Art Agencies & Cultural Centers

African American Visual Artists Guild
Dayton • 937-263-9907
“Adding new hues to the visual arts rainbow.” Established in Dayton, Ohio, in May 1993, incorporated in Ohio as a nonprofit in 1995, approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1997. This organization is open to anyone interested in the mission and objectives of AAVAG: To support the creative diversity of the African-American community and its relationship with contemporary society.


Art Central Foundation
Middletown • 513-267-4016
Our vision is to advance the creative spirit and diversity of historic downtown Middletown through accessibility and community engagement in the arts. The Art Central Foundation provides art-based activities and events, offers educational opportunities and youth mentoring, and supports partnerships among arts organizations, nurturing an environment in which artists can create, market, network, and thrive.



The Arts Alliance
Mason • 513-309-8585
The Arts Alliance, formerly the Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance, is dedicated to bringing the best possible arts programming to Northeast Cincinnati and the surrounding area. Our focus is centered on developing programming that includes collaborative efforts and partnerships with our schools, local organizations, businesses, and the community.



Centerville Arts Commission
Centerville • 937-433-7151
The Centerville Arts Commission is a volunteer organization whose mission is to involve the citizens of the Centerville area in the visual and performing arts. The commission offers a summer and winter performance series, an art gallery, and much more.


Culture Works
Dayton • 937-222-2787
Culture Works is the funding, advocacy, and service organization that inspires, supports, and sustains arts and culture in the Dayton Region. An umbrella cultural organization, Culture Works serves as the community clearinghouse for the eight-county Dayton Region, promoting the totality of the region’s cultural assets to a national constituency. Culture Works also facilitates collaborative efforts surrounding planning, research, marketing, and audience development, and conducts an annual Campaign for the Arts.



Darke County Center for the Arts
Greenville • 937-547-0908
Darke County Center for the Arts was formed in 1978 to expand opportunities for cultural enrichment in the community by supporting the arts and restoring the Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as a community cultural center. The DCCA presents an Artists Series, a Family Theatre Series, and a Coffeehouse Series. They have an active program of arts education and support a summer residency for local students.



Dayton Cultural Center
Dayton • 937-333-2489
The City of Dayton Department of Recreation and Youth Services provides recreation and leisure services to children, teens, families, seniors, and neighborhoods in the City of Dayton. The Cultural Center features exhibit space and a small auditorium for meetings and performances.


Fairfield Community Arts Center
Fairfield • 513-867-5348
Adjacent to Village Green Park in the heart of Fairfield, the Fairfield Community Arts Center offers a venue for cultural events and leisure activities. The FCAC is home to a 237-seat theatre, an art gallery, a pottery studio, a dance studio, a children’s area, and a seniors’ lounge.


Fitton Center for Creative Arts
Hamilton • 513-863-8873
Take your pick from a wide variety of programs designed to inspire the artist, musician, or performer in you. Choose from art exhibits, performances, informative luncheons, or an abundant offering of classes, workshops, and private lessons.



Miami Valley Community Concert Association
Centerville • 937-938-1109
The Miami Valley Community Concert Association was incorporated in the spring of 1991 with the purpose of presenting performances by professional artists to the local community at affordable prices. The association is run entirely by volunteers, which allows all income obtained through ticket sales, program advertising, and donations to be spent solely on high-quality performances. MVCCA presents four concerts a year at the Centerville Performing Arts Center.


Middletown Arts Center
Middletown • 513-424-2417
Middletown Arts Center was founded in 1957 by the Art Committee of the Federation of Women’s Clubs of Middletown. The mission of the MAC is to enrich our community by creating opportunities for artistic expression through learning and appreciation. A welcoming, stimulating, and diverse learning environment is provided with professional facilities, artists, classes, exhibits, and workshops.


Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District (MCACD)
Dayton • 937-225-4573

Through the generosity of the Board of County Commissioners, the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District supports, nurtures, and encourages the development and preservation of arts and culture in Montgomery County. Not a specific entertainment district, the geographic “district” is the entire county. The District provides funding for numerous arts and cultural amenities throughout the county as well as programs supporting local artists. A list of institutions and organizations funded by the District can be found on its website.


New Carlisle Chautauqua Arts Council

New Carlisle • 937-845-8774
The New Carlisle Chautauqua Arts Council endeavors to bring new perspectives to the community through their annual Summer in the Park concert series in Smith Park every June through August, along with providing theater and music opportunities to New Carlisle schools.


