Art Agencies & Cultural Centers
Art Central Foundation
Middletown • 513-267-4016
Art Central Foundation’s vision is to advance the creative spirit and diversity of historic downtown Middletown through accessibility and community engagement in the arts. The 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. The Arts Alliance develops programming that includes collaborative efforts and partnerships with 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.
Dayton • 937-222-2787
Culture Works strengthens the Dayton Region by supporting arts and culture through fundraising, grantmaking, marketing, and advocacy. Their annual community-wide fundraiser, the Campaign for the Arts, draws support from individuals, local companies, and foundations to provide grants for local arts organizations. Culture Works also administers a grant program for individual artists, offers scholarships for students, and leads regional cultural planning and arts advocacy efforts.
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. It has an active arts education program and supports a summer residency for local students.
Fairfield Community Arts Center
Fairfield • 513-867-5348
Adjacent to beautiful Village Green Park in the heart of Fairfield, the Fairfield Community Arts Center is home to a 237-seat theatre, an art gallery, a pottery studio, a dance studio, a children’s area, and a senior’s lounge. From September to May, enjoy a variety of concerts and shows through the One Stage Series; Wine, Women & Song Series; and the EnterAct Family Series.
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.
Kettering • 937-296-3300
This neighborhood outdoor entertainment venue will celebrate its 28th season in 2019. Enjoy concerts from your favorite performers from the past and present in the 4,300-seat outdoor amphitheater or check out one of the many free summer festivals in the park for food, live music, and fun.
Levitt Pavilion Dayton
Dayton • 937-281-2144
The Levitt Pavilion is a brand new outdoor music venue offering 50 FREE concerts a summer featuring local, national, and international musicians, with an emphasis on high caliber, diverse programming. The goal of Levitt Pavilion Dayton is to provide access to the performing arts for all and transform a neglected green space into a thriving meeting ground for the region. Its mission is to build community through music, one free concert at a time.
Miami Valley Community Concert Association
Centerville • 937-853-8292
The Miami Valley Community Concert Association presents four concerts a year at the Centerville High School Performing Arts Center. MVCCA 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, advertising, and donations to be spent solely on high-quality performances.
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 MCACD provides funding for numerous arts and cultural amenities throughout the county as well as programs supporting local artists.
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 its annual Summer in the Park concert series in Smith Park every June through August, and by 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. It continues to fulfill its mission by maintaining high professional standards, equitable and fair payment or compensation opportunities for artists, and proper recognition and show of appreciation for volunteers and supporters.
Preble County Art Association (PCAA)
Eaton • 937-456-3999
The PCAA is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering a creative community. 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. Visit their new facility at 207 E. Main Street in Eaton!
Rose Music Center at The Heights
Huber Heights • 937-610-0288
The Rose Music Center at The Heights is a 4,200-seat fully covered outdoor amphitheater. It is located in The Heights development–a destination retail, dining, and entertainment district located conveniently off of I-70 in Huber Heights, Ohio. The Center is owned by The City of Huber Heights and managed by MEMI–Music & Event Management Inc.
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. Rosewood offers hundreds of classes, exhibitions, performances, lectures, workshops, and special events, as well as specialized facilities for artists to pursue their own practice in ceramics, photography, glass, metals, and more. CitySites Public Art, Rosewood Gallery, Art on the Commons Festival, and the Kettering Arts Council are a part of Rosewood.
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 national touring attractions in its Showtime Series. SAC’s educational outreach efforts include providing performing artists to area schools through Arts in the Classroom and enabling mentoring and performance opportunities to young people through the Youth Arts Ambassadors program.
Tipp City Area Arts Council
Tipp City • 937-543-5115
The Tipp City Area Arts Council (TCAAC) is dedicated to the development and promotion of our region’s visual, musical, physical, and literary arts. It hosts classes, holds contests, promotes events (Art for the Heart, Children’s Art Adventure, and 6×6 Art for All), and offers free community performances (Canal Music Fest and Art in the Park) throughout the year to engage the community and support local artists.
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 • 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.
Yellow Springs Arts Council
Yellow Springs • 937-679-YSAC (9722)
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.