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 2017

Learn Charcoal Drawing Techniques

placeholderArtist James Pate will facilitate a charcoal drawing techniques workshop, August 26. The workshop will take place at the National Afro- American Museum and Culture Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. The workshop will be from 10 AM until 1 PM, admission cost is $25. The workshop is limited to 20 participants and pre-registration is a must. The deadline for registering is August 19, 2017, register by calling Clifford Darrett at (937)263-9907, $25 fee is due at registration. All materials will be furnished. Children(14 years or older) and senior citizens are welcome.

Dayton Skyscrapers Exhibit

placeholderThe "Dayton Skyscrapers" exhibit has moved. The exhibit features the artwork of many AAVAG members. This exhibit marks the 10th Anniversary of the "Skyscraper" exhibit. The exhibit is at the EbonNia Gallery until June 30. Artists in the exhibit can pickup their artwork on July 6 and 7, from 11 AM to 6 PM.

Exposition Through Art-Wright Dunbar Village-Wolf Creek Project

placeholderThe Exposition Through Art exhibit is now at Mt. Enon Church from May31 to mid july at West Third and Euclid. From there the exhibit will be moved to Central State West.

DAACF Art Exhibit Drop off

placeholderAAVAG and invited non-AAVAG members must drop off their artwork to be considered in the Dayton African American Cultural Festival (DAACF) on August 12. Bring 3 pieces to the UHaul B Dock storage between 12 noon to 2 pm. For more information call Cliff Darrett at 263-9907.

Dayton African American Cultural Festival

placeholderThe DAACF Art Exhibit, as part of this year's festival will be August 19 at Island Park. The park is located on the corner of Riverside Drive and Helena Street in Dayton. The time of the festival will be from 12 noon to 9 pm. The Art exhibit will be managed again this year by AAVAG.

Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms Exhibit

placeholderJune 17, 2017 - January 12, 2018 -This exhibit will be the 4th annual exhibit that features artists of African Heritage. The exhibit will be at the National African American Museum and Culture Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. The opening reception will be June 17 (Juneteenth will also be celebrated) from 10:30 AM to 4 PM. The exhibit features artwork from national and international artists.


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


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