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.

Virtual Gallery - Showing Historical African American Churches of Southwest Ohio

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

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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.

  • Archer Scroll
  • Greenz
  • Lilli Mamba: The Rebirth Through Faith
  • Mountainous Ridges
  • One Good Spliff
  • Pop Cloud
  • Pride and Peace
  • Rafiki
  • Upstream
  • Water Lillies

Exhibit of Simeon Oyeyemi

2nd floor gallery at CSU Dayton , 840 Germantown Street, Dayton 45402.

Simeon uses a variety of mediums in his artwork, aerosol acrylic sprays, pen paints, Oil paints, graphite, on canvas, paper and burlap.

Contact Simeon at (937) 516-2394, email: soomlink@icloud.com and on instagram at Iamtm1

Artist of the month


National Afro-American Museum and Culture Center is Closed for 2020

The National Afro_American Museum and Culture Center has closed until 2020 due to the covid-19 health emergency. The museum will be closed until the end of 2020, although the museum is closing, they are offering online programs featuring thought-provoking topics covering art, geneology and history. For more information, email InfoNAAMCC@0hiohistory.org or call 800.752.2603 extension 0. Phone messages will be returned within 48 hours. The "Art of Soul" exhibit award ceremony and exhibit closing event will be a virtual program on February 17, 2021.

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

To Contact Webmaster

Contact: Clifford Darrett

5100 Retford Drive

Dayton, Ohio 45417


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