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CULTURE WORKS STAFF Lisa Hanson, Executive Director Susan Daly, Development Coordinator Karen Maner, Communications & Project Manager Bill Perry, Development Manager Dorie Watts, Manager of Strategic Initiatives CULTURE WORKS BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIR Sheri Sword, Vice President of Communications, Better Business Bureau of Dayton and the Miami Valley VICE CHAIR Eileen Carr, Coordinator, ArtsLIVE, University of Dayton SECRETARY Antoinette Geyer, Vice President, Ohio Market Planning & Performance, CareSource TREASURER Dave Stacy, CFO, Dayton Art Institute

TRUSTEES Anita Adams-Jenkins, Sycamore Medical Center, Kettering Health Network Emily Broughton, Cox Media Group Ohio Greg Ewers, Coolidge Wall Co., LPA Jane Keiffer, Artemis Center Michael W. King, Messer Construction Stacey Lawson, Miami Valley Hospital David Litteral, iHeart Media Carol Loranger, Wright State University Brian Nelson, Fifth Third Bank Melissa Patsiavos, Dayton Business Journal Matt Scarr, Matthew J. Scarr, CPA LLC Thomas B. Thickel, Community Volunteer Richard F. Valentine, Ohio Small Business Development Centers Shane Wilken, First Financial Bank Cheri Williams, Community Volunteer TRUSTEES, EX-OFFICIO Matt Dunn, Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District Paul Helfrich, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Steve Petitjean, Ohio Masonic Home Foundation

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ABOUT CULTURE WORKS

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Culture Works is the funding, advocacy, and service organization that passionately inspires, supports, and sustains arts and culture in the Dayton Region. Our annual CAMPAIGN FOR THE ARTS mobilizes individuals, local companies, and foundations in support of the Dayton Region’s arts and culture. Funds raised through the Campaign provide Community Arts Grants for many of our major arts organizations. Culture Works supports individual artists by administering the ARTIST OPPORTUNITY GRANT program, which provides grants for Montgomery County artists to pursue professional development opportunities and complete new works. This program is made possible by funding from the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District. Emerging artists and arts leaders can apply for the CULTURE WORKS LEONARD P. ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP—named after the past chairman of the Dayton Performing Arts Fund (now Culture Works). Join us in strengthening the Dayton Region through the power of the arts at cultureworks.org.

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BACH SOCIETY OF DAYTON Haydn and More • November 3, 2019 Divine • March 22, 2020 Magnificant • May 17, 2020 THE CONTEMPORARY DAYTON Annual Art Auction • April 24, 2020 DARE 2 DEFY PRODUCTIONS Passport-Eligible Performances TBA DAYTON ART INSTITUTE 2019 Oktoberfest (restrictions apply) • September 28–29, 2019 DAYTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY A Byrd’s Eye View • October 5–6, 2019 In the Spirit of...Abundant Blessings • December 7–8, 2019 DAYTON GAY MEN’S CHORUS Festive and FABULOUS • December 7, 2019 FLASHBACK • June 13, 2020

Ballet

DAYTON PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE Phantom Dances • October 24–25, 2019 The Nutcracker • December 13, 2019 Love Vignettes: Carmen and Butterfly Suite • February 13–14, 2020 Innovations • April 2–3, 2020

Opera

La Boheme • November 15, 2019 La Cenerentola (Cinderella) • February 28, 2020 Opera Star Recital - Angel Blue • March 22, 2020 Going for Baroque! • April 24, 2020

Philharmonic

Beethoven’s 5th and Tchaikovsky (Free to PP members) • October 4–5, 2019 PhilharMonster Halloween Concert • October 20, 2019 Something Wonderful: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein • November 1, 2019 Beethoven and Rachmaninoff • January 10, 2020 Beethoven’s 6th and Mozart • February 21, 2020 Fiedler’s Favorites II with Rhapsody in Blue • March 6, 2020 Strings and Piano Salon • March 15, 2020 Stravinsky and Strauss • March 27, 2020 Havana Nights • April 17, 2020 Concertmaster’s Choice • May 3, 2020 Beethoven’s 1st and The Firebird • May 8, 2020 Beethoven’s Eroica • June 5, 2020

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Make a gift to Culture Works of $85 or more and receive a PASSPORT TO THE ARTS membership—good for Buy One-Get One FREE performance tickets, as well as dining, shopping, and other discounts. Memberships are good for one year. Here is a list of the 2019–2020 season’s Passport-Eligible performances and other Passport discounts. More events will be added as they become available. Visit cultureworks.org for current information about specific performances and details about using your Passport to the Arts membership. KETTERING CHILDREN’S CHOIR Spring Choir Concert • May 13, 2020 KETTERING CHILDREN’S THEATRE AT ROSEWOOD ARTS CENTRE Fall Performance - TBA • 1st Sunday Performance Winter Performance - TBA • 1st Sunday Performance MIAMI VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Best of Broadway • October 26–27, 2019 Home for the Holidays • December 15, 2019 FREE to all Appalachian Spring and Other Classical Favorites - March 1, 2020 MIDDLETOWN LYRIC THEATRE The Last Five Years • September 13–14 & 20–21, 2019 Mothers & Sons with Andre’s Mother • November 1–2 & 8–9, 2019 The Gifts of the Magi - A Musical • December 13–14 & 20–21, 2019 Twelfth Night • March 20–21 & 27–28, 2020 The Importance of Being Earnest • May 1–2 & 8–9, 2020 It Shoulda Been You • June 19–20 & 26–27, 2020 MUSE MACHINE 2020 Musical - TBA • January 16–19, 2020 SINCLAIR THEATRE AND MUSIC Treasure Island • October 11–19, 2019 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat • February 14–22, 2020 Antigone • April 1–5, 2020 SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Uncommon Woman, featuring violinist Jennifer Koh • October 12, 2019 Aretha: A Tribute Jubilee • November 9, 2019 Mozart Serenade • January 18, 2020 TAKE3 with the SSO • February 22, 2020 Vivaldi’s Four Seasons • April 25, 2020 Carmina Burana • May 16, 2020 STIVERS SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS Passport-Eligible Performances TBA UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON ARTSLIVE Ensemble Heinavanker • October 23, 2019 Invoke • March 29, 2020 UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON THEATRE AND DANCE Improv All-Stars Night for Brighter Connections Theatre • September 27, 2019 Stained Glass • October 24–26, 2019 The Great Rocky Saloon Revival • November 22–23, 2019 Chicago • April 23–25, 2020 WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY THEATRE AND DANCE Peter and the Starcatcher • September 26–28 & October 2–5, 2019 The Addams Family • October 31–November 2, November 6–9 & 14–16, 2019 Into the Woods • November 22–23 & December 5–7, 2019 An Enemy of the People • February 21–22 & 27–29, 2020 Mamma Mia! • March 19–21 & April 1–4 & 9–11, 2020 Dance Concert • April 23–25, 2020

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PASSPORT TO THE ARTS Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm

$1 OFF general adult admission, one per Passport card. Not valid with other discounts or for special events.

Bakehouse Bread & Cookie Company

Edward A. Dixon Gallery

Rosewood Arts Centre

The Flying Pizza

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Fort Ancient

Springfield Museum of Art

10% off purchases. Not valid on jewelry or with any other discount/promotion. 15% OFF any whole pie after 5 p.m. 10% OFF pizza by the slice after 5 p.m.

ONE FREE cookie with the purchase of any beverage.

BeauVerre Riordan

$5 OFF stained glass course. $10 OFF with a friend for same course.

$1 OFF general adult admission, one per Passport card. Not valid with other discounts, group rates, field trips, or for special events.

Blind Bob’s

K12 Gallery & TEJAS

10% OFF food purchase.

10% OFF a single program of your choice: summer art camp, Saturday art classes, Pre-K classes, homeschool classes, or adult classes.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

$2 OFF one child admission with purchase of one adult admission, one per Passport card. Not valid with other discounts, group rates, field trips, or for special events.

Mayflower Arts Center

Brixx Ice Co.

Meadowlark

10% OFF food purchase.

$5 OFF Paint Party registration, 10% OFF education programs, 5% OFF purchases in the gallery. Not valid with other discounts or coupons. 10% OFF food purchase on a performance evening before 7 p.m. Not valid with other discounts.

Brukner Nature Center

$2 OFF a $10 family admission.

Middletown Arts Center

Citilites at the Schuster Center

Buy one session of classes, bring a friend FREE. See cultureworks.org for requirements and limitations.

Coco’s Bistro

Mockingbird’s Café

DATV – Dayton Access Television

Needle, Ink & Thread

10% OFF lunch only food purchase. Not valid on gift cards.

FREE one-year DATV membership. Includes workshops and use of equipment upon completion of workshops. New members only. Buy One, Get One FREE admission to the museum. One discount per visit.

Decoy Art Center

$5 OFF alterations totaling $45 or more. Cannot be used with other discounts. Must schedule online.

Oregon Express

Dayton Art Institute

15% OFF walk-in art projects (paint-your-own pottery, glass, or canvas).

10% off food purchase. Not valid with other discounts. Buy One, Get One FREE admission to the museum. One discount per visit.

Strings Attached

10% OFF in-stock yarn, books, patterns, and tools. Not valid with other offers or while redeeming reward points.

SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park

$1 OFF general adult admission, one per Passport card. Not valid with other discounts, group rates, field trips, or for special events.

Table 33

10% OFF food and beverage purchases. Alcohol excluded.

Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar

10% OFF purchase. Not valid with other discounts or on $5 lunch specials.

UNO Pizzeria & Grill

10% OFF food purchase. Not valid with other discounts/coupons or on daily lunch specials.

Historic WACO Field

FREE beverage with food purchase.

10% OFF food purchase.

10% OFF purchases from the Rosewood Gallery. Not valid with other discounts.

50% OFF any pizza the night of a show.

Buy One, Get One FREE admission to the museum. Not valid during Fly-In or IH Scout Truck Show.

Wheat Penny Oven & Bar

10% OFF food purchase on a performance evening before 7 p.m. Not valid with other discounts.

ZIG ZAG Gallery

Historic Plaza Theatre

10% OFF total purchase. See list of exclusions at cultureworks.org.

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isit any community in the Dayton Region and you’ll find passionate people and organizations working to integrate the arts into daily life. Area arts councils present concert series, educational programs, and festivals to keep you inspired and entertained all year long while community cultural centers provide resources and opportunities for art enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.

A WORLD A’FAIR May 2020 Dayton Convention Center A three-day international festival showcasing over 50 countries and performances from local, regional, national, and even international performing groups.

2019–2020 COMMUNITY ARTS HIGHLIGHTS PIQUA ARTS AND ALE FESTIVAL Sept. 21, 2019 Downtown Piqua The Piqua Arts Council presents artists and vendors from across the state of Ohio, live performances, craft beer, food trucks, a plein air paint out competition, and a kids’ entertainment area. A ROSEWOOD HOLIDAY ARTS FESTIVAL Dec. 7, 2019 Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering All 39,000 square feet of Rosewood Arts Centre come to life with this annual festival celebrating art, including special exhibitions, live performances, artist demonstrations, a soup bowl fundraiser, and artist vendors!

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ART ON THE PLAYGROUND INTERACTIVE ARTS FESTIVAL May 9, 2020 Habitat Environmental Center, Kettering Free and fun for all ages. Youth can participate in various art activities, including painting, photography, clay, and more! CANAL MUSIC FEST June 13, 2020 City Park, Tipp City Featuring two live performances, a beer garden, and food trucks, this free concert typically draws a crowd of over 3,500.

SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL June–July 2020 Veterans Park, Springfield The Springfield Arts Council’s annual admission-free arts festival features 20+ concerts and events. ROCK PIQUA! RIVERFRONT CONCERT SERIES June–August 2020, third Saturday of each month Downtown Piqua Piqua Arts Council and Mainstreet Piqua present this free outdoor summer music series along the Great Miami River. ART IN THE PARK WITH A CHILDREN’S ART ADVENTURE Aug. 1, 2020 City Park, Tipp City Presented by the Tipp City Area Arts Council, this free event features children’s crafts, live music, art and artist demos, and delicious culinary treats from local food trucks. ART ON THE COMMONS Aug. 9, 2020 Lincoln Park Civic Commons, Kettering Organized by Rosewood Arts Centre, Art on the Commons brings artists from across the nation together to display their high-quality, one-of-a-kind artworks in a beautiful park setting. See more festival listings on p. 37.

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PREBLE COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION HAS A NEW HOME! The Preble County Art Association embraces history and creativity in its new facility in downtown Eaton, Ohio. The 10,000-square-foot Preble Arts building is home to a gallery, a paint-your-ownpottery studio, and an education center for the arts. Studio classrooms include space for ceramics, music, painting, fiber, and photography with plans to add metals and a computer lab later on.

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ART AGENCIES & CULTURAL CENTERS ART CENTRAL FOUNDATION artcentralfoundation.org Middletown • 513-267-4016

Art Central Foundation’s vision is to advance the creative spirit and diversity of historic downtown Middletown through accessibility and community engagement in the arts. The Foundation provides art-based activities and events, offers educational opportunities and youth mentoring, and supports partnerships among arts organizations, nurturing an environment in which artists can create, market, network, and thrive.

THE ARTS ALLIANCE the-arts-alliance.org Mason • 513-309-8585

The Arts Alliance, formerly the Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance, is dedicated to bringing the best possible arts programming to northeast Cincinnati and the surrounding area. The Arts Alliance develops programming that includes collaborative efforts and partnerships with schools, local organizations, businesses, and the community.

CENTERVILLE ARTS COMMISSION centervilleohio.gov Centerville • 937-433-7151

The Centerville Arts Commission is a volunteer organization whose mission is to involve the citizens of the Centerville area in the visual and performing arts. The commission offers a summer and winter performance series, an art gallery, and much more.

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cultureworks.org Dayton • 937-222-2787

fairfield-city.org Fairfield • 513-867-5348

levittdayton.org Dayton • 937-281-2144

Culture Works strengthens the Dayton Region by supporting arts and culture through fundraising, grantmaking, marketing, and advocacy. Their annual community-wide fundraiser, the Campaign for the Arts, draws support from individuals, local companies, and foundations to provide grants for local arts organizations. Culture Works also administers a grant program for individual artists, offers scholarships for students, and leads regional cultural planning and arts advocacy efforts.

Adjacent to beautiful Village Green Park in the heart of Fairfield, the Fairfield Community Arts Center is home to a 237-seat theater, an art gallery, a pottery studio, a dance studio, a children’s area, and a senior’s lounge. From September to May, enjoy a variety of concerts and shows through the One Stage Series; Wine, Women & Song Series; and the EnterAct Family Series.

The Levitt Pavilion is a brand-new outdoor music venue offering 50 FREE concerts every summer featuring local, national, and international musicians, with an emphasis on high-caliber, diverse programming. The goal of Levitt Pavilion Dayton is to provide access to the performing arts for all and transform a neglected green space into a thriving meeting ground for the region. Its mission is to build community through music, one free concert at a time.

