Dayton Sights: Graffiti

Everyone has to scratch on walls somewhere, or they go crazy.” ― Michael Ondaatje, In the Skin of a Lion

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Tornado Relief Resources

Our city is still greatly affected by the tornadoes that came through on Memorial Day. If you are still in need of assistance or looking to help, we have gathered some information for you.

Crisis Cleanup

Legal Clinic

Wright Library Zine

Back in April we mentioned that to celebrate their 80th anniversary, Wright Library published an art and literary zine made up of poetry, short stories, essays, and art focusing on the Miami Valley, the Wright Brothers, and more.

We submitted written pieces to the zine and were both lucky enough to be selected for publication in the zine glide, which was published as both a hard copy and a digital copy. There were so many entries that an additional online zine, glide on was made available as well.

You can read our stories here:
The Man Who Sent Wilbur on the Wright Path by Sara Kaushal
The Missing Benches by Bethany Kmeid

While at the reception and open mic for the event, we had the honor of meeting Jeff Wilson, Author of Ohio Legends!

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World A’Fair and Sideshow 14

It’s that time of year! We recently got to attend the 46th annual World A’Fair and Dayton Sideshow 14!

World A’Fair – we had so much fun this year we didn’t take that many pictures, but please enjoy pictures from previous years!

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Sideshow 14

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Also, in light of Monday’s storms that have deeply affected the area, our friends at Gem City Tonight are taping on location at Hannah’s Bar at 121 North Ludlow Street tonight starting at 5, and hosting a fundraiser for the Dayton Tornado Disaster Relief. Anything you can bring will help; toiletries, monetary donations, canned goods, etc.

Local Artist, Christina Lewis

Christina Lewis is a local artist whose talent speaks for itself.

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Christina’s talent is not limited to her painting, she is also a writer. She is currently involved in a collaborative book with Rachael Redolfi called The Tchacata Machine. The Tchacata Machine is an online serial novel described as sci-fi and spans multiple planets, includes alien races and has been described using terms such as: space opera, derelict Appalachian small towns, caves, gore, and horror.

Christina will be showing her artwork in Sideshow, which starts tonight!

Where:
Yellow Cab Tavern
700 East 4th Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

When:
Friday, May 24th from 5pm to 1am
Saturday, May 25th from 3pm to 1am

Check out the Sideshow Facebook Page for more details of the event!

Gem City Made Craft Show

We went to the Gem City Made craft show on May 4th and saw so many great and creative things!

Some of our favorite vendors were:

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Don’t forget this weekend is the 46th annual World A’Fair!! This international festival will have over 50 countries/cultures represented this year.

Where:
Dayton Convention Center
22 E 5th Street
Dayton, OH 45402

When:
Friday, May 17th from 5pm to 11pm
Saturday, May 18th from 11am to 11pm
Sunday, May 19th from 11am to 6pm

Grant’s Construction Services, LLC

We recently had one of our followers reach out to us with the idea of featuring some local, home-grown businesses, and we just loved the idea! Thanks, Jared!

If you know of a local, home-grown business that you think should be featured by us, let us know via the Contact Us page! We would love to support local business in any way we can.

Today, we are featuring Grant’s Construction Services, LLC!

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