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

Dwayne Daniel One Man Exhibit At CSUD

On Saturday, August 11 from 2 to 4pm the African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG) will host an opening reception for Dwayne at its gallery located at Central State University Dayton, 840 Germantown Street, 2nd Floor. Refreshments will be served. Artwork on display includes a variety of oil paintings and giglee prints. The exhibit runs from August 6 through September 30th, viewing hours are Mon through Thurs 9 am to 8 pm, and on Fri 9 am to 5 pm.

Annual Art Day

logoOur "Annual Art Day" will be held on September 15, at CSUD, 840 Germantown Street from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Pre-registration is required. There will be three workshops running concurrently, they are: Watercolor painting facilitated by Valerie Bernardino, Mixed Media Canvas facilitated by Traci Cummings and Digital Collage facilitated by Craig Screven. To register call Clifford Darrett at 937 263-9907, deadline for registration is September 13, 2018. Participants must be 11 years or older. This is a free event!

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This event is funded by a city of Dayton mini grant and Community Engagement grant.

Exposition Through Art-Wright Dunbar Village-Wolf Creek Project

The exhibit is now at The Grace United Methodist Church, corner of Salem Avenue and Harvard Boulevard. Regular viewing hours are August 2 through September 27, Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 7 pm, Sundays 9:30 am to 12 noon or by appointment call 937 278-4731. An opening reception will be held on August 16th at 5:30 pm. The exhibit features the artwork of sites within the Wright Dunbar, Wolf Creek neighborhood in an art form. A 2017-2018 calendar of the images are available for sale, to purchase -call Craig Screven at 1 937 597-9074 or purchase through our donate page.


Exposition through Art-Historic African American Churches of Southwest Ohio

logoInaugral exhibit at the AAVAG Gallery at Central State University Dayton campus, 840 Germantown Street, 2nd floorThe exhibit's opening reception is on Saturday, October 6 from 2 to 4 pm, refreshments will be served. Regular viewing hours from October 6 toDecember 31, 2018, Monday through Thursday 9 am to8 pm, Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

Dayton African American Cultural Festival

The DAACF Art Exhibit, as part of this year's festival will be August 18 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. A children's exhibit and an Adornment workshop is planned.


DAACF Art Exhibit is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Contact the Communications Office at with questions about credit materials or to request a quote from the OAC.


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


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