The Contemporary Dayton announces opening date inside the Dayton Arcade
The Contemporary Dayton has announced it will open April 30 in its new home: the historic Dayton Arcade. The Contemporary Dayton, also known as The Co and formerly known as the Dayton Visual Arts Center, will nearly double in size to 6,224 square feet at the new downtown location, with five galleries incorporated into the new space.
The doors will open Friday, April 30 with a socially distanced members preview from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by an opening party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Opening weekend hours will be Saturday, May 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, May 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The gallery hours beginning May 3 will be Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The galleries are closed Monday and Tuesday.
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The Dayton Visual Arts Center (now The Contemporary Dayton) was founded in 1991 by a coalition of Dayton-area artists, art supporters, and visual arts professionals who saw a need for more interaction between the public and regional artists. The founders established an organization that allows the community to see and experience the wealth and diversity of visual art being created in the area and to get to know these artists. Over the years, The Contemporary Dayton has presented a schedule of exhibitions that has explored the variety and diversity of the visual arts in communities from Dayton, Ohio and internationally.