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Art Gives

The Contemporary Dayton Board Match Challenge to Raise Funds

for The Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund (GDDRF)

Dear Artist, Friends, and all who love and support art:

Art Gives is a way for The Contemporary Dayton community to help those impacted by the recent tornados. Make a donation of $5 or more between June 11 and July 5 and The Contemporary Dayton Board of Trustees will match your gift.


The GDDRF is in place to meet the needs of those impacted by the recent tornadoes that have devastated many of our local communities. The Dayton Foundation will distribute monies from this fund to charitable organizations that currently are working to address the immediate needs of food, clothing, and shelter, and then will transition support to the rebuilding and recovery effort.


Ways to Donate

1) Online

You can make your donation using our secure online system by CLICKING HERE

2) By Mail

Send your check made out to The Contemporary Dayton, with “Art Gives” in the subject line, to 118 N Jefferson St, Dayton, OH 45402

3) By Phone

Call us at 937/224.3822

4) In Person

Come by during regular Gallery Hours: Tues-Thu 10-6; Fri or Sat 10-4

Visa, MC, Amex accepted


Once we tally your donations, the Board will match the amount and the funds will be deposited with the Dayton Foundation/GDDRF. We will announce the total amount raised at the Opening Reception of our 28th Annual Open Members’ Show, Friday, July 5, 2019 at 6 p.m. Results and our GDDRF donation receipt will be published on our website.


A Special Note to Artist Members: Many of you will be renewing your annual Artist Membership in June in preparation for the Annual Open Members’ Show (drop-off is June 20 & 22). For every Artist Member renewal that includes a $5 donation, I personally will add $2.50 to your donation. — Eva