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Rediscover Downtown Events!
As we begin to safely resume gathering and rediscovering all the great things downtown has to offer, we’re especially excited to get back to all the fun events we’ve missed so much!
There’s always something fun going on downtown! Below you’ll find a list of events scheduled for today. Use the filters at the top to find events by date, keyword, and more. You can also view the calendar by month or as a list of 20 events at a time.
Have an event to submit to our calendar? If it is located downtown (within our service area) and open to the public, it’s likely we’ll include it. Send us your event info using our event submission form.
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, May 22, 2022
February 26–May 22, 2022
The 2022 Special Exhibition season kicks off in February, with the DAI exclusive Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms, presented in collaboration with Dayton’s own African American Visual Artists Guild.
This juried exhibition highlights exceptional contemporary art, including paintings, sculpture, multi-media art, printmaking and photography, by nationally recognized and emerging African American artists from across the United States. A total of 85 works by 45 artists will be featured.
This marks the seventh annual presentation of Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms and its first time being hosted at the Dayton Art Institute. The exhibition’s Best in Show winner will be featured in a 2023 Focus Exhibition at the DAI.
A full-color catalog will accompany the exhibition. A number of related programs are being planned in conjunction with Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms; check back often for updates!
The African American Visual Artists Guild is a Dayton-based non-profit committed to serving the arts, artists and community by promoting, developing, empowering and cultivating visual arts and artists.
Interactive Virtual Tours: Live via Zoom
Join a Museum Educator on Zoom for an interactive discussion of the art and artists featured in Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms. Using close-looking and conversation, explore artworks and catch a preview of the exhibition during this 60-minute virtual program. Program dates will be announced soon, so check back often for updates!