K12 Gallery & TEJAS are dedicated to the community of Dayton; its people and places are what fuel our creative ambition. Within the last 20 years, K12 has overseen the creation and installation of many pubic artworks in the Dayton area. We work with local artists, community members, and organizations to complete these large scale public works of art. Our current partnership with the Montgomery County Juvenile Court Program, HAALO, encourages at-risk teens to participate in the creation of artwork and to have a sense of pride in the rejuvenation their artwork brings to the urban landscape around them. From mosaic murals and metal sculpture on Fifth Street to 10 giant scale master replica murals installed on buildings on the corner of Sears and Third Streets, K12/TEJAS is continually developing new projects that will bring art into neighborhoods and streets of Dayton for years to come.
Public Art Currently on Display:
PNC 2nd Street Public Market Mural
St. Vincent DePaul
30/60/90 murals on the Courthouse Building
Habitat for Humanity Mural
The Glen at St. Joseph’s Mural
Fifth Street Mosaic Mural
Vinegar Hill Dedication Sculpture
HAALO Master Replica Paintings (Phase I and II)
TEJAS inspired art installations by Leesa Haapapuro, Donivan Hahn, and Jessica McMillan.
K12 Gallery & TEJAS door handles created by Hamilton Dixon.
Garden Station Mural Painting created by Lily Whitehead
Corner Cupboard Mosaic Mural
Hospice of Dayton Mosaic
Want to get involved? Volunteer to work on large scale public art pieces. Work alongside students and professional artists, help prepare materials, or give a monetary donation to support the Public Art Program. Find more information at www.k12gallery.com or www.tejasgallery.org.