Visitor and Volunteer Information

Art on the Commons
Sunday, August 13, 11 am - 5 pm
Lincoln Park Civic Commons

Rosewood Arts Center’s premier annual event, Art on the Commons, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year! Join us on Sunday, August 13 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Lincoln Park Civic Commons. The festival features 104 artists in a variety of media, and all artists were hand-selected by our 2023 festival jury. Plus, many amazing Rosewood artists will be featured in Rosewood Arts Center’s booth.

Download the 2023 Festival Guide here!

Visit a variety of food vendors, including Fraze Pavilion’s Ernie’s, Sweet P’s Handcrafted Ice Pops, the Lumpia Queen, El Meson, A Cut Above - Schnitzel & More, The Hamburger Wagon and Gary’s Italian Ice. Once again, 91.3 WYSO is hosting a live music stage for festival goers to enjoy, and family activities will be on offer. The Kettering Bike Committee will also be present at the event with bike parking and information about biking around our community!

Don't forget to vote for your favorite artist at the festival! The top three People's Choice artists will receive $100 prize provided by the Joan W. McCoy Memorial Art Fund.

Awards will also be given by our onsite jury for Best of Show, 2nd, 3rd place, Best Presentation and Best of Ohio winners!


Parking for Art on the Commons is available at Fairmont High School and in the 500/580 buildings off of Isaac Prugh Blvd. Parking is also available at the City of Kettering Government Center.

See the Parking map here (link).


Art on the Commons is organized by Rosewood Arts Center with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department of the City of Kettering. Read on for more information about the festival, or stay up to date with the latest news by visiting our Facebook page, PlayKettering.


Contact Rosewood Arts Center at (937) 296-0294 or email us with any questions!

Volunteers - Start here!

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer for Art on the Commons, please contact the City of Kettering’s volunteer office or visit the volunteer program page to learn more.

Learn more about volunteering at the festival (PDF)

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