FITTON CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

MIAMI VALLEY COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION

DARKE COUNTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS www.darkecountyarts.org Greenville • 937-547-0908

Darke County Center for the Arts was formed in 1978 to expand opportunities for cultural enrichment in the community by supporting the arts and restoring the Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as a community cultural center. The DCCA presents an Artists Series, a Family Theatre Series, and a Coffeehouse Series. It has an active arts education program and supports a summer residency for local students.

fittoncenter.org Hamilton • 513-863-8873

Take your pick from a wide variety of programs designed to inspire the artist, musician, or performer in you. Choose from art exhibits, performances, informative luncheons, or an abundant offering of classes, workshops, and private lessons.

FRAZE PAVILION fraze.com Kettering • 937-296-3300

This neighborhood outdoor entertainment venue will celebrate its 28th season in 2019. Enjoy concerts from your favorite performers from the past and present in the 4,300-seat outdoor amphitheater or check out one of the many free summer festivals in the park for food, live music, and fun. 6

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mvcconcert.org Centerville • 937-853-8292

The Miami Valley Community Concert Association presents four concerts a year at the Centerville High School Performing Arts Center. MVCCA was incorporated in the spring of 1991 with the purpose of presenting performances by professional artists to the local community at affordable prices. The association is run entirely by volunteers, which allows all income obtained through ticket sales, advertising, and donations to be spent solely on high-quality performances.

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ART AGENCIES & CULTURAL CENTERS MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER

PREBLE COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION (PCAA)

TIPP CITY AREA ARTS COUNCIL

middletownartscenter.com Middletown • 513-424-2417

preblearts.org Eaton • 937-456-3999

tippcityartscouncil.com Tipp City • 937-543-5115

Middletown Arts Center was founded in 1957 by the Art Committee of the Federation of Women’s Clubs of Middletown. The mission of the MAC is to enrich our community by creating opportunities for artistic expression through learning and appreciation. A welcoming, stimulating, and diverse learning environment is provided with professional facilities, artists, classes, exhibits, and workshops.

The PCAA is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering a creative community. The PCAA operates the Visual Art Center, where the community can participate in a wide variety of art activities, including pottery, painting, music, fiber, and paint-your-own pottery. Visit their new facility at 207 E. Main Street in Eaton!

The Tipp City Area Arts Council (TCAAC) is dedicated to the development and promotion of our region’s visual, musical, physical, and literary arts. It hosts classes, holds contests, promotes events (Art for the Heart, Children’s Art Adventure, and 6×6 Art for All), and offers free community performances (Canal Music Fest and Art in the Park) throughout the year to engage the community and support local artists.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY ARTS & CULTURAL DISTRICT (MCACD) mcohio.org Dayton • 937-225-4573

Through the generosity of the Board of County Commissioners, the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District supports, nurtures, and encourages the development and preservation of arts and culture in Montgomery County. Not a specific entertainment district, the geographic district is the entire county. The MCACD provides funding for numerous arts and cultural amenities throughout the county as well as programs supporting local artists.

NEW CARLISLE CHAUTAUQUA ARTS COUNCIL New Carlisle • 937-845-8774

The New Carlisle Chautauqua Arts Council endeavors to bring new perspectives to the community through its annual Summer in the Park concert series in Smith Park every June through August, and by providing theatre and music opportunities to New Carlisle schools.

OXFORD COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER oxarts.org Oxford • 513-524-8506

The Oxford Community Arts Center is a nonprofit organization representing performing and visual community arts groups who wish to rehearse, perform, display, and teach various arts and craft forms in a facility that represents a permanent home for the community’s arts.

PIQUA ARTS COUNCIL (PAC) piquaartscouncil.org Piqua • 937-773-9630

Since 1990, the Piqua Arts Council has been dedicated to making the arts accessible to the community through education, support, and presentation. It continues to fulfill its mission by maintaining high professional standards, equitable and fair payment or compensation opportunities for artists, and proper recognition and show of appreciation for volunteers and supporters.

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ROSE MUSIC CENTER AT THE HEIGHTS TROY-HAYNER CULTURAL CENTER

rosemusiccenter.com Huber Heights • 937-610-0288

The Rose Music Center at The Heights is a 4,200-seat, fully covered outdoor amphitheater. It is located in The Heights development–a destination retail, dining, and entertainment district located conveniently off of I-70 in Huber Heights, Ohio. The Center is owned by The City of Huber Heights and managed by MEMI–Music & Event Management Inc.

ROSEWOOD ARTS CENTRE CITY OF KETTERING

troyhayner.org Troy • 937-339-0457

Taking care to preserve the beauty of the historic landmark in which it is housed, the Center is a lively hub for community and cultural activity. Opportunities include exhibits, performing arts programs, classes in art, and a wide range of other cultural and educational offerings.

VANDALIA ARTS vandaliaohio.org Vandalia • 937-898-5891

playkettering.org/rosewood Kettering • 937-296-0294

Rosewood Arts Centre welcomes thousands of attendees from the Dayton Region to experience hands-on activities in the visual and performing arts and humanities. Rosewood offers hundreds of classes, exhibitions, performances, lectures, workshops, and special events, as well as specialized facilities for artists to pursue their own practice in ceramics, photography, glass, metals, and more. CitySites Public Art, Rosewood Gallery, Art on the Commons Festival, and the Kettering Arts Council are a part of Rosewood.

SPRINGFIELD ARTS COUNCIL

Vandalia Cultural Arts Program (VCAP) and Public Art in Vandalia (PAIV) were established to benefit the City of Vandalia and its residents by providing revenue to support the arts. VCAP supports artistic and cultural activities, programs, performances, and organizations. VCAP has an annual grant program and facilitates monthly exhibits of local art. PAIV’s mission is to enhance neighborhoods and urban environments in the City of Vandalia through the installation and maintenance of permanent works of art. PAIV welcomes and embraces public art for the community—donated, loaned, or commissioned—in an effort to grow Vandalia’s public art collection.

YELLOW SPRINGS ARTS COUNCIL

springfieldartscouncil.org Springfield • 937-324-2712

The Springfield Arts Council’s mission is to build a better community by sharing the performing arts with all citizens of Springfield, Clark County, and the region. The Council presents the annual admission-free Summer Arts Festival and national touring attractions in its Showtime Series. SAC’s educational outreach efforts include providing performing artists to area schools through Arts in the Classroom and enabling mentoring and performance opportunities to young people through the Youth Arts Ambassadors program.

ysartscouncil.org Yellow Springs • 937-679-YSAC (9722)

The Yellow Springs Arts Council supports hundreds of local creative workers and many more artistic souls by hosting monthly gallery shows, organizing performances by musicians, dancers, poets, and comedians, and offering art classes. YSAC sponsors special projects and is a member organization which is supported through membership dues, donations, grants, and fundraising projects.

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or those who love the visual arts, the Dayton Region offers world-class museums, eclectic arts exhibitions, unique studios and marketplaces, and plenty of opportunities to interact with—and become a part of—a vibrant and welcoming community of artists.

2019–2020 VISUAL ARTS HIGHLIGHTS WILLIAM PRESTON MAYFIELD PHOTOGRAPHS Sept. 21, 2019–Dec. 29, 2019 Dayton Art Institute Drawn from a private collection, this exhibition will showcase the six-decade-long career of William Preston Mayfield (18961974), a prominent figure in the history of photography in Dayton and among the first to take pictures from an airplane. COME AS YOU ART: A DAYTON SOCIETY OF ARTISTS FUNDRAISER Oct. 11, 2019 The Brightside DSA’s inaugural fundraiser will be a night of fun, music, art, and more! Tickets available at daytondsa.org. BEHIND THE SCENES Oct. 24–Nov. 14, 2019 Artist Reception and Art Off Fundraiser: Nov. 2, 2019 K12 Gallery & TEJAS (p. 11) Held in conjunction with K12’s 9th Annual Art Off Fundraiser, this exhibition will feature works from 50+ artists displayed

alongside photographs of them working in their studios taken by “Dayton at Work and Play” photographer Bill Franz.

Contemporary Dayton’s signature fundraiser is more casual than your average gala and guarantees something for everyone.

DAYTON PRINTMAKERS COOPERATIVE WINTER PRINT SALE Dec. 7, 2019 Dayton Printmakers Cooperative The print sale features hand pulled prints from members of te Dayton Printmakers Cooperative. Works inlcude lithography, intaglio, woodblock, monotype, and more.

26TH ANNUAL THE VIEW JURIED LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION May 26–June 26, 2020 Artist Reception: May 31, 2020 Rosewood Arts Centre (p. 7) The View highlights work by Ohio artists on the subject of landscape and includes wide-ranging interpretations of the theme in a variety of mediums.

30TH ANNUAL WORKS ON PAPER Jan. 19–Feb. 21, 2020 Artist Reception: Jan. 19, 2020 Rosewood Arts Centre (p. 7) This juried exhibition features Dayton Region artists who work in or on paper in traditional and innovative ways. HORVATH: ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION March 26th–April 30, 2020 University of Dayton – Radial Gallery (p. 35) This annual event recognizes outstanding student achievement in the visual arts—including dramatic sculpture, exuberantly colored paintings, and an array of experimental drawings, ceramics, prints, photographs, and designs. THE CONTEMPORARY DAYTON’S 26TH ANNUAL ART AUCTION April 24, 2020 David H. Ponitz Center, Sinclair College (p. 35) 100+ original works of art by the best of the best local artists at affordable prices. The

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Want to build your career as an artist? Check out these grant programs for Dayton Region artists: Artist Opportunity Grants: Funded by the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District (MCACD) and administered by Culture Works, the Artist Opportunity Grant program provides grants of up to $3,000 to help Montgomery County artists in all disciplines further their careers through professional development opportunities and the creation of new works. cultureworks.org Miami County Artist Opportunity Grants: Inspired by the MCACD grant program, the Piqua Arts Council and several partners created the Miami County Artist Opportunity Grant program, which offers up to $2,000 for artists living in Miami County to gain professional development or create new bodies of work. piquaartscouncil.org 8

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DID YOU KNOW? The Dayton Visual Arts Center is now The Contemporary Dayton! For 27 years, The Contemporary has served as the Dayton Region’s contemporary art center, not only providing stunning exhibitions for art enthusiasts but professional development resources for artists. Its new name and look, rolled out in fall of 2018, celebrate its longstanding mission to promote and foster “art that’s now.”

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ART MUSEUMS, EXHIBITIONS, & SERVICES FOR VISUAL ARTISTS AFRICAN AMERICAN VISUAL ARTISTS GUILD (AAVAG) www.aavag.org Dayton • 937-263-9907

Expanding the visual arts rainbow in the Miami Valley and beyond! Established in 1993, incorporated as a nonprofit in 1995, approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1997. AAVAG is celebrating its 26th anniversary as an organization serving the arts, artists, and community by promoting, developing, empowering, and cultivating visual arts and artists. A major objective is helping local, regional, and national artists to promote their work, improve their craft, and present art to express visually the African American experience. This organization is open to anyone interested in the mission and objectives of AAVAG.

THE CONTEMPORARY DAYTON www.thecontemporarydayton.org Dayton • 937-224-3822

Formerly known as the Dayton Visual Arts Center, The Contemporary Dayton is a nonprofit gallery and artist resource that provides art for the community and a community for artists. From gallery talks and exhibit openings to professional development workshops, The Co provides opportunities to meet others who share an interest in art and to learn about and support contemporary visual art.

Midwest. For many years, Front Street has been best known for its signature First Friday events—monthly large-scale open houses with studio and gallery tours, artist meet-and-greets, live music, activities, and refreshments.

GALLERY SAINT JOHN dayton-gallery-saintjohn.org Dayton • 937-320-5405

Gallery Saint John is a nonprofit gallery that exhibits art works done by members of the Society of Mary and their acquaintances in the Dayton community, as well as works from the collection of the Marian Library of the University of Dayton. Nine shows are held each year in addition to workshops in design, ceramics, drawing, painting, and photography techniques.

HARTMAN ROCK GARDEN hartmanrockgarden.org Springfield • info@hartmanrockgarden.org

What began as a modest concrete fish pond in H.G. (Ben) Hartman’s back yard is now revered as a folk-art masterpiece. The Hartman Rock Garden includes over 250,000 individual stones that combine a mixture of history, religion, and Depression-era pop culture. Fully restored by the Kohler Foundation in 2009, the Garden is open daily from dawn to dusk with no admission charge.

DAYTON ART INSTITUTE (DAI)

MISSING PEACE ART SPACE

daytonartinstitute.org Dayton • 937-223-4ART (4278)

missingpeaceart.org Dayton • 937-241-4353

For 100 years, the Dayton Art Institute has been committed to enriching lives and serving the community by creating meaningful experiences with art, inviting visitors to explore the diverse permanent collection, world-class special exhibitions, family programs, art classes, social events, and more.

What is the art of peace? It is creative communication using artistic mediums to express the human desire for peace. Each piece is as different as the artist that created it and, in many instances, overcomes the barriers of language. Humans have used art for communicating their struggle to attain a state of peace since prehistoric times. It can leave you inspired, terrified, or somewhere in between. Special exhibitions on the themes of peace will be offered throughout the year.

THE DAYTON PRINTMAKERS COOPERATIVE (DPC) daytonprintmakerscooperative.com Dayton

The Dayton Printmakers Cooperative (DPC) is a nonprofit alliance of area printmakers and artists. Since its founding in 1983, the Cooperative has provided a studio environment for artists to enrich their cultural channels and broaden their knowledge of the printmaking media.

PYRAMID HILL SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM pyramidhill.org Hamilton • 513-868-8336

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum combines the lure of nature with the dynamic presence of monumental art. Explore more than 300 acres of woodlands, gardens, and lakes and marvel at over 56 pieces of outdoor art. Then go back in time at the indoor Ancient Sculpture Museum, which houses Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and Egyptian pieces. Spend a day with art and nature.

SCULPTURAL VILLAGE OF VERSAILLES Versailles • 800-504-2995

Twelve life-sized bronze sculptures are scattered throughout the community of Versailles. Most of the art is illuminated for viewing at night, and all but one piece is publicly accessible. A brochure describing each with a map to its location is available at The Inn at Versailles.

SHANGO ARTS bingdavis.tripod.com Dayton • 937-223-2290

Shango Arts is a nonprofit organization founded by artist Willis “Bing” Davis to provide art and cultural experiences to enhance the understanding and appreciation of African-American art and culture and to reinforce the interrelationship of the visual arts to other artistic and cultural expressions, while enhancing the position of African-American artists in the community and the world at large.

SPRINGFIELD MUSEUM OF ART springfieldart.net Springfield • 937-325-4673

Springfield is home to the only Smithsonian Affiliate art museum in the state of Ohio. The distinction celebrates the Springfield Museum of Art’s adherence to best practices and its exemplary permanent collection, which features artists such as Berenice Abbott, George Bellows, and A.T. Bricher. The museum’s dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions, including self-taught and contemporary artists, ensures there’s always something new to see.

