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2014 Culture Works Leonard P. Roberts Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2014 Culture Works Leonard P. Roberts Scholarship Recipients! This Scholarship is offered to deserving Junior and Senior college students who demonstrate participation in and patronage of the arts in recognition of Mr. Roberts’ career as a businessman and his passion for the arts. This year’s recipients are: Jordan Mathews, Wittenberg University, Majoring…

NEW Signature Grant from the DP&L Foundation for power2give Matching

On August 25th,  the Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation will award Culture Works a $50,000 Signature Grant to provide matching funds of 50 cents for every dollar donated to Dayton Region power2give projects!   This is the second year that the DP&L Foundation has provided matching support to power2give gifts. Last year, matching funds enabled 37…

Marc Goldring Blog: Common Ground

Marc Goldring of WolfBrown in Boston has been serving as consultant to the Culture Works Cultural Planning process, CultureConnects 20/20, since last year.  He writes a regular blog for the WolfBrown website, and this month’s posting, Conversations vs. Confrontation?  Moving Beyond Silos has an interesting perspective on the discussions around the planning process in the Dayton…

Save the Date! Culture Works Wine Event at Salar Restaurant

In celebration of Culture Work’s 40th Anniversary, Salar Restaurant & Lounge is hosting a fine wine and small plate pairing on Thursday, October 25th, 2014 at 6:00pm.  Check back for later details regarding the wine offerings for this event!  Limited to 50 attendees. Salar is located in Dayton’s Historic Oregon District at 400 East Fifth…

Culture Works is Partnered with AmazonSmile!

Culture Works is now a registered non-profit with the fundraising arm of Amazon.com, AmazonSmile.  This partnership means 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to Culture Works from Amazon, if shoppers choose Culture Works as their designated charity.  Go to  AmazonSmile, sign in with your Amazon ID, and choose Culture Works as your charity of…

DVAC is Part of the Passport to the Arts Program!

We’re so happy that the Dayton Visual Arts Center has joined our Passport to the Arts Program and is offering discounted tickets to our Passport Members!  Current Passport Members are eligible for Buy One – Get One FREE tickets to the DVAC Art Auction as well as to Artist Palate Parties throughout the year.  Details…

Culture Connects 20/20

Community Cultural Meetings – June 2014

We had two excellent Community Meetings in early June as part of our Cultural Planning initiative, Culture Connects 20/20!  We invited the arts community, elected officials, arts patrons and supporters, and other interested community members to these Community Meetings moderated by Marc Goldring of WolfBrown, Richard Stock of the University of Dayton, and Jane Dockery…

New Passport Participant – the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus!

We’re always excited to add more value for our Passport Members, so we wanted to let you know that the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus has joined our list of Passport Participants for the 2014-2015 season!  They have two outstanding performances on the schedule for the season – their holiday show in early December and a…

Don’t Forget! Community Meetings this Week!

REMINDER! MEETINGS TO GATHER COMMUNITY INPUT ON ARTS AND CULTURE THIS WEEK If you have not already sent in your RSVP, it’s NOT too late! Culture Works is holding information gathering meetings on June 4 and June 5, 2014 as part of Culture Connects 20/20, a year-long regional cultural planning process. You are invited to…

Arts Day and the Governor’s Awards for the Arts 2014

The Culture Works staff attended Arts Day and the Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Columbus on May 21, 2014.  Arts Day gives the arts organizations the opportunity to visit with State Senators and Representatives in the Dayton Region and talk with them about the importance of arts and culture to our area.  We had…