Dayton Attractions - Dayton Visual Arts Center

 


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Many people may not realize how much culture and art is available to you in the city of Dayton, Ohio. The city is home to a number of attractions to take advantage of that will both entertain you and enlighten you. One such place is the Dayton Visual Arts Center. It is one of the cities best attractions and is a place that you must visit if you live in Dayton or if you will be visiting the city. Keep reading this article to learn what you can expect to find at the center and why you should visit it.

The Dayton Visual Arts Center was founded in 1991 by a group of local Dayton artists and art supporters. It was founded to give local artists a venue to display their work and to allow the Dayton community a chance to see the incredible visual art that is being created in the area. The center runs a gallery located in downtown Dayton which allows visitors to view the art of local artists for free. The center puts on nearly a dozen different exhibitions during the year. Among the regular exhibitions are a very popular holiday gift exhibition where artwork is for sale and a preview exhibition which precede the centers annual art auction. The center also hosts various other exhibitions. Some of these past exhibitions include “Image as Evidence", “Eye, Hand and Heart" and “Art on High: Painting a birds eye view of Dayton. " As you can see that the center displays a great variety of artwork making it a worthy attraction to visit. If you take the time to tour the gallery you will almost certainly be back again.

If you would like to visit the Dayton Visual Art Centers gallery you can find it at 118 N Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton. Gallery hours are 11AM to 6PM from Monday through Saturday. The centers information line is 937-224.3822 if you would like to call and get current hours and find out about special events.

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