The Art Show

The Art Show

Art Show Host & More

The greater Dayton area is home to a strong, vibrant and thriving arts and cultural community.  The Art Show takes a look at the artists and the art scene in and around Dayton. The weekly series presents profiles and features from the worlds of music, theater, dance and art in the Miami Valley along with national arts and cultural highlights.
The Art Show is broadcast Sunday afternoons at 5pm on ThinkTV16 and ThinkTV16HD.
Are you an artist or know an artist with an interesting story?  Pitch it to us!  Contact us here (link to email  Please include your contact information and links to performances or art samples online.

The Art Show June 2014

Sunday, June 29

Mike Elsass is a Dayton abstract expressionist, painting with acrylics on rusted metal to create his modern art.  Ohio Heritage Fellow Kenny Sidle has been telling stories with his fiddle for more than 70 years while a craftsman in Texas keeps traditional blacksmithing methods alive.  Also, a behind the scenes look at Columbus Indie Rock Group, Dave Buker & The Historians.


The Art Show July 2014

Sunday, July 6

Since 1991, the Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) has invited the public to experience original art with their full schedule of free contemporary art exhibitions. 2013 Ohio Heritage Fellowship Award Winner Anupa Mirle has the heart, mind and soul of a dancer, Mark Bradford, a.k.a. “Scrapdaddy” takes other people’s junk and turns it into magical mechanical beasts.


Sunday, July 13

Missing Peace Art Space in Dayton is a place where art, in its many forms, expresses peace.  Ohio Heritage Award Winner Phillip Paul, the studio drummer in 1952 for King Records in Cincinnati, played drums on over 350 recordings and we explore the international quilt festival.


Sunday, July 20

The annual Visual Voices art exhibit, which features work that enhances public awareness of the contributions of Dayton’s African-American community, turns a spotlight on Dayton’s funk music tradition.  Ohio resident Carolyn Mazloomi, artist, author and historian is one of the most influential African American quilt historians in the United States and Johnathan Latiano is a Baltimore based installation artist creating works that seem to lunge out of the floor or emerge from the ground.  Also, artist Dixie Friend Gay is making a Texas airport a calmer place one mosaic at a time.


Sunday, July 27

We celebrate DCDC dancer Sheri Williams and her 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio. Eunice Parsons is a 96 year old collage artist who works every day in her home studio, an Arizona Recycle Artist turns tin cans into works of art and acts of human kindness and entertainer Dan Dunn creates large, fascinating paintings with rapid strokes and breathtaking speed. 

Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District
The Art Show has been made possible thanks to the
Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District.