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Welcome to the December edition of the Front Street Newsletter!

Our 3rd Annual Christkindl Market was a success! We are so grateful to have such a supportive and creative community!  We saw many memories being made and traditions continued!  Speaking of traditions, we are thrilled to announce Mrs. Claus has Front Street on Santa's calendar for next year!  Save the date for our 4th Annual Christkindl Market happening November 25, 2023!  From our family to yours, thank you for helping us start this holiday season off with a lot of cheer and great art! 

Today is First Friday and you know what that means!!  Art, Food, Music, Shopping, starting at 5 PM here at Front Street! Come hop around our complex tonight and be sure to get here early!!  We have ugly sweater parties, raffles, giveaways, live art demonstrations, live music, food from Backyard Smoke and Grill and WAYmore!  If you don't get to see it all tonight, we are doing one more time in 2022 on December 18th 11am - 4pm.

While you're out tonight don't forget to vote for your favorite studio, gallery, or shop's holiday display! 

Vote here once a day!

Read through the newsletter to map out your next visit!  This month's art hops are December 2nd and December 18th.  Our campus is open during normal business hours 7 days a week.  Visit our website for individual artist hours.

You can also check out our socials for more info!  
If you love what's happening down at Front Street let's stay in touch!  Subscribe to our newsletter, event calendar, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @frontstreetartist.  

We can't wait to see you at Front Street!  


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Get the full Front Street Experience at our monthly Art Hops! Artists and Artisans across campus invite you to explore their studios, workshops, & galleries featuring the artwork and goods of more than 250 creatives!  Click the Event Calendar button for more details about our events!


December 2, 2022 | First Friday Art Hop| 5PM - 9PM
December 18, 2022 | 
Third Sunday Art Hop | 11AM - 4PM




photo and details by Zac Collopy
DECEMBER FEATURE: Slow Down Cowboy is a carefully curated space, full of unique original artworks and vintage pieces.  Envisioned not only as a shop but also a community gathering place, the space encourages visitors to literally slow down. Play a round of chess, chat with a stranger, find something at the limits of your self expression. It's a vibe only experienced in person.

VISIT Slow Down Cowboy:
December 2nd | 5pm - 9pm
December 18th | 11am - 4pm

36 Front Street

Follow Slow Down Cowboy on Instagram.

Follow Front Street on Facebook and Instagram (@frontstreetartist) for more process shots & coverage on Slow Down Cowboy and other Front Street artists, artisans, and galleries!  

Featured Artist coverage by Zac Collopy. 
First Friday, get TWO entries to WIN the RAFFLE when you purchase from one of the 3080 artists!

Sydney, Hanna, and Katy have moved into the newly remodeled 3rd floor studio space!  Here you will find live demonstrations, custom jewelry, commissions, and more!  The 3 artists invite you to stop in and see what they have to offer during this months art hops!
3rd Annual "Artist Helping Nonprofits Benefit Show" 

For the third year in a row, artists from across the world donate artwork to be sold to benefit a artist based non-profit organization, chosen by The Orphanage Gallery Director, William Cunningham. 

This year's sales will benefit Dayton's very own The Contemporary Dayton.  Click the link to learn more about The Co. and their mission.  All artwork in the show is a flat $25 (many works valued over $150)!!


Dave has great artwork available in the gallery this month!  Absorb is collabing again with Haus of Sequins and Tuft Cookie Rugs for a full experience!

December 2nd | 5pm - 9pm
December 18th | 11am - 4pm

Building 300 | 2nd Floor

Silica Dreams LLC. practices glass fusing, stained glass, interior lighting. 

Visit the studio and personal gallery talk to Sean about his work & workshops.

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 12am - 2pm

December 2 | 5pm - 9pm
December 18th 11am - 4pm

Building 300 | 2nd Floor

"Neon Wasteland 2: A Black Light Art Show" featuring eye melting fluorescent art by some of your favorite local artists!

December 2 | 5pm - 9pm

Building 300 | 2nd Floor

Visit Julie for some holiday shopping! Original artwork and artisan goods are all available!  Julie has just a few cardinal ornaments left, so be sure to stop in early!

December 2nd | 5PM - 9PM
December 18th 11AM - 4PM

Building 100 | Door A | 1st Floor
BRICK CITY ARTWORKSBrick City Artworks is open for both arthops this month!  Stop in on First Friday for a great show of new work!

