Arts Associations, Councils and Guilds

CADC – The Cannery Art and Design Center
45 South St. Clair Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

A not-for-profit contemporary fine arts organization with a full service art gallery, membership, rotating exhibits, special events, seminars, artistic instruction, mentorship and art classes.


The Circus Creative Collective
The Yellow Cab Building
700 E. Fourth Street
Dayton, OH

The Circus is dedicated to building a nourishing environment that will encourage community interaction, artistic collaboration, and the empowerment of the individual. We offer a place to create, perform, and share freely in the experience of living. Please join us to meet new and creative people, show and tell, and socialize in a supportive environment. Always free. Always fun. Always interesting.


Dayton Carvers Guild
The United Rehabilitation Service building
4710 Old Troy Pike (Troy and Needmore)
Dayton, OH

Members range from novice to professional, visitors welcome. Guest speakers/demos on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.


Dayton Printmakers Cooperative
913 N. Keowee Street
Dayton, OH 45404

A not for profit group of artists and printmakers who jointly use and maintain a studio facility and equipment. Our primary mission is to provide our members with the facility, the opportunity, and the stimulus to create art and printwork. It also includes increasing knowledge of printmaking within the Miami Valley through programs, exhibitions, and workshops.


Dayton Society of Painters & Sculptors
48 High Street
Dayton, Ohio 45403-2318
Gallery: 937-228-4532
Lisa Selvia Johnson, 
DSPS Coordinator

DSPS is an active arts organization geared to support local artists by offering annual exhibits, events and workshops. It is a venue for member artists to exhibit and sell art. Exhibits are held throughout the year and include two major shows in the Spring and the Fall along with other invitationals and juried opportunities.


Dayton Visual Art Center (DVAC)
118 North Jefferson Street
Dayton, OH 45402

From gallery talks and exhibit openings to professional development workshops, DVAC provides opportunities to meet others who share an interest in art and to learn about and support contemporary visual art.


Fairborn Art Association
P.O. Box 1231
Fairborn, OH 45324

Sponsors workshops, classes, members shows

The John Bryan Community Pottery The Penguin Building
100 Dayton Street

Community Ceramic Classes offered. Become a member and use wheels, slab roller, clay tools, glaze room and electric, gas and wood kilns as your studio space to work on your own. You can also buy clay, work there during open studio hours and have ceramic pieces fired there for reasonable prices without being a member.

Miami Valley Quilter’s Guild
P.O. Box 340141
Beavercreek, OH 45434

The Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild is more than just a club, we are a diverse group with more than 200 members from all areas of interest and all quilting skill levels. MVQG provides quilters with education and instruction through classes and workshops; inspiration and growth through meetings featuring accomplished quilters, quilt designers, and quilting teachers; fellowship and support through meetings, retreats, shows, programs, our newsletter, and our website; and encouragement and recognition through quilt shows, show-and-tell sessions, challenges, charitable activities, and other events.


Monday Morning Artists
An Artists Group that meets the first Monday of each month at the Presbyterian Church at 314 Xenia Avenue in Yellow Springs. Open to all.


Weaver’s Guild
P.O. Box 825
Yellow Springs OH 45387
Contact: Diana Nelson at 767-9487

The guild is a nonprofit educational organization that promotes hand weaving, hand-spinning and the textile arts. The guild offers education programs in fiber techniques and processes and encourages artistic awareness through topical lectures, discussions, exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations.


Western Ohio Watercolors(WOWS)
At the Springfield Museum of Art
107 Cliff Park Road
Springfield, OH
WOWS offer workshops, shows and member shows. Meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., with Food & Fellowship at 6:00 p.m., September through November and February through April.


Yellow Springs Arts Council
111 Corry Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

The Arts Council offers members Gallery Show opportunities, database listings with links to your web site, E- Announcements, arts networking, fiscal agent services, members shows, volunteer opportunities at art events, art classes to take or teach, and rentals. Open to all.

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