The Dayton Visual Arts Center's 20th Anniversary Campaign
1991: THE BETA VERSION
Following the 1980s (that high spending, big art, big hair “me decade”), a small but passionate community of artists and art lovers coalesced into a fledging organization that in 1991, became known as the Dayton Visual Arts Center. As the stock market exploded, the Internet boomed and slick kept getting slicker, DVAC continued to quietly attract individuals who valued true engagement, originality, impeccable quality and thoughtful content. While business, entertainment and politics became one big worldwide mash-up, DVAC kept on collecting friends and followers by celebrating individual artistic practice.
2011: DVAC 2.0, THE UPGRADE
The Dayton Visual Arts Center is entering its third decade. We think it’s worth celebrating that, for 20 years, we have remained true to our mission of providing “art for the community and a community for artists.” We hope you will stay with us, as we create an updated, but not unfamiliar, version of what DVAC has always been – an open and inclusive art space for all.
DVAC 2.0 PERFORMANCE UPDATES
We are kicking off the year with an Anniversary Campaign to raise $40,000, which we will use to perk up the gallery, better our street presence, and add to our board-held reserve fund (since you should always save for a rainy day). Please help us by contributing a twenty – with as many “zeros” as you would like to add! A Leadership Gift from the Dicke Family and the generosity of our Board of Trustees (past and present) have gotten us halfway there ... but we still need everyone’s help.