VANDALIA ART PARK vandaliaohio.org Vandalia • 937-898-5891

Dayton Society of Artists is a nonprofit organization that connects, supports, and educates artists and the community. A historic home in St. Anne’s Hill, 48 High Street Gallery, serves as both an operating base and a gallery space for DSA.

The Vandalia Art Park features an eight-acre walkable art trail with two annual art installations and several permanent pieces. The first two phases of the Vandalia Rotary Amphitheater are complete and available for use with events planned for fall of 2019. Visiting the park is free, and various activities and art initiatives take place throughout the year. The park is joined by the Vandalia Rotary footbridge to the Vandalia-Butler Historical Society grounds, which makes this a destination offering art, nature, and history.

FRONT STREET

X*ACT ARTS CENTER

frontstreetbuildings.com Dayton • 937-331-9061

xeniaact.org Xenia • 937-372-0516

The Front Street Buildings are home to over 100 art creators—66 artists and galleries, 30 photographers, 10 woodworkers, and three filmmakers—making it the largest art colony in the

Opened in May 2013, the X*ACT Arts Center is a creation, display, and sale space for local visual artists. Operated in conjunction with the Xenia Area Community Theater.

DAYTON SOCIETY OF ARTISTS daytondsa.org Dayton • 937-228-4532

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he Dayton Region offers a multitude of opportunities for people of all ages to cultivate a meaningful relationship with the arts. Whether you’ve never picked up a paintbrush in your life or you’re a master of watercolor, oils, and gouache, there are programs and activities to help you take your artistic practice to the next level.

2019–2020 ARTS EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS There are plenty of opportunities to see the next generation of artists in their element!

ANNUAL MUSICAL (TBA) – MUSE MACHINE Jan. 16–19, 2020 Victoria Theatre, Dayton Among the largest pre-professional musical productions for young people in the country, the Muse Machine Musical features 100-200 students as performers, musicians, and production assistants.

MIAMI VALLEY REGIONAL SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS Jan. 31–Feb. 29, 2020 Reception and Award Ceremony: Feb. 29, 2020 K12 Gallery & TEJAS The Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards features 400+ award-winning works created by students in grades 7–12. SPRING PRODUCTION – KETTERING CHILDREN’S THEATRE (p. 32) March 27–April 6, 2020 Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering Children, ages 9–15, star in a professionally produced theatre production with humor and wit! TUCK EVERLASTING – ACTING UP (p. 31) April 3–5, 2020 Mason Middle School Acting Up’s young actors present the beloved story of Winnie Foster—a 10-year-old runaway—and a mysterious family that has discovered the secret to immortality.

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CINDERELLA – LE JEUNE DANCE COMPANY (p. 16) May 22–24, 2020 Anderson Center Theater, Anderson Township Pre-professional dancers tell the timeless story of Cinderella, her cruel stepsisters, and her fairy godmother.

2019–2020 SCHOOL YEAR ! Girls and boys of all ages ! No experience necessary ! ! Beginning to advanced training ! ! Ballet, jazz, tap, and character classes ! ! Professional instructors ! Nurturing, fun environment !

33 E 5th St. Dayton, OH 45402 | 937 229 0800 | cpdayton.com

Dayton’s only dance school affiliated with a professional ballet company TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS:

Downtown Dayton Studio Victoria Theatre, 4th Floor 140 N. Main Street

SSK Centerville Studio at RecWest 965 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. (Behind Subaru dealership)

daytonballetschool.org | (937) 223-1542 The Dayton Ballet School is an education initiative of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance.

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ARTS EDUCATION & MULTIDISCIPLINARY FINAL BOW: CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S PERFORMING ARTS

THE MOSAIC INSTITUTE OF GREATER DAYTON midayton.org Dayton • 937-367-4144

finalbow.org Greenville • 937-459-8078

INFUSION ART

MI is a nonprofit arts organization committed to breaking the social barriers that divide us and unifying people by leading collaborative art murals. Create your own beautiful glass mosaic pieces at the Mosaic Art Studio’s new location inside tend&flourish on Brown Street in downtown Dayton. All ages, all abilities, all people are welcome. Open Saturdays.

infusion-art.org Beavercreek • 937-306-7277

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Final Bow is a nonprofit organization promoting children’s performing arts. It offers educational opportunities in dance, choir, music, and theatre.

State Performing Arts Center and the Clark County Department of Job and Family Services that makes performing and visual arts opportunities available to all families in Clark County. Project Jericho changes lives through positive in-depth arts experiences.

musemachine.com Dayton • 937-222-MUSE (6873)

Infusion Art is a community-driven nonprofit organization that works with local organizations to create art education programs for youth, young adults, and citizens without access to the arts. Art is a pillar of learning, critical thinking, and generating creative ideas. Students will discover new talents and appreciation for the arts and their community by being involved in the processes from beginning to end.

Muse Machine is a nationally acclaimed arts education organization annually serving 72,000 students and their teachers across western Ohio. Since its inception in 1982, Muse Machine has produced dozens of large-scale musicals and concerts and engaged thousands of students through arts-integrated classroom instruction, interactive workshops, and professional development for teachers.

NEW HOPE STUDIO Dayton • 937-253-6360

The New Hope Studio is a division of the New Hope Project Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to promote selfexpression, self-worth, and job skills through a variety of arts. Classes are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

OHIO PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTE (OPAI)

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ohioperformingartsinstitute.org Springfield • 937-324-7444

K12 GALLERY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND TEJAS k12tejasgallery.org Dayton • 937-461-5149

K12 Gallery & TEJAS (Teen Educational and Joint Adult Studio) inspires people of all ages from the Miami Valley to imagine, learn, and create art through hundreds of innovative arts education programs led by professional artists. Low-income students, youth on probation, adults with disabilities, prisoners, and survivors of violence achieve equal access to the educational and healing quality of the arts. The organization has provided dozens of public art projects to add cultural beauty to the Dayton Region. C U LT U R E W O R K S . O R G

Ohio Performing Arts Institute is a nonprofit whose vision is to preserve and enhance the arts through quality theatre education and performances in the community. OPAI offers a multitude of opportunities in dance, private music lessons, and acting for all ages. Known for its annual Nutcracker, OPAI presents a wide range of high-quality community theatre productions, including musicals, children’s theatre productions, dance concerts, and more.

THE PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY theperformingartsacademy.com Middletown • 513-594-7242

Since 2000, the Performing Arts Academy (PAA) has grown from a handful of children to a program that now produces 12 annual theatre productions, provides dance classes for all ages, and offers private music lessons year round to more than 290 young people and adults. The PAA provides instruction in voice, piano, guitar, woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, music theory, and theatre, and has three age-graded children’s theatre groups.

PROJECT JERICHO project-jericho.com Springfield • 937-328-3869

Project Jericho is a collaborative program between the Clark

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RESIDENCE IN PRAISE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER Trotwood • 937-837-6193

Residence in Praise Community Arts Center utilizes the performing and visual arts to mentor adolescent youth and help them find their purpose through music, dance, theatre, visual/graphic arts, creative writing, and character education. Their C.H.A.M.P.S. program (Creative Healing Arts Mentoring Program Services) also welcomes partnerships with local foster families and organizations. 2019 Fall Gala: Sunday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m. at Celebrity Banquet.

STIVERS SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS www.stivers.org Dayton • 937-542-7380

Stivers School for the Arts is a public arts magnet school serving students in grades 7–12. Stivers pairs intensive training in the arts with a rigorous academic program that regularly produces test scores equal or superior to those of surrounding suburban districts. Stivers is a prime example of how participation in the arts enhances academic performance, and it has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as being among America’s best high schools.

WE CARE ARTS wecarearts.org Kettering • 937-252-3937

We Care Arts is a place where people with disabilities learn independence and build self-esteem. Those with emotional, cognitive, and/or physical disabilities can come to the facility and create artwork that fosters confidence and empowerment. Visit the We Care Arts Gallery or stop by the store at Town & Country Shopping Center in Kettering to buy one-of-a-kind, individually created gifts for any occasion. G U I D E T O A R T S & C U LT U R E I N T H E DAY T O N R E G I O N

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ing it from the rooftops: The Dayton Region excels in vocal performance. You’ll find choral performances of everything from Bach to Leonard Cohen, stunning interdisciplinary productions, and, best of all, plenty of invitations to sing along.

2019–2020 VOCAL HIGHLIGHTS ENSEMBLE HEINAVANKER – UD ARTSLIVE SERIES Oct. 23, 2019 Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, University of Dayton (p. 35) The tiny Northern European nation of Estonia is known for its passion for song, which Ensemble Heinavanker embodies, presenting everything from liturgical chant to sacred contemporary work by fellow Estonian Arvo Pärt. HAYDN AND MORE – BACH SOCIETY OF DAYTON Nov. 3, 2019 Kettering Adventist Church Join Bach Society of Dayton for a concert of choral music from Haydn and others performed in collaboration with the Stivers School for the Arts. LA BOHÈME – DAYTON OPERA – DAYTON PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE Nov. 15 and 17, 2019 Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton You’ll leave knowing why La Bohème remains Puccini’s most popular work and ranks in the world’s top three opera favorites.

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CHORAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – SINCLAIR COLLEGE (P. 35) Dec. 6, 2019 Miamisburg Assembly of God Join the Sinclair College Chorale for a free holiday concert featuring Handel’s Messiah. CELEBRATE! HOLIDAY CONCERT – KETTERING CHILDREN’S CHOIR Dec. 15, 2019 Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church As its holiday gift to the community, KCC presents two identical, free concerts of beautiful seasonal music. LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA) – DAYTON OPERA – DAYTON PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE Feb. 28 and March 1, 2020 Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton Set a classic fairy tale to Rossini’s sparkling music, and what do you get? Opera’s

most madcap romp through the familiar French tale.

THE CHOIR OF MAN Feb. 29, 2020 Clark State Performing Arts Center, Springfield The handsome and funny blokes are back for another entertaining night of hairraising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. ENTER THE QUEENS’ COURT – DAYTON GAY MEN’S CHORUS March 21, 2020 Dayton Art Institute Winter will be ending…and madrigals, jesters, and queens will be on display! Join the DGMC for an evening of renaissance fun! SPRING CONCERT – KETTERING CHILDREN’S CHOIR May 13, 2020 Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton All four choirs of the KCC join together in a musical celebration. MAGNIFICAT – BACH SOCIETY OF DAYTON May 17, 2020 Kettering Adventist Church Revel in a presentation of J. S. Bach’s and John Rutter’s uniquely glorious approaches to the Canticle of Mary side by side. FLASHBACK – DAYTON GAY MEN’S CHORUS June 13, 2020 Victoria Theatre, Dayton Time, time, time…what’s become of me? Travel through decades of ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and more with the boys of the DGMC.

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CHORAL MUSIC & OPERA DAYTON GAY MEN’S CHORUS daytongaymenschorus.org Dayton • 937-530-0642

The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus sings to inspire, encourage, and sustain excellence in the choral arts and to achieve a gay-affirming presence in the greater Miami Valley. DGMC is continually reaching for excellence in choral music, offering a broad repertoire in a variety of accessible venues while educating the community at large about the value of diversity.

DAYTON OPERA DAYTON PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE daytonperformingarts.org Dayton • 937-224-3521 PHOTO COURTESY OF BACH SOCIETY OF DAYTON

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CENTERVILLE COMMUNITY CHORUS (CCC)

bachsocietyofdayton.org Dayton • 937-294-BACH (2224)

www.ccchorus.org Centerville

The Bach Society of Dayton is dedicated to performing and promoting appreciation of choral masterworks from early music—including J.S. Bach—to new music and to nurturing the next generation of choral singers. The 60-voice chorus, under the direction of Music Director John Neely, performs with soloists and orchestra and frequently collaborates on inventive programs with leading performing arts organizations in the Miami Valley.

The Centerville Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus co-sponsored by the City of Centerville and the Centerville Arts Commission. The Chorus consists of singers who represent a wide range of vocations and ages and perform at a variety of venues throughout the community.

Dayton Opera has been enriching the cultural life of southwest Ohio for nearly 60 years. Dayton Opera makes its home in the worldclass, state-of-the-art Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, allowing this company to deliver stunning aural and visual performance in an acoustically superior theatre. Dayton Opera presents an array of productions each season, aiming to be bold and reaching in its programming, from classical, beloved masterworks to modern, thought-provoking productions to recitals that spotlight internationally-acclaimed vocal artists. Dayton Opera also presents an annual Season Opening Spectacular, a groundbreaking initiative among Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, and the Dayton Philharmonic that strives to take artistic collaboration to a new level.

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CHORAL MUSIC & OPERA GEM CITY CHORUS gemcitychorus.org Centerville • 937-433-1014

The Gem City Chorus is Dayton’s premier women’s show chorus, dedicated to advancing the musical art of a cappella singing– especially that all-American tradition of barbershop harmony.

KETTERING CHILDREN’S CHOIR ketteringchildrenschoir.org Kettering • 937-701-4893

The Kettering Children’s Choir’s mission is to educate talented young singers and build an appreciation for musical excellence. The Choir’s vision is to be known throughout Ohio as a premier vocal ensemble and choral school with structured musical training as well as highquality standards of artistic performance and music appreciation. KCC is in residence at Wright State University’s Creative Arts Center.

MUSICA

WORLD HOUSE CHOIR

MIAMI VALLEY MUSIC MEN (MVMM)

musicadayton.org Dayton • 937-619-9755

worldhousechoir.org Yellow Springs • 513-560-9082

Musica is Dayton’s Chamber Choir, bringing vocal excellence to the Dayton Region since 1990. Under the baton of Artistic Director Dr. Erik Zinter, Musica offers a wide variety of music—from Baroque to Broadway, classics to spirituals, madrigals to vocal jazz.

The World House Choir is a diverse, multicultural, mixed-voice community choir whose repertoire is drawn from different traditions, including classical, global, folk, spirituals, gospel, and music of peace and justice struggles worldwide. The Choir performs music that motivates and inspires our communities toward justice, diversity, and equality as we strive for peace and build our web of mutuality. Artistic Director: Catherine Roma.

singdayton.org Dayton • 937-985-1720

The Miami Valley Music Men, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, is a men’s barbershop chorus that has been in the Dayton area since 1950. Barbershop music is characterized by four-part a cappella harmony and the distinct barbershop seventh (ringing) chord. The MVMM perform at a wide variety of community venues throughout the region each year.

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MAY 13 Step-Up Day 1:00pm-3:00pm

• For all new students in Grades K-11 • Those attending receive Admission Discount Coupon (value up to $100) • Meet the SVA administration, teachers and staff • Join us and see SVA in action!

• For students currently in Grades K-7 • All current and prospective students will “step up” to their next grade level for an orientation with their next year’s teacher

MARCH 11 Kindergarten Round-up 2:00pm-3:30pm

MAY 13 • Academy Day 11:00am-9:30pm

• For all students ages 4-5 (rsvp requested) • Little Stallion kick-off begins in multi-purpose room with fun, kid-friendly activities • Parents will visit the classroom and be given an introduction to our Early Childhood Program at SVA • Ask questions, get answers!

