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

Next Meeting

Next Regular Meeting: November 15, 7pm

Artist of the Month

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

Art at the Library

Nevins Memorial Library
October 19 – 28.

Get to know us

Looking for an art-based group in the Merrimack Valley? Join us: 7pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month Sept – June @ Methuen Community Television, 20 Agean Dr, Unit 11, 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

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 […]

AIGMV Fall 2015 Fine Art Show at the Nevins Memorial Library

The AIGMV Fine Art Show and Scholarship Fundraising Sale is just around the corner. If you haven’t already, it’s time to start creating pieces to enter into this show that will run from October 21 – 31. The theme for this year’s show is Dreams. The show’s downloadable postcard and artist application PDFs can be found […]

Sadly​, I share the news that Phil DiPaolo​, a long time member of our group,​​ has​ passed away​. ​ Please see the obituary about his wonderful life here: Philip John DiPaolo Obituary Posted by AIGMV on behalf of David Jones

Welcome back! It’s been a busy summer preparing the 2015-16 AIGMV calendar. Here’s a few exciting items to help launch the new season: the upcoming three months’ demonstrators are now scheduled and locked in; excitement is building for our upcoming “AIGMV Art in the Library Show” in October 2015; Janice Jones has preregistered our AIGMV […]

Our annual fundraising Show and Sale at Nevins Memorial Library in 2014 was successful in raising funds for or group’s scholarship fund. We are distressed to report, however, that the First Prize Watercolor painting,”A Day at the Beach” by Joanne Donovan, was stolen. If you ever see this painting, please do the right thing and […]

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