The Whirlpool and the dry Sauna will reopen at the regular scheduled time of 5:30 AM on Tuesday, November 19th.

The wet Steam Room will reopen at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, November 19th.

Artist Information

Applications for the 2019 Art on the Commons Festival are now closed.  Congratulations to our artists!.  Applications for 2020 will be accepted January 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020.  If you'd like to receive notification about the call for entry, please e-mail

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Detailed information about the application process, jury process, categories, booth fees, eligibility, and more here.

Important 2019 Dates

Applications open: January 1
Application Deadline: March 31
Jurying: April 2019
Artist Notifications Sent Out: May 3
Accept Invitation Deadline: May 20
Booth Payment Due: May 20
Waitlist/Alternates Contacted: May 21 – July 31
Artist Networking Event: August 10
Festival Date: August 11

2019 Awards!

On-site jurying and awards will be taking place again in 2019.  Good luck to all our artists!
Best of Show $500 cash prize!
2nd place
3rd place
Best Presentation
Best of Ohio
Joan W. McCoy Memorial People's Choice Award -$150 cash prize!
All Award winners will receive a waived jury fee for application to Art on the Commons in 2020.

2019 Jurors

Ed Dixon is the owner of the Edward A. Dixon Gallery in downtown Dayton, which exhibits artwork from around the world, including modern and contemporary painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture. Dixon is a native Daytonian and art enthusiast. He has held art shows and other creative events in the area and is an avid supporter of visual and performance arts. Dixon volunteers his time to charitable causes, including the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.

Pene Miller is a lifelong fan of art and those who create it. Her art collection includes a number of works by local artists and is always on the lookout for art that stirs her heart. She currently serves on the Kettering Arts Council and, in her spare time, she enjoys making a variety of creative messes in her home studio.

Melody Reed is the Executive Director of Glass Axis in Columbus, Ohio, a vibrant glass center dedicated to making and learning for the community. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business (Arts Administration) from Otterbein University. She comes to Glass Axis after other positions in the Columbus arts community, formerly with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus and Actors’ Theatre of Columbus.

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