K12 Gallery & TEJAS

Admission to the K12 Gallery & TEJAS (Teen Educational & Joint Adult Studio) in Dayton is free.

  • Open: Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm and  Saturday from 10am – 2pm (during summer, closed on Saturday)
  • Location: (Map It) 341 S. Jefferson St. in Dayton, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-461-5149
  • Web: click here

Dayton’s K12 Gallery & TEJAS (Teen Educational & Joint Adult Studio), founded by Executive Director Jerri Stanard and run by a non-profit arts organization, offers space to local artists and Dayton-area schoolchildren in a colorful, eclectic building in the heart of downtown Dayton. Many of the pieces on display are for sale and the profits are split between the artists (young and old) and the gallery (for gallery support and programming.)

The gallery also offers field trips, art camps, art parties, workshops, art classes, and special events, all for the purpose of encouraging creativity in the young artists and gallery visitors. Look for the store with the bright red doors and enjoy an art gallery meant for kids and the young at heart. And while you’re there, buy something fun, like a tribal mask or a funny-faced clay fish (my personal favorite).