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 2019


AAVAG Gallery Upcoming Exhibit

Exhibit scheduled for August- September is a two woman exhibit, featuring art by Bennie Kelley and Andrea Walker-Cummings. Specific date for opening reception will be given here, as soon as we know. The gallery is undergoing maintenace presently.

Annual Art Day

drawingOur "Annual Art Day" will be held on September 14 at CSUD, 840 Germantown Street from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Pre-registration is required. There will be three workshops running concurrently (Paper collage sculpture, Photoshop and Scratch Pad Illustration). Participants must be 14 years or older. This is a free event! Call Clifford Darrett at 937 263-9907 for more information.

Yours For Race and Culture

museum Reflections on the life of Colonel Charles Young, a new exhibition at the National Afro_American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. This exhibit features a collection of 33 quilts created by the Women of Color Quilters Network and Friends.

No Membership Meeting In July

skyscrapersWe will not have a membership meeting in July, we do this every July because many of our members are taking their vacations in July. We will have our membership meeting in August (the last Saturday in August). It will be a recap of the Dayton African American Culture Festival and the Art exhibit there.

Dayton African American Culture Festival Exhibit

artThe DAACF and AAVAG presents "The Dayton Culture Festival Art Exhibit", August 17, 2019 at Island Park on the corner of Helena and Riverside Avenue. The festival will run from 12 noon until 8 pm, we will start setting up at 8 am. Drop off of artwork for the exhibit will be August 10 at the UHaul storage, on East Third Street from 12 noon to 2 pm. AAVAG is serving as managing this exhibit for the DAACF.

Historical African American Church exhibit

churchHas moved to Sinclair Community College, building 13. The exhibit runs from June 24 to July 31, in the Burnell Roberts Triangle Gallery, 4th floor. The gallery is open Monday- Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. This exhibit moves to the downtown Dayton main library, second floor August 1 - 31. Opening reception will be August 4, 2 - 4 pm.


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


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