Dayton Montgomery County CVB

The Birthplace of Aviation and So Much More

Calendar of Events

Exhibit: Decked Out
Oct 25 all-day

Featured permanent collection objects in the exhibition include portraits, textiles, Asian belt buckles, Byzantine rings, African bracelets, European lace and Asian fans. Costumes from the Wright State Theater Departmentwill be displayed alongside artists’ installations and hands-on gallery activities for all ages, preschool to adult.

Bat Conservation & Awareness Day
Oct 25 all-day

Get up close with some of the most misunderstood nocturnal creatures local to Ohio—bats! Our batty friends play a huge role in our lives, from pollinating plants to eating up bothersome agricultural pests, and what better way to celebrate their importance then with a day of fun, family friendly activities. Guests can participate in Stellaluna story time, creative bat crafts, activities, and photo ops. Learn more about the biology and anatomy of our flying friends and then meet some of the Museum’s favorite Discovery Zoo residents, the Egyptian Fruit Bats, during Bat Chats.

Exhibit: Inspirations from the East
Oct 25 all-day

The late 19th and early 20th centuries witnessed an explosion of interest in all things Japanese that prompted a radical shift in modern art. Inspirations from the East illuminates the myriad ways that American and European artists responded to their new exposure to Japanese art and culture. It pairs the works with Japanese ukiyo-e prints, with their unusual points of view and asymmetrical compositions with decorative patterning and delicate colors—all of which made them a revelation to Western artists trained to order the world around them according to single-point perspective.

Exhibit: MetroParks: Magic in Fiber
Oct 25 all-day

Colorful quilts depicting the beauty of our local parks are on display at the Dayton Metro Library through October 25, 2014. Each quilt in the exhibit, MetroParks: Magic in Fiber, was designed and created by members of the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network (MVAQN).

Fibers in Flux: Contemporary Perspectives / Traditional Processes
Oct 25 all-day

This exhibition of regional, national and international artists highlights the intersections of contemporary fiber over the past 10 years. Selected works point to approaches that juxtapose traditional processes of weaving, felting, quilting and basketry with contemporary visual culture/social justice content. Curated by Darden Bradshaw.
Presented by the University of Dayton Department of Art and Design.

Grand Opening @ Proto BuildBar
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

Proto is the world’s first BuildBar, a creative experience center featuringhands-on technology experimentation with 3D printing, electronics kits, and micro-computing in a full service
café environment.  In addition to food and drink, Proto BuildBar oers a wide range of creative experiences for makers at all levels. Guests can create their own 3D models or customize one of thousands of existing designs, send their project to get printed on the 3D printer wall, and walk out the door with their creation. The space is also outfitted with workbenches and a full set of tools for those working with electronics. Proto has a selection of components and easy DIY kits available for purchase, including everything from simple sensors and light-up toys to Arduinos, video games and guitar pedals.

Local Artisan Exhibits
Oct 25 all-day

View exhibit by local artists Fred Horner (‘The Window Guy’) and sculptor Beth Holyoke.

Ribbons over Miami Valley at Valeria’s Beauty Center & Day Spa
Oct 25 all-day

We are dedicated to giving support to the women, in the Dayton community, battling women’s health issues and especially the cancer survivors in our community. Valeria’s will devote the entire month of October to fundraising in support of the Premier Health “2014 Ribbons Over Miami Valley” campaign and the Susan G. Komen Foundation breast cancer awareness effort.

3rd Annual Spooktactular Cruise in!
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bring the Family and spend time at The Cruise in, visit
The Heights Farmers Market

UD Theatre Program presents ‘Greater Tuna’
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 10:00 pm

Greater Tuna is a comic romp for two actors who play 22 different characters from the tiny town of Tuna, Texas. The local Tuna radio station is a vehicle to introduce the audience to the zany inhabitants of this small Texas town. Written by Jaston Williams, Ed Howard and Joe Sears. Directed by Linda Dunlevy.