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.


Black Lives Matter

Visual Voices 2021

Black Life As Subject Matter II

Shango Center for the study of African American Culture is pleased to present the Visual Voices 2021 exhibit titled: Black Life as subject Matter II. Black Life in all its manifestations is, indeed a worthy subject matter for creative expression by African-American visual artists in search of truth and beauty. The exhibit will run from February 15th - April 30th, 2021. Small group viewing by appointment during gallery hours 11 - 5 pm Tuesday - Saturday at the EbonNia 1135 W. Third Street, Dayton , OH 45402. The exhibit is also virtual via https://www.bingdavisartstudio.org. For more info call 937-223-2290.

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  • 2020 Stand _ Craig Screven_ Digital_$500
  • Artence Walton_By Yvette Dalton_Mixed Media_$1,100
  • Born Different_Craig Screven_Digital_$500
  • Charles Spencer, Classical to  Funk_Andrea Cummings_Hand Needlework_$250
  • David and Me_Debra Wood_Wood Carving_$350
  • Down Home_Andrea Cummings_Emroidery and Applique_$750
  • Julia B. Green_Andrea Cummings_Hand Needlework Print_$250
  • Henry Jenkins-Life Beyond Numbers _Yvette Dalton_Pencil_$1,600
  • Look Through My Eyes_Debra Wood_Charcoal/Gesso_$300
  • Mattie Ingram Lyle_Yvette Dalton_Graphite Pencil_$900
  • Jewelia Higgins, Mondays at the Booth_Andrea Cummings_Hand Needlework Print_$350
  • Red_Debra Wood__Photography_$200
  • Roy Merriwether_Craig Screven_Digital_NFS
  • There Comes a Time _Yvette Dalton_Paper Collage_$1,200
  • V- Rich and Good Old Days_Debra Wood_Printmaking Wood Carving_$350
  • Water Park Splash_Debra Wood_Double Photo Image_NFS
  • Golden Purse_Yvette Dalton_Paper Collage_NFS
  • Zion Baptist Church , Xenia_Bennie Kelley_Mixed Media_$300
  • Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox II_Craig Screven_Digital_$200

Black History Month Virtual Exhibit

CSUD Gallery-840 Germantown Street

February 5 to February 28, 2021.

The artists in this exhibit are members of AAVAG's Program Development Committee, They are Andrea Walker-Cummings, Yvette Walker-Dalton, Craig Screven , Debra Richardson-Wood and Bennie Kelley. For sale prices and if they are available for sale, direct inquiries to Andrea Walker Cummings, asc2507@yahoo.com, or 614-679-4015



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CSUD Gallery

Paint Molds Art

Art Exhibit of the Works of LaChrisa Gales

March to April 2021, CSUD Gallery, 2nd floor, 840 Germantown Street 45402

AAVAG member, LaChrisa Lynne Gales born November 14, 1987. Birthplace, Dayton, Ohio and current resident. Interior Design Student at Sinclair Community College. Meadowdale high school alumni. "I enjoy making three-dimensional abstract art using found objects. Playing with color combinations and texture. Through my art I hope to uplift vibrations and express what is within".

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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


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Contact: Clifford Darrett

5100 Retford Drive

Dayton, Ohio 45417

937-263-9907


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