Artist Resources

At The Contemporary Dayton, we have created a unique environment where you, the working artist, can find an open, friendly, artist-centered community where members are treated with the utmost respect. We are dedicated to providing you with access to the professional and educational resources you need to develop your work, cultivate your creativity, and get your art out in the world. 
Check out our new Artist Membership Perks like studio visits, mailing lists, our web sales page, and tax & legal review.
We’re making opportunities for artists to make Dayton a cooler place and we’re having fun doing it. Pick the perks you like and join us.

Art Lunch, Virtually

Thursdays | 12-1 PM

Join us Thursdays on ZOOM for art lunches every Thursday. Network with other artists; bring a piece of art to “show and tell” and take part in critiques and lively discussions.

Join ZOOM Meeting

For additional info, join Art Lunch, Public Group, Facebook.



The Contemporary Dayton is proud to be hosting the only Art-o-mat in Ohio! As part of our mission to provide art for the community and a community for artists. Art-o-mat® machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art.

Here’s how you get started:

Our galleries will be closed for the installation of our next exhibition and will reopen on Friday, November 5