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. It offers educational opportunities in dance, choir, music, and theatre.
Beavercreek • 937-306-7277
Infusion Art is a community-driven nonprofit organization that works with local organizations to create art education programs for youth, young adults, and citizens without access to the arts. Art is a pillar of learning, critical thinking, and generating creative ideas. 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 & TEJAS (Teen Educational and Joint Adult Studio) inspires people of all ages from the Miami Valley to imagine, learn, and create art through hundreds of innovative arts education programs led by professional artists. Low-income students, youth on probation, adults with disabilities, prisoners, and survivors of violence achieve equal access to the educational and healing quality of the arts. The organization has provided dozens of public art projects to add cultural beauty to the Dayton Region.
The Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton
MI is a nonprofit arts organization committed to breaking the social barriers that divide us and unifying people by leading collaborative art murals. Create your own beautiful glass mosaic pieces at the Mosaic Art Studio’s new location inside tend&flourish on Brown Street in downtown Dayton. All ages, all abilities, all people are welcome. Open Saturdays.
Dayton • 937-222-MUSE (6873)
Muse Machine is a nationally acclaimed arts education organization annually serving 72,000 students and their teachers across Western Ohio. Since its inception in 1982, Muse Machine has produced dozens of large-scale musicals and concerts and engaged thousands of students through arts-integrated classroom instruction, interactive workshops, and professional development for teachers.
New Hope Studio
The New Hope Studio is a division of the New Hope Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to promote self-expression, self-worth, and job skills through a variety of arts. Classes are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11a.m.-1.pm.
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, 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
Since 2000, the Performing Arts Academy (PAA) has grown from a handful of children to a program that now produces 12 annual theatre productions, provides dance classes for all ages, and offers private music lessons year round to more than 290 young people and adults. 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.
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
Residence in Praise Community Arts Center utilizes the performing and visual arts to mentor adolescent youth and help them find their purpose through music, dance, theatre, visual/graphic arts, creative writing, and character education. Their C.H.A.M.P.S. program (Creative Healing Arts Mentoring Program Services) also welcomes partnerships with local foster families and organizations. 2019 Fall Gala: Sunday, October 6, 4:00 p.m. at Celebrity Banquet.
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 that 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.