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ome to the Dayton Ballet, the second oldest ballet company in the United States, and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, the holder of the world’s largest repertoire of classic works by African-American choreographers, the Dayton Region has a celebrated dance legacy that continues to shine year after year.

2019–2020 DANCE HIGHLIGHTS BYRD’S EYE VIEW – DAYTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY Oct. 5–6, 2019 Victoria Theatre, Dayton DCDC presents two classic works by world-renowned choreographer Donald Byrd—Harriet Tubman Remix and The Geography of the Cotton Field. PHANTOM DANCES – DAYTON BALLET – DAYTON PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE Oct. 24–27, 2019 Victoria Theatre, Dayton Four works of artistry from four imaginative female choreographers include a new work to Dayton Ballet from Penny Saunders, works by returning choreographers Amy Siewart and Nicole Haskins, and a world premiere to celebrate Día de Las Muertas. IN THE SPIRIT OF…ABUNDANT BLESSINGS – DAYTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY Dec. 7–8, 2019 Victoria Theatre, Dayton Concluding DCDC’s 50th anniversary season, In the Spirit of... gathers together the best singers from community churches, live musicians, and the company dancers in celebration of the African-American church. THE NUTCRACKER – DAYTON BALLET – DAYTON PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE Dec. 13–15 and 20–23, 2019 Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton Dayton Ballet’s beloved holiday tradition The Nutcracker comprises an enormous cast that includes the full professional Dayton Ballet company, dancers from Dayton Ballet II and the Dayton Ballet School, and over 100 children from the Dayton area.

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INNOVATIONS – DAYTON BALLET – DAYTON PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE April 2–5, 2020 Victoria Theatre, Dayton This exciting repertory program showcases the athleticism and artistry of the full Dayton Ballet company with work from internationally acclaimed choreographer Ma Cong, a vignette of A Streetcar Named Desire, and much more.

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RETRO/ACTIVE – DAYTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY Feb. 8–9, 2020 Victoria Theatre, Dayton This winter concert features three DCDC masterworks: Vespers, Ulysses Dove’s tribute to womanhood; On the Wings of Angels, Warren Spear’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airman; and Indestructible, Abby Zbikowski’s tribute to the endurance of those who struggle for justice. LOVE VIGNETTES: CARMEN AND BUTTERFLY SUITE – DAYTON BALLET – DAYTON PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE Feb. 13–16, 2020 Victoria Theatre, Dayton Two of the most famous operas in the repertoire come to life on stage in a new and unexpected way—through the power and emotion of dance. UNTOLD STORIES – DCDC2 AND UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON DANCE ENSEMBLE March 12–13, 2020 Kennedy Union, Boll Theatre, University of Dayton (p. 35) Untold Stories translates diverse choreographer’s works through real or imagined stories, personal adventures, kept secrets, and spiritual journeys.

EXPLORING DANCE – SINCLAIR THEATRE FREE EXPRESSIONS SERIES May 8–9, 2020 Blair Hall Theatre, Sinclair College (p. 35) A showcase of multiple genres of dance with magical storytelling through movement. Presented FREE of charge.

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DID YOU KNOW? In 2018, dancers from Dayton Ballet and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company united to form Dayton Dance Initiative— an independent collective of professional dancers working to create innovative art for the Dayton community to enjoy. Their inaugural performance in May 2019 brought together ballet, contemporary, and ballroom into one unforgettable show. See what they’re creating now at daytondanceinitiative.com.

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DANCE THE CELTIC ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE

DAYTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY

celticacademy.com Dayton • 937-256-6086

dcdc.org Dayton • 937-228-DCDC (3232)

The mission of the Celtic Academy is to promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for Irish culture through dance. The Academy performs for various organizations and functions in Greater Dayton and southwest Ohio throughout the year.

Rooted in the African-American experience, DCDC is a culturally diverse company committed to reaching the broadest audience through exceptional performance and arts-integrated education. Over its 50-year history, DCDC has won national and international acclaim and renown for powerful performances and a diverse repertoire of works by world-class choreographers.

DAYTON BALLET DAYTON PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE daytonperformingarts.org Dayton • 937-224-3521

The second-oldest ballet company in the United States, Dayton Ballet proudly celebrates its 82nd season in 2019–2020. Dayton Ballet will host a season of five performances that include a bold collaboration with Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic in a Season Opening Spectacular, a view of two favorite operas through the breathtaking lens of dance, two exciting repertory programs showcasing the athleticism and artistry of the full Dayton Ballet company, and the beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker. Dayton Ballet has two “homes”—the beautiful and historic Victoria Theatre and the state-of-the-art Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center.

in the Springfield area. The school provides children and adults–beginning to advanced–an affordable and diverse curriculum in ballet, jazz, modern, and tap. GGDC first and second companies (ages 8–18) offer multiple performance opportunities throughout the season.

GEM CITY BALLET gemcityballet.org Springboro • 937-550-9245

Gem City Ballet was formed to educate young dancers in the joys and rigors of ballet performance, to make quality ballet performances available to a wider audience, and to provide new and experienced choreographers an opportunity to create new works.

DAYTON DANCE CONSERVATORY COMPANY ddccompany.org Dayton • 937-469-5043

The Dayton Dance Conservatory Company (DDCC) is a preprofessional youth dance company committed to creating young ambassadors of dance who will continue to proliferate and sustain the art of dance in the Dayton area. DDCC offers pre-professional dance instruction as well as two annual concerts, which include guest artists from the Dayton area and from surrounding states.

GARY GEIS DANCE COMPANY garygeisdance.org Springfield • 937-322-6229

The Gary Geis Dance Company (GGDC) and Gary Geis School of Dance offer the finest dance and performance training

LE JEUNE DANCE COMPANY lejeunedance.com Mason • 513-257-8083

Premiering in 2011 as Le Jeune Ballet National, Le Jeune Dance Company is the first professional company of its kind in the nation comprised of ballet dance professionals at the very beginning of their careers. Le Jeune Dance Company performs as a repertoire company in Greater Cincinnati and other regional communities. Company repertoire includes classical ballet and contemporary dance, as well as cutting-edge choreography concepts.

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DANCE Thursday at the Michael Solomon Pavilion at the Community Golf Course in Kettering.

THE PAMANA DANCE GROUP Dayton • 937-216-8525

The Pamana Dance Group is the premier dance troupe of the Philippine-American Society of Greater Dayton. The group performs a diverse repertoire of rich Philippine cultural dances showcasing vivid regional color and tradition. They regularly perform at A World A’Fair at the Dayton Convention Center, at various cultural festivals, and by special invitation.

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MIAMI VALLEY DANCE COMPANY

MIAMI VALLEY FOLK DANCERS

miamivalleydancecompany.org Kettering • 937-435-0503

miamivalleyfolkdancers.org Kettering • 937-426-8509

The Miami Valley Dance Company (MVDC) is a year-round preprofessional training program and performing ensemble. This nonprofit organization, under the direction of Terre Manning and Pamela Ellis, has received more funding than any other pre-professional company in Dayton. MVDC dancers perform in The Nutcracker, a Spring Gala, and multiple community outreach programs.

Miami Valley Folk Dancers is a recreational dance group dedicated to learning folk dances from around the world and increasing appreciation of the music and dances of diverse cultures. Members include singles and couples at every skill level. Since 1952, the club has sponsored more than 70 weekend workshops, many with internationally known instructors. Dances (with teaching from 7-8 p.m.) take place every

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Studios 840 Germantown Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

A Byrd’s Eye View

Saturday, October 5, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2019 • 4:00 p.m. Victoria Theatre; 138 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Up Close and Personal #2

Friday, November 22, 2019 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Studios 840 Germantown Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

In the Spirit of … Abundant Blessings

Saturday, December 7, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2019 • 4:00 p.m.

Victoria Theatre - 138 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Retro/ACTIVE

Saturday, February 8, 2020 • 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020 • 4:00 p.m. Victoria Theatre - 138 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Up Close and Personal #3

Friday, March 6, 2020 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Untold Stories

DCDC2 and University of Dayton Dance Ensemble present their collaborative performance Thursday, March 12, 2020 • 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 • 8:00 p.m. Kennedy Union, Boll Theatre, University of Dayton 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469

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Performance Friday, April 17, 2020 7:30 p.m.

PNC Arts Annex - 46 W. Second Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Studios 840 Germantown Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

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South Dayton Dance Theatre’s objective is to give dancers pre-professional training in a supportive learning environment. SDDT is a nonprofit dance company working with dancers ages 10 through 18 to help them reach their professional dance goals and aspirations. They are also a member of Regional Dance America Northeast. SDDT dancers get the opportunity to dance in The Nutcracker, the Spring Concert, and the Regional Dance America festival, as well as other local performances.

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Friday, September 20, 2019 1:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

sddt.org Centerville • 937-435-5052

Soulfully Funkalicious

Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:00 p.m.

Dayton Convention Center 22 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Soulstice: Mahogany Nights

Saturday, May 2, 2020 5:30-6:30 p.m. Reception; 6:30-11:30 p.m. Gala

Curran Place, University of Dayton 1700 S. Patterson Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio 45409

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HISTORY, HERITAGE, & SCIENCE MUSEUMS FALL EARTHWORKS TOUR – DAYTON SOCIETY OF NATURAL HISTORY Oct. 12, 2019 Fort Ancient, Oregonia Take a two-hour hike through the grounds of Fort Ancient and enjoy the changing fall colors while learning about the archaeological history of the largest and best preserved “hill top enclosure” in the United States. Walk through the same gateways as those who made this ceremonial gathering place 2,000 years ago. NIGHT AT THE AIR FORCE MUSEUM Nov. 1, 2019 National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Dayton A free family-friendly event featuring a variety of interactive programs throughout the museum. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet characters from all eras of military aviation history. PHOTO BY KEN LAROCK | COURTESY OF NMUSAF

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he Birthplace of Aviation. The Invention Capital of the United States. The Land of Funk. The Dayton Region has a rich heritage of creativity and innovation, and there are plenty of tours, exhibits, and events to spark your imagination.

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DISCOVER WOODLAND DAYS Oct. 7, 2019 Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton Enjoy a beautiful stroll and meet actors portraying the famous and infamous residents of Dayton who have made Woodland their final resting place. Tours begin at 12 and 12:30 p.m. RSVP at 937-228-3221.

FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT Oct. 5, 2019 Wright State University Nutter Center, Fairborn The inaugural Festival of Flight will celebrate aviation history with live entertainment, fun aviation-related educational experiences, and creative local innovations.

HERITAGE DAY WITH THE DAYTON PHILHARMONIC – DAYTON HISTORY May 25, 2020 Carillon Historical Park, Dayton Held on Memorial Day weekend, Heritage Day at Carillon Historical Park celebrates Dayton’s unparalleled history through special activities, costumed interpreters, and more. RAILROAD HERITAGE FESTIVAL – BRADFORD OHIO RAILROAD MUSEUM June 6, 2020 Celebrate 130 years of railroad history at this family-friendly event. Enjoy exhibits, model trains, and train rides—including a Thomas the Tank Engine ride for children.

MAKE IT DAYTON FESTIVAL Oct. 5, 2019 Carillon Historical Park, Dayton Carillon Historical Park comes alive with tinkerers, inventors, and hobbyists–anyone who creates with their own two hands. This family-friendly event features robotics, blacksmithing, rocketry, sewing, steam engines, 3D printing, live demonstrations, and hands-on activities. CARILLON HISTORICAL PARK

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LEARN HOW DAYTON CHANGED THE WORLD!


HISTORY, HERITAGE, & SCIENCE MUSEUMS AMERICA’S PACKARD MUSEUM America’s Packard Museum in Dayton is the world’s only restored Packard Dealership operating as a museum and the only full-time museum dedicated exclusively to the Packard Motor Car company, its products, and its philosophies.

History, the official historical organization of Montgomery County. In addition to the park, Dayton History operates Hawthorn Hill, the Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site, the Patterson Homestead, the Old Court House, Memorial Hall, and the Archive Center. The organization brings the past to life to understand the present and inspire the future by collecting, preserving, interpreting, presenting, and promoting the region’s past.

the Funk experience. Their vision is to be the premier organization to house and maintain Funk music memorabilia, and to advance the public’s knowledge, especially children, on the worldwide impact of Funk music.

BEAR’S MILL

CARRIAGE HILL

bearsmill.org Greenville • 937-548-5112

metroparks.org Dayton • 937-275-PARK (7275)

Built in 1849, Bear’s Mill is one of the few operating water-powered grist mills in Ohio today. In addition to tours and grinding demonstrations, the Mill houses a Mill Store featuring stoneground flours and meals, kitchen accessories, and gourmet products. The Mill Gallery features the “Art at the Mill” series, exhibiting paintings, sculpture, and photography of artists through the Ohio Valley.

BOONSHOFT MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY

The Historical Farm at Carriage Hill MetroPark tells important stories that celebrate our agricultural heritage in the Miami Valley. Visitors to Carriage Hill Historical Farm will be immersed in 19th century farm life. Within the preserved house and farm buildings there are demonstrations of heritage skills and crafts by living-history interpreters. Activities such as blacksmithing, woodworking, cooking, quilting, and canning are all demonstrated at the farm.

The Garst Museum features vibrant exhibits about remarkable individuals who hailed from Darke County: Lowell Thomas, CBS broadcaster and explorer; Annie Oakley, world-famous sharpshooter; and Zachary Lansdowne, commander of the USS Shenandoah. The museum also houses an extensive exhibit honoring Native American history, Fort Greene Ville, the signing of The Greene Ville Peace Treaties, and the fascinating series of events that ultimately opened the gates to the west.

boonshoftmuseum.org Dayton • 937-275-7431

CENTERVILLE-WASHINGTON HISTORY

americaspackardmuseum.org Dayton • 937-226-1710

The mission of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is to be the premier regional provider of interactive science learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world.

THE BRADFORD OHIO RAILROAD MUSEUM bradfordrrmuseum.org Bradford • 937-552-2196

The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum celebrates the heritage and impact that the railroad had upon our community and the individuals who worked within the railroad industry. Founded in 2002 by several local railroad enthusiasts, the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum takes you on a journey through our local railroad history as depicted through photos, interactive displays, and railroad memorabilia. Their newest addition–the BF Tower Project–is expected to be completed in 2020 and will demonstrate the role that a switching station played in directing traffic through a junction. Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., April through October.

centervillewashingtonhistory.org Centerville • 937-433-0123

Centerville-Washington History’s mission is to connect the community to its heritage by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and promoting the history of Centerville and Washington Township. There are three early 1800s limestone buildings that tell the history of the area. The Walton House Museum, Asahel Wright Museum, and Aaron Nutt Research Center. Open Tuesday through Friday, 12–4 p.m.

DAYTON INTERNATIONAL PEACE MUSEUM daytonpeacemuseum.org Dayton • 937-227-3223

The Dayton International Peace Museum is a nonprofit, primarily volunteer organization whose educational programs and exhibits are nonpartisan and feature themes of nonviolent conflict resolution, social justice issues, international relations, and peace. Many of its present exhibits and activities feature local, national, and international “Peace Heroes.” Dayton’s history is honored as the center for the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords.

