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The 36th Annual
Art on the Commons
Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
presented by Rosewood Arts Center
August 11, 2024
11 am - 5pm

Back for its 36th year, the Art on the Commons Fine Arts and Crafts Festival features approximately one hundred artists from around the country. Located in a scenic park within the vibrant Dayton area, the festival's live music and top notch artists make Art on the Commons a destination for several thousand art lovers every year. Art on the Commons is organized by Rosewood Arts Center, a division of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts department of the City of Kettering.

Our festival guide and map can be found here: AOTC Festival Guide 2024!  Scroll down for more details about parking, entertainment and more.


Event Details

The WYSO Stage

91.3 WYSO brings the best of local music to Southwest Ohio and to this year’s festival! Find a bench, spread out in the grass or bring a lawnchair and enjoy the line-up by Juliet Fromholt, WYSO Music Director and host of Alpha Rhythms and Kaleidoscope.

11:15am - 12:00pm Ozzi Zappia
12:20pm - 1:05pm The Nautical Theme
1:25pm - 2:10pm The Bruins
2:30pm- 3:15pm Anna Marie
3:35pm - 4:25pm Frank Calzada and Friends


The Fraze Pavilion's Ernie's: Hotdogs, chips and more
Hamburger Wagon: Classic old-time hamburgers
Sweet P's Handcrafted Ice Pops: Mexican poleta-inspired treats
Gary's Italian Ice: Italian ices & frozen custards
A Cut Above - Schnitzel & More: Schnitzel, brats and other German style food
Claybourne Grille: All American classics


Interactive activities for all ages are presented by Rosewood Arts Center including engaging demos by our talented Rosewood instructors.


How to get to the festival

Directions and Parking

The festival is located at Lincoln Park Civic Commons, adjacent to the Fraze Pavilion. You can use the following address to get to the festival: 675 Lincoln Park Blvd, Kettering, OH 45429.

Parking is free! Check out the Parking Map Here.

Bike to AOTC

Ride your bike to Art on the Commons! Bicycle parking is located by the information booth and the entrance to Fraze Pavilion, and representatives from Walk/Bike Kettering will be available to provide information about walking and bicycling in our city!

Thanks to our 2024 Event Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2024 Art on the Commons event sponsors, including our media sponsor The Dayton Daily News, The Modern College of Design, 91.3 WYSO, Robert K. Jones Insurance,  The Wright Cut Hair Studio,  Heritage Architectural Associates, Dayton Art Solutions, Eudora Brewing Company, the Joan McCoy Memorial Fund and the Flower Shoppe.  This event is also made possible by support from the Ohio Arts Council, the Kettering Parks Foundation and the Kettering Arts Council.

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The Wright Cut Hair Studio

Heritage Architectural
Joan W. McCoy
Memorial Art Fund

Event Committee

The Art on the Commons Committee is comprised of Kettering and Dayton residents who support the arts by making this festival a success and include Mary Crockett,  Jane Dunwoodie, Pat Higgins (Event Chair), Terri Holman, Sue McCall, Thom Meyer, Georgiana Nye, John Schmidtz and Kayt Senn-Grilliot.  Emily Vaughn, the Special Events Coordinator at Rosewood Arts Center, is the city liaison.

Art on the Commons
Presented by Rosewood Arts Center

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