Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Click to read a letter from Kathleen Jackson

Click to read a letter from Kathleen Jackson

Click to read a letter from Kathleen Jackson

Click to read a letter from Kathleen Jackson

Click to read a letter from Kathleen Jackson

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39 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Phone: (440) 774-7158
Fax: (440) 775-1107

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: 

Dear Friends of FAVA,

We, like everyone else, have been watching the news unfold about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and trying to determine what FAVA’s place is in all of this. We are deeply concerned for the health and well-being of our patrons, friends, and participants and want to ensure that we are being responsible members of the community in the face of this pandemic.

Governor Mike DeWine announced today that, among other things, schools will be closed for the next three weeks starting on Monday, and that group activities over 100 people are banned for the time being.

In consideration of this development, FAVA will close our classes and galleries beginning Saturday, March 14th until further notice. We will be watching for further announcements from the State of Ohio closely, and will look to Governor DeWine to lead the State in safe reopening of schools and other programs. FAVA staff will look for ways to schedule make-up classes after we reopen, and are exploring ways to shift the exhibition schedule forward so that the amazing artists who have spent months planning for their show at FAVA are seen and appreciated by our audiences in a safe way.

FAVA is also postponing our fundraiser. This year’s Art Auction & Wine Tasting will be moved from Saturday, April 4th to Saturday, June 27th at the Hotel at Oberlin. This fundraiser is very important to FAVA and is responsible for nearly 12% of our annual income. We hope you will be able to join us; if you are a current ticketholder and know you can’t make the June date, please give me a call at 440-774-7158 so we can discuss refund and/or donation options. While you’re waiting for the June event, please take a peek at some of the items we’ll have as a part of the silent and live auctions, make a donation to FAVA’s scholarship fund, or buy tickets at

Please watch our Facebook for updates.

In the meantime, wash your hands, try to be kind to each other, and stay safe and healthy out there.

Kathleen Jackson
Executive Director

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