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

Exposition through Art-Historic African American Churches of Southwest Ohio

churchSecond exhibit moves to the Dayton Society of Artists Gallery at 28 High Street, Dayton 45403 from January 4 to February 16, 2019. The opening reception is scheduled for January 4, 2019 (Friday) 6 pm to 9 pm. For regular viewing hours call 937.228-4532.

Annual Art Day

drawingOur "Annual Art Day" will be held in September (TBD) 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.

Kevin Harris's "Dream Sequence" Exhibit in AAVAG Gallery

photo Sinclair Community College's Art Professor, Kevin Harris will be exhibiting in the AAVAG Gallery at Central State University Dayton. The exhibit runs from January 2 to the end of February 28,2019, the opening reception date is February 1 ("First Friday") from 6 pm to 8 pm at 840 Germantown Street, 2nd floor. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday 9am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5 pm.


BHTVR Exhibit Exposure

logoCOLUMBUS, Ohio — An annual Ohio art show will once again highlight black history and culture through several artistic mediums. The fifth annual Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms exhibit has opened at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. The juried show runs through January 21, 2019 and features 69 original paintings, quilts, sculptures and prints by visual artists from Ohio and beyond. The exhibit is presented by the Ohio History Connection, the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center in Wilberforce and Columbus’s King Arts Complex. It’s being held in partnership with the African American Visual Artists Guild of Dayton.

The Mickalene Thomas Photographs at the DAI

The Dayton Art Institute and the Jefferson Patterson Society Preview and Reception presents "Muse Mickalene Thomas Photographs tete-a-tete", October 20, 2018 to January 13, 2019 at The Dayton Art Institute. AAVAG is serving as a community partner for this exhibit.

Horace Dozier Exhibit at Tejas Gallery

horaceJanuary 4 to January 30, 2019, opening reception January 4, ("First Friday") 6 to 8 pm, 341 S. Jefferson Street, Dayton 45402


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


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