VIRTUAL ART IN THE CITY
CELEBRATE THE ARTS WHILE APART!
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Art Activities & Tutorials
Virtual Art in the City is about creating and experiencing art. Below you’ll find videos and photos featuring arts activities, demonstrations, and lessons from our featured artists to create your own masterpieces at home.
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Download this fun coloring and activity book, featuring pages designed by local artists, and let your creativity run wild!
Want to enjoy Tiny Thursdays at home? Explore a DAI artwork, watch a virtual read-aloud story and then follow along with project instruction here:
Girls will lead with courage when they speak out on issues they care about and take active roles in their communities. Girls will lead with confidence when they make the most of their strengths and feel empowered to make a difference in their lives and beyond. Girls will lead with character when they act with integrity and compassion, making decisions that promote the well-being of themselves and others. We hope you enjoy our demo and we are always welcoming girls who want to be a part of the Girl Scout Family. We hope you’ll join us as we inspire tomorrow’s leaders!
The Girl Scouts also are participating in our Virtual Art in the City Live Stream Performances. Check out the schedule here.
Chris Hahn and Jenna Valyn are the Founding Artistic Directors of The Playground. Since The Playground’s inception in June of 2014, they have produced 12 successful professional productions including two collaborations with the University of Dayton Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology Program. They have received critical acclaim from the community including several Daytony awards, been named Daytonians of the Week by Dayton.com, featured in the popular online publication, The Penny Hoarder, and chosen to be part of The Victoria Theatre Association’s ImPACt program from 2015 to 2018.
As Artistic Directors of The Playground, Chris and Jenna play many roles both on and off stage. They serve as directors, actors, set and sound designers, and business administrators. They have worked together to create a unique brand and theatrical style that speaks to new audiences and avid theatre-goers alike and they are committed to producing modern and engaging promotional material. For the past 4 years they have collaborated with their friends Knack Creative to write, film, and produce trailers for each of their productions.
The Playground’s purpose is to produce contemporary plays that are both relevant and universally relatable. Our goal is to create a theatre experience that is approachable, accessible and inclusive. We hope to introduce new audiences to theatre, because it is a unique, artistic experience unlike anything else.
Several arts organizations are doing tutorials and other activities as part of our lineup of Live Stream performances!
If you picked up one of our Virtual Art in the City Take-Home Kits in advance, here are some videos that go along with each of those.
Didn't snag a kit? Don't worry. You can also use materials you already have at home and follow along with our artists!
Watercolor at home with Dayton Society of Artists - DSA artist Charlene Fox
Mosaic at home with The Mosaic Institute
MISSION: TO INSPIRE, EMPOWER AND UNIFY COMMUNITY THROUGH ART.
We are a collective of musicians, performers, artists, writers & friends who are devoted to a common vision, to use our own unique super powers for good. We each use the things we are good at, the things we are irrationally dedicated to in our hearts, to change and impact lives for the better. Every single person has a super power and people with passion for each other can change the world.
JES MCMILLAN - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jes is the founder and Executive Director of the Mosaic Institute 501c3 npo. She has been a mosaic artist for over 22 years and an Artist Activist in Dayton, Ohio for over a decade. Jes is committed to unifying community through art, using MI as her vehicle for service. Through Jes’s leadership MI has been able to collaboratively create and donate over a dozen murals to community.
Paint Party at home with Picture Perfect Paint Parties
Paint at home with Picture Perfect Paint Parties. The live Zoom painting class for your at-home kit starts at 3 p.m. on August 8.
*didn’t snag a free kit? You can still follow along with your own supplies at home!
Click here to join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85964572107
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Virtual Art in the City is presented by the Downtown Dayton Partnership as part of the DP&L Summer in the City, and sponsored by DP&L and Dayton.com, with support from the Ohio Arts Council.
Virtual Art in the City Partners
Artists United, The Contemporary Dayton, Culture Works, Dayton Live, Dayton Society of Artists, the Downtown Dayton Partnership, Five Rivers MetroParks, Front Street Art Studios and Galleries, The Human Race Theatre Company, The Levitt Pavilion Dayton, and The Mosaic Institute