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Like ART? – So do we… at Gainesville Area Visual ARTS – GAVA!

Founded in 1992, the group has grown from 16 members to over 100 - embracing as diverse and talented a group of artists as can be found in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. As a nonprofit organization, GAVA has two primary goals: promote the visual arts and raise funds for annual art scholarships. These scholarships are distributed to local graduating seniors who wish to pursue a career in a form of visual art - applications from students in Cooke County have increased every year.

The Gainesville community  and beyond has rallied behind GAVA by supporting two annual art shows each year. For the Love of ART is the primary fundraiser for the scholarships, held each February at the historic State Theatre in Gainesville. The Fall Art Exhibition draws talent from across the area for a celebration of ART in all its lovely and lively forms. For a week, the historic Santa Fe Depot in Gainesville is transformed into a world of art attracting visitors from across the state.


Artists - members, guests or just the curious art lover are invited to the meetings where art and artists are always the main feature, usually with interesting demonstrations involving a selected variety of visual art mediums!  Meeting dates & locations can be found on our calendar... Join us and see what GAVA is all about…  or contact us at

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Become a GAVA member! You can pay your dues via Paypal. There is a fee of $1.75.
You can submit your application form online - click HERE
Just click on the Buy Now button to pay. Dues are January through December.

Contributions for GAVA are always welcome, please send them to P.O. Box 495, Gainesville, Texas, 76241 or donate via Paypal!  

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