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The Contemporary Dayton presents The Return of The Holiday Gift Gallery & A New Holiday Tradition: The CoCHILLER

DAYTON (October 28, 2021) – The Contemporary Dayton (The Co), is delighted to present the return of the popular Holiday Gift Gallery that will open with a preview party called The CoCHILLER at The Co’s galleries and the Dayton Arcade’s Rotunda on Thursday, November 18. The CoCHILLER features an “Artful Cocktail” competition by local bartenders; holiday shopping from a selection of giftable ornaments, jewelry, ceramics, glass, photography and prints, cards, and art-to-wear by Dayton and Ohio craftspeople and creatives; and celebrity gift wrapping by The Rubi Girls.

“We are so excited to bring back the Holiday Gift Gallery! It’s a fun way for Members and friends of The Co to support artists in our community and check off their shopping list with truly one-of-a-kind gifts,” said The Co’s Executive Director, Eva Buttacavoli. “And, as always, prices vary and there are items available for every taste.”

New this year to the Holiday Gift Gallery is a partnership with the Ohio Craft Museum to bring select items from across Ohio to The Co.

All proceeds benefit participating artists and The Co’s exhibition and education programs. The Holiday Gift Gallery will be open Friday, November 19 through Thursday, December 23 with special hours beginning Friday, November 19.


Preview Party: The CoCHILLER | Thursday, November 18, 2021
Presenting Sponsor:
Buckeye Vodka

  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • Cocktail Competition Tasting
  • Cash Bar
  • Complimentary parking at Reibold Garage (25 W 5th St)
  • Limited to 200 guests

Time: 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
Cocktail Tasting: 6:30–8 p.m
Location: The Co’s galleries & the Dayton Arcade Rotunda – 25 W 4th St, Dayton
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Holiday Gift Gallery | Friday, November 18–Thursday, December 23, 2021

Time: Wednesday–Friday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday
Location: The Co’s galleries – 25 W 4th St, Dayton
Free and open to all


  • Guustie Alvarado
  • Tara Anderson
  • Pat Antonick
  • Alyson Barton
  • Arlene Branick
  • Stephanie Beiser
  • Susan Brockman
  • Matt Burgy
  • Rosalie Campbell
  • Lori Daugherty
  • Sharmon Davidson
  • Rachel Dominguez-Benner
  • Toni Dunbar
  • Robin Einzig
  • Samantha Farkas
  • Doug Fiely
  • Connie Hanselman
  • Debbie Hicks
  • Kathleen Hotmer
  • Mikee Huber
  • Susanne Scherette King
  • Dani Moses
  • Yetunde Rodriquez
  • Megan Smith
  • Val Smith
  • Janet Strauss
  • Kevin Tunstall
  • JoAnne Vincent
  • Dennis Walker
  • Lisa Walsh

Special hours November 19–December 23: Wednesday–Friday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday. For additional information about the Holiday Gift Gallery or to request press images, email [email protected], or call 937.901.0177.


Mission: To provide art for the community and a community for artists.

Overview: The Contemporary Dayton (The Co) is the region’s contemporary art center. Established in 1991 as Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC), a 501c3, The Co produces and presents original exhibitions and programs, art events, community partnerships, and artist opportunities. Exhibitions and education programs feature artists living and working today, both nationally and in Ohio, with an emphasis on those whose work focuses on issues of social justice. In addition to its three galleries—open to all and always free—its retail store, the CoSHOP, provides income for Ohio artists and extends The Co’s accessibility to art, from visitor engagement to educational outreach through store products, programs, and experiences.

The Co is proud to support the creation of connections among the arts, community building, civic engagement, community planning, and use of public space, and makes an annual economic impact of 3.4 million to the region. Recently raising 1 million during the Pandemic to expand and move into its new home in downtown’s historic Dayton Arcade, The Co is led by Executive Director Eva Buttacavoli, a 30-year art museum administrator, curator, and educator, whose previous roles were at The Contemporary Austin, TX and The Perez Art Museum Miami, FL; and Curator Michael Goodson, who previously served as Curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, OH; and as Director at James Cohan Gallery, NY.

The Contemporary Dayton receives operating support from Culture Works, Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District, Ohio Arts Council, the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation, and Members.