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

"Women Strong" Visual Art Exhibit

Women Strong is a multi-media exhibit that celebrates the lives and work of women artists in the Dayton region. It will be on display in the Main Library Opportunity Space @ Patterson, 215 E. Third Street, February 7 to March 29. The 11 exhibiting artists are: Diana Barr, Yvette Walker-Dalton, Audrey Davis, Lois Fortson-Kirk, Erin Smith-Glenn, Cydnie Deeds King, Janet Lasley, Nasrin Majidi, Marsha Pippenger, Frances Turner and Yufeng Wang. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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. Participants must be 11 years or older. This is a free event!

This event is funded by a city of Dayton mini grant and Community Engagement grant.

Dayton West Branch Library Design Forum

library logo Your library, your voice. There will be an interactive session with the architects to provide input on the new West branch library on Thursday, April 4 at 7 pm at 1100 West Third Street (Banquet Center) in the Wright Dunbar Village This will be the time to give ideas on why this library should be the best in the city. The proposed site will take the place of the Hoover and Madden Hills branches, as of now the proposed site of the new library will be at Route 35 West and Delphos.


Dayton Skyscrapers Exhibit 2019

skyscrapersDayton, Ohio — An annual Ohio art show will once again highlight outstanding contributors to Dayton through several artistic mediums. The "Skyscraper" exhibit will open at the Schuster Theatre in downtown Dayton on February 5. The exhibit will run from February 5 to March 29, the opening reception will be February 24 from 2 to 5 pm. The exhibit moves to the DP and L Headquarters building on Woodman, April 1 to 30, EbonNia Gallery May 1 to June 30.


Debra DixonExhibiting in the AAVAG Gallery from March 4th thru March 29th will be Debra Dixon, Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Reception will be held Friday, March 22, 2019, 6 to 8 PM. Deborah Dixon is an award-winning Miami Valley artist living outside of Yellow Springs Ohio. Dixon’s genre includes drawing, painting, silk-screen printing, intaglio printmaking and sculpture.

The Contemporary Dayton Hosting Work of Bing Davis and Tess Little

BingIn February, The Contemporary (formerly DVAC), 118 N. Jefferson Street is hosting a new exhibition featuring two celebrated local artists. "Journeys: The Work of Willis "Bing" Davis and Tess Little" opens on Thursday, February 21 to March 23. The opening reception will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm, February 21.


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


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