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Kettering Arts Council

The Kettering Arts Council meets at 5 pm on the third Tuesday of the month virtually via Zoom. Those interested may contact the Division Manager for Cultural Arts at (937) 296-0294 or email for a link to join.

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2021 Kettering Arts Council Members

Laura Arber (President), Susan Bennett ,  Christian Davell, Meghan Dillon , Sandra Doninger, Elom Dossa, Gine Elliott, Pat Higgins, Tracy McElfresh, Thom Meyer, Pene Miller (Secretary/Treasurer), Gloria Pugh, John Schmitz, Meghan Thomas (Vice President), Shane Weber. City of Kettering Liaison: Shayna V. McConville, Division Manager of Cultural Arts.

Kettering Arts Council 2020

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Watch the 2020 State of the Arts

The Kettering Arts Council presented their annual State of the Arts address at the October 27, 2020 City Council Meeting via video.

About the Kettering Arts Council

The Kettering Arts Council is a 15 member citizen advisory committee comprised of local artists, art educators, community leaders, and those who truly appreciate the arts. The Kettering Arts Council, in partnership and collaboration with the community, strives to provide access to the arts for all ages, encourage a passion for the arts, and promote art appreciation and education. The Arts Council promotes and enhances an awareness and appreciation of Kettering arts.

Kettering Arts Council Virtual Meeting 2020

Join Us!

Applications for the Kettering Arts Council are now being accepted!  Download the  Kettering Arts Council Application Form or contact Rosewood at 937-296-0294 for more information! Applications can be submitted to or dropped off at the Rosewood front office.

Read more about becoming a Kettering Arts Council member.

The Arts Road Show

The Kettering Arts Council presents The Arts Road Show, a visual presentation on the value of the arts in Kettering. The Arts Road Show is appropriate for service groups, businesses and other institutions in the region interested in learning about the impact of the arts. To learn about The Arts Road Show, contact Rosewood Arts Centre at (937) 296-0294 or email

arts road show screen shot

Kettering Arts Council members Sue Ellen Boesch, Pene Miller, Thom Meyer, Christian Davell, Meghan Dillon and Gine Elliot presented The Arts Road Show to Kettering City Council on October 23, 2018, in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month. (Click the photo above to open YouTube and view the video.)

Kettering - City of Arts

To complement the Arts Road Show (see details above), the Kettering Arts Council has published a brochure of the impact of the arts in our community.  Download it below or pick up a copy at Rosewood Arts Centre!

Download a copy of the bibliography

Past Events

Walk+Bike the Arts
Kettering Block Party, 2018 and 2019
A collaboration between the Kettering Arts Council and Kettering’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Walk+Bike the Arts was re-imagined as a self- guided tour for children and their parents of Lincoln Park’s public art.  Arts Council members were stationed throughout the tour to talk about each piece and its history in Kettering. Participants who finished the tour and their passport (given at the beginning of the tour), were rewarded with a special prize pack.
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