The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) brings together artists and art lovers from around the region to create, enjoy and promote “Art in the Heart of Dayton.” The non-profit center was established in 1991 and moved into a renovated downtown gallery in 2005. There, an assembly of artists, collectors and volunteers create an environment in which the public can learn about, appreciate and support contemporary visual arts through workshops, exhibits and gallery talks. DVAC hosts an annual art auction which has become one of Ohio’s largest contemporary art events s and sells art through the ARTtoBUY program, which includes a popular holiday gift gallery. By connecting regional artists with collectors, DVAC supports economic sustainability in the local arts community. DVAC has grown to become a key component of the Dayton cultural community, and is further cultivating and expanding Dayton’s rich artistic legacy.