The Sideshow

You are in downtown Dayton. You enter the ground floor of a gigantic multi-level warehouse. Begin your journey in the main gallery to view sculpture and 2D art while live music plays. Weave your way through large-scale environmental installations and be enveloped by each artist's view of the world. Stop at the main stage to enjoy a vaudville act, watch a play, or be intrigued by performance art. Enter the screening room to sample video art. Mingle with performers in the crowd.

Guests will be bombarded with spectacle, sound, and vision. One evening buzzing with interaction, performance, visual stimuli, music, food, and drink.

A participation-based event!

Sideshow 9!!

Who's Your Muse?

Fri. May 9th, 2014: 5pm - 1AM
Sat. May 10th, 2014: 4pm - 1AM
700 E. 4th St
Dayton Ohio, 45402

The Ninth edition of the Dayton Circus Sideshow is underway! Come down for art, music, food, beer, wine, and good times!!

Featured Beverages:
Warped Wing (Dayton OH) Flyin' Rye IPA
Toxic Brew (Dayton OH) 5th St. Wheat
Yellow Springs Brewery (Yellow Springs OH) Springer American Cream Ale
Yuengling Lager
Barefoot Pinot Grigiot
Barefoot Merlot
Barefoot Pink Moscato

Featured Food Trucks:
Voodoo Taco
Alien Infusions

Sideshow 8 Tear-down

05/23/2013 - 18:15
05/23/2013 - 20:15


Sideshow 8 Tear-down

05/21/2013 - 18:15
05/21/2013 - 20:15


Sideshow 8 Tear-down

05/17/2013 - 14:30
05/17/2013 - 21:00


Sideshow 8 Tear-down

05/14/2013 - 13:00
05/14/2013 - 19:00

3 rivers coop 1-3pm
Steve Price 2:30 to 4
3 rivers coop 4-7pm
Erin 6-7

Sideshow 8 Teardown

05/16/2013 - 18:15
05/16/2013 - 20:00


YC open for S8 preparation

05/06/2013 - 18:30
05/06/2013 - 19:30

Christina 6:30 to ???

YC open for S8 preparation

05/06/2013 - 12:45
05/06/2013 - 16:00


YC open to artist and musicians for set up

05/10/2013 - 09:00
05/10/2013 - 16:30

The yellow cab building will be open for show preparation

YC open for set up

05/09/2013 - 18:00
05/09/2013 - 20:00

The yellow cab building will be open for show preparation

Sideshow 8

05/11/2013 - 17:00
05/11/2013 - 23:59

The "Old" Yellow Cab building
700 E. 4th Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

5pm to 1am

YC open for set up

05/08/2013 - 16:00
05/08/2013 - 19:00

The yellow cab building will be open for show preparation

YC open for set up

05/07/2013 - 18:00
05/07/2013 - 20:00

The yellow cab building will be open for show preparation

YC open for set up

05/04/2013 - 12:00
05/04/2013 - 16:00

The yellow cab building will be open for show preparation

YC open for set up

05/03/2013 - 09:00
05/03/2013 - 20:00

The yellow cab building will be open for show preparation

YC open for set up

05/02/2013 - 18:00
05/02/2013 - 23:45

The yellow cab building will be open for show preparation

Cleaning party

04/27/2013 - 15:00
04/27/2013 - 19:00

If you'd love to help, but can not come on Saturday, feel free to come down during any of our open set up time!

YC open for set up

04/30/2013 - 10:00
04/30/2013 - 21:00

Sarah 10-3 or 4
Sherrie 3-6
erin 6-8
jen 8-9

YC open for set up

04/22/2013 - 18:00
04/22/2013 - 20:00


YC open for set up

04/29/2013 - 10:00
04/29/2013 - 21:00

Sarah 10-3 or 4
Sherrie 3-6
erin 6-8
jen 8-9

Sideshow meeting

04/20/2013 - 13:00
04/20/2013 - 15:00

come down to find out how Sideshow 8 is progressing! Meeting is not mandatory.
Be sure to stop by Earthfest next door at Garden Station!

Sideshow Clean Up Party

05/12/2013 - 12:00
05/12/2013 - 14:00

Come down and help clean the aftermath... and enjoy the leftover refreshment...

mama papa book club meeting

04/21/2013 - 14:30
04/21/2013 - 17:00

The mama papa book club meeting will be held at the YC so the organizer can keep the YC open for artist, while still enjoying her mama papa book talk :) it should not interfere with Sideshow 8 setup

YC open Sideshow set up!

04/16/2013 - 13:30
04/16/2013 - 14:30

3 rivers coop

Sideshow 8 Fundraiser No. 2 - Indiegogo!

Alright Everyone, our second Sideshow 8 fundraiser is now live at Indiegogo - this is an online fundraiser and you can contribute via credit card or paypal... we have some great perks so make sure you check out and share the campaign... no amount of donation is too large or small. Our goal is to raise $1500 in the next 30 days - and the money will help cover the cost of the tent and sound system for music at the Sideshow among other things.... so let's see how fast we can meet the goal!

