The Orphanage Gallery

The Orphanage is a unique Dayton Art Gallery. Unique in that we employ a "Pop-Up" format for all Gallery Exhibits. We rotate our exhibitors in and out of the Gallery on a monthly basis. New works are always on display and Artists pay no fees of any kind to display their work.

Interested in exhibiting your work?  Contact our Curator!


Our Gallery also houses builders space for tradesmen, studios for artists, and gallery space for display and sale of the items they create. Located in the campus of the iconic Front Street Buildings in Dayton's Arts District, The Orphanage is one of the area's best kept secrets!

We participate with the local Arts events like First Friday, a monthly "Art Hop" which draws people from all over the area to see nationally known  and local Fine Artists to the Downtown area. The Orphanage encourages new artists to display their art! We offer the Gallery to anyone interested in a PopUp show featuring their work during these public events at no cost to the artist! During the summer months, Third Sunday is and outdoor market that takes place at our front door! Local vendors, farmers, artists and more set up shop for a family oriented fun afternoon make for another opportunity for Artists to use our Gallery space for public viewing.


Coming to The Orphanage

February 2020

If you're wondering why those names sound familiar but just cannot seem to place it. Well, I give you a hint. Art Shows! I've ran in to these two artist for many years at local art shows around the area and I mean years. What you may not known is they are both talented artist and have not shown much around here and in this special two person show we will be showing works from both of these talented artist who have supported the Dayton art scene for a very long time

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March 2020

The March show at The Orphanage Gallery is a group show for the Dayton, Ohio branch of Artist United.

Artists United is a 501-C3 non-profit network of artists in all media founded in December 2016 by documentary film maker Holly Million because she saw a need for a network of artists to support and promote each other. Artists United motto is "Artists Create: Artists United Create Change." Artists United has 35,000 members worldwide.

You can check out more about Artist United at the website below


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April 2020

Do not forget the Front Street Folk Art Fair is April 6. 2020.
We still have vendor spaces available for 10 each.
You must submit to be in this fair as it is open to all folk artist.
We already have 10 vendors signed up.
The booth fee will be donated to a local art non profit.

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Bill Montana, Artist

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Plum Vintage Barware

Vintage barware and decor to grace your table, bar and home.

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Brock Wood Design

David Brock, woodworker, specializing in custom wood furniture.

Quality craftsmanship using solid joinery that is built to last a lifetime.

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ModTech Metal

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