Please join City of Dayton Commissioners and Montgomery County Commissioners and Wright Dunbar, Inc. for the Dedication ceremony of the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame Mural, Thursday, September 28th at 2:00 p.m., 1100 West Third Street, Dayton Oh 45402.
Since 2008, the City of Dayton has awarded nearly $445,000 to neighborhood organizations through the City of Dayton’s Neighborhood Mini Grant Program. Wright Dunbar, Inc. was awarded $5,000 to fund the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame Mural, at the Wright Dunbar Conference Center, 1100 W. Third Street. The mural features Orville and Wilbur Wright, Paul Laurence Dunbar and symbols that represent the categories of the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame. The Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame is a significant legacy to the City of Dayton with over 160 outstanding individuals or groups honored for their enduring personal or professional contributions to the community, nation and the world. The memorial stones are installed in the sidewalks along West Third Street between Shannon and Broadway. This corridor is the center of the neighborhood where Wilbur and Orville Wright designed the world’s first manned, powered airplane and African American writer Paul Laurence Dunbar penned his world-renowned works.
The mural was designed by Wright Dunbar resident and local artist James Pate. Mr. Pate, together with collaboration of Brittini Long, HAALO, Montgomery County Juvenile Court and management from Jerri Stanard, K12 Gallery & TEJAS, have created a masterpiece that will bring awareness to those individuals honored on the Walk of Fame and be another asset to the Wright Dunbar Village Neighborhood and the Wright Dunbar Business District.
The mural was also sponsored in part by CityWide Development Corporation, HAALO, Montgomery County Juvenile Court, Hospice of Dayton, K12 Gallery & TEJAS, National Aviation Heritage Area, Primed Physicians, Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County, Texas Beef & Cattle Co., Wright Dunbar, Inc., Wright-Patt Credit Union, and Zik’s Family Pharmacy and Home Medical Equipment.