Culture Works is greater Dayton's
United Arts Fund. Culture Works provides the
resources necessary to ensure a stable and
dependable base of support for our cultural
assets. As a leader in arts and cultural development,
Culture Works offers valuable services to
the arts community, including professional
development and technical assistance programs,
promotional services, advocacy and grant-making.
Culture Works raises and distributes the largest
single source of private funding for the arts
in Greater Dayton.
Dayton Visual Arts
The Dayton Visual Arts Center is
a group of artists and art lovers who believe
that a vital visuals arts community is essential
to the life of the community. From gallery
talks and exhibit openings to professional
development workshops, DVAC provides opportunities
to meet others who share an interest in art
and to learn about and support contemporary
1991, DVAC has been a leading proponent of
contemporary art in the region. Our gallery
in downtown Dayton presents a full schedule
of innovative exhibitions each year. The annual
art auction has grown to become one of the
largest auctions of contemporary art in Ohio.
ARTtoBUY, which includes the very popular
holiday gift gallery, connects artists with
the public for the purchase of reasonably
priced fine art and fine craft. Through Art
Source, we consult with art collectors, assisting
them in finding art by regional artists. And
we have fun together, presenting a series
of Artist Palate parties in the homes and
studios of artists and art collectors.
Ohio Designer Craftsmen
Founded in 1963, Ohio Designer Craftsmen
is a not-for-profit organization with over
2100 members. Our membership includes craft
artists, educators, students, and others who
appreciate fine craft. Our mission is to promote
the fine crafts aesthetic by establishing
a standard of excellence, encouraging creative
growth, providing professional support to
craft artists, and building public awareness,
appreciation and collection of fine craft.
In support of this mission, Ohio Designer
Craftsmen offers a wide range of exhibitions,
publications, programs and artist services.
are presented at the Ohio Craft Museum, founded
by Ohio Designer Craftsmen in 1993. Located
in Columbus, it is the only museum in the
Midwest exclusively devoted to exhibiting
and collecting fine craft. Twelve exhibitions
of contemporary craft by artists from Ohio
and across the United States are presented
each year. Public programs include artist
lectures, hands-on workshops for children
and adults, and a summer craft day camp for
children ages 6 - 14.
Designer Craftsmen also provides assistance
to ODC's member artists. Membership benefits
include publications, technical and professional
workshops, marketing assistance, referral
service, and opportunities to apply to our
retail store and craft fairs.
International Sculpture Center
The ISC is a member-supported, nonprofit
organization founded in 1960 to advance the
creation and understanding of sculpture and
its unique, vital contribution to society.
Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons,
architects, developers, journalists, curators,
historians, critics, educators, foundries,
galleries, and museums—anyone with an
interest in and commitment to the field of
The ISC seeks to expand public understanding
and appreciation of sculpture internationally,
demonstrate the power of sculpture to educate,
effect social change, engage artists and arts
professionals in a dialogue to advance the
art form, and promote a supportive environment
for sculpture and sculptors.
of North American Goldsmith
The Society of North American Goldsmiths
(SNAG), an international nonprofit organization
founded in 1969, is the premier metal arts
organization for jewelers, designers and metalsmiths.
Society of North American Goldsmiths encourages
professional excellence, supports education,
and advances the jewelry and metal arts. SNAG
is dedicated to creating greater public awareness
and appreciation of the metal arts.
SNAG members are studio artists, students,
educators, collectors, gallery and museum
professionals, independent curators, writers
and critics, working with all metals and on
any scale. Membership is open to anyone interested
in jewelry, design and metal art. We strive
to stimulate conversation among everyone interested
in the production, technology and aesthetics
of the field.
provides services to both its members and
the larger community. These services include
the publication of Metalsmith magazine; producing
an annual three-day conference; a newsletter
rich in timely professional resources and
opportunities; SNAG-sponsored exhibitions
and competitions; SNAGnet, a listserve free
and open to the jewelry and metals community;
involved with SNAG---there are myriad opportunities
ranging from writing an article for SNAG News,
to volunteering on a project, to committee
or board service.
The American Craft Council
We are a national, nonprofit educational organization
founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb. The
mission of the Council is to promote understanding
and appreciation of contemporary American
craft. Programs include the bimonthly magazine
AMERICAN CRAFT, annual juried shows presenting
artists and their work, a 2006 leadership
conference on craft, the Aileen Osborn Webb
Awards honoring excellence, a specialized
library, workshops and seminars.
The Council is today the leading voice for
the crafts in America, celebrating the remarkable
achievement of the many gifted artists working
in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal,
wood and other materials. Programs through
which the Council supports the field include
the bimonthly magazine AMERICAN CRAFT, annual
retail and wholesale shows, and a special
library on contemporary craft, education grants,
workshops, seminars and other services to
a membership organization, the Council welcomes
those with an interest in or curiosity about
the crafts. Many institutions and individuals
belong to the Council—not only artists,
but teachers, scholars, collectors, gallery
owners and professionals in several fields,
in the U.S. and abroad. This diversity is
well represented in the Council's governance
through its Board of Trustees, which is elected
annually by the members.
Journal was the first gem and jewelry-making
magazine in the world! And after more than
50 years we're still the Number One magazine
dedicated to the art of gems, jewelry-making,
beads, minerals and more!
is your comprehensive resource into the world
of gemcraft, jewelry making and design. We
offer you monthly coverage of every facet
of the field. Whatever your interest or level
of expertise, you'll find a breathtaking array
of information within each lavishly illustrated
100+ page issue.
you're a beginner, an experienced artisan
or in the business, Lapidary Journal can take
you to a whole new level.
Art & Design Centre
The Cannery Art & Design Centre
will provide the artist / entrepreneur with
an economical working space that is conducive
to growth by association with parallel talents.
This associative mix will allow the tenants
to feed their creative senses and even more
importantly, develop a strong business base.
The working spaces will be flexible to meet
your requirements and budget. CADC will also
feature a retail and display area that all
tenants may share in.
spaces will be available for conferences,
seminars, and special events of many kinds.