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 2018

Debra Richardson Wood and Craig Screven "Exploring the World of Art"

painting On Saturday, June 9th from 2 to 4pm the African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG) will host an opening reception for these 2 artists at its gallery located at Central State University Dayton, 840 Germantown Street, 2nd Floor. Refreshments will be served. Artwork on display includes a variety of media from digitial and wood carved prints to oil and acrylic paintings. The exhibit runs from June 1st through July 27th, viewing hours are Mon thru Thurs 9 am to 8 pm, and on Fri 9 am to 5 pm.

Visual Voices Exhibit (King/Dunbar Project)

logoThe Visual Voices" exhibit will move to the DP&L Headquarters, 1611 Woodman from June 29 to July 30, 2018. Many AAVAG members has artwork in this exhibit, this exhibit is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday along with focusing on some of Paul Laurence Dunbar's writings that projects some of todays concerns of Dr. King's legacy.

2018 Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms Call For Entries EXTENDED

logoThe National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, the Ohio History Connection, The King Arts Complex, and the African American Visual Artists Guild of Dayton will present the fifth annual Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms National Juried Art Show. Artists from Ohio and across the United States are invited to submit their work to the juried art exhibition in the new categories updated for this year: Best of Show; Social Justice; Identity; and Surroundings (includes still life and landscape). All submissions should emphasize themes and perspectives related to the African diaspora and/or African American culture, history, or experience. Participants and winners will be recognized at the Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, Ohio on Sat., October 13, 2018. The exhibition will run until Mon., Jan. 21, 2019. Deadline for entries is July 13, 2018. The art show opens in Columbus at the Ohio History Center on Sat., Oct. 13, 2018. Click here to download the 2018 Call for Artist Entries.


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


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