Arts Education & Multidisciplinary

Final Bow: Center for Children’s Performing Arts
Greenville • 937-459-8078
Final Bow is a nonprofit organization promoting children’s performing arts. They offer educational opportunities in dance, choir, music, and theatre.


Infusion Art
Beavercreek • 937-306-7277
Infusion Art is a community-driven nonprofit organization that works in conjunction with Greene Giving/Greene County Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3). Their committee works with local organizations to create art education programs for youth, young adults, and citizens without access to the arts to fit their specific need. Art is a pillar of learning, critical thinking, and generating creative ideas. Art also enhances the lives of everyone involved directly and indirectly. Students will discover new talents and appreciation for the arts and their community by being involved in the processes from beginning to end.


K12 Gallery for Young People and TEJAS
Dayton • 937-461-5149
K12 Gallery for Young People (also known as K12 Gallery & TEJAS—Teen Educational and Joint Adult Studio) is a visual arts center that inspires people of all ages from the Miami Valley to imagine, learn, and create art through 400 on-site arts classes and exhibitions and over 1,000 off-site classes at 15 urban locations. Professional artists lead low-income students, youth on probation, adults with disabilities, prisoners, and survivors of violence to achieve equal access to the educational and healing quality of the arts. In addition, their expertise has provided dozens of public art projects to add cultural beauty to the Dayton Region and formed collaborations to expand the visual arts to new levels.


The Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton
Miamisburg • 937-248-7400
The Mosaic Institute is a nonprofit arts center committed to unifying people by offering large-scale collaborative creative opportunities. Stop in any time during business hours to learn the art of mosaic for free and join in the creation of community murals that will be donated. We offer art classes of all kinds as well as a walk-in mosaic studio.


Muse Machine
Dayton • 937-222-6873
Muse Machine is a nationally recognized arts education organization annually serving 70,000 students and their teachers in southwestern Ohio. Since its inception in 1982, Muse Machine has produced 31 annual musicals and 18 summer concerts and engaged thousands of students through arts-integrated classroom instruction, interactive workshops, and professional development for teachers.


Ohio Performing Arts Institute (OPAI)
Springfield • 937-324-7444
Ohio Performing Arts Institute is a nonprofit whose vision is to preserve and enhance the arts through quality theatre education and performances in the community. OPAI offers a multitude of opportunities in dance, private music lessons, and acting for all ages. Known for its annual Nutcracker, now in its 27th season, OPAI presents a wide range of high-quality community theatre productions, including musicals, children’s theatre productions, dance concerts, and more.


The Performing Arts Academy
Middletown • 513-594-7242
Through a generous private donation, this nonprofit organization recently purchased a 68,000-square-foot strip mall, most of which will be used by the Performing Arts Academy (PAA) and which will eventually include two theatre venues. The PAA provides instruction in voice, piano, guitar, woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, music theory, and theatre, and has three age-graded children’s theatre groups: Grades K–2, 3–6, and 7–12. Each theatre group performs three times a year.


Project Jericho
Springfield • 937-328-3869
Project Jericho is a collaborative program between the Clark State Performing Arts Center and the Clark County Department of Job and Family Services that makes performing and visual arts opportunities available to all families in Clark County. Project Jericho changes lives through positive in-depth arts experiences.


Residence in Praise Community Arts Center
Trotwood • 937-837-6193
Residence in Praise Community Arts Center provides professional lessons for students of all ages in: music, dance, visual arts, theatre, creative writing, drill team, drum corps, and communications. Artistic programming is provided for the residents of Trotwood and surrounding cities to participate in, present, engage with, and appreciate the arts.


Stivers School for the Arts
Dayton • 937-542-7380
Stivers School for the Arts is a public arts magnet school serving students in grades 7–12. Stivers pairs intensive training in the arts with a rigorous academic program that regularly produces test scores equal or superior to those of surrounding suburban districts. Stivers is a prime example of how participation in the arts enhances academic performance, and it has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as being among America’s best high schools.


We Care Arts
Kettering • 937-252-3937
We Care Arts is a place where people with disabilities learn independence and build self-esteem. Those with emotional, cognitive, and/or physical disabilities can come to the facility and create artwork which fosters confidence and empowerment. Visit the We Care Arts Gallery to buy one-of-a-kind, individually created gifts for any occasion or stop by the store at Town & Country Shopping Center in Kettering.