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Welcome to ArtStreet!

ArtStreet is an innovative learning and living arts complex located in the heart of the South Student Neighborhood at the University of Dayton. ArtStreet offers creative programs and spaces for the entire UD community to enjoy.

Find your inspiration in Studio D Gallery. Explore your creativity at one of our hands-on workshops. Grab a sandwich at Flyer Enterprises' student-run ArtStreet Café. Practice your guitar in one of our rehearsal rooms. Record your band's newest tracks in the Street Sounds recording studio. Plug in at a Thursday Night Live performance. Host your own show on Flyer Radio, 99.5 WUDR. Check out the latest indie film in our screening room. Anyone who wants to soak up the creative energy is welcome!

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Right Here. Right Now.

From civil rights to person-on-person violence, human empathy to inner beauty, ArtStreet continues the creative investigation of the social and personal struggles that envelope the United States. Looking at life through an artistic lens, we aspire to innovate and impact the evolved social capital that all of us share. This spring, a powerful series of exhibits, films, workshops and exchanges will continue to examine and affect the cultural change we strive for.

Upcoming Events

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ArtStreet Programs

ArtStreet is not just a building, but an arts-based concept in living and learning in community. Beyond the opportunities afforded by the facility, ArtStreet administration also conducts numerous programs both on- and off-site that are designed to foster awareness about the arts all over campus. Through partnerships with a variety of units, from the College of Arts and Sciences to the Center for International Programs to Residence Life to the Rivers Institute, ArtStreet continually seeks and provides new ways of engaging learners through the arts.

Workshops  Workshops

ArtStreet offers hands-on workshops on a variety of topics throughout the year. Our weekly Wednesday Workshops are taught by students, faculty and visiting artists, with topics ranging from jewelry making to henna to printmaking. Technology Tuesdays offer an opportunity for students to learn audio recording and other audio-visual skills, while our Saturday Intensive Workshops allow students to explore more in-depth arts techniques.
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Thursday Night LiveThursday Night Live Music

Held every Thursday evening in the ArtStreet Café, this showcase of UD student musical talent is a campus favorite.
Learn more about Thursday Night Live >>

Friday FilmsFriday Film Series

From Oscar-nominated documentaries created by local filmmakers to our annual International Film Series, ArtStreet's Friday Film Series brings the world to UD through the perspective of the world's most interesting, eclectic, and talented directors.
Learn more about the Friday Film Series >>

Studio D GalleryStudio D Gallery

From student, faculty and alumni exhibitions to traveling exhibitions and installations by professional artists, the ArtStreet Studio D Gallery puts art in the heart of the South Student Neighborhood.
Learn more about ArtStreet Studio D Gallery >>


Creative Culture Exchange

Through the classic salon format of discussion and debate, Dayton and the University of Dayton campus come together to exchange creative thought on current artistic and social challenges. Moderated by Brian LaDuca, ArtStreet director. Learn more about the Creative Culture Exchange >>


ArtStreet's programmatic and fiscal support for a variety of visiting artist and artist-in-residence programs impact academic excellence at UD by providing students with hands-on experiences of creativity, diversity, and community in the student neighborhood and across campus. ArtStreet provides all students with the opportunity to access these programs and projects. In addition to our community and student artist in residence programs, ArtStreet has also hosted and sponsored local, national and international visiting visual and performing artists from New York, Maine, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, India, England, Lebanon, Rwanda, and more.

Learn more about UD's Community Artist in Residence Program (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company) >>

Learn more about the UD Summer Student Artist in Residence (AIR) Program  >>

Arts Discounts

ArtStreet provides a $2 discount deal for UD students at the Neon Movies, a local independent alternative cinema. Discount given at theatre with valid UD student ID; available August - May only.

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Join the ArtStreet Community

ArtStreet Living Learning CommunityArtStreet

Each year, the ArtStreet Living Learning Community consists of 58 junior and senior students of all majors. All residents participate in the ArtStreet Experience class and in numerous art-related activities, projects, events, field trips, visiting artist workshops, etc.

