Dayton's largest community of artists and artisans
Life in the City
“Life in the City” is an international fine arts exhibition, held annually at Front Street, in conjunction with our "First Friday" event in August. "Life in the City" strives to showcase original artwork from artists all over the world, inspired by modern urban lifestyle and architecture. The spectrum of artwork ranges from straightforward presentation to conceptual.
Artists of all mediums, styles, and techniques are encouraged to apply.
We are pleased to announce this year's jurior is world-renowned photographer, and filmmaker Gary Beeber.
Show Dates: August 7, 2020 | 5 PM - 9 PM
August 16, 2020 | 11 AM - 4 PM
Please remember to bring your mask and practice social distancing.
Wright State University ArtsGala
Each year as part of Wright State University's ArtsGala, two pieces of student artwork are chosen to be featured in the silent auction. It’s a point of pride and excitement for our student artists to be selected and participate in the ArtsGala silent auction.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ArtsGala at Wright State University was canceled and the silent auction was not feasible. Thanks to the support of Front Street we are thrilled to provide the greater community the opportunity to own two amazing pieces of student artwork.
Every first Friday of the month, Front Street artists and artisans invite you to take a stroll through open studios, workshops, and more. Attend opening receptions, visit with artists, see live demos, and experience the wide variety of art Dayton has to offer.
Monthly 5 PM - 9 PM
We are open and look forward to seeing you at Front Street. Please remember to bring your mask and practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer and masks are available throuhough the complex.
Second Look Saturday
Second Look Saturdays are a great way to visit the studios, workshops, and gallery spaces you may not have had time for on First Friday. Stop by after brunch and spend the afternoon talking with artists, observing live demos, and exploring the campus.
Monthly 11 AM - 4 PM
*scheduled to reopen October 3, 2020
Every third Sunday of the month, Front Street artists and artisans invite you to take a stroll through open studios, workshops, and more. Visit with artists, see live demos, and experience the wide variety of art Dayton has to offer at any of the multiple galleries at Front Street.
Monthly 11 AM - 4 PM
We are open and look forward to seeing you at Front Street. Please remember to bring your mask and practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer and masks are available throuhought the complex.
Front Street Folk Art Fair 2020
Front Street is proud to present it's 1st Front Street Folk Art Fair. Join us in welcoming outsider artists from across the country. This event is rain or shine. Admission is free. Parking is free in surrounding lots.
NEW DATE: October 3, 2020
WANT TO BE A VENDOR? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Booth spaces are 10' x 10' and will be spaced approximately 10' apart in order to maintain social distancing. Fees are $10 per space. 100% of proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit art organization.
Front Street is the largest community of artists, artisans, and small business owners in Dayton Ohio, conveniently located just off State Route 35 at Keowee and 3rd Street-across from the U haul store.
Front Street is open seven days a week, while individual artists host their own hours. It is recommended you confirm hours with the individual artists prior to your visit.
For the full experience visit us during one of our three monthly open-house events and get to know our painters, jewelers, sculptors, curators, photographers, mixed media artists, seamstresses, and the list goes on.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM or by appointment
Monthly Open House Hours: First Friday: 5PM - 9PM | Second Look Saturday: 11AM - 4PM | Third Sunday: 11AM - 4PM
Our artists, artisans, and small businesses keep their own studio hours.
For studio rental space please contact the office at: 937-331-9061.
1001 East Second Street Dayton, Ohio 45402