Activated Spaces Street Team: Turning Artists into Entrepreneurs

The Street Team has been busy installing the latest round of Street Level Art. The current round showcases a wide range of artists including esteemed local professionals, budding amateurs, professional interior designers, students from the University of Dayton, downtown residents, and past Activated Spaces participants. The displays are sometimes informative like Tony Kroeger’s maps of Downtown or Jacqui Theobald’s peek into the Urban Community Garden scene. Others show off inspired artwork like Lesley Walton’s Faces of 5th Street or Bill Woody’s photographs of The Arcade.

The project goal is to quickly reactivate vacant storefronts with local artwork. The work beautifies the space and brings some new attention to the space’s potential. A happy coincidence is the transformation of these vacant storefronts into a pop-up downtown art gallery–take a walk between all the windows and you’ll see some great quality work that celebrates some of Dayton’s most beloved communities. And the viewers have noticed! Within two weeks of installation, three artists have been contacted by potential buyers interested in purchasing their work.

This is an exciting show of community support for the artists and for the Street Team volunteers! Downtown Dayton is a regional arts destination and Activated Spaces provides one more way for you to buy local art!

See something you like? Feel free to contact us to get in touch with the artist!

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