Dayton art district has record breaking season

Published: Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 8:31 AM


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Front Street just finished its spring season and had its most successful quarter in its history, with more than $100,000 in artwork sold.

Front Street, at 1001 E. Second St., is home to more than 100 artists and artisans occupying studios and galleries throughout the three-building warehouse complex.

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It hosts First Friday open house events that showcase new works by its resident and guest artists.

According to a statement from Front Street officials, the First Friday held in May alone sold over $75,000.

“It’s been amazing to see how things have grown here over the last few years,” said property manager Richard Lundin. “Every day, we’re living proof that Dayton can host world-class talent, and that artists can make a living in Dayton. I’m proud of what our artists have been able to accomplish.”