Art Agencies & Cultural Centers
Arbogast Performing Center (APAC)
Troy • 937-418-8392
The goal of the APAC is to bring added value to regional schools and the greater Miami Valley area with enhanced programs in performing and visual arts. This dynamic venue will provide numerous opportunities for the greater Miami Valley region to learn, gather, enjoy and have a positive impact for decades to come.
Art Central Foundation
Middletown • 513-267-4016
The mission of the Art Central Foundation is to serve regional residents and students with opportunities to grow in the visual arts. Creating a supportive art community in Middletown, the Workshop Program teaches technique, the Guerilla Art Project offers public art experiences, and the Artists @ Work Program nurtures tomorrow’s creative entrepreneurs. They are committed to ensuring all aspects of their mission embrace diversity and foster inclusion.
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.
Lebanon • (513)-409-4228
ArtScape Lebanon is a charitable organization in Lebanon, Ohio. Their mission is to unite and empower the community through the arts. They collaborate with local organizations with similar missions and values to better serve their community members.
BAUM OPERA HOUSE
The Baum Opera House serves as a base for the arts in Miamisburg by encouraging cultural activities such as concerts, recitals, theater productions, art shows and exhibits and other community uses.
Cedarville Opera House
Cedarville • 937- 766-5400
The Cedarville Opera House is a historic theater in the village of Cedarville, Ohio, United States. Erected in 1888 on Main Street in downtown Cedarville, it has been a premier part of community life since its construction.
Centerville Performing Arts Center
The Performing Arts Center facility contains a 1,200-seat theatre, a lobby designed for art exhibits and presentations, a dance studio and a technical theatre work area. A number of concerts are performed here by the bands, choirs and orchestras from various schools within the district, as well as the CHS dance students. The CHS Theatre program also presents several productions throughout the year. In addition, the Miami Valley Community Concert Association holds concerts in the theatre each season.
City of Centerville Arts Commission
Centerville • 937-433-7151
The purpose of the City of Centerville Arts Commission is to provide the Centerville community with access to the visual and performing arts in their own hometown.
Clark State Performing Arts Center
Springfield • 937-328-6082
Built in 1993, the award-winning Clark State Performing Arts Center is situated on 5.5 acres in downtown Springfield. The 86,000 square foot facility houses rental space that is designed and equipped to accommodate musical performances, theatre presentations, conferences, business meetings and other activities. In addition to serving as the main location for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the center hosts a full season of musicals, plays, speakers, comedians, and musicians each year.
CLIFTON OPERA HOUSE
Clifton Opera House hosts year round entertainment. The Opera House, designed by Springfield architect Charles Cregar, was built in 1893. Over the years, the Opera House has served as a venue for minstrel shows, town offices, after school sports and community meetings. Most weekends offer a variety of musical offerings and entertainment.
Country Workshop Artists
The Country Workshop Artists group began in 1959, organized by a group of women who wished to share their common interest in the arts. After 60 years, the organization continues to provide a vibrant platform for learning, creating, sharing and appreciating the arts.
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 is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1978 by a group of five local citizens desiring to expand cultural enrichment in the community by supporting all of the arts. The organization is also committed to restoring and preserving the Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as an important cultural center.
DAYTON ARTISTS UNITED
Dayton Artists United is a network of individual artists in all disciplines working to build a stronger creative community in our region.
Dayton Blues Society
The DBS is a long-time nonprofit organization formed in support of local Blues musicians and events in the region.
Dayton • 937-228-7591
Dayton Live is the region's home for arts, culture, and entertainment. Located in the heart of downtown Dayton, Dayton Live is one of the city's premier not-for-profit arts organizations. They present more than 300 performances for all ages and interests each year, including touring Broadway, comedians, concerts, films, and family shows, as well as a robust Education & Engagement program. They operate and maintain the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theatre, PNC Arts Annex, and Metropolitan Arts Center (home of The Loft Theatre) – as well as The Arts Garage for the benefit of the community.
Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP)
Dayton • 937-224-1518
The Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP) is a nonprofit organization funded primarily by a Special Improvement District which contracts with the DDP to provide a variety of services including business development, advocacy, and marketing. The Downtown Dayton Partnership is dedicated to making downtown Dayton a better place to live, work, and visit. Working with downtown property owners, businesses and residents, they provide strategic planning, business development, and marketing services to grow and strengthen the downtown.
Englewood Festival and Arts Commission
Englewood • 937-837-5106
Englewood is very proud to have its own Festival and Arts Commission. The organization's mission is to assist the community in the development and implementation of a comprehensive arts program.
Fairborn Art Association
The Fairborn Art Association is a nonprofit organization, designed to promote and encourage the appreciation and development of art in various forms, sponsor art classes, workshops and programs, and provide community service.
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, the community may enjoy a variety of concerts and shows through the One Stage Series, the Wine, Women & Song Series, and the EnterAct Family Series.
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
Hamilton • 513-863-8873
The Fitton presents some of the finest local and national talent with an incredibly diverse series of live performances and events. Their galleries exhibit outstanding and engaging artwork by local, national, and international artists, and their commitment to arts education remains paramount.
The Foundry Theater at Antioch College
The Foundry @ Antioch College is a multi-use performing arts center with a long and rich history in the village of Yellow Springs. Their vision moving forward is that it will serve as a cultural hub for Antioch College and the regional community through original programming, artists in residence, and partnerships with other mission-aligned organizations and events. Current Companies-in-Residence include Gravity Works, Mad River Theater Works, and the World House Choir.
