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Art in the City
Past Event - Friday, August 03, 2018
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Encounter live performances, art-making stations, vividly decorated city blocks, patio parties, and other fun activities throughout Downtown Dayton!

Art in the City

Art in the City 2018 - Paint. Perform. Party.

Celebrate Dayton’s rich collection of visual and performing arts during a special event that kicks off the third annual juried art show!  Join local businesses, artists, and other organizations as we “paint, perform, and party” around downtown Dayton during Art in the City on Friday, August 3rd.

Art Around Town - Enjoy live performances in downtown businesses including Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, and Loft Theatre, K12 Gallery & TEJAS, Courthouse Square, and the Oregon District, and pop-up performances roving downtown streets. 

  • BIG Patio Party & Dance Stage , 5th & Jefferson Streets - Performances 5 - 7:40p followed by Sonic Mojo 8-10p 
  • Community Stage, Main & 2nd Streets - Dayton's got talent 5 - 7:15p, Barachah Valley til 8p
  • Artisan Market, Corner of 2nd & Main Streets - more than 25 local craft and artist booths!
  • DP&L STAGE, Schuster Center Wintergarden, 1 W. Second St
  • Riverscape Metropark - Pickin in the Park & Food Trucks featuring live Bluegrass Music
  • Hop on & off the Free Pedal Wagons running on Jefferson & St. Clair or Free RTA shuttles within designated area


Visit mini pop-up gallery exhibits placed in downtown businesses as part of a special two-week juried art show. Curated by the Dayton Visual Arts Center, the show kicks off during the Art in the City event on August 3 and runs through August 17.

  • Your vote can help your favorite artist win cash!
  • Vote in person at the ballot boxes at participating businesses on August 3 only.
  • Online voting is available August 3-17 at

The Art in the City People’s Choice winner will be announced on August 17.

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    Downtown Dayton Partnership

    A nonprofit organization that includes information about working, living and having fun in downtown Dayton.

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