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On September 1, 2020, thousands of performing arts venues across the county will be illuminated in red light from 9pm to midnight to draw attention to the RED ALERT facing the performing arts industry. Theaters, concert halls, and performance venues were some of the first organizations to close their doors in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are … Read More

Black Lives Matter

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George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Their lives, and so many others, cut short. Their lives mattered. Their lives continue to matter. Black lives matter. In the Dayton arts community, we take pride in the legacies of Paul Laurence Dunbar, who became one of the first internationally known Black poets, and Jeraldyne Blunden, who founded Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, a … Read More

COVID-19 and the Campaign for the Arts

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On Thursday, March 5th, Culture Works kicked off the 2020 Campaign for the Arts, exactly one week before Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued an order prohibiting mass gatherings of 100 individuals or more. Within a short period of time, we have learned of schools closing, businesses encouraging their employees to work from home, and the rescheduling and cancellations of dozens … Read More

Local Publisher to Lead 2020 Campaign for the Arts

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Don Baker

Culture Works has announced that Don Baker, Market President and Publisher for the Dayton Business Journal, will be leading their fundraising efforts this spring as chair of the 2020 Campaign for the Arts. The annual campaign mobilizes thousands of people across an eight-county service area to provide unrestricted funding for local arts organizations and cultural institutions. “We’re excited to have … Read More

Get Involved: Culture Works Seeks Grant Panelists for 2020

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Culture Works invites members of the community to apply to serve as panelists for the 2020 Community Arts Grant program, which provides general operating support grants for Dayton Region arts organizations. The funds for these grants are raised through Culture Works’ annual Campaign for the Arts, which draws support from individuals, businesses, and foundations. To ensure a fair and equitable grantmaking … Read More

An Evening with the Rodin Trio

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We are delighted to feature the Rodin Trio as part of our 2019 Culture Works Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 29th! Established in 2017, the Rodin Trio features Cellist Joshua Halpern, an Oakwood native who is making his musical return to Dayton. Joining him are Philip Marten on violin, assistant concertmaster at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Scott Cuellar on … Read More

Culture Works Oregon District Memorial Fund

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Maggie Reckers created this iconic watercolor painting in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in the Oregon District that took place this past August. She has created a limited run of 100 signed prints that are on sale for $100 each. All proceeds are being donated to the Culture Works Oregon District Memorial Fund to help fund a public memorial … Read More

2019 Annual Meeting

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Join Culture Works as we share outcomes from the 2018-2019 fiscal year and celebrate the many supporters who contributed to the 2019 Campaign for the Arts. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Dayton Metro Library, Main Branch Eichelberger Forum – First Floor 215 East Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402 5:30pm – Light Refreshments/Networking 6:00-7:00pm – Performances and Program RSVP This event will … Read More

Artini 2019

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Who has the best tasting martini in the Dayton Region? Who has the most creative martini? That’s the question you will answer at the second annual Artini Dayton! Attendees will have the opportunity to sample uniquely crafted martinis from local bars and restaurants and vote on your favorites in each category. As you become immersed in this competition of flavors … Read More