This Week in Middletown (July 18-24)

The summer fun continues in Middletown.  If you are looking for something to do to get out of the house and be active in your community next week, take a look at these options!

Next Wednesday, July 20th is Broad Street Bash night downtown with Road Trip..  The event is family friendly and free with music starting at 5:30 p.m. on Governor’s Square.   Bring  your lawn chair, grab at bite to eat at one of the downtown restaurants and enjoy the music!    For information on Broad Street Bash, click on the link:

For information on Road Trip, see:

Next Friday, July 22nd has multiple events.

Movies in the Park will be shown at Goldman Park this week.  The night’s movie will be Star Wars – The Force Awakens with Calvary Baptist Church  providing refreshments.

You can find general info on Movies in the Park on Facebook:

And on the CBI website:

The Takin’ it to the Streets concert series will feature Chris Lester at 8 p.m. downtown. The concerts are located on Broad Street between Central Avenue  and Reynolds Street.

For info on Chris Lester, see:

Midnight Basketball Youth Co-Ed League 9:00pm – 12:00am

Join the Boys and Girls Club of Dayton for night-time basketball! The July + August league will be at the downtown YMCA on Main Street.

This event will have character-building exercises, skills, clinics, and 5-5 basketball for all teens aged 13-18.  For information contact Destini Burns at


Next Saturday July 23rd

The Takin’ it to the Streets concert series will feature 5th Crow at 8 p.m. downtown.   For info on the band, click on the link below.

The Middletown Arts Center will host an exhibition exploring contemporary still-life entitled, “Still Alive.” Organized by Cincinnati-based independent curator Maria Seda-Reeder, the show will feature the work of more than a dozen artists working in various disciplines. The M.A.C. will hold an opening reception for “Still Alive” on July 23rd from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and there will be gallery talks and workshops by participating artists throughout the run of the show, which closes August 18th.
In the hierarchy of academic art, still-life was once considered the lowest genre. Whereas portraiture or narrative paintings, meant that the artist likely had patronage, (and thus people willing and capable of supporting their artistic labors); paintings of mere objects were often thought of as mere practice for the real deal.
Yet the creation of object-based visual vignettes retains an eternal appeal to living artists working in various disciplines. Objects—simultaneously inanimate yet charged with meaning—have the potential to demonstrate spatial as well as conceptual concerns.
“Still Alive” aims to demonstrate some of the ways in which living artists continue to investigate the genre of still-life today.
John Auer, Amanda Bialk, Arynn Blazer, Patricia Duque Campos (Una Floral), Joe Castrucci, Sara Caswell-Pearce (Paper With a Past), Colin Klimesh, Pam Kravetz, Katie Parker & Guy Michael Davis (Future Retrieval), Brooke Shanesy, Mica Smith, Megan Strasser (Fern), and Christy Wittmer.
EXHIBITION SPONSORS: Middletown Arts Festival, First Financial Bank, Your Doctor
For additional information, contact Hilary Nauman at 513-424-2417.  Middletown Art Center is located at 130 N Verity Pkwy, Middletown OH 45042

Have a great week!

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