“I just got back from the Art House Hop and it was WONDERFUL! It was so great to see art in living spaces! It was fun, educational, and inspiring.”
-Sandi Sharp, local artist (regarding fall tours of YS art collections)
The Yellow Springs Arts Council is busy year-round with a full schedule of exhibits in our Community Gallery, live music concerts and other events in our Multi-Arts Event Room, yearly high school arts awards, and other arts projects throughout the Village.
The complete schedule of upcoming events is on our Calendar.
The YSAC Community Gallery, located at 111 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, provides opportunities for member artists to showcase local works. Opening Receptions take place on Third Fridays from 6-9 pm from February – December and each exhibit lasts three weeks. The gallery is open Wednesdays – Sundays from 1-4 pm. In December, the Gallery is filled with treasures for sale in the Holiday Art Jumble fundraiser, now an annual tradition. Shop from Out-of-the-Closet Art, Grandma’s Arty Knickknacks, Hand-Crafted Whimsy, and Art Supplies in this yearly community art reshuffle.
“It was a great experience having the show at the YSAC gallery. You made the whole process of putting on the show so much easier.”
– Rajan Kose
These monthly music events feature local talent on second Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 pm and normally ask for aa $5 suggested donation.
In the most recent YS Arts Experience, four national and area artists participated in an abstract Bronze Sculpture Symposium on the campus of Antioch College in October, 2013. Featuring a rare ancient practice – bronze casting – dating back nearly 5,000 years, the symposium engaged and educated community members, students, and visitors, and was one of the Top Ten Picks for the Best of Dayton’s Visual Arts, 2013. The pieces will be installed around Yellow Springs in a Bronze Sculpture Trail in 2014.
Art House Hop
This annual YSAC fundraiser is a self-guided tour of private art collections throughout Yellow Springs held in the fall.
“We all totally enjoyed the Art House Hop, so much!! It was great seeing the art and the houses, and getting to meet all the hosts. Many of the hosts also had some tasty goodies to share, adding to the fun. It was a wonderful event, and we hope to be able to come back next year. Out thanks and gratitude to all.”
– Trish from Lebanon
For over 20 years, the YSAC has supported emerging artists at the annual Yellow Springs High School Art Awards in collaboration with the YSHS District Art Show. At the college level, YSAC is pleased to partner with Antioch College through the Miller Fellow program. Member artists are encouraged to offer classes and workshops at reduced rates in our Multi-Arts Event Room. In the past, YSAC has coordinated summer classes for children and artists-in-residence at Mills Lawn Elementary School.