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Artists Give Voice to the Issues of Our World.

Not only through their art but also by simply helping us reflect and communicate on topics that words alone often struggle to convey.

As a reflection of hope in this challenging time, I am thrilled to share news about our plans to reignite our commitment to producing and presenting contemporary art for Dayton and Ohio in the arts and innovation community being built in the historic Dayton Arcade.

I am very proud of our updated campaign plan—slimmed-down fiscally and fortified programmatically—a conservative, yet exciting, evolution of what we lived.

We are well on our way toward our campaign goal and hope you will join the Evolution!


Eva Buttacavoli
Executive Director

[email protected]

Layout of the Galleries

Our new location will more than double the exhibition and program space, drawing an estimated additional 100,000 visitors annually. The new space will provide three unique galleries, a year-round store, and a multimedia space to enable a diverse array of art offerings to the community.

Plans & Naming Opportunities


You can leave a lasting legacy and join the evolution by pledging your support. Name the five distinct galleries of our new space in the historic Dayton Arcade in your name, company name, or in honor of someone special. Your gallery’s name will be featured in dimensional letters. Check out plans for the donor recognition wall and exterior columns.

Interior & Exterior

You can leave a lasting legacy and join the evolution by pledging your support. Individuals, families, businesses, and corporations can name various features of our new space in their names or in honor of someone special in their lives. Each opportunity will afford donors or those they choose to recognize, with an engraved commemorative plaque, prominent recognition for years to come as a visible part of The Contemporary Dayton.

Expanded Programming

Through these select naming and sponsorship opportunities, your gift to support the Evolution campaign will have a tangible impact on The Contemporary Dayton’s mission—to provide art for the community and a community for artists. We offer several naming and sponsorship opportunities to corporations, foundations, and individuals in appreciation of our most generous supporters.

We are Inviting You to Join The Evolution!

With your partnership, we can move in and activate The Co at the Arcade beginning in January 2021.