Art on the Commons

One of the most popular Dayton-area art festivals returns this August for its 31st year! Rosewood Arts Centre presents Art on the Commons on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  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 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.

Information for Artists

Visitor and Volunteer Information

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Art on the Commons
Coordinated by Rosewood Arts Centre

Contact Rosewood Arts Centre at 937-296-0294

NEW 2019

Visit Meadowlark Restaurant and/or Wheat Penny Oven and Bar before Sunday, August 11 for a special restaurant discount! Simply pick up the Art on the Commons bookmark at either restaurant, bring it to the Information Booth at the event and receive a special stamp. Present your validated bookmark at either restaurant during the month of August to receive 10% off your meal!

To celebrate this year's festival, Meadowlark is hosting a "mini-exhibition" featuring local Art on the Commons artists! Original artworks by Dan Cleary (photography), Dawna Boehmer (painting) and Sharon Stolzenberger (mixed media) are on view through October 6!

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5531 Far Hills Avenue
Dayton, OH 45429

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515 Wayne Ave
Dayton, OH 45410



Thank you to our presenting media sponsor Dayton Daily News/Cox Media, and our Patron sponsors: The Modern College of Design, Waker Plumbing, Robert K. Jones Insurance, 91.3 WYSO, Flying Ace Express Carwash, Mark Fornes Realty, the Ohio Arts Council, the Kettering Parks Foundation and the Kettering Dor-wood Optimists. We would also like to thank our event sponsors: Dayton Art Solutions, Hamburger Wagon, Eudora Brewing , USA Tire, Special Occasions Party Supply, the Joan W. McCoy Memorial Art Fund, Meadowlark Restaurant and Wheat Penny Oven and Bar.

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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 Sue Ellen Boesch (chair),  Lisa Arzate, Christian Davell, Jane Dunwoodie,  Pat Higgins, Sue McCall, Thom Meyer, Georgiana Nye and Kayt Senn-Grilliot.

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