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

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. There will be music, food, drawings, raffle and two year calendars of the art for sale. Regular viewing hours from October 6 to December 31, 2018, Monday through Thursday 9 am to 8 pm, Friday 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.

AAVAG and Central State Jazz Ensemble at DAI

music The Central State University Jazz Ensemble will be appearing at the Dayton Art Institute's Thursday night Jazz & Beyond series, November 8,2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. AAVAG will be there as a sponsor and we will be selling calendars of the African American Churches of Southwest Ohio.


Caravan to Columbus For BHTVR Opening Receptions

logoIf you are interested in going to the VIP (October 11) and/or Opening (October 13 reception for the Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms exhibit, call Storme Johnson at 546-9649. There is an interest in going to Columbus in a ride share caravan for both receptions, you cannot get in the VIP reception without a ticket. If you are an artist in the exhibit, you can get in free, but your guest will have to pay to get into the exhibit. Call Storme for more information.

The Mickalene Thomas Photographs at the DAI

The Dayton Art Institute and the Jefferson Patterson Society Preview and Reception presents "Muse Mickalene Thomas Photographs tete-a-tete", October 20, 2018 to January 13, 2019 at The Dayton Art Institute. AAVAG is serving as a community partner for this exhibit. The reception will be October 17, 2018, 6 pm to 8:30 pm in the Shaw Gothic Cloister. RSVP no later than Friday, October 12 to (937)512-0136 or


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


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