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Culture Works Congratulates Governor’s Award Recipients

Culture Works congratulates Sheri “Sparkle” Williams and Neil Gittleman, both recipients of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts that will be presented in Columbus on May 21, 2014. Acclaimed Dayton Contemporary Dance Company dancer Sheri “Sparkle” Williams will receive the individual artist award and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman will receive…

Holiday Performance at Wright Patterson Air Force Base

For the past three years, Culture Works has supported a holiday performance at Wright Patterson Air Force Base each December as part of our Focus on the Arts Program. This initiative has grown each year, and the 2013 performance on December 4, was the best yet! Colonel Cassie Barlow, Base Commander, introduced the artists participating…

Culture Works Has Moved!

The Board and Staff of Culture Works hosted an Open House on December 5th, to introduce the community to the new first floor location in the Premier Health Center, at 110 North Main Street. A total of more than 100 supporters braved the threat of an ice storm that evening to see the new location,…

Culture Works Presents Results of the Economic Impact Study

On Thursday, November 14, Culture Works kicked off our Campaign for the Arts and 40th  Anniversary with a presentation of the results of the Economic Impact Study undertaken earlier this year by a collaboration between the University of Dayton and Wright State University.  Marc Goldring, of WolfBrown in Boston, spoke to the interested crowd about…

Springfield Symphony Orchestra Is Newest Passport Participant!

We’re so pleased to announce the addition of a new Arts Organization to our list of Passport Participants! The Springfield Symphony Orchestra will be offering Buy-One-Get-One ticketing opportunities for their performances at the Clark State Performing Arts Center starting with NightLights II on January 4th. Click here for the complete list of their Passport shows. Welcome…

Economic Impact Research To Be Presented at Culture Works Campaign Launch

Culture Works will launch its 40th Anniversary Year with a special community gathering, November 14th at 3 pm in the Loft Theatre, at 126 North Main Street. The event will feature the release of an economic impact study undertaken as the first phase of a regional cultural planning process, and a discussion of the next steps in the process….

2013-14 Guide to Arts & Culture in the Dayton Region Now Available!

The second edition of the Guide to Arts & Culture in the Dayton Region is now available.  This annual publication encourages citizens to connect more often to the vast array of arts and cultural experiences the region offers , and can be utilized as an economic development tool to differentiate and distinguish the Dayton Region as…

Culture Works Moving to Premier Health Center

Culture Works announced today that it will be moving to a first floor location in the Premier Health Center, at 110 North Main Street, in late September. “We are excited to be moving to a more high traffic, greater visibility location to better serve as an arts and culture information center for the entire community,” said Martine Meredith…

Cityfolk to Focus on Jazz – Cancels Season, Festival and other Programs

After several years of financial challenges, including a rained out festival in 2012, a festival in 2013 that didn’t meet its attendance goals, along with declining ticket sales and sponsorships, Cityfolk has announced it will focus on jazz, while canceling its 2013-14 season and its plans for a 2014 festival. It will also discontinue its…

PNC Bank Starts off 2013-2014 Fiscal Year With A Great Campaign

Our new year for the Campaign for the Arts began July 1, and PNC Bank started us off with a wonderful Campaign, bringing in over $8,900 in support of arts & culture earlier this month – a huge increase in employee donations from the prior year! PNC employees work across the Dayton region in many different branches and…