Founded in 1994, the Avalon Foundation is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization that began as a community theatre and has grown into the largest arts organization on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.


Inspire, enrich, and connect diverse audiences through arts, educational, and cultural experiences inside the historic Avalon Theatre and throughout Maryland's Eastern Shore.


To be the cornerstone of a vibrant, connected community where all feel they belong.


  • Partnership    
    We know the Avalon Foundation and our community are stronger when we work together. We value listening, learning, and collaborating with one another, our community, and other non-profits on the Eastern Shore to advance our mission.
  • Access and Inclusivity    
    We seek and embrace a diversity of people and perspectives to enhance our work, expand our reach, and strengthen our community. We create experiences that are accessible and inclusive. We are committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA) best practices and will use all reasonable efforts to employ them.
  • Creativity and Courage    
    We foster curiosity, innovation, and a willingness to take bold risks.
  • Excellence    
    We continuously learn and improve, striving to be exemplary in all we do.