The African American Visual Artists Guild has many upcoming events, exhibitions, workshops, open studio drawing sessions and monthly meeting presentations that you are welcome to attend.

Events and Presentations in 2018

One Man Exhibit

painting Clifford Darrett's exhibit is at the AAVAG Gallery at CSUD, second floor until May 30. The exhibit is comprised of oil paintings and reproduction prints and giglee prints of his earlier paintings. The artwork reflects many aspects of African American experiences, historically and of the present. For more information call Central State University Dayton at (937)376-6167.

Visual Voices Exhibit (King/Dunbar Project)

logoThe Visual Voices" exhibit will have it's second debut on April 8 at the EbonNia Gallery, 1135 west Third Street. The opening reception will be from 2 to 4 pm on the 8th. Many AAVAG members has artwork in this exhibit, this exhibit is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday along with focusing on some of Paul Laurence Dunbar's writings that projects some of todays concerns of Dr. King's legacy. There will be refreshments, music, and an artist panel. The general public is welcome. The exhibit runs from April 2 to June 26, 2018 and then move to the DP&L Headquarters, 1611 Woodman from June 29 to July 30, 2018.

Exposition Through Art-Wright Dunbar Village-Wolf Creek Project

placeholderThe Exposition Through Art exhibit is now at the Edward A. Dixon Gallery, 12 South Ludlow, 45402 in downtown Dayton. The exhibit will be there until May 26, 2018. The exhibit features the artwork of 21 AAVAG members who have put the businesses and historical homes and sites within the Wright Dunbar, Wolf Creek neighborhood in an art form. A 2017-2018 calendar of the images are available for sale for $20, to purchase a calendar call Craig Screven at 1 937 597-9074 or purchase through this website through our donate page. For gallery info call (937)985-2115.

2018 Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms Call For Entries

logoThe National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, the Ohio History Connection, The King Arts Complex, and the African American Visual Artists Guild of Dayton will present the fifth annual Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms National Juried Art Show. Artists from Ohio and across the United States are invited to submit their work to the juried art exhibition in the new categories updated for this year: Best of Show; Social Justice; Identity; and Surroundings (includes still life and landscape). All submissions should emphasize themes and perspectives related to the African diaspora and/or African American culture, history, or experience. Participants and winners will be recognized at the Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, Ohio on Sat., October 13, 2018. The exhibition will run until Mon., Jan. 21, 2019. Deadline for entries is June 29, 2018. The art show opens in Columbus at the Ohio History Center on Sat., Oct. 13, 2018. Click here to download the 2018 Call for Artist Entries.

One Woman Exhibit

yvette dalton This is an exhibit by Yvette Dalton at the Grace United Methodist Church, Madonna Hall, 1001 Harvard Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio 45406. This exhibit will be up until the middle of June. For open hours call the church at 278-4731


  • Open Studio Drawing
  • Museum Tours
  • Exhibitions
  • Presentations
  • Group Tours
  • Plein Aire Painting
  • Workshops


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