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For$More$Information: $ $ Kristen!Wicker,!937 0 224 0 1518,!ext.!228 ,!or!Krystal!Luketic,!ext.!227 ! !

$$April$First$Friday$Highlights$Street$Performances,$Historical$Walking$Tours,$ Live$Music,$Interactive$Exhibits,$Large E Scale$Digital$Art,$Urban$Cycling $

Discover)the)unique)art,)eateries,)entertainment,)music)and)more)that)make)up)the)downtown)scene.))

Dayton,$ March$21,$2011 $ – !The!next!free!monthly!downtown!art!hop!will!be!held!from!5$to$10$p.m.$ April$1$ at:! $

5th$street $clayworx ,!521!E.!Fifth!St.! !

•$$$$$ Cannery$Art$and$Design$Center ,!434!E.!Third!St.! !

 

•!!!!! Color$of$Energy ,!16!Brown!St.! !

Color$2$Gallery ,!519!E.!Fi fth!St.!! !

Dayton$Visual$Arts$Center ,!118!N.!Jefferson!St.! !

Elaine$Balsley$Fine$Art , $ 523!E.!Fifth!St. !

Gallery$510$Fine$Art , $ 510!E.!Fifth!St. !

Garden$Station ,!509!E.!Fourth!St.! !

Las$Americas$Caribbean$Cuisine ,! 524H!E.!Fifth!St. !

Press ,!257!Wayne!Ave.! !

Omega$Music ,!318!E.!Fifth!St. !

ReCreate ,!438!E. !Fifth!St.! !

The$Southern$Belle ,! 134 !N.!Patterson !

The$Wine$Gallery ,!5!W.!Monument!St. !

First!Frida y!once!again!will! turn !the!streets!of!downtown!Dayton!into!an!open!stage !for! roaming $performers ,! supported!by!the!Ohio!Arts!Council.!April’s!First!Friday!will!feature!a!variety!of!entertainers,!including! breakdance!crew! Circle$Nerdz ,!the!comedic!troupe! Dropback$Juggling !and !saxophonist! Tyrone$Martin .! !

Returning!to!First!Friday!will!be!two! historic al $walking$tours !by! Gem!City!Circle!Walks .!Longtime!lo cal!history! buffs!Leon!Bey,!Nancy!Roach!and!Curt!Dalton!will!lead!an! Oregon$ Arts$ District ! walk!beginning! at! 5 $p.m. ,!and!the! “Ghosts,$Cemeteries$and$Murders$ Walk$ of$Downtown$Dayton” $ will!begin !at! 7 $p.m. !Each!walk!is!$10! and! advance!reservations! are!required !by!contacting!Leon!Bey!at! 937 0 274 0 4749!o r! grantsguru501c3@yahoo.com .! !

The!Broken!Dayton!Art!Machine ,!a!group!of!local!artists,!will!present!its!single 0 piece!digital !exhibit !“I!Have!No! Rival.” ! The!artists!will!create!a!three 0 !story!video!projection!in!the!floors!above!The$Southern$Belle !that!can!be! viewed!from!Patterson!Avenue!from! 8$p.m.$to$midnight .! Artists!Nicholaus!Arnold,!Ia n!Breidenbach,!Frank! Travers, !Phillip!E vans!and!Ren!Cummings!will!at!The!Southern!Belle!to!discuss!the ir !work. ! !

Omega$Music$ will!host!l ive!music!from! 6$to$9$p.m. !Patrons!who!present!a!receipt!from!another!Oregon!Arts! District!business!will!receive! 10 !percent!off!new!CDs!and!LPs,!as!well!as !15! percent!off!used !music. !

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In!its!newest!space,! TEJAS, ! K12$Gallery$for$Young$People$ will!feature!the!exhibit!“Dirt!and!Matter,”!paintings!by! Rebecca!Sargent,!from! 6$to$9$p.m. !K12!also!will!display!artwork!by!the!HAALO!(Helping!Adolescents!Ach ieve! Learning!Objectives)!program!of!the!Montgomery!County!Juvenile!Courts!and!works!from!St.!Luke!School.! The! Cannery$Art$and$Design$Center ! !will!feature!paintings!by!Clifford!Darrett,!whose!jazz/salsa!five 0 piece!b and!will! perform!from! 7$to$10$p.m. !Nearby! Garden$Station !will!host!live!music,!including!Shade!of!Red!at! 8$p.m. !