THE BRITISH TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM

FORT ANCIENT

britishtransportationmuseum.org Dayton • 937-546-0039

fortancient.org Oregonia • 513-932-4421

The British Transportation Museum is an all-volunteer nonprofit with a mission of preservation and education about British transportation. It has an eclectic, ever-growing collection of 46 cars (plus 10 on loan), 15 bicycles, an Irish boat, memorabilia, and a library. Founded 19 years ago, the museum moved into its 83,000-square-foot home in 2015. This is the only effort of this kind in the Americas focused on British transportation.

Situated on a bluff 235 feet above the Little Miami River Valley, the museum at Fort Ancient presents an overarching view of 15,000 years of Ohio history, while the prehistoric-themed garden offers a glimpse into how the prehistoric peoples of the area survived.

CARILLON HISTORICAL PARK daytonhistory.org Dayton • 937-293-2841

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FUNK MUSIC HALL OF FAME & EXHIBITION CENTER thefunkcenter.org Dayton • 937-837-4441

The Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center’s mission is to establish a home for the legacy of Funk music by acknowledging the artists who brought this art form to life while showcasing

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GARST MUSEUM garstmuseum.org Greenville • 937-548-5250

GLENDOWER MANSION & GARDENS glendower.org Lebanon • 513-932-1817

Glendower Mansion & Gardens is an 1845 mansion noted as one of the finest examples of residential Greek revival architecture in the Midwest. Glendower is furnished with period furniture, paintings, and decorative arts circa 1845 to 1865.

HARMON MUSEUM OF HISTORY, ART, AND CULTURE harmonmuseumohio.org Lebanon • 513-932-1817

Harmon Museum is an art and history museum featuring over 30,000 square feet of galleries on four levels. Harmon Museum is owned and operated by The Warren County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Lebanon. WCHS also owns and operates Glendower Mansion & Gardens and the Lebanon Conference & Banquet Center, all in downtown Lebanon.

HERITAGE CENTER OF CLARK COUNTY heritage.center Springfield • 937-324-0657

The Heritage Center occupies the former City Building & Market, which was built in 1890 and extends an entire city block. Today, it houses a museum that faithfully recounts the history of America’s Heartland, as well as a library and historical archives. Known by architectural aficionados for its stunning Richardsonian Romanesque design, the Heritage Center hosts approximately 30,000 visitors each year. Admission is free.

JOHNSTON FARM & INDIAN AGENCY johnstonfarmohio.com Piqua • 937-773-2522

The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency tells the story of the early events that helped shape Ohio, from the establishment of the Pickawillany village in 1747 to Camp Piqua in 1862. Against the backdrop of the home and farm of Col. John Johnston, the Woodland Indian and Canal Museum, and a restored stretch of the Miami and Erie Canal, the past is preserved and brought to life for visitors. C U LT U R E W O R K S .O R G


HISTORY, HERITAGE, & SCIENCE MUSEUMS MIAMI VALLEY VETERANS MUSEUM miamivalleyveteransmuseum.com Troy • 937-332-8852

The Miami Valley Veterans Museum honors and preserves the memory of local veterans through a museum dedicated to their contributions to creating and protecting the freedoms that we as Americans enjoy. The museum serves as an educational tool that teaches youth about our military involvement throughout the world.

MIAMISBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY historicalmiamisburg.org Miamisburg • 937-895-5000

The Miamisburg Historical Society operates Heritage Village in downtown Miamisburg, which includes the Gebhart Tavern Museum, the Kercher Pioneer Home, and the Gebhart Smokehouse. The Heritage Village is open the first Sunday of the month from June to October, 2–5 p.m. There are docents, often in costume, to give tours and the history of the buildings.

MIAMISBURG MOUND PARK Miamisburg • 937-866-3303

The Miamisburg Mound is the best known but least understood major prehistoric American Indian feature in Ohio. It is the largest conical-shaped earthwork of its kind in the United States and possibly the world.

MOUND COLD WAR DISCOVERY CENTER daytonhistory.org Miamisburg • 937-247-0402

Mound Laboratory was the first Atomic Energy Commission site constructed after WWII in order to continue and consolidate Dayton’s work within the Manhattan Project that produced the world’s first atomic bombs. The Discovery Center reveals the top-secret history of Mound Laboratory, its employees, and their significant contributions to national security during the tense years of the Cold War, the Nuclear Age, and the Space Race. A multi-sensory, educational, and interactive experience for all ages!

MUSEUM OF TROY HISTORY museumoftroyhistory.org Troy • 937-339-5155

The Museum of Troy History promotes education about the history of Troy and Miami County by providing a museum to collect and display appropriate artifacts and present general public and youth-oriented programs in cooperation with the Troy Historical Society. A rich history of Troy is housed in the restored pre–Civil War house of John Kitchen. Rotating displays depict lifestyle themes in Troy and Miami County between 1850 and the present.

NATIONAL AFRO-AMERICAN MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER (NAAMCC) ohiohistory.org Wilberforce • 937-376-4944

The NAAMCC is the first national museum dedicated to AfroAmerican history and culture. Opened in 1988, the museum has received the enthusiastic support of hundreds of individuals throughout the nation who have donated family treasures to C U LT U R E W O R K S .O R G

the Center, developing one of the nation’s largest collections of Afro-American materials.

VETERANS MEMORIAL MUSEUM

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE

The Veterans Memorial Museum Foundation (VMMF) is a nonprofit institution dedicated to preserving the honor and sacrifice of our Armed Forces Veterans through the preservation of their oral and written histories and their personal artifacts.

nationalmuseum.af.mil Dayton • 937-255-3286

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum, featuring more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles, thousands of personal artifacts, and photographs that document the Air Force timeline from the beginnings of military flight to today’s war on terrorism.

OVERFIELD TAVERN MUSEUM overfieldtavernmuseum.com Troy • 937-335-4019

Built in 1808, the tavern was once the center of activities in the small settlement community of Troy, Ohio. It now contains a rare collection of early nineteenth-century furniture, household items, and artifacts representing the types of items that travelers would have brought with them to the area. The museum annex houses an art gallery, a classroom for visiting school groups, and a library.

PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE MUSEUM pennsylvaniahousemuseum.info Springfield • 937-322-7668

Springfield was once known as the end of the Historic National Road. The Pennsylvania House Tavern & Inn was an important stopover for livestock drovers and pioneers traveling by foot, on horseback, or in Conestoga wagons during the nineteenthcentury westward expansion of the United States. The 24-room building, built in 1839, now houses an extensive display of antique furnishings, antique dolls, and one of the largest antique button collections in the United States.

veteransmuseumgermantown.org Germantown • 937-855-4763

WACO AIR MUSEUM wacoairmuseum.org Troy • 937-335-9226

The WACO Aircraft Company was the largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the country in the late 1920s and early ‘30s and the designer of the CG4A glider used in WWII. The museum features two hangars of aircraft and memorabilia related to the factory and the employees who made it great. The WACO Learning Center (which is housed in its own building) nurtures aviation’s future by promoting science, technology, engineering, aviation, and math in the education of students and teachers.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S WESTCOTT HOUSE westcotthouse.org Springfield • 937-327-9291

Completed in 1908, the Westcott House is Frank Lloyd Wright’s only Prairie Style home in Ohio and one of the country’s finest Wright house museums. The Westcott House underwent a $5.3 million restoration in 2005, and each of its features—from art glass and original hardware to hand-decorated walls and massive urns—has been returned to its 1908 appearance. Docent-led tours are available Tuesday through Sunday.

WOODLAND HISTORIC CEMETERY & ARBORETUM woodlandcemetery.org Dayton • 937-228-3221

The mission of SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park is to protect, preserve, and research the cultural remains of the SunWatch National Historic Landmark archaeological site and to serve as a visitor and educational center for archaeology, Native American culture, and heritage stewardship as they relate to the site.

Founded in 1841, Woodland Cemetery is one of the nation’s oldest rural garden cemeteries and is a unique cultural, botanical, and educational resource in the heart of Dayton. The Richardsonian Romanesque gateway, chapel, and office, completed in 1889, are on the National Register of Historic Places, and the chapel features one of the finest original Tiffany windows in the country. Woodland is the final resting place of the Wright brothers, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Erma Bombeck, Charles Kettering, Gov. James M. Cox, John H. Patterson, George H. Mead, and over 109,000 others who made their lives in the Gem City.

TIPPECANOE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

WRIGHT “B” FLYER INC.

tippecanoehistoricalsociety.org Tipp City • 937-667-4092

wright-b-flyer.org Miamisburg • 937-885-2327

The Tippecanoe Historical Society Museum is located in a building that housed Tipp’s post office from 1929 to 1939. The museum opened its doors in 1991 and showcases the history, companies, and artifacts that are relevant to Tipp City.

Wright “B” Flyer Inc. is an all-volunteer, membership-based nonprofit headquartered at the Dayton-Wright brothers Airport. The group flies and displays look-alikes of the Wright Brothers’ first production airplane, the Wright Model B Flyer. The group’s hangar at the Dayton-Wright brothers Airport is open three days a week as a free museum about the Wright brothers and their role in the development of aviation.

SUNWATCH INDIAN VILLAGE/ ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK sunwatch.org Dayton • 937-268-8199

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LITERARY

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he Dayton Region has launched the careers of some of our country’s most beloved and influential storytellers, including poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and humorist Erma Bombeck. Today, the Dayton Region continues to nurture and inspire storytellers of all genres through reading series, writers’ groups, open mics, poetry slams, symposiums, and nationally acclaimed workshops.

2019–2020 READING AND STORYTELLING SERIES DAYTON POETRY SLAM First and third Sundays of every month, 7 p.m. Yellow Cab Tavern - 700 E 4th Street, Dayton, OH 45402 daytonpoetryslam.com Open mic events, writing workshops, featured performances, and slam competitions—all free of charge and open to the public. THE DUNBAR LITERARY CIRCLE Second Sunday of every month, 2–4 p.m. Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site - 219 N Paul Laurence Dunbar Street, Dayton, OH 45402 Come read a passage from your favorite poet or writer or simply listen to and enjoy others’ recitations. Call 937-224-7061 or 937-225-7705 for more info. EXPRESSIVE PERSPECTIVES Second and fourth Thursdays of every month Third Perk Coffeehouse and Wine Bar - 46 W 5th Street, Dayton, OH 45402 facebook.com/EPOpenMic Expressive Perspectives provides a safe space and an atmosphere that enables creatives to share their art, be inspired,

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and create. Events include open mic and featured artists.

PUB-LIT First Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m. Brixx Ice Company - 500 E 1st Street, Dayton, OH 45402 A Dayton Metro Library–run book club that meets to discuss offbeat books while enjoying dinner or a themed drink. SCRIPTED IN BLACK – WOMEN OF COLOR READING SERIES 2019 Fall/Winter Season: Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, and Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. 116 W 5th Street Dayton, OH 45402 facebook.com/scriptedinblack This reading series features works from local WOC writers, poets, and playwrights that celebrate the magic within the everyday stories of Black and Brown women.

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Looking for more great stories well told? PechaKucha Nights in Dayton are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, travel photos—just about anything, really—in the unique PechaKucha 20x20 format: 20 images for 20 seconds each. Each PK night features a slate of eight to 10 speakers who share personal histo-

This series is exclusively for self-identified women of color and has created community and sisterhood in a liberated safe space through the art of theatre and writing.

STORY SLAM DAYTON Third Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Wiley’s Comedy Joint - 101 Pine Street, Dayton, OH 45402 facebook.com/StorySlamDayton Inspired by The Moth, an inclusive performance event that builds community through storytelling. UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON LITFEST April 2020 facebook.com/LitFestUniversityofDayton A creative festival of literary arts that brings the University of Dayton (p. 35) and Dayton communities together in a celebration of diverse and accessible poetry.

ries, trade secrets, and the answers to some of life’s most burning questions: What is beer? Where can I try bog snorkeling? Why are there so many cats on the internet? Launched in Tokyo in 2003, there are now over 1,000 PK cities worldwide. PK Dayton is organized by volunteer superheroes Shayna McConville, Jason Antonick, Katy Kelly, and Mike Beerbower. Learn more by following PechaKucha Dayton on Facebook.

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LITERARY ANTIOCH REVIEW antiochreview.org Yellow Springs • 937-769-1365 The Antioch Review, founded in 1941 in a small town in the cornfields of Ohio, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. Publishing essays, fiction, and poetry from promising and prominent authors, the Antioch Review has an international readership and reputation of publishing the “best words in the best order” for over 75 years. DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE AWARD daytonliterarypeaceprize.org Dayton • 937-298-5072 The Dayton Literary Peace Prize, inaugurated in 2006, is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. The Dayton Literary Peace Prize invites nominations in adult fiction and nonfiction books published within the past year that have led readers to a better understanding of other cultures, peoples, religions, and political points of view.

ERMA BOMBECK WRITERS’ WORKSHOP humorwriters.org Dayton • erma@udayton.edu The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is devoted to both humor and human interest writing. Through the workshop, the University of Dayton and the Bombeck family honor one of America’s most celebrated storytellers and humorists. The Writer magazine has named the workshop the best in Ohio and “THE conference for humor writers.” The next workshop will be April 2–4, 2020. Registration will open in December 2019. LORE lorestorytelling.com Dayton • 937-903-6354 Everyone has stories. LORE helps you craft stories that people want to hear. Thet present workshops, open-mic storytelling, and curated events and host featured storytellers on the LORE stage.

MOCK TURTLE ZINE mockturtlezine.com Dayton • mockturtlepress@gmail.com Mock Turtle Zine is an independent publication that gives artists and authors in Dayton and surrounding areas a vehicle for sharing their work.

Looking for an acoustically-correct event, meeting or performance space? A versatile Black Box? A long-term residency? Check out our new Main Library. Consider Dayton Metro Library’s Eichelberger Forum, exquisite Atrium, Bassani Theater Off Third and Opportunity Spaces for your next project.

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come with professional sound systems, theatrical lighting, advanced audio/visual technology, flexible seating arrangement options, and more. Contact Kim Dellinger, Events Manager, at (937) 496-8519 or KDellinger@DaytonMetroLibrary.org

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are designed for nonprofits who want to host activities, demonstrate creativity in action and present educational displays and programs. Each Opportunity Space has its own entrance. Contact Jayne Klose, Community Engagement Manager, at (937) 496-8508 or email JKlose@DaytonMetroLibrary.org

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he Dayton Region is a place for creators and collaborators. Whether you’re interested in launching your own podcast, creating your own television show, or just sitting back and appreciating others’ radio and film creations, there’s plenty to discover.

equipment. Visit daytonmetrolibrary.org or call 937-463-2665 to learn more.

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Dayton Access Television (DATV) (p. ___)

Learn how to produce your own local cable TV programs through DATV’s workshop series, covering field and studio production, video editing, directing, and more. Culture Works Passport to the Arts members can get a FREE one-year membership, which includes access to workshops and equipment. Learn more at datv.org.

