that features different kinds... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

We had lunch at Treehugger's cafe in Oberlin and decided to tour the Main Street area. We decided to visit the Fireland's Association for the Visual Arts. They had on display various South American textiles and photographs. The guide had intimate knowledge of the anthropologist, which gave me the impression that they were old friends. This made the tour less... More 

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Thank Lisa9of9
Elyria, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

If you have not stopped in to see their art gallery, you must. Sign up to get their post card of up and coming artists to be displayed there.

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Thank ChrisandJohn167
Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit an exhibit or take in a class. Many activities for all ages. Very dedicated staff.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

With a current showing of quilts (from all over the US) and an origami exhibit, it was very interesting to stop and see. Combine with the Allen Memorial Art Museum for a nice afternoon.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

The ongoing small exhibits here are always a pleasure. The gift shop is lovely as well. Plus it's all free!

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