Art on the Commons

One of the most popular Dayton-area art festivals returns this August for its 30th year! Rosewood Arts Centre presents Art on the Commons on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Lincoln Park Civic Commons. Come shop for fine arts and crafts by 100 talented artists from around the country. Works include jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, metals, watercolor, sculpture, glass, fibers and wood creations. We'll also have live entertainment and tasty concessions. 

Art on the Commons
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Art on the Commons
Coordinated by Rosewood Arts Centre

Contact Rosewood Arts Centre at 937-296-0294

Information for Artists

Visitor and Volunteer Information

About the Festival

Art on the Commons is a juried display and sale of fine arts and fine crafts located in the Civic Commons in Kettering, Ohio. Art on the Commons includes over one hundred artists from around the country showing and selling their work in a scenic park. Live music and entertainment enhance the festival atmosphere and several food and drink vendors offer variety of options. Art on the Commons has been recognized as an outstanding festival by national and local artist news publications.

We had an incredible year for our 29th annual Art on the Commons festival! Beautiful weather, approximately 10,000 attendees, and highly praised artwork; it was a day to remember! 

This year, an on-site jury of arts professionals presented nine individuals with awards, including: 

Best in Show - Martha Healy (Ceramics) 
First Place - Matt Breuner (Jewelry) 
Second Place - Mary Miller (Mixed Media) 
Third Place -Sumiko Takada (Ceramics) 
Honorable Mention - Amy Overman (Photography) 
Honorable Mention - Janeth Hemmerling (Jewelry) 
Best Presentation - Benjamin Jordan (Jewelry) 
Best Local Artist - Chris Noah-Cooper (Works on Paper) 
Best First Time Participant - Kris Grenier (Fibers and Leather) 

Photos from the festival and our Saturday Artist Meet and Greet are now on Facebook

If you missed the press coverage, check out the great feature stories on this year's event: 

Read the Dayton Daily News feature 
Read the Dayton City Paper feature 

Thank you to our 2017 Festival Sponsors!






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