Blue Sky Project is a summer experience that empowers professional artists from around the world and local youth to collaborate and build community through the creation of ambitious works of contemporary art and performance.
“Blue Sky” Mural @ Tip Top Bistro collaboration between Alberto Aguilar & Richard Curtis
A winetasting fundraiser at Tip Top Bistro on the historic Woodstock Square was all the inspiration artists Alberto Aguilar & Richard Curtis needed to create some soaring public art.
Hosted by the University of Dayton, for eight weeks each summer Blue Sky Project brings together five professional artists from around the world with 40 young people aged 14-18 representing the diversity of the region, to pursue projects proposed by the artists. Blue Sky’s objectives are threefold:
Provide an environment for the Resident Artists to extend their own artistic exploration and studio practice in a unique collaborative setting with youth
Develop the leadership, self-awareness, critical-thinking, communication and collaborative skills of the Youth Participants through Blue Sky Project's unique contemporary art-making process
Enhance the vibrancy of the community through increased engagement and creative energy
BLUE SKY PROJECT
33 North Main Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402