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Welcome to Oakwood Arts Bridge!

Oakwood Arts Bridge is a volunteer group dedicated to supporting the performing and visual arts in Oakwood Schools. We provide a broad overview of the current arts offerings and opportunities for our students K-12, as well as a link to the community for arts events beyond our school district. We also raise funds to support grant requests from our arts teachers and provide volunteer support where needed. We support the following areas of study at Oakwood Schools:

Our annual Young@Art event is a celebration of performing and visual arts across the entire school district, and funds raised from this event go right back into supporting arts programs. Don't miss Young@ Art this year on Saturday, March 16, 2019! It promises to be a night filled with awe-inspiring visual art plus a variety of performances to showcase our student musicians, thespians, and speech and debaters.

Please contact us if you are an Oakwood community member and would like to become involved in the Oakwood Arts Bridge. To stay up to date with our activities, follow us on Facebook.

Oakwood Arts Bridge is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation. Donations go directly to our grants fund, which supports Oakwood Schools K-12 teacher grant requests. If you are interested in giving a donation, please follow this link to The Dayton Foundation.

2017 - 2018 Grants

Thank you for your support of the Oakwood Arts Bridge. This year, our group was able to provide the following:

  • 2 new cellos for grades 6-12 orchestra program
  • Partial funding for permanent art installation at Lane Stadium, created by Susan Ley and OHS art and engineering students
  • Reusable table coverings for Smith Elementary art shows. Coverings will be available for other arts teachers to use as well.
  • 20 new choir robes for OHS choral department
  • Speech & Debate coach travel expenses for national conference in June 2018

Oakwood Arts Bridge Grant Request

The request form is available to Oakwood Schools K-12 teachers to request grant money to support visual and performing arts related endeavors. Oakwood Arts Bridge accepts grant requests year-round, but only meets to assess requests every one to two months. Please send questions to and/or contact current OAB President

You can access the request form at


President - Krista Caley

Vice President - Jen Enseleit

Secretary - Melissa Wolcott

Treasurer - Erin Stauffer

Past President - Jennifer Mayeux

Member At Large - Carrie Dalrymple


Social Media - Gina Sandoval

Sales Coordinator - Jennifer Makkas Young@Art Chair - OPEN


Band - Michelle Hall
Choir - Maureen McLaughlin
Creative Writing - Open
Media Production - Open
Orchestra - Toni Brenner
Speech & Debate - Stephanie Soller
Theatre - Amy Askins
Visual Arts - Tricia Bauer
Harman - Susan Choi
Smith - Laura Weaver

Alumni/Community - Leigh Ann Fulford