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Rosewood Arts Centre organizes several major events each year, including Art on the Commons, Art on the Playground, A Rosewood Holiday Arts Festival, SuburbiCon: A Comic Creator Expo and Comic Book Studio Day!

Kettering Children’s Theatre performances are every Winter and Fall; click here for details!

Which big event is coming up next? Comic Book Studio Day! Scroll down to learn more.


Comic Book Studio Day

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9 am – 3:30 pm

cbsd-2017-copyIn partnership with the Gem City Comic Convention, Rosewood presents a full day of workshops in writing and illustration, as well as artist presentations. Learn to write and illustrate like the pros, talk to comic book experts, and enjoy free live demos! The workshops are a la carte – sign up for as many as you like. Separate workshops are offered for ages 10 – 16 and ages 16+.

Workshops are $20 each for Kettering residents and $25 for nonresidents. Register for all three youth or adult workshops for only $50 for Kettering residents/$60 nonresidents! 

Register for all three workshops by March 31 and receive two free tickets (a $20 value) to the Gem City Comic Convention, which takes place April 1 – 2 at the Dayton Convention Center.

2017 Schedule of Events!



Art on the Playground

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11am – 3pm
Habitat Environmental Center, 3036 Bellflower Street, Kettering 45409
FREE parking at Southdale Elementary School, 1200 West Dorothy Lane

AOTP Flyer 2016Rosewood Arts Centre proudly presents the award-winning Art on the Playground, an interactive art festival for kids of all ages. Art on the Playground takes place rain or shine at the Habitat Environmental Center in Kettering, OH. The event is FREE and all are welcome!

Fun for all ages, Art on the Playground features a range of hands-on, make-and-take art activities. From ceramics demonstrations to creating your own beaded jewelry, our youth-oriented artists will help kids make their very own masterpieces to take home!

Art on the Playground is organized by Rosewood Arts Centre and sponsored in part by Habitat Environmental Center with support from the Kettering Arts Council.

Free parking is available for guests at Southdale Elementary School, located at 1200 West Dorothy Lane (click here for a map). Call Rosewood at (937) 296-0294 for more information!



Art on the Commons

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Sunday, August 13, 2017
11 am – 5 pm

aotc_headerOne of the most popular Dayton-area art festivals returns this August for its 29th year!  Rosewood Arts Centre presents Art on the Commons at Kettering’s Lincoln Park Civic Commons on Sunday, August 13th. Each year, Art on the Commons features fine arts and crafts by 100 talented artists from around the country.  Works for display and sale include a juried selection of jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, watercolor, sculpture, glass, fibers and wood creations. Entertainment is scheduled throughout the day and concessions are available.

Our 2017 Call for Artists is now open for submissions! Additional information on the festival and submission process can be found at



SuburbiCon: A Comic Creator Expo

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9am – 3pm
suburbicon-poster-2016-11x17SuburbiCon is back for a bigger and better third year! Our 2016 event features comic book creators showing and selling their work.

In addition to a great lineup of creators, SuburbiCon offers several free art activities for all ages, including the Mega-Big Comic Page, cape and mask making, a fan art contest and more.

The Comic Swap is also back for 2016 – bring those unwanted comics to trade with others (no sales allowed, trades only). A great way to refresh your comic stash without spending a dime! Door prizes for the first 25 attendees.






A Rosewood Holiday Arts Festival

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 11 am – 3 pm

holiday-af-single-postcard-copyFeaturing artists, demonstrations, art activities, theater and dance performances and art exhibitions, there is something for everyone. Shop for handmade gifts or create your own. All ages are welcome, and admission is free with refreshments and artwork for purchase. A Rosewood Holiday takes place every December throughout the entire Rosewood facility.

Read our 2016 press release here:  press-release-a-rosewood-holiday-201

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