Community Engagement


We believe the arts change lives and transform communities. By offering our community members many different avenues to explore creativity, we hope to provoke inspirational conversations, deep self-reflection, and inspired celebration in Dayton.

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Gary Minyard

Chief Creative Officer


Watercolor painting of Dr. Gary LeRoy by Greg DeGroat

Visual Voices

Dayton Live partners with Shango: Center for the Study of African American Art and Culture, and Willis “Bing” Davis, exhibit curator and director of EbonNia Gallery, to display an exhibit of art by local African-American artists inside the Schuster Center.

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Young women on an outdoor stage singing


Each year, Dayton Live’s Education & Engagement team offers one or more in-depth education projects at no charge to participating students and teachers.

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Community Spotlight Program

Supporting under-resourced community groups, musicians, poets, performing arts companies, and other organizations.

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