DISCOVER THE ARCADE
HISTORY MADE HERE
THE ARCADE IS BACK!
This is not the Arcade of the past, this is the Arcade of the future. The newly revitalized Arcade is not a shopping mall, a food court, nor a public square. It is a center of continuing cycles of community members doing amazing things. This activity then in turn inspires others to create, start, and experience the Arcade for themselves. It is a space where tomorrow’s leaders and dreamers can exist in a center that encourages a continued cycle of inspiration and realization.
THE CONTEMPORARY DAYTON
The Contemporary Dayton is a group of artists and art lovers who believe that a vital visuals arts community is essential to the life of the community. From gallery talks and exhibit openings to professional development workshops, we provide opportunities to meet others who share an interest in art and to learn about and support contemporary visual art.
Arcade Event Space
The Rotunda has been resurrected as an active public and private event space, managed by Culture Works Events. While community members are encouraged to visit when there is not a private event, it is important to make sure the Rotunda will be open.
Currently, the Rotunda is not open to the public.
The Hub Powered by PNC
A joint venture of The Entrepreneurs Center and University of Dayton's Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, The Hub offers coordinated and centralized resources for the region's entrepreneurs, innovators, builders, creators, inventors, students & teachers. We’re making history here.
Culture Works is the funding, advocacy, and service organization that passionately inspires, supports, and sustains arts and culture in the Dayton Region. Culture Works is proud to be the largest provider of general operating support for many nonprofit arts organizations operating in the Dayton Region.
The Arcade is an incubator for unique ideas and opportunities to put Dayton at the forefront of tomorrow's big innovations. We believe that history is made here, and we want to foster Dayton's best and brightest via a continuing cycle of inspiration. Let us know how we can help get your big idea off the ground.
THE ARTS LOFTS at the Arcade
The Art Lofts at the Dayton Arcade are tailored (but not limited) to the needs and desires of artistic professionals, makers, and creative-class entrepreneurs. Amenities for residents include a fitness center, business center, club room, and on-site property management services.
Downtown living is in high demand, and it’s easy to see why. Imagine living literally just steps away from the best independent restaurants and breweries, art galleries and theaters, baseball games and festivals, kayaking and recreational trails. Imagine walking or biking to work. Imagine meeting new, diverse people and getting plugged into an exciting scene – becoming part of a city on the move.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
PLAN YOUR VISIT TO THE ARCADE
A lot has changed about the Arcade since the last time you may have visited 30+ years ago. It is important to keep these changes in mind before showing up and expecting access to certain spaces in The Arcade, such as the Rotunda. It is important that you plan your visit to the Arcade in advance and check with individual tenants to see their hours of operation. Not all areas of the Arcade are currently open to the public.
BEFORE YOU MAKE THE TRIP: