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 Northwest Library branch, Hillcrest and Philadelphia, April 13 to May 30. 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! 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.


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 be at the Dayton Power and Light Headquarters building on Woodman Drive. The exhibit will run from April 1 -30, then will move to the EbonNia Gallery May 1 to June 30.

“Sampler Exhibit”

aavag artistsThe artwork of AAVAG members are on exhibit in the AAVAG Gallery, April and May. The artwork is a sample of the different types of art that is produced by members of AAVAG. Our gallery is located on the second floor of Central State University Dayton at 840 Germantown Street. The gallery is open, 8am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday.

Historical African American Church exhibit

churchHas moved to the Third Perk Coffee House, 4th and Ludlow in downtown Dayton. The exhibit rune from April 6 to June 13, there will be an opening reception on May 3 (Friday) from 6 to 8 pm.


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


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