Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.
Where artists gather and explore

Next Meeting

Next Regular Meeting: February 22, 7pm

Artist of the Month

Congratulations to Jenn White for being selected as the Methuen Artist of the Month for March 2016.

February Demonstration

Welcome Rob Crooker, demonstrator for
February 22.

Get to know us

Looking for an art-based group in the Merrimack Valley? Please join us: 7pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month Sept. to June at Nevins Retirement Home in Methuen, MA.


Founded in 1998, the Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. is comprised of many diverse artists from northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire enjoying several mediums at all skill levels and age groups.

Our Mission

To organize artistic endeavors through education, exhibitions, programs, and as an outlet for artists to assemble.

Our Members

Please join us in this effort and together we will make sure that which is so much a part of our inner beings will be nourished. We learn and experience from the past, the arts are part of history, the present is what we should act on and the future is our hope.
We, ourselves being part of creation, have the power to create. Through this powerful outlet, we realize ourselves. From the Arts we learn so much, our heritage, history, and especially who we are. The arts are a very powerful teaching language, a language to be learned. We all benefit from children to adults regardless of social status.

Latest News

PETALS AND PALETTES INVITATION TO THE AIGMV FROM THE ATKINSON GARDEN CLUB The Atkinson Garden Club has invited the AIGMV to participate in the 7th flower design and art exhibit, “Petals and Palettes,” presented at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club on March 24 – 25, 2017 which coincides with the Town of Atkinson’s 250th Anniversary Celebration. Floral designers will […]

Rob Crooker is our demonstrator for February* and looks forward to meeting all of the AIGMV Members at his demo. In addition to his demo, he will prepare a DVD which will play during the meeting along with examples of his beautiful work. Rob combines an eye for incredible detail and sometimes fantasy for his large […]

The President’s Message “Welcome to 2017, I wish you all health and personal and professional success in this new year of opportunity for all of our AIGMV artists. We will continue to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Nevins Retirement Center on Broadway in Methuen from 7:00 to 8:30pm (January 18th, […]

The Arts Institute Group of Merrimack Valley proudly presents: Art at the Library: The Beauty of New England Art Show and Sale & Scholarship Fundraiser October 19 – 29, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm within the library schedule Free Admission Nevins Memorial Library The Great Hall, 2nd Floor, 305 Broadway (Rt. 28), Methuen, MA Artists: Click for downloadable […]

The Arts Institute Group of Merrimack Valley, in collaboration with The Grey Court Poets, presents: Celebrate Art A Spring Art Show and Sale May 7 – 8, 10 am – 4pm, Free Admission Methuen Memorial Music Hall 192 Broadway, Methuen, MA Hosted by the Methuen Historical Society

Due to circumstances beyond the group’s control, the March 17 offsite meeting was cancelled.  We hope this did not cause any inconvenience for anyone, and that you all had a happy St. Patrick’s day. Cheers!

To all AIGMV members.  Would you like to see one image of your work featured here on the home page?  I would!  If you agree, please reply to this message and I’ll help you get the ball rolling. Truly, AIGMV Webmaster

I’d like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy 2016. We look forward to an exciting and productive year. Thanks to all who supported and helped us produce our events, enabling us to continue as a vibrant and viable art association in the Merrimack Valley as we continue to promote the arts in our community. […]

Congratulations to AIGMV’s David Jones on being selected as the City of Methuen’s Artist of the Month for September 2015.  Pictured here is Mayor Stephen Zanni with David Jones during the artist reception.   To see the official announcement, check out the City of Methuen Office of the Mayor’s Press Release for full details. You can check out […]

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