Welcome to the African American Visual Artists Guild!

Expanding the visual arts rainbow in the Miami Valley

The African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG), of Dayton, Ohio, was born out of the need to express visually the African American experience through a wide range of styles and subject matter using many diverse approaches and materials with a focus on communicating the artist's own spirituality.

This organization shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for membership or employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability, and shall take such affirmative action as necessary to ensure that applicants are employed or become members and are treated equally during employment or membership.


Historical African American Churches Calendar or Wright Dunbar/Wolf Creek Project Calendar

Use Paypal or credit card to order your calendar(s), give your mailing address, this will send us an email, acknowledging your donation. A calendar will be mailed to you, calendars are $20 each and $4 for mailing. If you do not have a credit card, mail check or money order to: AAVAG, 840 Germantown Street, Dayton, OH 45402 or call Craig Screven at (937) 597-9074 to order calendars for local delivery. Go to our "Donate" page to order through Paypal.

Free Workshops

As part of our mission of giving back to our community, we have an annual art day of free workshops. The workshops are art related and free breakfast and lunch is given to all of the participants. Pre-registration is a must to get into the workshops. Participants must be 14 years old and older.

This event has been funded with a mini-grant from the city of Dayton

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AAVAG Art Gallery at CSU Dayton

Come in and see our rotating exhibits in the AAVAG Gallery on the second floor of Central State University Dayton. It is located at 840 Germantown Street, second floor and is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday and Saturdays from 9 am to 4:30 pm, closed Saturdays in June and July.

Al Harden In The Streets Of Venice & Sonscape

Art Show November 4, 2019 to December 20, 2019 Central State University - Dayton Campus. Opening reception November 15, 2019 6PM to 8PM. Dayton's native son Al Harden's first solo show in Dayton OH. Come celebrate, critique, comment, converse and provide critical feedback about Al's artwork " In the Streets of Venice", artist's proofs which will be available for sale, or place your order for a signed archival print of the same image.

Open Studio drawing and painting sessions!
We are scheduling painting and drawing sessions, that will be open to the public; check this page daily for date, place and time.
Our Monthly Meetings

We meet the last Saturday of the month, 2 pm to 4 pm at Central State University Dayton at 840 Germantown Street 45402, except for July and Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG)

840 Germantown Street

Dayton, Ohio 45402

Our Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 6pm-8pm

Saturday: 9 am - 4:30 pm, Saturdays Closed June and July


Contact: Clifford Darrett

5100 Retford Drive

Dayton, Ohio 45417

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