Kettering • 937-296-3300
This neighborhood outdoor entertainment venue is celebrating over 30 seasons of fine performances! They invite the public to enjoy "Summer's Best Music" from their favorite performers from the past and present in the 4,300-seat outdoor amphitheater and to check out one of the many free summer festivals in the park for food, live music, and fun.
Huber Heights Performing Arts (HHPA)
Huber Heights • 937-999-2111
HHPA exists to inform the citizens of Huber Heights and its visitors of the abundance of exceptional opportunities that are available in the performing arts in Huber Heights, to promote all aspects of the performing arts, and to ensure that youngsters and residents of Huber Heights are given the opportunity to participate in the various performing arts in the community.
Kettering Arts Council
The Kettering Arts Council is a 15 member citizen advisory committee comprised of local artists, art educators, community leaders, and those who truly appreciate the arts. The Kettering Arts Council, in partnership and collaboration with the community, strives to provide access to the arts for all ages, encourage a passion for the arts, and promote art appreciation and education. The Arts Council promotes and enhances an awareness and appreciation of Kettering arts.
Levitt Pavilion Dayton
Dayton • 937-281-2144
The Levitt Pavilion is a nonprofit, outdoor music venue offering 50 FREE concerts each 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 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.
Mason Arts Council
The Mason Arts Council was formed to promote, present, and support artists, arts organizations and art activities to further the development of the arts community in Mason and the surrounding area.
They exist to cultivate a culture of inspiration, creativity, and enjoyment and are working to build a state-of-the-art community arts facility in Mason.
Piqua • 937-773-9355
Mainstreet Piqua is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization, promotion and economic development of downtown Piqua, Ohio. The organization was founded in 1993 with a core mission of improving the heart of the Piqua community. They host a variety of family-oriented community events including Taste of the Arts, Piqua Community Farmers Market and Christmas on the Green.
Miami Valley Community Concert Association
Centerville • 937-853-8292
The Miami Valley Community Concert Association presents performances by professional artists at affordable prices. Concerts are presented at the Centerville Performing Arts Center located at 500 Franklin Street in Centerville.
Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District (MCACD)
Dayton • 937-225-4573
The Arts and Cultural District supports, nurtures, and encourages the development and preservation of arts and culture throughout Montgomery County, primarily by funding arts and cultural organizations as well as individual artists.
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.
Eaton • 937-456-3999
The Preble County Art Association (PCAA) operates Preble Arts, where the community can participate in a wide variety of art activities, including ceramics, painting, music, wood and metal art, paint-your-own-pottery, and more!
Rosewood Arts Center
Kettering • 937-296-0294
Rosewood Arts Center is the arts education hub of the region, with programs in dance, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, writing, theatre, languages, glass, metals, music, jewelry, and more. Rosewood presents hundreds of classes annually for youth and adults, as well as gallery exhibitions, theater performances, artist studios and special events. With specialized facilities including ceramics, dance, drawing, printmaking, photography, glass, jewelry and painting studios, they welcome tens of thousands of visitors every year.
Springboro Arts Council
The Springboro Arts Council was founded to organize and promote ArtFest on Main, a family-friendly day of art and activities held in Historic Downtown Springboro.
Springfield Arts Council, Inc.
Springfield • 937-324-2712
The Springfield Arts Council is a performing arts presenting organization in Springfield, Ohio, building a better community by sharing performing arts with all citizens of Springfield, Clark County, and the region through programs including the admission-free Summer Arts Festival, Youth Arts Ambassadors program, and The Showtime Series.
Stuart & Mimi Rose Music Center at The Heights
Huber Heights • 937-610-0288
The Rose Music Center 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 I-70 in Huber Heights. The Center is owned by the City of Huber Heights.
Tipp City Area Arts Council
Tipp City • 937-543-5115
The Tipp City Area Arts Council (TCAAC) is dedicated to promoting, developing, and supporting the visual, musical, performing, and literary arts. Events include An Art Affair & A Fine Art Show, Canal Music Fest, and more.
TriArt Society is an inclusive social group of women artists in the Dayton Region formed to encourage and support each other and advocate for arts in the region.
Troy-Hayner Cultural Center
Troy • 937-339-0457
Classes in art and a variety of other subjects are offered for adults and children. Year-round art and local history exhibits are offered free of charge in the Fulker-Nichols Gallery and halls. The public is invited to enjoy a wide variety of free musical concerts in the Ballroom, the Eastroom, Courtyard, and Prouty Plaza, and the organization also organizes the Troy, Ohio, PorchFest event.
Troy Main Street
Troy Main Street is a nonprofit organization that promotes the economic revitalization of downtown Troy. Through strong economic development, planned historic preservation, continued enhancements, and exceptional programming, Troy Main Street creates a charming, prosperous and interactive downtown Troy.
Vandalia • 937-898-5891
The Vandalia Arts Program was formed by combining The Vandalia Cultural Arts Program and The Public Arts in Vandalia Program. The program benefits the City of Vandalia and its residents by providing revenue to support artistic and cultural activities, programs, performances, and organizations, or for other cultural or artistic purposes while also coordinating the installation of public art throughout the city.
Yellow Springs Arts Council
Yellow Springs • 937-679-YSAC (9722)
The Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC) supports hundreds of local creative workers and many others by hosting monthly gallery shows; organizing performances by musicians, dancers, poets, and comedians; and offering educational opportunities related to projects they help sponsor—performances by musicians, dancers, poets, and comedians, and art classes.