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

Open Studio Drawing Sessions

placeholder At the Northwest Library branch on the corner of Philadelphia Drive and Hillcrest Avenue. The sessions/workshops will be from 12 noon to 2 pm on the following dates: January 6 and 20, February 3 and 17, March 3 there will be a fabric collage workshop facilitated by artist Yvette Dalton, March 17, artist Bennie Kelley will facilitate an "Exquisite Corpse Game" using colored pencils and drawing paper. The drawing sessions and workshops are free, no registration is required and materials will be provided. For more information call Clifford Darrett at (937)263-9907.

Visual Voices Exhibit (King/Dunbar Project)

logoThe Visual Voices" exhibit will have it's debut on February 11 at the Schuster Center Winter Garden. The opening reception will be from 2 to 5 pm on the 11th. 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, prose and dance. The general public is welcome.

Exposition Through Art-Wright Dunbar Village-Wolf Creek Project

placeholderThe Exposition Through Art exhibit is now at the Northwest Library branch on the corner of Philadelphia Drive and Hillcrest Avenue. The exhibit will be there until the end of Matrch, the exhibit is in the Opportunity A room. 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. The exhibit will run until the end of March, a 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.

AAVAG Social Series 3

flyerOne of our fundraising events that will help support our programs. This event will be held on February 9 at the Third Perk Coffee house at 46 West Fifth Street and Ludlow. The event will start at 6 pm and goes to 8 pm, tickets are $35 per person. Join us for an evening of art, wine, chocolate, food, friends, a raffle and conversation. We welcome artists, art enthusiasts, friends of the arts, friends and chocolate lovers. For tickets call Storme Johnson at 546-9649, or purchase a ticket(s) on this website's "donate" page with a credit card or Paypal and you can pick up your ticket(s) at "will call" at the door, the evening of the event.

Dayton African American Cultural Festival

placeholderThe 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.

Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms Exhibit

placeholderOctober, 2018 - January 12, 2019 -This exhibit will be the 5th annual exhibit that features local, national and international artists that features artwork pertaining to the theme of black heritage. The exhibit will be at the Ohio Historical Connection Center in Columbus, Ohio. The opening reception will be on October 17.


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


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