Oxford Community Arts Center
Oxford • 513-524-8506
The Oxford Community Arts Center is a nonprofit organization representing performing and visual community arts groups who wish to rehearse, perform, display, and teach various arts and craft forms in a facility that represents a permanent home for the community’s arts.


Piqua Arts Council (PAC)
Piqua • 937-773-9630
Since 1990, the Piqua Arts Council has been dedicated to making the arts accessible to the community through education, support, and presentation. Through events like Dancing with the Piqua Stars, Rock Piqua!, their Annual Art Exhibit, and their in-school Creative Classrooms program, they continue to fulfill their mission.



Preble County Arts Association (PCAA)
Eaton • 937-456-3999
The PCAA operates the Visual Art Center where the community can participate in a wide variety of art activities, including pottery, painting, music, fiber, and paint-your-own-pottery. The PCAA also prioritizes making art a part of the community by integrating it into our neighborhoods.


Rosewood Arts Centre
City of Kettering
Kettering • 937-296-0294
Rosewood Arts Centre welcomes thousands of attendees from the Dayton Region to experience hands-on activities in the visual and performing arts and humanities. Each year, Rosewood offers hundreds of classes, exhibitions, theater productions, music, lectures, workshops, and special events, as well as specialized facilities for artists to pursue their own practice in ceramics, photography, glass, metals, and more. Local arts and community groups, including the Kettering Arts Council and the Kettering Children’s Choir, call Rosewood their home.


Springfield Arts Council
Springfield • 937-324-2712
The Springfield Arts Council’s mission is to “build a better community by sharing the performing arts with all citizens of Springfield, Clark County, and the region.” The Council presents the annual admission-free Summer Arts Festival and Broadway and national touring attractions in its Broadway and Beyond Series. SAC’s Arts in Education initiative provides performing artists to area schools through its Arts in the Classroom program, enables mentoring and performance opportunities to young people through the Youth Arts Ambassadors, and participates in numerous other outreach efforts.



Tipp City Area Arts Council
Tipp City • [email protected]
An active and dynamic arts community plays a significant role in a city’s economic growth and cultural heritage. The Tipp City Area Arts Council (TCAAC) is dedicated to the development and promotion of our region’s visual, musical, physical, and literary arts. We host classes (photography, literary, and art), hold contests (art, literary, plein air art), promote events (Art for the Heart, Children’s Art Adventure, and 6×6 Art for All), and offer free community performances (Canal Music Fest and Art in the Park) throughout the year to engage the community and support local artists. These efforts have helped to establish Tipp City as a small-town capital of the arts in Ohio, as well as earned its inclusion in the November 2015 “Best Hometowns” edition of Ohio Magazine.



Troy-Hayner Cultural Center
Troy • 937-339-0457
Taking care to preserve the beauty of the historic landmark in which it is housed, the Center is a lively hub for community and cultural activity. Opportunities include exhibits, performing arts programs, classes in art, and a wide range of other cultural and educational offerings.


Vandalia Arts
Vandalia • 937-898-5891
Vandalia Cultural Arts Program (VCAP) and Public Art in Vandalia (PAIV) were established to benefit the City of Vandalia and its residents by providing revenue to support the arts. VCAP supports artistic and cultural activities, programs, performances, and organizations. VCAP has an annual grant program and facilitates monthly exhibits of local art. PAIV’s mission is to enhance neighborhoods and urban environments in the City of Vandalia through the installation and maintenance of permanent works of art. PAIV welcomes and embraces public art for the community—donated, loaned, or commissioned—in an effort to grow Vandalia’s public art collection. VCAP and PAIV joined in 2015 and 2016 to sponsor a Community Art Project to provide community engagement in the arts.


Warren County Arts Council (WCAC)
Lebanon • [email protected]
The Warren County Arts Council seeks to provide passionate leadership for the creation of a vibrant arts community in Warren County by supporting and promoting the visual and performing arts and artists. The mission of WCAC is to encourage and promote the development, practice, and enjoyment of the arts.


Yellow Springs Arts Council
Yellow Springs • [email protected]
The Yellow Springs Arts Council supports hundreds of local creative workers and many more artistic souls by hosting monthly gallery shows, organizing performances by musicians, dancers, poets, and comedians, and offering art classes. YSAC sponsors special projects and is a member organization which is supported through membership dues, donations, grants, and fundraising projects.