Dayton Design Week is volunteer led organizations calling on those who represents the diversity of design disciplines to create an annual event that promotes Dayton's creativity. We are inviting the regions greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to deliver an unforgettable celebration of design by hosting and producing events of their own in collaboration under the Dayton Design Week umbrellas.
Dayton Design Week will take place in a variety of venues across the Miami Valley from galleries, showrooms, dinner parties, museums, cultural institutes and more. This is your chance to grow your clientele with an exploration of creative design, shine a spotlight on retail development, and make Dayton, OH a talent destination.
Our vision is to celebrate Dayton as not only the Birthplace of Aviation but as the Innovation Capital of the World! It is our mission to provide support to Dayton's design industries in the form of business resources, exposure, education, advocacy, and advancement.
Events will range in topic and size. They will consist of meetups, workshops, talks and social gatherings held by individual artists, creative companies and organizations that serve the design community in some way. Explore the role design plays in everyday life, and showcase the ways design is helping to address the challenges of the future. This week long series is an important opportunity for our community to unite under a common passion for all things design.
A grassroots effort organized by community volunteers seeking to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design and its impact on society, culture, people and business. Fostering recognition of the important role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations.
We encourage the public to explore all aspects of design via independently and collaboratively organized events that celebrate and explore design across all disciplines. Whether it's fashion, tech inventions, culture changing products, human centered design, architecture, household products, and tech you wear or carry in your pockets, Dayton Design Week is an vital week-long city-wide festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurial-ism that makes the Miami Valley area the birthplace of innovation and aviation.
Born from a historically free-spirited (DE-FI) and coupled with the imaginative vision of contemporary design and state-of-the-art technology. We are pioneering new ways of looking at the world through studio tours and events. We will partner with our sister company Dayton Fashion Week to celebrate this spirit of newness by providing unique access to exhibitions and conversations with the designers who are shaping the future — from architecture to fashion, product design to digital services, and everything in between.
Events will range in topic and size. They will consist of meetups, workshops, talks and social gatherings held by individual artists, creative companies and organizations that serve the design community in some way. If you'd like to produce and host your own Experience for Dayton Design Week via unique access to exhibitions, studio tours, conversations or more..
Dayton Design Week Themes and Focus include:
- Future Design of Our City
- Historic Preservation
- Urban Planning
PLANTING, NURTURING, AND GROWING THE SEED OF INTEREST IN STEM IN UNDER-SERVED COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS
-Repairing the STEM Pipeline
-Breaking The Zip Code Barrier
- Industry Networking Events and Conferences
- New Products and Applications
- Continuing Design Education
- Student Design Contests
DESIGN AND SOCIAL IMPACT
- Sustainable Design
- Design and Recycling
- Design With a Social Purpose
- Design and the Environment
The theme and focus will span the entire design spectrum to provide an insightful, provocative, and diverse experience including:
Additional details coming soon.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 31st, 2021! The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC will be celebrating our 8th Anniversary!! Are you ready to answer the call of 12 local grassroots organizations who are doing amazing work in our community?