Where artists gather and explore

Live or Online

You can find a lot of information here at our site, but we're even better face-to-face. Join Now.

We've got Mussels

They may not be a powerful Kracken, but the do pack a punch!

Painting with knives

Add texture to any oil painting easily by swapping those brushes out for palette knives.

Creating your own style

Artists come in all sizes, shapes, and mediums. AIGMV has members from a miltitude of mediums. Joins us to make our organization even better!

Pass the Pencils Please

The oldest of all the artforms, sketching still finds new subjects to preserve

Next Meeting

September 17: Our new season kicks off with a presentation and demonstration by artist Don Ouellette

Artist of the Month

Please join us in congratulating David Jones as the Methuen Artist of the Month for September 2015

Fall Show

Our October Show at the Nevins Library in Methuen always draws in the big crowds. Don't miss it. October 21 – 31.

Get to know us

Looking for an artist-based group in the Merrimack Valley? Please join us at 7 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month from Sept. to June at:
Nevins Adult Day Center, 12 Ingalls Court, Methuen, MA 01844

Showcase Our Work

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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.

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