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ArtStreet Café

ArtStreet CafeArtStreet Café is the only full-service café located in the heart of the student neighborhood on the University of Dayton campus. Owned and operated by Flyer Enterprises, the umbrella organization for UD’s student-run businesses, the café offers a wide variety of panini and bagel sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, pastries, a breakfast menu, smoothies, The Blend espresso line and Boston Stoker Coffee. 

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Flyer Enterprises Catering also offers custom menus for events at ArtStreet and other campus locations. Learn more >>

Street Sounds Recording Studio

Street Sounds Recording StudioStreet Sounds Recording Studio, a student organization at the University of Dayton, is a fully functional recording studio. Run and managed by students of UD, Street Sounds combines the features of a professional studio with the education of recording workshop. 

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WUDR Flyer Radio

WUDR Flyer RadioBroadcasting from ArtStreet, WUDR Flyer Radio 99.5/98.1 is completely student run and operated. We bring you all the greats from the top pop, rock, and hip hop/R&B artists.

Learn more about WUDR Flyer Radio >>

Reserve a Room at ArtStreet

Spaces Available for Reservation

  • Studio A1 is a medium-sized rehearsal room equipped with a baby grand piano, electric piano and drum set; maximum 8 people.
  • Studio B (Screening Room) is equipped with large-scale projection screen, surround-sound, cable TV, Blu-Ray, DVD and CD players, VCR, turntable, VGA and HDMI computer hookup (notebook computer available by reservation; groups may also use their own) and dry-erase boards. Studio B contains 43 chairs with tablet desks. 
  • Studio C (Collaboration Classroom) is equipped with large scale projection screen, cable TV, Blu-Ray and DVD players, VCR, VGA and HDMI computer hookup (notebook computer available by reservation; groups may also use their own), and dry-erase boards. Studio C contains 36 chairs with tablet desks. 
  • Studio E (Maker Space) is a creative studio, also suitable for informal meetings; Studio E contains dry-erase boards, pushpin-ready walls, work tables and stools/chairs to accommodate 22 people.
  • Amphitheatre and plaza are available for performances, festivals, cookouts and other outdoor events. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: Studio D (White Box Gallery) is no longer available for event reservations during exhibition seasons. 

During fall and spring semesters, ArtStreet is open 8 am - midnight Monday - Friday, 12 pm - midnight Saturday and Sunday. During the summer session, ArtStreet is open Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4 pm. 

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Submitting a request does NOT guarantee your reservation. Requests will be processed in the order they are received; you will receive a response via email by the end of the next business day. For additional assistance with your request , please call (937) 229-5101 or email

Who can reserve space in ArtStreet?

  • University departments
  • University faculty, staff and student organizations
  • Individual UD students, staff, and faculty
  • Community groups conducting educational activities (rental fees apply, considered on a case-by-case basis, first priority to University events)

First priority is given to activities relating to ArtStreet mission and goals, but we also accommodate non-art related activities. ArtStreet reserves the right to determine appropriate use of space.

Faculty Resources

Initiate Creative Curricula

From CAP collaborations and special-topics course development with faculty, to mini-courses, workshop series, and lecture-style presentations, ArtStreet offers, coordinates, facilitates and delivers a variety of curricular learning opportunities, often of a cross-disciplinary nature and serving students of any major.
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Reserve a Room

University faculty, staff and students are invited to reserve space at ArtStreet for meetings, class activities, or special events. Our facilities include an outdoor amphitheatre, screening room, non-traditional classroom, gallery, art studio, and music rehearsal space. Spaces are available free of charge for University purposes.
Learn more about reserving a room at ArtStreet >>

Teach a Class at ArtStreet

ArtStreet is available for faculty members who wish to teach part or all of a course in an unconventional classroom setting. While ArtStreet's mission is to promote integrating learning and living through the arts, it is not necessary to be teaching an art class in order to access our facilities.
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Find Support for Your Research and Interests

Have an idea for a curricular or co-curricular project? Many faculty consider ArtStreet as a resource for research projects and other areas of interest. Past examples include visiting artists, special-interest film screenings, and use of facility to highlight faculty research. Contact Brian LaDuca, Director, for additional information: (937) 229-5101 or