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Art in the City

Art in the City
Past Event - Saturday, August 6, 2022
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Free Event

Free Family-Friendly Event! Art in the City, a celebration of downtown Dayton’s visual and performing arts communities.

Art in the City

Art in the City 2022

Celebrate Dayton’s rich collection of visual and performing arts during a special event featuring a unique juried art show!

  • Live performances (dance, theater, music & more)
  • Live demonstrations (painting, sculpting, and other art-making)
  • Hands-on & interactive activities (see some highlights listed below!)
  • Arts Central on Main
  • Interactive classes
  • Guided tours of downtown art and architecture
  • Reveal of downtown ArtWraps
  • Patio performance parties
  • A local artisan market
  • A Family Zone with art activities for kids and families
  • A Juried Art Show

MAKE YOUR OWN CREATIVE MARK!
Art in the City will feature art throughout downtown Dayton, including special hands-on community activities such as:

CHALK THE BLOCK
A huge chalk mural where you help Boy Blue fill in the masterpiece!

THE ARTISAN MARKET
On Courthouse Square with dozens of local artists displaying their goods

COMMUNITY INSTALLATION MURAL
Help Front Street artists complete a mural at Levitt Pavilion Dayton

MAKE-AND-TAKE PAINTING ACTIVITY
Create your own artwork with K12 Gallery & TEJAS, and take it with you!

COMMUNITY QUILT
Contribute to a quilt project from the Dayton Sewing Collaborative

AAVAG SCENIC COLLAGES
Make fun collages with the African American Visual Arts Guild

PEACE & HARMONY BRUSH PAINTING LIVE DEMO & INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS
Demos and workshop led by Yufeng Wang

WRIGHT RACE POP-UP PERFORMANCES
Actors from the Human Race Theatre incorporate suggestions into their performances

THE FAMILY ZONE
Activities for all ages including a bubble zone, face painting, hula hoop classes, music, an appearance by Cosmo from the Dayton Metro Library, an interactive cube art activity with the Dayton Art Institute, and more

GUIDED TOURS
Sign up for a walking tour of downtown architecture or a tour of the murals, sculptures, and other art you can find on downtown streets. The tours are free, but advance registration is required and space is limited. Sign up on the DDP event webpage.

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