Community Artists-in-Residence

Since 2003, the University of Dayton has funded acclaimed artists from the Dayton community to conduct a variety of curricular and co-curricular arts-learning programs for students throughout the academic year. 

Oral Funk Poetry

Oral Funk Poetry Productions (OFP) is the production management arm of Tripple Croxx Entertainment. Its vision is to revive, share, support and create opportunities for Dayton artists to express all forms of visual and performance creative art and entertainment. Poetry is the moral fabric of OFP and is used to synthesis an atmosphere that nurtures all forms of entertainment and artist aspirations. It also seeks to raise the morale of the people living in Greater Dayton and southern Ohio region by honoring the urban experience through performance art. One way Oral Funk Poetry achieves their mission is through The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show, which is a bi-monthly show of performing and visual arts that includes authentic and diverse forms of poetry, drama, dance, rhythm, blues, reggae, jazz, neo-soul, hip-hip and funk. Learn more >>

Upcoming Events: 

Wednesday, September 23
7-8:30 p.m. ArtStreet Creator SpaceCome join Sierra Leone of Oral Funk Poetry and students from To Write Love On Her Arms for a creative experience using Blackout Poetry to express the deeper desires that make us thirst beyond instant gratification. To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit, national organization that seeks to inspire, inform, and give recovery options for those struggling with mental health. Free and open to the public; no pre-registration necessary. Presented in conjunction with THIRST: ArtStreet White Box Gallery.

Past Events:

The Art of Yoga: An Intersection of Writing and Body Movement
Tuesday, March 24
ArtStreet Studio C, 5:30-6:30pm
Join ArtStreet and the Women’s Center as we explore the interconnectedness between mind, body, and spirit through the intersection of yoga and poetry. This experience will be led by Sierra Leone of Oral Funk Poetry Productions and Jennifer Turpin, RYT. No previous yoga experience/writing expertise necessary; bing a towel or yoga mat if you have one. Presented by the Women's Center and ArtStreet, with support from UD's Faculty/Staff Wellness Program. 

Women’s Coffee & Tea Hour: An Afternoon Break with Oral Funk Poetry Productions
Thursday, March 26
ArtStreet Creator Space (Studio E), 12- 1pm
International UD women students and American UD women are invited to share poetry and enjoy a spoken word performance by Sierra Leone of Oral Funk Poetry Productions and A Slate. Tea and light snacks will be provided, but all are welcome to bring coffee or tea to share. Presented by the UD Women's Center and Center for International Programs, with support from ArtStreet. 

Presented in conjunction with Women's History Month

Contact Us


ArtStreet is located on the 300 block of Kiefaber St. 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2620