It's not a difficult task to discover visual arts in downtown Dayton. Whether you're exploring a gallery space or admiring local products sold in downtown businesses, Dayton's rich arts amenities abound. Last year, we introduced our first event in the new Summer in the City series in May, and it was a blast. But we've got a lot more in store for art lovers at this year's event. Pack your bags, because you're in for a trip! Art in the City is the next signature event of the 2016 DP&L Summer in the City lineup, and it promises to be quite the visual feast. The Downtown Dayton Partnership … [Read more...] about Art is Everywhere During New Juried Show and Kickoff Event
K12 Gallery for Young People
Greetings MostMetro-land! Welcome to our new weekly round-up of urban Dayton volunteer opportunities! As someone who's been involved in a lot of community improvement projects at both grassroots & government levels, I've sensed a need to better coordinate all the amazing energy that people have for our center city these days. I’ll be pulling these from our Facebook group and items that you e-mail me. So if you’re looking for ways to get involved in Dayton’s revival, check back here every week. Be sure to report back what you've accomplished! Get Your Hands Dirty - Help … [Read more...] about Volunteers for Dayton! Opportunities: September 4-11
On Urban Nights, downtown will be teeming with activity and people ready to enjoy the dining, nightlife, art, music, shopping and housing that can be found only in Dayton. The next free Urban Nights will be held 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 11, in downtown, the Oregon Arts District and Wright-Dunbar Business Village. Click here for a complete performance schedule, map of participating venues, and list of all participating locations’ events and specials. The Green Street Project, designed to celebrate all things green and promote environmental sustainability, will include interactive and … [Read more...] about Downtown Dayton’s Biggest Street Party Returns May 11
Easter is this coming Sunday, so here’s to an EGGcellent week! On Wednesday, head to Bruning’s Wine Cellar for their Big-Ass Beer and Cab Tasting. For the record, those are their words, not mine. Or make your way to Nick’s Restaurant for the Rock and Roll Wine Tasting. If you haven’t yet, be sure to sign up to network with other young professionals as part of Generation Dayton's Speed Networking at the Racquet Club. Interested in photography but don’t know where to start? Head to the K12 Gallery for Young People’s Camera Class. By young, I believe they mean for the young and young at … [Read more...] about Jane’s Best Bets (4/20 – 4/24)
DMM welcomes our newest columnist Marsha Pippenger who will blog about art in our region. Some New Year’s Thoughts 2011 Art is life-giving. It’s an intangible. How can you explain to someone who has never experienced the power of a piece of work, something that has sprung from the thought of one human being, brought into existence due to that person’s trials and errors, sweat, mental anguish, trying to get it right, to make physical that which he or she sees in the mind’s eye? Art adds life – to the walls of your home, your cubicle at work, your city parks, the very roadways you … [Read more...] about Art Is Life-Giving.