Dayton has always appreciated innovation and artistic creativity. That is why many Dayton arts organizations reach out to young people early to help them discover and express their creative side. Dayton’s K12 Gallery, located in a colorfully renovated historic downtown building, leads the way. As a non-profit arts organization, K12 Gallery gives young Daytonians an opportunity to creatively express their artistic gifts and talents through a wide range of affordably priced classes, workshops and lively events, such as Friday night art parties. K12’s success can be attributed to its ability to bring together children from all communities of the Dayton region. K12 inspires young artists to “build self esteem and creativity, while providing a practical sense of art’s application and value in the community.”