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

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AAVAG Gallery Upcoming Exhibit

Exhibit scheduled for September 3 - October 25 is a two woman exhibit, featuring art by Bennie Kelley and Andrea Walker-Cummings. Specific date for opening reception will be Thursday, September 5th, 6 to 8 pm. The closing reception will be Sunday, October 20th, 2 to 4 pm. Regular gallery hours Monday thrugh Thursday 9 am -8:30 pm, Saturday 9 am - 5 pm.

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.


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

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.

Special Exhibit

skyscrapersCentral State University Homecoming Salon exhibit will be on October 12. The exhibit will be held during homecoming at CSU in Wilberforce in the Joshua L. Smith CENS building rotunda. The exhibit will start at 11 am and last until 8 pm. This is a first time ever exhibit by AAVAG on the main campus.

Dayton African American Culture Festival Exhibit

artThe DAACF and AAVAG has presented "The Dayton Culture Festival Art Exhibit", that was held August 17-18, 2019 at Island Park on the corner of Helena and Riverside Avenue. The festival ran from 12 noon until 8 pm. Children's artwork was from St. Margaret Episcopal Church's Summer Art Camp and the adult artwork was from AAVAG members and invited guest. AAVAG was managing this exhibit for the DAACF.

Funding for this exhibit was supported by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

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Historical African American Church exhibit

churchHas moved to the Northwest branch of the Metropolitan Library on the corner of Philadelphia and Hillcrest, The exhibit runs from September 9 to October 24. The exhibit is open from Mon, Tues, Thursdays 9:30 am - 8:30 pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:30 am - 6 pm. An opening reception will be held on Thursday September 19, 6 to 8 pm.


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


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