Activated Spaces is back at it. Just in time for Urban Nights (whoo-hoo!), ten new art displays are up filling once-vacant storefront windows. As you’re out an about enjoying the food, music, fun, festivities, action, art, entertainment and more that comes with Urban Nights, keep your eyes open for Activated Spaces windows. Just another way that downtown Dayton is becoming vibrant before your eyes – 10 art installations at a time.
From Activated Spaces:
It’s a brand-new season for Activated Spaces Street Team artists. This session’s theme is “Naturally Dayton.” We challenged local artists to to focus on our beautiful outdoor assets. Whether it’s a favorite spot is along the rivers, in a park, or a lush rooftop garden, we wanted to see unique perceptions of Dayton’s natural appeal.
And, boy, did they deliver! The great creativity, technical capability and unique visions of our artistic community are filling storefronts downtown starting on Urban Nights (5/11/12). Visit each window and find out how local artists interpreted this prompt to show off Dayton’s best natural features. Vote for your favorite by May 31!
Visit 100 E Third Street for:
- Robin Dakin’s visualization exploring the parks and rivers of “Dayton Hoods”
- Amanda Sue Allen’s challenge to Dayton’s to “Let Our Gem Shine Again”
- “Naturally Urban” – Bethany Ramsey’s view of downtown’s natural beauty.
Stop by Talbott Tower (131 N Ludlow) to see:
- Philipe M. Payne’s triple pane glass visions of “MIAMI RiVERE DAYTON”
- Spire Arts “Natural Dayton” installation to showcase work by artists affiliated with the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services.
- Talia Shade’s view of how industry mixes with nature to form “Consolidation.”
See photography in Main Street Garage (223 N. Main) by:
- Mikee Huber as she encourages us to “Enjoy Dayton’s Green Spaces”
- John Murphy and Laura James with a collection that evokes “Naturally Dayton”
Check out Biltmore Tower (210 N. Main) for:
- The Dayton Creative Syndicate’s showcase of PNC’s Second Street Public Market for natural food and fun in “A Taste of Dayton”
Visit all of these great spots to see local art beautifying our city and vote for your favorite to win the People’s Choice Award! Thanks to our talented artists who explored our region through the theme Naturally Dayton and shared their vision of the parks, gardens, shops, farms, neighborhoods and more.
PLUS: Out of love for the project and sharing her art, interior designer Tracy Kraft’s great work is filling the Ohio EPA office at 401 E. Fifth Street. Tracy has added beauty to this window in the Oregon District and brightened up the day of many walking by. (See featured photo)