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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.


Ed Dixon Gallery Presents

Mark your calendars. M.U.S.E. (Models of Untapped Self-Discovery and Expression) an exclusive three-day solo art exhibition featuring Angelo Hopson will be showing at the Edward A. Dixon Gallery in downtown Dayton. Opening reception Friday December 8th from 5pm to 8pm. Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 5pm. Wine and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 937-985-2115 or email info@eadgallery.com


"Final Exhibit In AAVAG Gallery For 2023"

October 18 to December 15, 2023

Dear Friends and Family of the African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG) - plan to join us and please share this information with your network. From October 18 to December 15, 2023, AAVAG welcomes the traveling exhibit for 2024-2025. Please plan to join us for the reception on Sunday, November 5, 2023, 2 to 4 pm. The program starts at 2pm, ending at 4pm. The AAVAG gallery is located on the 2nd floor of Central State University Dayton, 840 Germantown Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402. The reception is free and open to the public, with door prizes and refreshments, and most importantly a chance to see the start of this traveling exhibit. For more information call the gallery curator, Andrea Cummings at 614-679-4015

Best Of Show

Member Takes Best Of Show

Middletown Art Center's Area Art Show Exhibit

November 3 - December 14, 2023 - Clifford Darrett takes "Best of Show" with his painting of "Homage To The Ancestors". The annual exhibit features 2d and 3D art from artists in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The exhibit art was judged by professional artist and educator Gary Evans Brooks. The Middletown Art Center is located at 130 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown,Ohio 45042. To see more winners go to the center's website: www.middletownartscenter.com.

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. Call 937-580-4288 for meeting place before last Saturday of each month.

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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

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

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