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.


Black Lives Matter

Visual Voices 2021

Black Life As Subject Matter II

Shango Center for the study of African American Culture is pleased to present the Visual Voices 2021 exhibit titled: Black Life as subject Matter II. Black Life in all its manifestations is, indeed a worthy subject matter for creative expression by African-American visual artists in search of truth and beauty. The exhibit will run from February 15th - April 30th, 2021. Small group viewing by appointment during gallery hours 11 - 5 pm Tuesday - Saturday at the EbonNia 1135 W. Third Street, Dayton , OH 45402. The exhibit is also virtual via https://www.bingdavisartstudio.org. For more info call 937-223-2290.

  • Afternoon Delights, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 24in w x 18in h, $150
  • Ancestral Rhythms, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 36in w x 24in h, $250
  • Anniversary, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 18in w x 24in h, $150
  • Art And Tea, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 20in w x 16 in h, $90
  • B-Ball At Arthur Fisher Park, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 18in w x 24in h, $150
  • Bayers Market, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 24in w x 18in h, $350
  • Bless This Family, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 18in w x 24in h, $150
  • Brothers, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 18in w x 24in h, $150
  • Buffalo Soldiers -Charge, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 40in w x 30in h, $400
  • Can I Have Some, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 24in w x 18in h, $150
  • Caribbean Colors, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 24in w x 36in h, $250
  • Children of The Sun, Oil painting on stretched canvas, 18in w x 24in h, $150
  • Cooling It!, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 24in w x 12in h, $100
  • Cultural Rhythms, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 24in w x 18in h, $200
  • Dance To The Ancestors, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 60in w x 48in h, $1,500
  • Daughter Of Africa, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 36in w x 24in h, $250
  • Eggs Bacon and Change, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 24in w x 18in h, $150
  • Fall harvest, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 18in w x 24in h, $150
  • Family Reunion 2, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 30in w x 18in h, $350
  • Fishing With Dad, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 24in w x 18in h, $150
  • From Tuskeegee Airmen To Space Force, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 38in w x 31in h, $400
  • George Jordon_Buffalo Soldier, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 30in w x 40 in h, $400
  • God Protect This Family, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 24in w x 18in h, $300
  • Helping Grand Dad, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 16in w x 20in h, $100
  • I Have Known Rivers, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 40in w x 30in h, $400
  • Lone Rider_Buffalo Soldier, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 24in w x 18in h, $300
  • Men Of Spring, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 24in w x 18in h, $300
  • Morning Start, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 14in w x 11in h, $90
  • Mothers Day, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 30in w x 18in h, $150
  • Natures Products, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 14in w x 11in h, $90
  • Praise Dancers, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 36in w x 18in h, $250
  • Shootout 1, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 40in w x 30in h, $400
  • Sisters, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 16in w x 20in h, $90
  • Straw Weaver, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 16in w x 20in h, $90
  • The Days Of The Wood Backboard, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 18in w x 24in h, $150
  • The Fruit Bowl, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 20in w x 16in h, $90
  • We Made America Great, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 40in w x 30in h, $400
  • WineLight, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 24in w x 18in h, $150
  • Women of Color1, Giclee print on stretched canvas, 30in w x 40in h, $400
  • Women Of Color 2, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 24in w x 30in h, $600

"Recollections- Images Produced Under the Influence of Jazz" Exhibit

Live Exhibit now at AAVAG's CSUD Gallery-840 Germantown Street, Dayton 45402, May 10 through June 25, 2021.
Opening Reception 3 to 7 pm, Friday May 21, 2021

Exhibit open Monday-Saturday, 9am to 4 pm, masks required. This exhibit is a one man exhibit of paintings by professional artist and musician, Clifford Darrett. Clifford is a charter member of AAVAG and is an elected officer of the General membership and the board of trustees as the Recording Secretary. The exhibit features his original paintings and giclee prints of his originals produced over a 20 year period. They are contemporary realism genre paintings featuring figurative, still lifes, landscapes and African American historical memorabilia. Clifford says all of his paintings were painted with Jazz music playing in the background. The reception will run from 3 pm to 7 pm. Refreshments will be provided and CDC guidelines will be followed for mask wearing and social distancing. To purchase art in this exhibit, direct inquiries to Andrea Walker Cummings, asc2507@yahoo.com, or 614-679-4015



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Clifford

"Recollections- Images Produced Under the Influence of Jazz" Exhibit

Art Exhibit of Clifford Darrett

May 10 to June 25 2021, CSUD Gallery, 2nd floor, 840 Germantown Street 45402
Opening Reception 3 to 7 pm, Friday May 21, 2021

AAVAG charter member, Clifford Darrett. born November 29, 1941. Birthplace, Evansville, Indiana and current resident of Jefferson Township. United States Air Force veteran and General Motors retiree of 32 years. A graduate of Sinclair Community College, Central State University and The University of Dayton with a Masters of Computer Science Degree. A 30 year member of AAVAG and a professional musician (percussionist) has played with many bands in the Dayton -Springfield area. Clifford is also a radio host on Dayton's only Jazz station, WDPS 89.5 FM, Thursdays, 11am to 1 pm and streaming online on computer, Saturday nights 10 pm to midnight on wdpsfm.com.

To see the ArtSteps virtual exhibit go to our About Us page and click on "Special Events"

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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


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Contact: Clifford Darrett

5100 Retford Drive

Dayton, Ohio 45417

937-263-9907


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