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Kettering Arts Council

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.

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Kettering Arts Council

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.

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

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 below to open YouTube and view the video.)

arts road show screen shot

Kettering Arts Council Meetings

The Kettering Arts Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 at 5 p.m. will take place virtually via Zoom. Those interested may contact for a link to join. Visit for the latest closure and cancellation information.

Meetings take place every third Tuesday of the month from 5 – 6:15 pm at Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering* (check front office for meeting room). *All meeting locations and dates are subject to change*

2020 Kettering Arts Council Members

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

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
The Kettering Arts Council organized a family friendly event "Bike the Arts" at the Kettering Block Party in both 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. Families created a meaningful experience and were educated about Kettering’s culture and dedication to the arts. B.P.A.C. gave out and fitted bike helmets for kids and the Kettering Police Department gave biking and pedestrian safety talks throughout the Block Party.
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. Everyone who brought their bicycles and/or walking shoes to Kettering’s Block Party had an amazing time!
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