Due to COVID-19, many events that typically take place in July are canceled or postponed. This year, we thought it would be fun to put together a scavenger hunt around the city and get you and the kids outside this month.
Want a way to experience the fun sights of our city? Explore downtown with this list of murals and sculptures. This is not an exhaustive list but a start to discovering the vibrancy of the great outdoor installations Dayton has to offer.
While you’re out, post a picture and include the tag, #DMCSummer20 as part of the DMC Summer Bucket List Challenge.
1. #DaytonInspires :: Oregon District
Mural at the corner of E Fifth St and Jackson St in the Oregon District, painted by Dayton artist, Atalie Gagnet as a public works project in partnership with UpDayton. Other Dayton Inspires murals are located at Cannery Loft Apartments, Courthouse Square, and Fifth Street Brewpub.
2. #DaytonInspires :: Cannery Loft Apartments
Dayton Inspires mural at Cannery Loft Apartments.
3. #DaytonInspires :: Courthouse Square
Dayton Inspires mural at Courthouse Square
4. #DaytonInspires :: Fifth Street Prewpub
Dayton Inspires mural at Firth Street Brewpub
5. #DaytonStrong Heart
Stained glass wing sculpture outside k12 Gallery and TEJAS on S Jefferson Street. Designed by Matt Warvel and inspired by Colette Miller’s Global Angel Wings Project. Reminds us we are the angels of the world, and art needs us to be completed.
8. Greetings From Dayton
Vintage postcard mural on Stratacache (Kettering) Tower, west of the main entrance by Erica Arndts. Depicted are the skyline, Wright Brothers, baseball stadium, Carillon Bell Tower, and Sunwatch Indian Village. East of the main entrance is another Erica Arndts mural of Sir Winston Churchill.
9. This is the DAY TO Never Give Up
Mural at 444 E 2nd Street, Wright Brothers Institute. With several positive phrases and mono-chromatic depictions, this artwork portrays the spirit of movement and propulsion.
Sculpture in the median of Main Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets, by David Evans. A representation of the Wright Brothers’ 120’ first flight.
11. The Incorruptible Cashier
Sculpture in front of Day Air Ballpark as part of the Dayton Inventors River Walk with Five Rivers Metro Park. An interpretation of the first cash register invented by James Ritty who sold the patent to NCR.
12. Common Good
Sculpture in Cooper Park outside Dayton Metro Library Main branch. Created by Jon Barlow Hudson, invoking the spirit of public service with quotes surrounding the slab and seats carved into each side.
Comment below to share where you went or any extra places you explored. Tell us how you experience Dayton outdoors!