AAVAG ARTISTS The African American Visual Artist Guild
Updated: Dec 9, 2018
Two years ago, The African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG) - Exposition Through Art - Wright Dunbar Village/Wolf Creek Project was born. 12 artists created 25 works of art paying homage to the architecture, people, and events associated with this vibrant section of Dayton's West side. Our very humble initial goal was to conduct a 2-week exhibit, sell the 250 calendars depicting each piece of art with proceeds going to fund the next project and provide awards to young developing artists. That little acorn grew into an oak tree and surpassed the project committee's wildest dreams. We have now been showing this exhibit for 2 years: an extended stay at RTA through the end of 2016, a 2-month showing at Dunbar House, 2-months at the Charles White Gallery at Central State University in Wilberforce, another 2-month stint at First Baptist Church in downtown Dayton followed by 2 months at Mount Enon Missionary Baptist Church. From there we took the exhibit to our new gallery home at Central State University Dayton and then on to the Northwest Public Library.