DAYTON METRO LIBRARY If you’re interested in filmmaking, be sure to check out the green screen room at the Main Branch. More interested in podcasting? The Northwest Branch features a Tech Suite with audio recording and editing

DID YOU KNOW? THE ARTS HAVE THEIR OWN SHOW IN SOUTHWEST OHIO! WYSO (P. 25 In addition to offering one-day workshops in podcasting, WYSO gets local voices on the air through the Community Voices program. Past productions have included everything from Remembering the Xenia Tornado: 40 Years Later to an original radio play, Zombie High School. Learn more at wyso.org.

ThinkTV’s The Art Show explores the Cincinnati-Dayton area’s artists and arts scene and highlights national developments in the arts world. See it on Sunday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. on ThinkTV16 and ThinkTV16HD or stream it any time at thinktv.org/theartshow.

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MEDIA DAYTON ACCESS TELEVISION (DATV) datv.org Dayton • 937-223-5311

DATV is a nonprofit organization that, since 1978, has given Dayton the “Freedom to Communicate” as a community forum that empowers all citizens to learn, create, and express their ideas through electronic media.

growth by promoting and supporting movie production in the Miami Valley. FilmDayton brings together local filmmakers, students, and fans at monthly “Film Connections” meetings and builds an infrastructure to encourage new filmmaking in the Dayton Region.

THE HISTORIC PLAZA THEATRE myplazatheatre.com Miamisburg • 937-247-5980

DISCOVER CLASSICAL 88.1 & 89.9FM (DAYTON PUBLIC RADIO) discoverclassical.org Dayton • 937-222-WDPR (9377)

Discover Classical 88.1 & 89.9FM is a nonprofit organization broadcasting classical music 24 hours a day. WDPR celebrates and advances classical music and the fine arts using multiple technologies to enrich the lives of listeners and serve as a voice for the region’s performing and fine arts organizations.

The Historic Plaza Theatre originally opened in 1919 and remained a community icon for nearly 50 years until it became a western retail store in 1968. Following the closing of the store in 2002, the theatre stood vacant until it was beautifully restored and reopened in 2015. Now, visitors to the theatre can enjoy a diverse range of films from all eras.

LITTLE ART THEATRE www.littleart.com Yellow Springs • 937-767-7671

FILMDAYTON filmdayton.com Dayton • 937-554-0031

FilmDayton is a full-service, nonprofit film commission dedicated to creating jobs and economic

The Little Art Theatre is among the most recognizable and beloved landmarks in Yellow Springs, having served that community and the greater Miami Valley since 1929. Well known for

its diverse programming that includes important documentaries and small independent films, the Little Art Theatre features comfortable seating, unique concessions, including local craft beers, and iconic houselights from the 1940s.

THE NEON neonmovies.com Dayton • 937-222-7469

The NEON is an independent cinema in downtown Dayton offering foreign and indie films, mainstream movies, and documentaries.

PUBLIC RADIO FOR THE MIAMI VALLEY (WYSO 91.3FM) wyso.org Yellow Springs • 937-767-6420

WYSO is the Miami Valley’s only NPR News station, delivering local and state news plus public affairs programming and news specials. WYSO seeks to enrich public discourse by fostering intellectual and cultural curiosity, and by serving as a dynamic, creative, local companion.

SOUTHWESTERN OHIO PUBLIC RADIO (WSWO 97.3FM) daytonoldies.org Huber Heights • 937-723-1139

Oldies 97.3 is the Dayton area’s only community oldies station. The station plays hits of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, live sports broadcasts of the Wayne High School Warriors, live community events, hourly community announcements, and more.

THINKTV (DAYTON PUBLIC TELEVISION) thinktv.org Dayton • 937-220-1600

ThinkTV is the most widely used nonprofit educational, cultural, and informational resource in southwest Ohio. ThinkTV’s mission is to strengthen the communities they serve through programs and services that inspire and inform, educate and engage, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives. Tune in to the Emmy Award-winning The Art Show on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. for a look at the artists and the art scene in and around Cincinnati and Dayton.

Civil War Encampment Glendower Mansion & Gardens September 21 & 22

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Close Order Drill, Live Canon Demonstrations, Tours of Glendower Mansion, Musical Entertainment, Campfire Cooking, SAR Tent, Period Firearms and more!

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elcome to the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest! With its winding rivers, lush nature reserves, and the nation’s largest paved trail network—covering over 340 miles—the Dayton Region is the ultimate playground for anyone who loves the great outdoors.

2019–2020 OUTDOOR ADVENTURES WAGNER SUBARU OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE – FIVE RIVERS METROPARKS Oct. 5–6, 2019 Eastwood MetroPark, Dayton Spend the night in the FREE campground and then spend the day trying more than 20 activities, competing, watching professional demos, connecting with exhibitors, shopping for gear, and relaxing with music and a beverage!

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DOWN A RIVER, DOWN A BEER – MAINSTREET PIQUA August 2020 Enjoy craft beers and a float down the river in Piqua! Craft beer tastings and river activities benefit and promote river corridor stewardship along the Great Miami River near Piqua, Ohio.

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FARM BABIES FEST – AULLWOOD AUDUBON CENTER AND FARM May 16–17, 2020 Aullwood Farm, Dayton Enjoy a full day of baby animals, farm adventures, great food, and old-fashioned fun at Aullwood Farm.

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SUNFLOWER FIELD BLOOM – TECUMSEH LAND TRUST September 2020 Tecumseh Land Trust Sunflower Field, Yellow Springs Located on US-68, just north of downtown Yellow Springs, the Tecumseh Land Trust sunflower field blooms around the first two weeks of every September.

DID YOU KNOW? There are over nine miles of mountain biking trails just a short drive from downtown Dayton. Five Rivers MetroParks Mountain Biking Area (MoMBA) at Huffman MetroPark has trails for all levels of riders, from beginner to advanced, through great terrain and natural assets. Never tried mountain biking? The MetroParks offer regular FREE “Try Mountain Biking” events where you can borrow a bike to test it out. If you fall in love with the sport, they also offer a variety of classes and youth camps to help you learn basic skills and trail etiquette. Learn more at metroparks.org/momba. C U LT U R E W O R K S .O R G


NATURE, LIFESTYLE, & RECREATION historic structures, hike on trails, interact with farm animals, and sample produce from 30 raised garden beds. The Farm offers staff-led field trips, the Saturday Family Fun series, community festivals, designated programs for preschoolers, and a Nature Preschool.

MAINSTREET PIQUA mainstreetpiqua.com Piqua • 937-773-9355

Mainstreet Piqua is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization, promotion, and economic development of downtown Piqua, Ohio. It hosts a variety of family-oriented community events, including Taste of the Arts, Piqua Community Farmers Market, and Christmas on the Green.

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AULLWOOD AUDUBON CENTER AND FARM aullwood.org Dayton • 937-890-7360

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, a treasured 200-acre sanctuary in southwest Ohio, is an Audubon Center for environmental education, conservation, and agriculture providing activities that increase understanding and preservation of the planet. Visitors to Aullwood explore a century-old bank barn and other farm buildings that house various livestock. Enjoy special events, festivals, weekend or evening activities, outreach programs, classes, and nature-themed art and textile exhibits.

BRUKNER NATURE CENTER bruknernaturecenter.com Troy • 937-698-6493

Brukner Nature Center promotes the appreciation and understanding of wildlife conservation through preservation, education, and rehabilitation. The 165-acre preserve encompasses a variety of habitats—from prairie and woodland to pine forest and wetland. Hike over six miles of trails and explore a treetop bird vista, interactive exhibits, and more. Brukner Nature Center is home to more than 50 permanently injured representatives of native Ohio species, the stars of every educational program they offer.

BULL’S RUN NATURE SANCTUARY AND ARBORETUM bullsrun.org Middletown • naturalist@bullsrun.org

Bull’s Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum is a beautiful, 11acre green space in the heart of Middletown. Open free to the public from dawn until dusk, enjoy hiking trails, a wildflower prairie, and wildlife watching! Also learn about the natural history of the area through various public programs, including wildflower walks, tree ID classes, and Nature TOTS.

DOWNTOWN DAYTON PARTNERSHIP downtowndayton.org Dayton • 937-224-1518

The Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP) is dedicated to making downtown Dayton a better place to live, work, and visit. The C U LT U R E W O R K S .O R G

DDP sponsors First Friday each month and coordinates special events throughout the year, including The Square Is Where…, a free lunchtime entertainment program on Courthouse Square; Summer in the City, hundreds of special summer events happening in the downtown area; and the Dayton Holiday Festival, a series of special events and activities throughout December. Visit the DDP website to view the online calendar–a comprehensive list of events happening in downtown Dayton–or sign up to receive their newsletters.

tecumsehlandtrust.org Yellow Springs • 767-9490

The Tecumseh Land Trust of Greene and Clark Counties is a private, not-for-profit conservation organization. Its purpose is to preserve agricultural land, open space, and historic structures in voluntary cooperation with landowners and their heirs, and to educate the public about methods of private land conservation.

FIVE RIVERS METROPARKS metroparks.org Dayton • 937-275-PARK (7275)

Celebrating over 50 years of preserving green space and natural areas, Five Rivers MetroParks is a nationally renowned park system comprised of natural area parks, gardens, high-quality river corridors, urban parks, and a network of recreation trails. Fiver Rivers MetroParks protects the region’s natural heritage and provides outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. Educational programs and recreational opportunities are offered year round for all ages.

GLEN HELEN NATURE PRESERVE glenhelen.org Yellow Springs • 937-769-1902

Glen Helen Nature Preserve encompasses 1,000 acres, a 25-mile network of footpaths. Visitors can view wildflowers, 400-year-old trees, limestone cliffs with waterfalls and overhangs, and the beautiful yellow spring flower for which the town is named. The Raptor Center rescues and nurtures raptors that are injured or sick and houses 30 education raptors. Private tours, hikes, or ECO camp can be arranged by contacting the Outdoor Education Center at 937-767-7648.

TROY MAIN STREET

LEARNING TREE FARM

troymainstreet.org Troy • 937-339-5455

learningtreefarm.org Dayton • 937-866-8650

Amid an 85-acre working farm, Learning Tree Farm offers a tranquil setting to connect children of all ages to nature through hands-on learning experiences. Visitors can tour

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Troy Main Street promotes the economic revitalization of downtown Troy through business recruitment and retention, improving visual image, and organizing community events, including Taste of Troy, Troy Streets Alive, and the Downtown Troy Farmers Market.

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ORCHESTRAL AND INSTRUMENTAL BLUE MAN GROUP March 10, 2020 Clark State Performing Arts Center, Springfield Get ready for an explosive collision of music, comedy, and a whole LOT of color as the world-renowned entertainment sensation, Blue Man Group, comes to Springfield! CARMINA BURANA – SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA May 16, 2020 Clark State Performing Arts Center, Springfield Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer will join the SSO for her Rhapsody for Orchestra along with one of the most beloved works in the symphonic repertoire, Carmina Burana, a collection of medieval texts portraying spring and burgeoning love.

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or anyone who loves the musical arts, this should be music to your ears: The Dayton Region is home to six symphony orchestras, plus a wealth of instrumental groups in a variety of genres.

2019–2020 ORCHESTRAL A N D I N STR U M E NTA L HIGHLIGHTS BEETHOVEN’S 5TH AND TCHAIKOVSKY – DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Oct. 4–5, 2019 Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton Nothing says “classical music” like the opening of Beethoven’s most famous work. Drama, darkness, and triumph, the Fifth promises a journey of power and transcendence. Add Tchaikovsky’s lush, romantic piano harmonies, and this concert is sure to be a feast for the senses. THE UNCOMMON WOMEN – SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Oct. 12, 2019 Clark State Performing Arts Center, Springfield Opening night of SSO’s 2019–2020 season will feature an all-American program, featuring dazzling violinist Jennifer Koh, including works by three female composers, as it launches a season dedicated to 28

the enormous contributions that women continue to make to the canon of symphonic music.

100 YEARS OF PIAZZOLLA: JULIEN LABRO CHAMBER COLLECTIVE – UD ARTSLIVE PERFORMANCE SERIES Nov. 3, 2019 Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton (P. 35) Pioneered by the Argentinian Astor Piazzolla, “neuvo tango” is a seductive fusion of classical composition, jazz, and older tango traditions—and no one today handles it better than the French bandoneon player Julien Labro. A Vanguard Legacy Concert, presented by the ArtsLIVE Performance Series. A NIGHT OF SYMPHONIC HIP HOP WITH WYCLEF JEAN – DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Feb. 8, 2020 Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton Singer, composer, actor, and activist, Wyclef Jean’s ability to channel raw emotion into one song after another has made him a champion of the world’s people. When he takes the stage with an orchestra, something primal, powerful, and beautiful happens.

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STAR WARS: EPISODE IV, A NEW HOPE IN CONCERT – DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA June 12, 2020 Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton Experience the scope and grandeur of the beloved film Star Wars: A New Hope™ in its entirety with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra! Presentation licensed by Disney Concert in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2017 ™LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVERED.

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WEST SIDE STORY – MIAMI VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA June 13–14, 2020 Dayton Masonic Center This timeless classic will be performed fully costumed and staged with the orchestra performing Bernstein’s incredible score and featuring a cast and ensemble large enough to fill the stage. C U LT U R E W O R K S .O R G


ORCHESTRAL AND INSTRUMENTAL and accomplished musicians and is pleased to offer concerts ranging from classical and pops to collaborations in dance and musical theatre.

THE OHIO VALLEY BRITISH BRASS BAND www.ovbbb.org Dayton • 937-339-4610

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BUTLER PHILHARMONIC butlerphil.org Hamilton • 513-895-5151

Founded in 1951, the Butler Philharmonic (formerly the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra) is dedicated to outstanding and uncommon programming, providing the community with access to international guest artists, fine musical talent, and renowned conductors. Home of the Ohio Mozart Festival, the 75-member professional orchestra presents 10 to 12 concerts annually and, since 1997, also includes a symphony chorale.

CENTERVILLE COMMUNITY BAND (CCB) centervillecommunityband.org Centerville • 937-825-0691

The Centerville Community Band provides adults an opportunity to play in a concert band for enjoyment and continuing education, and to give back to the community via performances throughout the year. Membership in the band is open to anyone who plays or has played an instrument and is out of high school. There are no auditions, and all are welcome to participate.

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regional orchestra with 83 contracted musicians and rich in artistic tradition, the Dayton Philharmonic is honored to call the world-class, state-of-the-art Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center its home. The Dayton Philharmonic proudly presents a wide variety of genres throughout each season, including Masterworks, SuperPops, Recital Series, Family Concert, Rockin’ Orchestra programs, and special events, totaling nearly 50 stunning performances each year.

HARPS OF GRACE harpsofgrace.yolasite.com Dayton • harpsofgrace@gmail.com

The Harps of Grace ensemble was organized in the spring of 2003 by local harpists desiring to play and perform together. It presents concerts for retirement communities, schools, churches, and public events as well as a Christmas and a spring concert. Harps of Grace has 11 members and is directed by Dayton Philharmonic principal harpist Leslie Stratton Norris.

