Hey there Art Lover!

Welcome to the August edition of the Front Street Newsletter where you will find oodles of information about what's going on at Front Street! 

We start the month out at the Dayton Metro Library with the install of the "Tree of Life" memorial; nine paintings done by local artists to represent the nine lives lost in the horrific Oregon District shooting on August 4, 2019. 

(Artists: Jo Anne Vincent, Julie Riley, Sunny Sims, Samantha Mang, Lori Daugherty, Mikee Huber, Hyacinth Paul, Rusty Harden, Bonnie Kuntz) 

The artworks were designed for people to write notes of remembrance and tack them onto the trees.  

The exhibit will be on display in conjunction with a community project directed by Leesa Haapapuro.  Color and decorate a butterfly -- a symbol of hope, growth, and change.  The Kaleidoscope of Butterflies will build on this effort, allowing participants to reflect on the third anniversary of the local tragedy and other more recent ills by leaving intentions for positive change. 

The installations are on display at the Dayton Metro Library August 3rd - September 14th during normal business hours.


Artists from across the Midwest express their experiences and perspectives of what "Life in the City" means to them through their work in ceramics, photography, painting, sculpture, and more! 

Opening Reception: August 5th, 5pm-9pm 
Closing Reception: August 21st, 11am-4pm

Building 100 | Door BC | First Floor 

Just across the way in the CD hall in our pop-up gallery you will find Dayton Society of Artist's "Community and Common Place" overflow.  Make sure you stop by their gallery this month to view the full show!

Front Street artists are so excited to invite you to join us at the Levitt Pavilion on Saturday, August 6th during Downtown Dayton's "Art in the City!" 

A team of Front Street artists have designed a mural to adorn this custom built wall on the backside of Levitt's jumbotron screen AND THEY WANT YOUR HELP to complete the project!! 

Paint with local artists, check out live mural painting, and be a part of this exciting community project and event!

We are grateful for the support we have received from Downtown Dayton Partnership, Levitt Pavilion, Front Street Artist Global Initiative, and the team of artists who have worked hard and quickly to bring this project to life!  (Artists: Dan Wells of Brick City Artworks, Paul and Buena Potter of Dayton Digital Woodworking, Richard Lundin and Samantha Mang)


August 13th you can find us in Yellow Springs where we are thrilled to return to the Village Artisan's 38th Annual "Art on the Lawn," a juried art fair!  Come visit our returning artists, Julie Riley, Katie Clark Gabbard, Kelly Ingerson, and Marc Noreikas! 


August 20th we are back at Front Street for "Cars & Art" an event featuring a cruise in with a handful of local clubs, art vendors, live music, trunk art show, and of course open studios & galleries.  This event is being organized by Brick City Artworks and The Orphanage. 

We finish up the month the next day on August 21st with our 3rd Sunday arthop and Market!

PHEW!!  We know that's a LOT, and we don't expect you to remember it all!  Subscribe to our event calendar here and you won't even have to write it down! 

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The Front Street Office

Front Street Event Calendar
Upcoming Events at a Glance

Click the button above to visit the event calendar where you can find additional details including open studios, galleries, and shops!

Art Hops are every 1st Friday and 3rd Sunday of the month (November's 3rd Sunday is rescheduled to Saturday, November 26th).

Life in the City August 5, 2022 | 5pm-9pm:  The 4th Annual Life in the City juried exhibition opens in the Momentum Gallery featuring artwork highlighting city architecture, culture, and urban lifestyles. 

Art in the City August 6, 2022 | 12pm -6pm Community art project at the Levitt Pavilion! More details to come!

Art on the Lawn August 13, 2022 | 10AM-5PM:  We are thrilled to return to The Village Artisan's 37th Annual Art on the Lawn, in Yellow Springs, Ohio!  Come visit us along with 100 incredible artists from Ohio and beyond!  Music and food trucks on site.  Free to attend.

Christkindl Market November 26, 2022:  Shop local this year and join us for Small Business Saturday.   The day will be jam packed with activities, shopping, and more!  The word on the street is Santa plans to return to Front Street for the Day!!


Explore artwork, vintage goods, handmade goods, fashion boutiques, and more from over 200 artists and artisans when you visit studios, galleries, and the Market at Front Street! 

Art Hops are held every First Friday and Third Sunday of the month.  They are always free to attend and offer free parking.  We feature the Market at Front Street during our 3rd Sunday Art Hops.  We are a pet and family friendly community! 

Please visit our event calendar for a list of participating studios, galleries, shops, and vendors! 

 First Friday
August 5, 2022 | 5PM - 9PM

Blue Heron Trio, LIVE
The Rolling Oasis Treat Truck

Live music in select studios
Open House Studios
Art Galleries 



Third Sunday
August 21, 2022 | 11AM - 4PM

Scott Lindberg
The Rolling Oasis
The Market at Front Street
Additional music in select galleries

Open House Studios
Art Galleries 


Want to become a vendor in the Market at Front Street?  Click here!


Brick City Art Works always has something going on!  In addition to our monthly Art Hops you're invited to check out the gallery on July 9th for the 2nd Saturday Art Jam!

August 5th | 5pm - 9pm Art Hop
August 13th | 12pm - 4pm 2nd Sat
August 20th | 10am - 4pm Cars & Art
August 21st | 11am - 4pm Art Hop

Building 100 | Door A | 1st Floor

pictured: painting by Ashley Simons

The ARTery Gallery – 16 Synergistic Creatives Ignite!

“Dog Days of Summer”

New Gallery Members exhibit August 6th - September 18th

Artist of the Month:
Ashley Simons, an extraordinary Painter and Ceramicist!

August 5th | 5pm - 9pm
August 21st | 11am - 4pm 

Building 100 | Door BC | 3rd Floor
Dana L. Wiley Gallery

Artwork by Mike Elsass

 The Artwork of Mike Elsass

August 5th | 5pm - 9pm
August 21st | 11am - 4pm 

Building 100 | Door BC | 3rd Floor
Divisible Projects

Mist & Bones
Work by John Donnelly

August 5th | 5pm - 9pm
August 21st | 11am - 4pm 

Building 100 | Door BC | 2nd Floor
Vagabond Studio & Gallery

Slow Down Cowboy

The Orphanage 

Tom D. Duimstra

Come out and meet Michigan artist Tom D. Duimstra at the opening of his solo show at The Orphanage.
August 5th | 4pm - 9pm
August 20th  | 10am - 4pm
August 21st | 11am - 4pm

Building 200 | Door 4E | 1st Floor

Building 100 | Door BC | 1st Floor
August 5th | 5pm-9pm
Haus of Sequins & Haus of Sable
August 5th | 5pm - 9pm
Building 300 | 2nd Floor
Circles Studio & Gallery
August 5th | 5pm - 9pm
Building 300 | 2nd Floor
Shop Art

You can find a variety of artwork, jewelry, photography, and handcrafted goods on our website. The best part?  Artists keep 100% of their sales when you buy their work through! 

We got new t-shirts!!!  Same design on black tees, and they are STUNNING!!!  You can buy yours here on our website or at the Market at Front Street! 

This design was created in 2021 by illustrator Marc Noreikas. Marc's design is all-encompassing of the many diverse creatives that call Front Street home! 


T-shirts are unisex, 100% cotton, and available in white.

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