First Friday Helps Kick Off New Art in the City Juried Show and Entertainment May 23, 2016, DAYTON, Ohio — Art is everywhere when the next DP&L Summer in the City [...]
First Friday Helps Kick Off New Art in the City Juried Show and Entertainment
May 23, 2016, DAYTON, Ohio — Art is everywhere when the next DP&L Summer in the City event takes place on First Friday, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 3. This dual event not only is the regularly schedules date for arts and activities throughout downtown, it’s the kickoff to a new juried art show featuring pop-up galleries in more than 25 downtown businesses. Art in the City launches the new juried show with live demonstrations, hands-on activities, and other interactive art exhibits throughout downtown. Meet the artists featured in the juried show, who will be on-site at their pop-up gallery locations during the event, which is free and open to the public.
The first-ever juried art show, curated and installed by the Dayton Visual Arts Center, will feature a public voting poll. The artist who collects the most votes between Friday, June 3, and noon Friday, June 17, will be declared the “People’s Choice” winner and receive a $250 cash prize, plus gallery space at DVAC, 118 N. Jefferson St. Visit downtowndayton.org for information on how to vote.
Downtown’s visual arts celebration starts at 5 p.m. and activities begin and end at various times through 9 p.m. Participating arts organizations with special event sites include the Dayton Art Institute, the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, Spire Arts, K12 Gallery and TEJAS, Front Street Galleries, and the University of Dayton’s Innovative Arts Nexus (IAN). Live music, food and dining specials, shopping programs, and more First Friday fun last through the night. The best way to stay up-to-date with all downtown activities is to subscribe to e-vents email newsletter, sent out on Thursdays and packed with a week’s worth of downtown action. Visit http://bit.ly/ddpsubscribe to sign up.
More information about DP&L Summer in the City events, including June 3rd’s Art in the City kickoff, Downtown Adventure Night on August 5, and the Performing Art Street Party on Sept. 16, is available online at http://bit.ly/DaytonSummer. Download the calendar or pick up a hard copy at any downtown business.
For more information about First Friday, or to find business addresses, parking, upcoming activities and more, visit the DDP website at downtowndayton.org or use the location-based mobile site, mobile.downtowndayton.org. Invite friends and family to partake in First Friday fun! “Like” and share the First Friday Facebook page or the event page.
• Clash Dayton, 521 E, Fifth St.: The First Friday gallery opening will feature local artist Mr. Kag’s current series “KUMO” Enjoy art on display and for purchase, live modeling, and refresehments. Call 241-9434.
• Color of Energy Gallery, 16 Brown St.: Heather Jones, “quilt local” show. Call 266-3491.
• Dayton Art Institute (Art in the City location) plaza near Lily’s Bistro: Make luminarias out of white paper bags! Participants will create a luminary with a color-changing LED candle, inspired by the museum’s current exhibition, “Into the Ether.” This special off-site activity is part of Art in the City. Call 223-5277.
• Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, 48 High St.: (Open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Featuring the Spring Open Juried Show and First Friday exhibit. Call 228-4532.
• Dayton Visual Arts Center, 18 N. Jefferson St.: Stop by DVAC to see the Art in the City live demo and the current exhibit, Stunt Show, featuring local collagists Darren Haper, Colleen McCulla and Tres Roemer. Call 224-3822.
• Dutoit Gallery, 1001 E. Second St., #100: This cooperative made up of 28 member artists will unveil its first dual exhibit, featuring Erin Holscher’s Almazan Ehibition and Julie Renée Jones: Reciprocity from 6-10 p.m. Call 952-0246.
• The Front Street Experience (special Art in the City location), RiverScape MetroPark: Snap a selfie near the floating wall, bring the kids for free face painting, and watch live demonstrations, including glass-blowing and street art on canvas. This activity is part of the Art in the City kickoff event.
• Front Street Gallery, 1001 E 2nd St.: This month’s featured artist is Mike Elsass, rare earth magnets. Call 266-3491.
• Gallery 510 Fine Art, 508 E 5th St.: Watch a live demo in the studio, and browse artwork and handmade accessories for purchase, all part of the Art in the City celebration. Call 672-6717.
• Ink & Hammer Manufacturing Co., 506 Wayne Ave.: Watch a live demonstration of glass sign-making as part of Art in the City festivities. Enter to win a hand-made “DAYTON” sign by purchasing a raffle ticket. ($500 value) Call 369-5668.
• K12 Gallery & TEJAS, 341 S. Jefferson St.: View the Art in the City exhibition, meet the artists, create a take-home work of art, and shop for local art while enjoying refreshments and music from 6:30-9 p.m. Call 461-5149.
• Schuster Center (outdoor activity at the corner of Second and Main streets): The Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors teams up with Montgomer County’s Spire Arts program to host a collaborative demonstration. This is part of the Art in the City kickoff event from 5-9 p.m.
• University of Dayton Innovative Arts Nexus (IAN), St. Clair Lofts, 45-25 S. St. Clair St.: Students in the University of Dayton’s new IAN collaborative learning program will engage with visitors in an experimental sensory activity. Part of the Art in the City visual arts celebration.
• Blind Bob’s, 430 E. Fifth St.: Featuring happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m., $2.50 well drinks. Ladyfest benefit featuring Sidekick Complex. Call 938-6405.
• De’Lish Café, 139 N. Main St.: Featuring Friday Nights Unplugged with live soul, jazz and R&B music from 9-11 p.m. with no cover charge, plus $5 drink specials all night. Call 461-2233.
• Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave.: Featuring Irish First Fridays, with a happy hour and live music by Roger Drawdy starting at 9 p.m. Call 224-7822.
• Gilly’s, 132 S. Jefferson St.: Old Skool Groove Night from 8 p.m. to midnight, $5 admission charge. Call 228-8414.
• Oregon Express, 336 E 5th St.: OldNews & The Boxcar Suite, see Tim Pritchard and his band The Boxcar Suite perform live for your entertainment. Also performing will be Dayton ‘Y’alternative’ group OldNews with their collaborative sound. 21 & up, show starts at 9:30 p.m. Call 223-9205.
• Riff Raff Tavern, 130 N. Patterson Blvd.: Live performances by Soul Express, starting at 8:30 p.m. Call 558-0808.
• RiverScape MetroPark, 111 E. Monument Ave.: Pickin’ in the Park returns with free, live music by Bigfoot Yancey and Al Scorch & the Country Soul Ensemble . Beer and food available for purchase on-site. Call 274-0126.
• Therapy Café, 452 E. Third St.: Featuring First Friday with 3DMentional, including five DJs and a live art contest with six artists. Admission $5. 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Call 461-4000.
• Trolley Stop, 530 E. Fifth St.: Live music by Great Northern String Band starting at 9:30 p.m. and happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. with $5 dining specials. Call 461-1101.
• The Black Box Improv Theatre, 518 E. Third St.: Audience members share their social media profiles and watch a whole improvised show devoted to those stories. BYOB. Call for ticket prices and availability. Call 369-0747.
• Courteous Mass Dayton, Don Crawford Plaza, 220 N. Patterson Blvd.: Bring a bike every First Friday for a group ride. This month’s ride is Bike the Arts, a tour of public art in Dayton! Starting at 6:30 p.m. All riding levels welcome. Visit www.courteousmassdayton.com.
• Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. Fifth St.: Dayton Chess Club hosts a Quick tournament for US Chess Federation members. Games are perfect for club chess players and those experienced with online chess games who would like to test their skill over the board. The club opens at 6:30 p.m. and registration ends at 7:25 p.m. The first of four games begins at 7:30. Visit daytonchessclub.com for more details. Call 461-6283.
•Dayton Theatre Guild, 430 Wayne Ave.: Featuring LAST GAS by John Cariani, LAST GAS takes a hilarious and heartbreakingly hard look at love lost and found, and what it means to “get back to happy.” Show starts at 8 p.m.; tickets $13-$20. Call 278-5993.
• Greater Dayton LGBT Center, Dayton Courthouse Square: PRIDE Affair on the Square from 5-10 p.m., food trucks, beer and entertainment by Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and The Rubi Girls. Visit daytonlgbtcenter.org.
• The Neon, 130 E. 5th St.: Showing “Love & Friendship,” Whit Stillman’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan. For up-to-date schedule information, call 222-SHOW.
• Nucleus CoShare, 411 W. Fifth St.: First Friday means it’s time for another Free Workday! From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors can experience what a co-shared office environment is like, and get a preview of the benefits a membership to Nucleus CoShare provides. Call 259-4686.
• The “Old” Yellow Cab Building, 700 E. Fourth St.: Dayton Podfest, Dayton Podfest hopes to showcase some of the podcasts that we have right in the city. Come for a night of live podcasts, live music and local beers! $5 admission, show starts at 7:00 p.m. Call 424-3870.
• RiverScape MetroPark, 111 E. Monument Ave.: Urban Family Challenge Try It, come tryout this new summer fitness series for FREE at Pickin’ in the Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Ages 5Y and up. Call 274-0126.
• Spaghetti Warehouse, 36 W 5th St.: With the surge in media promotion of the heroes, the villains have decided to create their own gathering. As they learn the art of villianization, new partnerships are formed during Villainous Venture presented by Mayhem & Mystery. Tickets are $25.95 tax & tip not included / reservation required. Starts at 7:00 p.m. Call 461-3913.
• Wiley’s Comedy Joint, 101 Pine St.: Featuring comedian AJ Finney $10 and two-item minimum. Shows starts at 8 p.m. Call 224-5653.
• Welcome Stadium, 1801 Edwin C. Moses Blvd.: Watch Dayton’s new professional soccer team, the Dayton Dynamo, as they take on Kalamazoo FC. The match begins at 7 p.m. and the official tailgate party starts at Dayton Beer Co. with complimentary shuttle service to and from the match. For more information and tickets, visit daytondynamo.com
• Epic Life Fitness: 118 N. Jefferson St.: Patrons can stop by between 4-8 p.m. to schedule a free assessment and receive 20% off their first package with the purchase of four sessions or more. Call 371-8258.
• theNorthGate, 138 S Wilkinson St.: Art on 5th is a gallery art show and artisan market celebrating local Dayton area artisans, makers and small businesses. Stop by for live music, hors d’oeuvres, lattes and shopping. Starts at 6:00 p.m. Call 641-8332.
• Sew Dayton, 261 Wayne Ave.: First Fridays feature the free Stitch n’ Sip event. Bring your own beverage and sewing project and make new sewing friends! The fun starts at 5 p.m. Call 234-7398.
The Downtown Dayton Partnership’s website has a complete list of downtown’s arts and cultural amenities, as well as a dining guide, parking map and much more. Download the Find It Downtown mobile search tool for smartphones at http://mobile.downtowndayton.org.
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