FilmDayton and Global Love Dayton have partnered on a way to raised funds for the local non-profit film commission, which could be a perfect Mother’s Day gift. Through Sunday purchase one of these globes for $50 and FilmDayton will deliver it within 50 miles of Dayton.
Global Love Dayton is a series of limited edition custom snow globes “celebrating and supporting our region’s treasures,” developed by Stewardship Resources to raise funds for local non-profit organizations. Two globes are currently available:
The Dayton Art Institute
Founded in 1919 as the Dayton Museum of Arts, and originally occupying an impressive mansion downtown, the museum quickly outgrew its first home. Julia Shaw Carnell, a prominent community leader, pledged to construct a new building if the community would then endow and pay for its operations. Mrs. Carnell’s generosity of nearly $2 million created a landmark building atop a hill on the edge of the Great Miami River overlooking downtown Dayton. Designed by prominent museum architect Edward B. Green of Buffalo and completed in 1930, the building was modeled after examples of 16th century Italian Renaissance architecture, Villa d’Este near Rome and Villa Farnese at Caprarola, a pentagon with an interior courtyard. Today, The Dayton Art Institute’s architecturally and historically significant facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The museum’s collection spans 5,000 years of art history, including important Oceanic art, Asian art, European art, and American fine and decorative art collections.
The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. In addition to exhibiting outstanding special exhibitions and impressive collections of art from throughout the world and a fantastic gift shop, the museum is renowned for education programming that includes an array of offerings and unique special events for diverse audiences.
Cox Arboretum Observation Tree Tower
Eighty-one steps lead visitors 65’ above the evergreens for panoramic views of the Miami Valley. Initially the vision of Jean Verity Woodhull, the tower and the arboretum grounds are glorious treasures in our community.
John Henry Patterson Monument
Business innovator and founder of National Cash Register (NCR), Patterson created revolutionary corporate training and employee wellness programs. He also led the community recovery effort following the 1913 Dayton flood.
Learn more about Patterson by visiting Dayton History’s Carillon Historical Park and the Patterson Homestead.
2nd Street Public Market
This former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad warehouse built in 1911 was saved from demolition and renovated in 2001 in partnership with Five Rivers Metro Parks, Webster Station Development Group, City of Dayton and PNC Bank; now recognized as one of Ohio’s best farmers markets.
A graceful latticework arch is the focal point of the English Garden, which in this case serves as a gateway to the woodland trails and wetland that lie beyond. The arch dates to the 1973 opening of the Wegerzyn Horticultural Center, which in 1995 became Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, a facility of Five Rivers MetroParks. In addition, there are Federal, Victorian, and Children’s Discovery Gardens, with easy access to the scenic Stillwater River, inviting visitors of all ages to make personal connections to nature.
Canoeing, Kayaking, SUP& Fishing
Years of planning, a challenge grant from the James M. Cox Foundation, private sector companies and community partners, like the Rotary Club of Dayton, helped bring River Run and the greater Dayton waterfront plan to life.
As the 2020 President of the FilmDayton Board of Trustees Kelly Lehman owner of Global Love Dayton, “I must say, it has been quite a year! All of my dreams to help FilmDayton raise funds this year were thwarted by COVID 19. There’s only one way I could think of to help during this time — support folks who need a last minute Mothers Day gift and donate the $$$ to charity. So the full price of any globe order placed between now and Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM will be donated to FilmDayton and delivered to your doorstep within 50 miles of Dayton for FREE!”