KETTERING CIVIC BAND www.ketteringcivicband.org Kettering • 937-296-0294

Chamber Music Yellow Springs presents traditional and contemporary professional ensembles of three to six musicians from around the globe. Great masterpieces, new music, and cross-cultural works are performed in a traditional, intimate chamber music setting. Pre-concert lectures provide insight into the music, and post-concert dinners allow conversation with the musicians.

The Kettering Civic Band originated in 1959 as a 12-member ensemble at the Fairmont Presbyterian Church in Kettering. In 1960, it became part of the Kettering Adult School and is now sponsored by the City of Kettering as part of its Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. The band consists of about 70 amateur volunteer musicians representing a wide range of professions and vocations, all sharing in the enjoyment of making music.

DAYTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA

LEBANON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

daytonjazzorchestra.com Dayton • 937-212-2056

musicinlebanon.org Lebanon • 513-630-4066

The Dayton Jazz Orchestra presents the exciting sounds of modern and traditional big band music. The 16-piece jazz orchestra plays selections from the music libraries of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Bob Mintzer, Rob McConnell, Duke Ellington, and more. The DJO presents concerts and educational clinics throughout the Dayton area.

The Lebanon Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to make the classical music experience educational, attractive, accessible, and affordable for families, and to provide performance opportunities for the advanced musician (the Lebanon Symphony Chorus), the professional musician (the Lebanon Symphony Orchestra), and the aspiring young musician (the Lebanon Symphony Youth Orchestra).

cmys.org Yellow Springs • 937-374-8800

DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Dayton Performing Arts Alliance daytonperformingarts.org Dayton • 937-224-3521

MIAMI VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (MVSO)

Founded in 1933, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra has a distinguished place in Dayton’s history as one of the Miami Valley’s oldest and longest-standing cultural institutions. A

Founded in 1989, the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra presents programs that entertain, enrich, and inspire our community. This all-volunteer orchestra is comprised of dedicated

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mvso.org Dayton • 937-530-0515

The Ohio Valley British Brass Band is a 45-member brass and percussion ensemble that performs 12 to 15 concerts annually throughout southwestern Ohio and is comprised of the best players in the Miami Valley. The band plays a variety of musical repertoire appropriate and suitable to its audience, including marches, overtures, show tunes, light classics, popular music, and patriotic selections.

PIQUA CIVIC BAND piquacivicband.weebly.com Piqua • 937-320-9516

The Piqua Civic Band was founded in 1932. The band performs concerts each summer at Hance Pavilion in Piqua’s Fountain Park every Thursday in July, and August 1, at 7 p.m. Musical styles range from jazz to classical to Broadway and beyond! All concerts are free and open to the public.

SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (SSO) springfieldsym.org Springfield • 937-328-3874

Founded in 1943, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra is one of the Miami Valley’s greatest assets. Music Director Peter Stafford Wilson conducts 72 of the area’s finest professional musicians and internationally renowned guest artists for six subscription concerts and special outreach programs in the world-class Clark State Performing Arts Center. The SSO also supports a symphony chorale, three youth orchestras, and a children’s chorus.

WEST CHESTER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA westchestersymphony.org West Chester • 513-829-2779

The West Chester Symphony Orchestra, a nonprofit organization founded in 1997, is comprised of volunteer musicians who provide free entertainment to the community. The mission is to educate, enrich, and expose the local community and students to the arts while providing an artistic musical opportunity for orchestral musicians in the region.

WIND IN THE WOODS EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE windinthewoodsearlymusic.com Dayton • 937-304-1211

Wind in the Woods is a versatile ensemble whose mission is to encourage interest in early music, to entertain, and to educate. Instruments used to bring to life medieval, renaissance, and baroque music include recorders, crumhorns, cornamuse, kordholt, gemshorn, viola da gamba, and lute. The group has been bringing the delightful sounds of renaissance music to the Miami Valley and beyond for almost 30 years!

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THEATRE A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – SINCLAIR THEATRE Dec. 13–16, 2019 Sinclair College - Blair Hall Theatre, Dayton This faithful stage adaptation features Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang as they grapple with the meaning of Christmas. With colorful costumes and scenery, the production has become a family holiday tradition and offers a perfect introduction for young children to live theatre. RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR – PREMIER HEALTH BROADWAY SERIES – VICTORIA THEATRE ASSOCIATION Jan. 21–26, 2020 Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters–love. GLORIA: A LIFE – THE HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY Feb. 27–March 15, 2020 The Loft Theatre, Dayton Fifty years after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality and advocating for others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Gloria’s life’s work and belief in the necessity of conversation as a catalyst for change offers us all a path forward in a way that only live theatre can provide. PHOTO BY DANILO MORONI

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he Dayton Region’s theatre scene is far from one size (or stage) fits all. From regional premieres in intimate spaces to touring Broadway productions in the Schuster Center’s 2,300seat Mead Theatre, there’s something for every theatre enthusiast.

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In this musical comedy, the macabre Addams family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, and Lurch headlong into a night that will change them forever.

THE NATURE OF FORGETTING Nov. 1, 2019 Clark State Performing Arts Center, Springfield Tom is living with early onset dementia. We meet him on his 55th birthday being helped by his daughter, Sophie, as he struggles to get dressed for the party. What follows is a life-affirming journey of shining humanity and celebration of a life well lived.

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FUTUREFEST 2020 – DAYTON PLAYHOUSE July 17–19, 2020 Dayton Playhouse at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, Dayton In one weekend, experience six new, unproduced plays and mingle with the playwrights. Each full-length play is presented as either a staged reading or a full dramatization.

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SPRINGBORO COMMUNITY THEATRE They say a change of scenery can be a good thing. This is truly the case for Springboro Community Theatre (SCT). Formerly known as Playhouse South, SCT now resides in Springboro’s new state-of-theart performing arts center at Wright Station on the corner of Central and Main in Springboro, Ohio. SCT will host four main stage performances a year, two youth productions, multiple improv shows, a concert series, and a speaker series! Don’t miss its first production in the new space, Chicago, Nov. 8–10 and 15–17, 2019.

ACTING UP: YOUNG PERFORMERS COMMUNITY THEATER actingup.com Mason • 513-494-6062

Acting Up is a nonprofit, volunteer group that was founded to provide experiences in all aspects of the theatre arts to young people in the region. Acting Up is committed to providing the community not only with an exceptional finished theatrical product, but a fulfilling, educational, and fun process. See its production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda Sept. 20–22, 2019.

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BESPOKE THEATRE

bctheatre.org Beavercreek • 937-429-4737

bespoketheatre.org Dayton • 937-716-8702

Since 1995, Beavercreek Community Theatre’s goal of appealing to a broad audience has been fulfilled through its selections of multigenerational dramas and musicals. A permanent theatre home has allowed BCT to offer full seasons of theatrical productions, to encourage community involvement in the arts, and to develop a Children’s Theatre program.

Bespoke is a company focused on producing classical theatre. By merging movement, music, dance, masks, and visual art, it creates productions that are visually stimulating and highly entertaining for a contemporary audience. Borrowing inspiration from Medieval pageant wagons, commedia dell’arte, the American carnival, and vaudeville, Bespoke presents lively and energetic performances that invite audiences to be actively engaged in the stories that they tell.

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THEATRE THE BLACK BOX IMPROV THEATER daytonblackbox.com Dayton • 937-369-0747

Since opening in 2012, The Black Box Improv Theater continues to grow in both size and notoriety. The Black Box has teamed up with long-time Second City musical great Trey Stone to provide shows that push the boundaries of what many couldn’t imagine locally trained comedians can do. See shows every Wednesday through Saturday, or sign up for a class!

BROOKVILLE COMMUNITY THEATRE brookvillecommunitytheatre.com Brookville • 937-833-6790

Northwest of Dayton, just off I-70, the Brookville Community Theatre presents everything from comedies and family-friendly musicals to mysteries and touching dramas. A recipient of several DayTony awards for its productions, the theatre operates in a cozy, modern facility that seats 110 people.

CAESAR’S FORD THEATRE INC. caesarsford.com Xenia/Fairborn • 937-376-3857

Caesar’s Ford Theatre Inc. is a nonprofit performing arts organization with a mission to educate the public about the history of Ohio and classic literary works through the performing arts and educational programs. Founded in 2009, Caesar’s Ford Theatre Inc. strives to restore the outdoor theatre tradition to our community and stages annual outdoor theatre productions in the summer and early fall.

CHILDREN’S PERFORMING ARTS OF MIAMISBURG (CPAM) cpamburg.com Miamisburg • 937-867-0353

Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg (CPAM) is dedicated to promoting to all area youths the appreciation of the performing arts through education, practice, and performance, and to enriching the lives of those participants by strengthening the performing arts of our communities. CPAM offers the opportunity for children to develop their talents and get involved in all aspects of theatre.

CLASS ACT DRAMA GROUP classactdrama.org Beavercreek • 937-848-6478

Class Act Drama Group is a 501(c)(3) homeschool drama group for middle and high school students. It’s been in existence since 2010, and past performances include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Tarzan, and Hello Dolly. Rehearsals are typically on Friday afternoons in Beavercreek, with annual performances in early June (plus an additional fall show in some years).

DARE 2 DEFY PRODUCTIONS d2defy.com Dayton • 937-999-9949

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portray stunning works of art. True to the spirit of Dayton and the Miami Valley, Dare to Defy hires local actors, designers and builders, technicians, and directors. Its goal is to support local artists while showcasing interesting and surprisingly unique venues in the Greater Dayton area and presenting high-quality productions that are accessible, relatable, and affordable!

DAYTON PLAYHOUSE daytonplayhouse.com Dayton • 937-424-8477

The Dayton Playhouse is a community theatre that has been providing outstanding theatrical productions to Dayton Region audiences of all ages since 1959. Located in beautiful Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, Dayton Playhouse will stage its 61st season in 2019–20. The Playhouse is also nationally recognized for FutureFest, an annual summer festival of new plays. The 30th annual FutureFest will be staged in July 2020.

DAYTON THEATRE GUILD daytontheatreguild.org Dayton • 937-278-5993

The Dayton Theatre Guild began in 1945 and has continued its tradition of producing a combination of contemporary plays along with the classics using all-volunteer casts, crews, and administration. Anyone with a passion for theatre can find a home at DTG regardless of prior experience.

FAIRFIELD FOOTLIGHTERS www.fairfieldfootlighters.org Fairfield • 513-867-5348

Fairfield Footlighters is a nonprofit community theatre committed to making the theatrical experience more accessible to the public and providing more opportunities for young artists to enhance their dramatic skills. Auditions are open to the public, and performances take place at the Fairfield Community Arts Center in Fairfield, Ohio.

THE HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY humanracetheatre.org Dayton • 937-461-3823

The Human Race Theatre Company has been delivering the beauty, drama, and excitement of live professional theatre to Dayton and southwestern Ohio since 1986. Its Loft Season provides the region’s audiences with productions of award-winning, cuttingedge dramas, American classics, and regional and world premieres made just for them, and a new works series introduces theatre lovers to plays and musicals currently in development. Additionally, education and engagement programs address the cultural needs of a broad array of citizens throughout the Miami Valley.

KETTERING CHILDREN’S THEATRE playkettering.org/community-art-music/ kettering-childrens-theatre Kettering • 937-296-0294

For over three decades, Kettering Children’s Theatre at Rosewood Arts Centre has presented professionally produced and directed youth-oriented productions. The Kettering Children’s Theatre is a non-auditioned theatrical instruction program

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for students in grades five through nine. The program allows youth of all theatrical levels an equal opportunity to perform on stage. Kettering Children’s Theatre is sponsored by the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department and supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council.

LEBANON THEATRE COMPANY INC. ltcplays.com Lebanon • 513-228-0932

Lebanon Theatre Company is a nonprofit organization providing community theatre in an intimate 105-seat theater. The mission of LTC is to organize, sponsor, produce, and promote high-quality amateur theatrical productions and to promote and develop theatrical arts education for the Warren County area.

MAGNOLIA THEATRE COMPANY magnoliatheatrecompany.com Dayton • 937-985-4851

Founded in May of 2012, Magnolia Theatre Company quickly became one of the most talked about theatre companies in Pennsylvania. Now located in Dayton, Ohio, its focus remains the same: A theatre company dedicated to women. MTC lives by 3 words–Fresh. Funky. Feminine.

MIDDLETOWN LYRIC THEATRE middletownlyric.org Middletown • 513-425-7140

Since 1978, Middletown Lyric Theatre has brought quality community theatre to the Middletown area and beyond. The mission of MLT is to inspire, nurture, challenge, educate, and empower its artists and audiences while continuing a longstanding tradition of producing affordable, accessible theatre for the community it serves.

THE PLAYGROUND THEATRE theplaygroundtheatre.org Dayton • 937-356-3162

A place where adults explore what it means to be human through unfiltered storytelling. The Playground’s stripped-down approach to theatre shines a spotlight on the messy parts of life that no one talks about and provides a space for grown-ups to try and figure out who they want to be when they grow up. From scraped knees to broken hearts, we’ve all been there, and The Playground is here to tell the story.

ROYAL THEATRE COMPANY (HOME OF THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF MASON) royaltheatrecompany.com Mason • 513-398-0116

The mission of the ROYAL Theatre Company is to expose children to all aspects of theatrical production and help them develop an appreciation for the performing arts. ROYAL Theatre Company, a nonprofit organization, produces two productions each season and offers children the opportunity to take part as performers, crew members, set builders, make-up assistants, and more.

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THEATRE SPRINGBORO COMMUNITY THEATRE borotheatre.org Springboro • 888-262-3792

Formerly known as Playhouse South, Springboro Community Theatre finds itself in a new neighborhood! Now in Wright Station, located at the crossroads of Central and Main in Springboro, SCT adds to its already established reputation of quality theatre through its youth program, an improv troupe, a concert series, and a speaker series. Join them in fall 2019 for their first season as Springboro Community Theatre!

SPRINGFIELD CIVIC THEATRE springfieldcivictheatre.org Springfield • info@springfieldcivictheatre.org

Springfield Civic Theatre has been providing quality community theatre to the Clark County and Springfield community for more than 85 years.

SPRINGFIELD STAGEWORKS Springfield • info@springfieldstageworks.org

Founded in 2004, StageWorks is Springfield’s alternative theatre company, producing local productions of classic and contemporary plays. Auditions are open to the public and performances take place at the historic State Theater in downtown Springfield.

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are currently located in the basement of First Lutheran Church in downtown Dayton.

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TIPP CITY PLAYERS COMMUNITY THEATRE tippcityplayers.org Tipp City • 937-667-SHOW (7469)

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Xenia Area Community Theater offers a season of stage performances, summer youth programs, and workshops. It operates in conjunction with the X*ACT Arts Center at the same location.

The primary purpose of the Tipp City Players Inc. is the promotion of cultural, theatrical, and musical arts in Tipp City and its environs.

TOWN HALL THEATRE townhalltheatre.org Washington Township • 937-433-8957

Washington Township’s Town Hall Theatre is dedicated to inspiring personal growth in young people and creating shared performing arts experiences for families. Select professionally trained artists share their craft, seek out plays that speak directly to young people, and offer a range of performance opportunities, classes, and community outreach.

