Welcome to the African American Visual Artists Guild!

Expanding the visual arts rainbow in the Miami Valley

The African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG), of Dayton, Ohio, was born out of the need to express visually the African American experience through a wide range of styles and subject matter using many diverse approaches and materials with a focus on communicating the artist's own spirituality.

This organization shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for membership or employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability, and shall take such affirmative action as necessary to ensure that applicants are employed or become members and are treated equally during employment or membership.

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Annual Art Day

Three Free Art Workshops

What: Three art related workshops - preregistration required

When: September 18, 2021, 8:30 am to 12 noon - Saturday morning.

Where: Central State University Dayton branch, 840 Germantown Street, Dayton 45402.

Workshops: Portrait Drawing with graphite (Morris Howard), Jewelry Making (Audrey Davis), Kinetic Motion Sculpture (Tristan Cupp).

To Register: Call Clifford Darrett at 937-263-9907. Deadline to register is September 15, 2021. Three workshops will run concurrently,select one workshop.


"Last of the Mudbowls and CSU Marauders Football Memories"

Photographic Exhibit at AAVAG's CSUD Gallery-840 Germantown Street, Dayton 45402, September 7 through October 1, 2021.
Opening Reception 3 to 7 pm, Wednesday, September 22 2021, 3 pm to 7 pm

A free reception will be held on Wednesday, September 22 from 3 to 7 pm; special program from 5 pm to 7 pm with special guest speaker, Tara Owens, Athlectic Director, Central State University. Refreshments and door prizes provided, CDC guidelines for masks and social distancing will be observed.


"Boundaries and Bridges-Things That Bind Us Together" Exhibit

Art Exhibit of AAVAG

August 6 to September 25 2021, Main Library, Downtown Dayton, Second Floor
Opening Reception 4 to 7 pm, Thursday, August 5 2021

Participating artists are Andrea Cummings, Yvette Dalton, Craig Screven, Debra Richardson Wood, David Redmon, Clifford Darrett, Lois Fortson-Kirk, Morris Howard and Horace Dozier Sr.

Open Studio drawing and painting sessions!
We are scheduling painting and drawing sessions, that will be open to the public; check this page daily for date, place and time.
Our Monthly Meetings

We meet the last Saturday of the month, 2 pm to 4 pm at Central State University Dayton at 840 Germantown Street 45402, except for July and Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG)

840 Germantown Street

Dayton, Ohio 45402

Our Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 6pm-8pm

Saturday: 9 am - 4:30 pm, Saturdays Closed June and July

To Contact Webmaster

Contact: Clifford Darrett

5100 Retford Drive

Dayton, Ohio 45417


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