Open!from! 5$to$8$p.m. ,$ the! Dayton$Visual$Arts$Center !(DVAC)!will !host!a!preview!party!to !launch! the!countdown! to!its!18 th!Annual!Art!Auction ,!wh ich!will!be!held!April!29!at!Sinclair!Community!College .!At! 7:30$p.m. ,! DVAC !will! an nounce!the!live!auction!line!up.! ! The$Wine$Gallery !will!host!the!photography!of!local!artist!Josh!Mayes!in!his! exhibit!“A!Taste!of!Spring,”!which!emphasizes!flowers!and!cele brates!the!change!in!seasons.! !

In!the!Oregon!Arts!District,!Press ,! an!espresso!bar!and!arts!space,!will!feature!the!exhibit !“April!Fools,”!a!group! art!show!and!live!performance!by!John!Gassett,!Eric!Dunn!and!Wes!Tirey!from! 7$to$11$p.m. ! Elaine$Balsley$Fine$ Art ! will!host!an!open!house!featuring!a!variety!of!contemporary!art!from! 3$to$ 10$p.m . ! ReCreate ! will!feature! original!art,!instruments!and!other!music 0 related!items. !

At! Color$of$Energy , $ gallery!owner!Mike!Elsass!will!show!a!preview!of!his!work!that!will!be!featured!in!Laguna! Beach,!Calif.,!next!fall .! Elsass’!second!gallery,! Color$2 ,!will!host!an!exhibit!of!new!works!by! Jennifer!Rosengarten, ! Bob!Rhoades,! Ann!Kim,!Ben!Norton,!Amanda!Baker!and!Darren!Haper .! !

As!part!of!the!510!Project,! Gallery$510 $Fine $Art !will!show!Christina!Pereyma’s!“Yellow!Box,”!an!interactive! artwork!constructed!of!yellow!satin.!Visitors!will!be!able!to!enter!the!enclosed!s pace!and!be!photographed!as! part!of!the!exhibit.!Gallery!510!also!will!introduce!the!wood!turnings!of!Maryland!artist!Michael!Batista.!5 th $ street$clayworx !will!highlight!the!“Tree!of!Life”!sculptures!by!Paula!Vasquez.!Nancy!Snyder!also!will!offer! functiona l!pottery!for!the!Easter!holiday,!as!well!as!gifts!for!weddings!and!special!occasions. ! !

Other!entertainment!options!abound!during!First!Friday.!For!example,!the!monthly!Courteous$Mass$Ride !will! meet!at!Don!Crawford!Plaza!in!front!of!Fifth!Third!Field,!corn er!of!Patterson!Boulevard!and!Monument!Avenue,! at!5:15!p.m.! for!a!ride!through!the!city .! Jay’s$Seafood$Restaurant , ! 225!E.!Sixth!St. ,!will!host! Puzzle!of!Light !at !9! p.m.! with!no!cover!charge.! Call!222 0 2892!for!reservations. ! Las ! Americas$Caribbean$Cuisine , ! 5 24H!E.!Fifth!St. , !will! offer!a!special!menu!and!musical!entertainment!by!Armando!Garcia.!Call!268 0 8007!for!reservations.! Click!here ! for!a!complete!list!of!events!t aking!place!downtown.! !

In!addition,!all!the!restaurants,!retail!shops,!bars!and!clubs,!The!Neon!movie!theater,! Wiley’s!Comedy!Niteclub,! Urban!Krag!Climbing!Center,!and!other!establishments!throughout!downtown!will!be!open!during!First!Friday.! For!regular!u pdates!about!this!event,! follow!First!Friday!on!Facebook .! The! Downtown!Dayton!Partnership’s! website !has!a!complete!list!of!downtown’s!art s!and!cultural!amenities,!as!well!as!a!dining!guide,!parking!map! and!much!more.! !

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