TROY CIVIC THEATRE troycivictheatre.com Troy • 937-339-7700

Since 1965, Troy Civic Theatre has provided quality family entertainment and live theatre experiences for the Upper Miami Valley. Productions include comedies, musicals, dramas, tragedies, children’s theatre, repertory company, and community outreach theatre.

UNDERCROFT PLAYERS undercroftplayers.weebly.com Dayton

The Undercroft Players’ mission is to bring audiences quality, local, professionally presented theatre at an affordable price and to teach youth of all ages how to express themselves in a creative, healthy, professional, disciplined environment. They C U LT U R E W O R K S .O R G

vandaliayouththeatre.net Vandalia

Established in 1991, Vandalia Youth Theatre is a nonprofit educational organization committed to making high-quality live theatre accessible, relevant, and memorable for young people. Each summer, VYT produces several shows and musicals for children kindergarten through grade 12. Every child who auditions is cast in a show, regardless of experience or ability.

VICTORIA THEATRE ASSOCIATION victoriatheatre.com Dayton • 937-228-7591

Victoria Theatre Association is one of Dayton’s largest nonprofit arts organizations, providing venue management, ticketing services, performance presentation, and more. The Victoria Theatre, the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, the Metropolitan Arts Center (home of the Loft Theatre), the Arts Garage, and the new PNC Arts Annex–all located in downtown Dayton–are owned and operated by VTA. In addition to a wide variety of educational programs, VTA brings more than 150 arts and entertainment events–from national Broadway tours to family shows, from comics to concerts and more–to the greater Dayton area each year. Several other Dayton arts organizations make their performance home in VTA venues, including the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, The Human Race Theatre Company, Dare 2 Defy, and the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus. In addition, the venues are gathering places for various events, galas, weddings, and more.

xeniaact.org Xenia • 937-372-0516

YELLOW SPRINGS THEATER COMPANY ystheater.org Yellow Springs • 937-708-1255

With a belief that theater can enrich the soul, challenge the mind, and expand the heart of the diverse community which it serves, the Yellow Springs Theater Company is committed to producing new and classic works of theater that fearlessly examine and illuminate the human condition: past, present, and future.

YS KIDS PLAYHOUSE (YSKP) yskp.org Yellow Springs

Founded in 1995 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1997, YSKP aims to cultivate the development of future actors, leaders, patrons, and audiences, and to enhance art awareness in the community through arts education programming and the creation of original multimedia theater for youth.

ZOOT THEATRE COMPANY zoottheatrecompany.org Dayton • 937-875-ZOOT (9668)

Zoot Theatre Company is a forward-thinking theatrical design company specializing in puppets and masks. It was founded in 2006 and was later incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2009. Since its founding, Zoot has prided itself on its ability to blend the visual and performing arts, using the stage as its gallery.

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ducational institutions serve as communities’ cultural cornerstones, and the Dayton Region is lucky to have a great number of universities and colleges that excel at producing outstanding visual and performing arts. Whether you prefer innovative theatrical productions, groundbreaking dance performances, or top-notch musical ensembles, you’ll be amazed by the caliber of our universities’ performing arts series. For ongoing exhibitions of emerging visual artists, be sure to visit Wright State University’s Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries, the University of Dayton’s Radial Gallery, the Art Galleries at Sinclair, and the Ann Miller and Thompson Galleries at Wittenberg University.

October

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2019–2020 UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASES

garden; performances by students in the Department of Music and the Theatre, Dance and Performance Technolog y Program begin at 7:30 p.m.

CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS – UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON April 15, 2020 Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton Doors open at 6 p.m. for exhibits of student art work in the Schuster Center Winter-

ARTSGALA – WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY March 28, 2020 Creative Arts Center, WSU, Fairborn One of the area’s premier arts events, featuring top-notch performances by WSU’s talented students in art, music, theatre, dance, and motion pictures.

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Treasure Island* October 11-19, 2019

Concert Band November 4, 2019

Handel’s Messiah December 6, 2019

Wind Symphony October 27, 2019

Jazz Ensemble November 8, 2019 Slut November 13-16, 2019

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Wind Symphony December 7, 2019 A Charlie Brown Christmas* December 13-17, 2019

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February/March Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat* February 14-22, 2020 Concert Band, Wind Symphony February 29, 2020 Jazz Ensemble March 13, 2020

April Antigone* April 1-5, 2020

May Exploring Dance May 8-9, 2020

Refugees April 8-9, 2020 Concert Band & Wind Symphony April 19, 2020 Chorale Spring Concert April 25, 2020

Hawker United Church of Christ Beavercreek

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UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES SINCLAIR COLLEGE sinclair.edu/student-life/arts-culture/ Dayton • 937-512-2076

Sinclair embraces the arts as a way to improve creativity, spread awareness, provide inspiration, and depict culture from all over the world. The downtown campus offers art galleries, concerts, and theatre productions dedicated to making the arts accessible to all, showing their value to academic success at all levels.

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON udayton.edu/arts Dayton • 937-229-2545

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WILBERFORCE UNIVERSITY ANTIOCH COLLEGE

CLARK STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

antiochcollege.edu Yellow Springs • 937-767-1286

pac.clarkstate.edu Springfield • 937-328-3874

The arts curriculum at Antioch College introduces students to multiple perspectives and strategies of art making, including interdisciplinary, community-based and global contexts, both in the classroom and through work experiences. Herndon Gallery is the site for art and photography exhibits, receptions, lectures, and music performances that are open to the community.

The Clark State Performing Arts Center is the performance home for area arts organizations and is helping to revitalize downtown Springfield by acting as the hub of entertainment, arts, and culture. An impressive array of performances is offered annually.

CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY cedarville.edu Cedarville • 937-766-7700

Cedarville University offers innovative art, design, and theatre programs, inspiring creativity and preparing individuals to pursue their artistic futures. The community is invited to participate by attending the 2019–2020 theatre season, as well as a variety of musical performances featuring a Brass Choir, Concert Chorale, Jazz Band, Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Choir, and University Orchestra.

CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY centralstate.edu Wilberforce • 937-376-6011

The Department of Fine & Performing Arts offers a major in the disciplines of art and music. In addition to providing professional and pre-professional training to its majors and minors, the department serves as a major cultural center and offers a wide range of concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, and courses that promote the aesthetic development of the community. The Paul Robeson Cultural & Performing Arts Center offers many free concerts throughout the year.

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From visual art exhibitions and diverse music to theatre and dance performances, arts audiences will find something for everyone at the University of Dayton. UD’s Art and Design, University Libraries, IACT at ArtStreet, Music, and Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology offerings allow you to explore the many facets of human nature and how the arts shape perceptions, leading to cultural, political, and personal change.

wilberforce.edu Wilberforce • 937-376-2911

EDISON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Renowned for its music program, Wilberforce University is home to the internationally known Wilberforce University Choir, which traces its roots back to 1878. The Choir is composed of more than 50 singers and has a repertoire that includes a variety of artistic genres, including classical, African-American spirituals, contemporary gospel, and jazz, as well as opera and Broadway styles.

WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY

edisonohio.edu Piqua • 937-778-8600

Edison State Community College presents a series of performances and exhibitions each year entitled “The Arts at Edison State,” which features a broad array of visual, performing, and literary arts opportunities in addition to performances by the Edison State Stagelight Players.

MIAMI UNIVERSITY miamioh.edu/arts-culture Oxford • 513-529-1809

The School of Creative Arts is also home to the Miami University Art Museum and the Performing Arts Series, both of which contribute to academic offerings through artistic collaborations across campus, while providing diversity, cultural awareness, and access to the arts for the community and region. The Performing Arts Series brings an impressive array of national talent to the Dayton Region each year.

www.wittenberg.edu/arts Springfield • 937-327-ARTS (2787)

Wittenberg University presents public talks, theatre productions, dance concerts, music recitals, ensemble concerts, art shows, and cultural festivals that enliven the campus and the greater community. From visual and performing artists of national and international prominence to diverse cultural, intellectual, and value-centered programs, The Wittenberg Series annually enhances Wittenberg’s academic program by providing unique and exciting avenues to engage with the arts.

WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY liberal-arts.wright.edu/celia/events Dayton • 937-775-ARTS (2787)

Wright State University’s Departments of Art and Art History; Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures; and School of Music have joined together to form CELIA—Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts. CELIA facilitates development of initiatives to enrich the already remarkable artistic climate in the Dayton Region while enhancing ongoing collaborations and nurturing new partnerships. Wright State productions take place on campus in the Creative Arts Center, which contains three unique performance spaces and the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries.

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ARTS & CULTURE MAP 1 Acting Up: Young Performers Community Theatre 2 African American Visual Artists Guild 3 America’s Packard Museum 4 Antioch College 5 Antioch Review 6 Art Central Foundation 7 The Arts Alliance 8 Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm 9 Bach Society of Dayton 10 Bear’s Mill 11 Beavercreek Community Theatre 12 Bespoke Theatre 13 Black Box Improv Theater 14 Boonshoft Museum of Discovery 15 Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum 16 The British Transportation Museum 17 Brookville Community Theatre 18 Brukner Nature Center 19 Bull’s Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum 20 Butler Philharmonic 21 Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc. 22 Carillon Historical Park 23 Carriage Hill 24 Cedarville University 25 The Celtic Academy of Irish Dance 26 Centerville Arts Commission 27 Centerville Community Band 28 Centerville Community Chorus 29 Centerville-Washington History 30 Central State University 31 Chamber Music Yellow Springs 32 Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg (CPAM) 33 Clark State Community College 34 Class Act Drama Group 35 The Contemporary Dayton 36 Culture Works 37 Dare to Defy Productions 38 Darke County Center for the Arts 39 Dayton Access Television (DATV) 40 Dayton Art Institute 41 Dayton Ballet, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 42 Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 43 Dayton Dance Conservatory Company 44 Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus 45 Dayton International Peace Museum 46 Dayton Jazz Orchestra 47 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Award 48 Dayton Opera, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 49 Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 50 Dayton Playhouse, Inc. 51 Dayton Printmakers Cooperative (DPC) 52 Dayton Society of Artists 53 Dayton Theatre Guild 54 Discover Classical (Dayton Public Radio) 55 Downtown Dayton Partnership 56 Edison State Community College 57 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop 58 Fairfield Community Arts Center 59 Fairfield Footlighters 60 FilmDayton 61 Final Bow: Center for Children’s Performing Arts 36

62 Fitton Center for Creative Arts 63 Five Rivers MetroParks 64 Fort Ancient 65 Fraze Pavilion 66 Front Street 67 Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center 68 Gallery Saint John 69 Garst Museum 70 Gary Geis Dance Company 71 Gem City Ballet 72 Gem City Chorus 73 Glen Helen Nature Preserve 74 Glendower Mansion & Gardens 75 Harmon Museum of History, Art, and Culture 76 Harps of Grace 77 Hartman Rock Garden 78 Heritage Center of Clark County 79 The Historic Plaza Theatre 80 The Human Race Theatre Company 81 Infusion Art 82 Johnston Farm and Indian Agency 83 K12 Gallery for Young People & TEJAS 84 Kettering Children’s Choir 85 Kettering Children’s Theatre 86 Kettering Civic Band 87 Le Jeune Dance Company 88 Learning Tree Farm 89 Lebanon Symphony Orchestra 90 Lebanon Theatre Company 91 Levitt Pavilion Dayton 92 Little Art Theatre 93 LORE 94 Magnolia Theatre Company 95 Mainstreet Piqua 96 Miami University 97 Miami Valley Community Concert Association 98 Miami Valley Dance Company 99 Miami Valley Folk Dancers 100 Miami Valley Music Men 101 Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra 102 Miami Valley Veterans Museum 103 Miamisburg Historical Society 104 Miamisburg Mound Park 105 Middletown Arts Center 106 Middletown Lyric Theatre 107 Missing Peace Art Space 108 Mock Turtle Zine 109 Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District 110 Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton, The 111 The Mound Cold War Discovery Center 112 Muse Machine 113 Museum of Troy History 114 Musica 115 National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center 116 National Museum of the U.S. Air Force 117 The Neon 118 New Carlisle Chautauqua Arts Council 119 New Hope Studio 120 Ohio Performing Arts Institute 121 The Ohio Valley British Brass Band 122 Overfield Tavern Museum

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123 Oxford Community Arts Center 124 The Pamana Dance Group 125 Pennsylvania House Museum 126 The Performing Arts Academy 127 Piqua Arts Council 128 Piqua Civic Band 129 The Playground Theatre 130 Preble County Art Association (PCAA) 131 Project Jericho 132 Public Radio for the Miami Valley (WYSO 91.3) 133 Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum 134 Residence in Praise Community Arts Center 135 The Rose Music Center at The Heights 136 Rosewood Arts Centre 137 ROYAL Theatre Company 138 Sculptural Village of Versailles 139 Shango Arts 140 Sinclair Community College 141 South Dayton Dance Theatre 142 Southwestern Ohio Public Radio (WSWO 97.3FM) 143 Springboro Community Theatre 144 Springfield Arts Council 145 Springfield Civic Theatre 146 Springfield Museum of Art 147 Springfield StageWorks 148 Springfield Symphony Orchestra 149 Stivers School for the Arts 150 SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park 151 Tecumseh Land Trust 152 ThinkTV (Dayton Public Television) 153 Tipp City Area Arts Council 154 Tipp City Players Community Theatre 155 Tippecanoe Historical Museum 156 Town Hall Theatre 157 Troy Civic Theatre 158 Troy Main Street 159 Troy-Hayner Cultural Center 160 Undercroft Players 161 University of Dayton 162 Vandalia Art Park 163 Vandalia Arts 164 Vandalia Youth Theatre 165 Veterans Memorial Museum 166 Victoria Theatre Association 167 WACO Air Museum 168 We Care Arts 169 West Chester Symphony Orchestra 170 Westcott House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s 171 Wilberforce University 172 Wind in the Woods Early Music Ensemble 173 Wittenberg University 174 Woodland Historic Cemetery and Arboretum 175 World House Choir 176 Wright B Flyer 177 Wright State University 178 X*ACT Arts Center 179 Xenia Area Community Theater (X*ACT) 180 Yellow Springs Arts Council 181 Yellow Springs Theatre Company 182 YS Kids Playhouse (YSKP) 183 Zoot Theatre Company

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October August 1–October 27: Ohio Renaissance Festival, Harveysburg October 5–6: Midwest Outdoor Experience, Dayton October 12: Iams Pioneer Harvest Fest, Trotwood October 12: Yellow Springs Street Fair October 12–13: Fall Farm Fest, Troy October 12–13: Ohio Sauerkraut Festival, Waynesville October 26: Hometown Halloween, Troy

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November TBD: Aullwood’s One Stop Holiday Shop, Dayton November 8–9: Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, Wilmington November 22–24: Christmas in Historic Springboro November 22–24: Sugarplum Festival of Trees, Dayton November 29: Dayton Holiday Festival November 29: Hometown Holiday and Grand Illumination, Troy

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