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What is ReImagining Works?

ReImagining Works is a partnership between the Dayton Metro Library and The Dayton Art Institute to acquire original artwork for each of the Dayton Metro Library’s newly built or renovated branches. Giving creativity a central place in the “re-imagining” of the traditional role of the library, the Library is offering regional artists the opportunity to create a new work inspired by an artwork held in the permanent collection of The Dayton Art Institute. Bringing two of Dayton’s iconic institutions together, both places of discovery, inspiration and knowledge, ReImagining Works pays homage to artistic traditions of the past while creating art for the future. Learn More

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Artists: If you are interested in receiving notices of future Request for Proposals send an email to containing:

  • Your Name
  • Your Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • A Short List of you Mediums
  • Name of any Partner Artists if applicable

DAIReImagining Works Project Status:
Commissions have been awarded for the new Main Library, Electra C. Doren, Miami Township, Northwest, Brookville, New Lebanon, Kettering Moraine, Vandalia and Miamisburg Branches. Seven additional opportunities will be announced over the next two years. If you plan to submit a proposal for any of the projects, we encourage you to fill out an Intent to Apply form now. This will allow you to receive information about each of the RFP's as they become available.

Send completed proposals to Susan Anable at:

Photos of ReImagining Works pieces taken by Andy Snow.

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