December 2nd | 5PM - 9PM
December 18th 11AM - 4PM

Building 100 | Door A | 1st Floor

Diad Studio and Gallery has a fantastic selection of holiday stationary and gift items!  Visit during this month's art hops for some holiday shopping.

December 2nd | 5PM - 9PM
December 18th | 11AM - 4PM

Building 100 | Door A | 3rd Floor

Lavender & Lace Art offers hand selected high vibrational crystals and minerals.  Sydney designs handmade wire wrapped jewelry.

"I dabble in other mediums too! Stay tuned."

December 2nd | 5PM - 9PM
December 18th | 11AM - 4PM

Building 100 | Door A | 3rd Floor
"Cantata In Five Movements"

October  7th - January 15th

December 2nd | 5pm - 9pm
December 18th | 11am - 4pm
And by appointment

Building 100 | Door BC | 2nd Floor
"A Kind of Eden"
David Unthank
December 2 - 23

December 2nd | 6pm - 9pm
December 18th | 11am - 4pm

Building 100 | Door BC | 2nd Floor

Daubs Gallery will be showcasing Parisian themed artwork along with original art by L. Marie. Be sure to stop by for "Christmas in Paris."

December 2nd | 5pm - 9pm
December 18th | 11am - 4pm

Building 100 | Door BC | 2nd Floor

December 2nd | 5pm - 9pm
December 18th | 11am - 4pm

Building 100 | Door BC | 2nd Floor

Scavenging Hand is offering a DIY Spell Jar Station during both art hops in December! 

Additionally, take advantage of their sale on all botanical and smaller resin pendants.

You may even catch Jen for a live demo while she works on some wire wrap pieces.  "I'm also going to be trying my hand at precious metal clay sculpting!"

December 2nd | 5pm - 9pm
December 18th | 11am - 4pm 

Building 100 | Door BC | 3rd Floor

"Columbus Skyline" photograph by: Robert Farley

The ARTery, a Gallery at Front Street offers unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion created by 16 artists and
artisans.  This month the gallery features the member show "Small Treasures" a collection of small affordable works.

This month the gallery highlights Artery member and photographer Robert Farley.  Farley is a highly talented photographer who has a keen eye for taking artistically pleasing and technically proficient photographs.  Farley is a skilled urban, nature, and travel photographer as well as a costume jewelry designer at the Gallery.

Visiting the Artery this month is artist is Selvin Bacon Velasquez, an unusual and intriguing long exposure portrait photographer whose exhibit is called “A Glimpse of Us”.

December 2nd | 5pm - 9pm
December 18th | 11am - 4pm 

Building 100 | Door BC | 3rd Floor

Art, gifts, refreshments, and the holiday spirit are fully stocked at Darty Art!

December 2nd | 5pm - 9pm
December 18th | 11am - 4pm 

Building 100 | Door BC | 3rd Floor

Stop by Hyacinth's for art sales.

December 2nd | 5pm - 9pm
December 18th | 11am - 4pm 

Building 100 | Door BC | 3rd Floor

David and Sandra will give talks and Demos on their jewelry techniques and design processes. They have lots of new pieces created for gift giving: Sterling and bronze necklaces, earrings and rings with gemstones, pearls, and antique handmade glass.

The studio is decorated for the holidays, and there will be a festive background for selfies. Also, cookies and hot apple cider will be served.

December 2nd | 5pm - 9pm
December 18th | 11am - 4pm

Building 200 | Door 2 | 3rd Floor

This First Friday come tour Jerome's studio and catch a sneak peek at the paintings and works for his upcoming solo show at the Dayton Society of Artists (Dec 16-18).  "I'll have some promo material, including cards of some of the paintings, and can tell you all about the show."

Click here for details about the show & artist talk.

December 2nd | 5pm - 9pm

Building 200 | Door 2 | 3rd Floor

The Little Art Gallery got a makeover for the holiday season!  Just like a little library, take a piece, leave a piece.  Visit the Little Gallery in front of building 200, door 4E.  Then pop inside to visit surrounding galleries and woodshops!
7 days a week
Building 200 | Door 4E

Check out the gallery for some early holiday shopping during this month's art hops. 

Stay for live music to conclude the evening. 

Now you can visit during the week!  Join Jen (and sometimes Jonah) in the studio for coffee and conversation every Wednesday.  All welcome.

Wednesday's 10AM - 6PM 
December 2nd | 5PM - 11PM
December 18th | 11AM - 7PM

130 Front Street
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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