Mission and Vision

Our Mission: To be the Premier Center for art creation and exhibition in Dayton and the Miami Valley.

Our Vision: Fueling a Creative Revolution!

Our Mission Pillars

K12 & Tejas accomplishes its mission in six ways:

  • Operating a synergetic space to provide the city a diverse creative art arena.
  • Providing hands-on art making experiences with a focus on personal creative development.
  • Promoting art-based community development such as art in schools.
  • Developing mutual-interest partnerships such as art awards programs and exhibitions.
  • Making available specific studio space for visual art mediums.
  • Offering affordable and unique art to the community through youth and adult exhibitions.

Our Overarching Goals:


  1. Expand all types and amounts of in-house art classes and creativity.
  2. Expand the Artist-in-Residence and the Artist-in-Training programs.
  3. Finish the first and second floors of the building.
  4. Fill the Miami Valley with K12 & Tejas led murals and other art projects.
  5. Expand current mutual-interest partnerships and build new ones.