The Blue House is one of my favorite things about Dayton, actually. It’s a gallery/studio birthed from the husk of a sprawling, dead house, and is run by my friends Nick, Ashley, and Diana, and features a wide array of unique work from local and not-so-local artists. It opened a couple of years ago, and appears to only be becoming more of a success. New exhibitions rotate in and out about once a month.
I was actually there this past Saturday for the opening of an exhibition called “Artist by Artist.” I pretend that I only go there for the free booze and snacks, but secretly I enjoy being exposed to a little bit of badass culture, and seeing friends. If you like art and are free an upcoming Friday evening, I highly recommend checking it, or a future exhibition, out. “Artist by Artist” is running, I think, through the end of May. Hang on, there is a Facebook event with full details somewhere. Ah, here it is.
Admission is free, though donations are gently encouraged, and are certainly not coaxed from hapless attendees by the business end of a two-by-four with a nail in it.
But seriously — go. It’s worth it.