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Welcome to Oakwood Arts Bridge!

Oakwood Arts Bridge are boosters for the visual and performing arts in Oakwood Schools, K-12.  Our annual fundraiser, Young@Art, is coming up March 16, 2019, and we are actively seeking sponsors for the event. 

Your support makes a tremendous difference in arts programming at our schools.  Take a look at our sponsorship flyer to see how you can help!  Contact sponsorship co-chair Amy Askins at 513-405-1001 or email with your pledge or questions.

Oakwood Arts Bridge supports the following areas of study:

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.

Young@Art, a showcase of creative work from talented visual and performing arts students in Oakwood Schools, will be Saturday, March 16 from  7 to 10 p.m. at Oakwood High School.

The jam-packed event, hosted by Oakwood Arts Bridge in partnership with Oakwood Schools will feature activities and performances designed to entertain the whole family. Visual art displays will line the hallways, leading guests to performances highlighting the band, choral, orchestra and theater departments in the auditorium and throughout the building. Arts enthusiasts also will enjoy roaming the halls for unique and interesting pop-up performances and demonstrations from the art and creative writing departments – as well as from the Speech and Debate team!

Young@Art is an annual event that raises funds for the Oakwood Arts Bridge teacher grant program. Recent grants include funding a follow spot for stage productions, OHS Marching Band drumline equipment, Speech & Debate coach travel expenses for the national conference, 20 choir robes, reusable table coverings for art shows, Lane Stadium art installation, guitars and accessories for a new course offering, a cello for the orchestra program, and printmaking supplies for the visual arts program.

Tickets will be sold at the door: $15 for adults, $5 for students and children age 3 and younger are free. All members of the community are invited to attend and experience the fantastic arts programs offered in Oakwood Schools!


The OHS spring musical, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," will be presented April 11 - 13 in the OHS auditorium.

Patrons can send in the Ticket Order Form with payment to OHS 1200 Far Hills Ave, Oakwood, OH 45419.  Tickets will be held at will call the evening of the performance.  They may also send in a self addressed, stamped envelope to receive tickets in advance. Tickets may also be purchased in the high school office before school, at lunch, or after school beginning Monday, April 1 up until performances start April 11.  Prices are $10 for students and $12 for adults.  Showtimes are  

Thursday, April 11 (OHS auditorium) at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 12 (OHS auditorium) at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 (OHS auditorium) at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Oakwood Arts Bridge to Fund Drumline, Theatre

Representative from Oakwood Arts Bridge present a check for funding to BOE President Todd Duwel

Arts programming in the Oakwood Schools is getting a boost thanks to the Oakwood Arts Bridge.  The group awarded more than $4,600 in grants to enhance and support student programming.

Stage productions held in the Oakwood High School auditorium will now include a follow-spot. This adaptable spotlight ranges from a small pin-spot to a full stage floodlight in various colors. You can see the light in action during the OHS spring musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” performed April 11-13.

The OHS marching band is also purchasing new drums and equipment thanks to Oakwood Arts Bridge. The new drumline equipment will make its debut during the 2019 fall football season.

"Receiving this teacher grant is awesome! I appreciate the generosity of Oakwood Arts Bridge so much,” OHS Band Director Adam Uhlenhake said. “We'll definitely be able to make a sizable dent in the drumline purchase with this grant."





Thank you to parents and the community for generous support of Oakwood Arts Bridge since 2009. Because of your contributions, we were able to fund the following items for the last 2 school years:

  • Followspot spotlight for OHS auditorium
  • OHS Marching Band Drumline equipment
  • Speech & Debate travel expenses for national conference, $1,000
  • Elementary Band master classes for brass and woodwinds, $300
  • 2 new cellos for grades 6 - 12 orchestra program
  • Partial funding for permanent art installation at Lane Stadium, created by Suzanne 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
  • See the full list of grants given

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.

Teacher Grant Request

Oakwood Schools K-12 teachers may 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.

Teachers may access the request form at:


All meetings will be held from 7 - 8 p.m. in the teacher workroom at Oakwood High School.

Tues. Sept. 11
Tues. Oct. 9
Tues. Nov. 27
Tues. Jan. 8
Wed. Feb. 13
Tues. March 12

Tues. April 9


Show pride in your student's artistic passions by displaying a fine arts banner. Oakwood Arts Bridge has heavy-duty vinyl banners suitable for indoor or outdoor use for Band, Chorus, Speech and Debate, Theatre, and Orchestra.

Send order form to the high school office and we will deliver to you.


Support the Oakwood Arts Bridge every time you shop at Kroger and use your Kroger rewards card.

Sign into Kroger Community Rewards at

Then search for Oakwood Arts Bridge in the list (organization AR430). There is no cost to you. This rewards program is a way for Kroger to give back to the community.


President - Krista Caley
Vice President - Jen Enseleit
Secretary - Melissa Wolcott
Treasurer - Erin Stauffer
Past President - Jennifer Mayeux
Member At Large - Carrie Dalrymple 

2018-19 Officers!


Social Media - Gina Sandoval

Sales Coordinator - Jennifer Makkas Young@Art Chair(s) - Krista Caley and Jen Enseleit 


Band - Michelle Hall
Choir - Maureen McLaughlin
Creative Writing - Cheryl Lloyd
Media Production - Dree Heinzer
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