Sideshow 8 - Volunteer signup sheet available

The volunteer sign up sheet is now available! Sign up soon, before all of the fun ones are taken... what am I saying, they are all FUN!!!! Remember, we ask that all artist sign up for two-2 hour shifts to fulfill the 4 hours of volunteer time... but you do not have to be an artist to volunteer!!!

Sideshow 8

The Dayton Circus Creative Collective will present its annual multimedia extravaganza, Sideshow 8, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, May 10, and 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, May 12. The event will be held at the Circus’ home, the Yellow Cab building, 700 E. Fourth Street. Sideshow 8 is an arts experience featuring work by more than 50 artists and more than 20 bands and performers. Focused on local participants, The Sideshow is a celebration of the art and culture found in the Dayton region. Admission is free, but donations will support the Circus. Food and refreshment will be available on site.

YC open for set up

04/28/2013 - 12:00
04/28/2013 - 19:00

The yellow cab building will be open for set up

YC open for set up

04/27/2013 - 12:00
04/27/2013 - 20:00

The yellow cab building will be open for set up

YC open for set up

04/26/2013 - 18:30
04/26/2013 - 23:00

The yellow cab building will be open for set up

YC open for set up

04/25/2013 - 18:00
04/25/2013 - 20:00

The yellow cab building will be open for set up

YC open for set up

04/23/2013 - 18:00
04/23/2013 - 21:00

The yellow cab building will be open for set up

YC open for set up

04/21/2013 - 13:45
04/21/2013 - 16:45

The yellow cab building will be open for set up

YC open for set up

04/20/2013 - 10:00
04/20/2013 - 20:00

The yellow cab building will be open for set up
Erin will be across the street at the Garden Station for the Earth Day celebrations!

YC open for set up

04/19/2013 - 18:30
04/19/2013 - 23:00

The yellow cab building will be open for set up

YC open for set up

04/18/2013 - 18:00
04/18/2013 - 20:00

The yellow cab building may be open for set up. there is the possibility that we will not be able to open the building on this day. We will advise certainty asap

YC open for set up

04/16/2013 - 17:00
04/16/2013 - 20:30

The yellow cab building will be open for set up. the 3 rivers co-op will be here at 4:30 to 5:00 if anyone needs to access the building early however the sideshow organizers will not be there until 6pm

YC open for set up

04/14/2013 - 13:45
04/14/2013 - 16:45

The yellow cab building will be open for set up

YC open for set up

04/13/2013 - 12:00
04/13/2013 - 20:00

The yellow cab building will be open for set up

YC open for set up

04/09/2013 - 18:00
04/09/2013 - 20:00

The yellow cab building will be open for set up

YC open for set up

04/07/2013 - 13:45
04/07/2013 - 16:45

The yellow cab building will be open for set up

Clean-Up Day at the YC

03/24/2013 - 13:00
03/24/2013 - 18:00

Come down and help us give the YC a good scrubbing, meet other artist and check out the building!

Sideshow 8 Preview Party

05/03/2013 - 20:00

Sideshow Fundraiser: $5 suggested donation at the door
See what is yet to come....

Last Day for Set-up!

05/01/2013 - 10:00
05/01/2013 - 22:00

All artwork must be completed and installed by May 1st!
Sarah 10-3 or 4
Sherrie 3-6
erin 6-10

Set-Up Begins!!!

04/06/2013 - 02:00
04/06/2013 - 18:00

Actual times TBD

Dayton Crafty-Con

04/05/2013 - 17:00
04/05/2013 - 23:00

Sideshow 8's first fundraiser, Crafty-Con

The 2nd annual Dayton Crafty-Con will be held April 5, 2013 from 5pm to 11pm at the Yellow Cab Building, 700 E. 4th St, Dayton, OH 45402.
Crafty-Con will feature many craft vendors that will demonstrate their craft while vending, and will also include our first Battle of the Crafters! Teams will face off against each other in a timed crafty battle, with winners going on to the next round! There will be prizes for the first and second place teams!

Sideshow 8

05/10/2013 - 17:00
05/10/2013 - 23:59

The "Old" Yellow Cab building
700 E. 4th Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

5pm to 1am

Sideshow 8 Meeting

03/16/2013 - 14:00
03/16/2013 - 16:00

Join us to discuss the progress of Sideshow 8. Collaborate, share your ideas, view the space, and find out how you can be a part of the show! Invite your friends and fellow artist and creators!!!

General Sideshow 7 Planning Meeting #3 at Yellow Cab

02/19/2012 - 19:00
02/19/2012 - 21:00

The time for this meeting may change, but the date should remain the same. This is another general get together for all the people interested in helping put on Sideshow 7 - topics should include updates on the various fundraisers we are throwing, planning for different comittees, great ideas people have for transforming the space, etc... anything and everything is fair game. BYOB and Snacks... if you have not been here before the Yellow Cab building is located at 700 E. 4th Street.

Models needed in Dayton area

In need of talent for photo work and some video clips that will be used on various websites.
These are paying gigs and if all goes well there will be more and more opportunities as things grow. You won't get rich on these jobs, but you will be paid and you will add to your portfolio of work.
When I say character is welcome, it means just that. Models outside of mainstream media will be considered and welcomed.
These jobs are commercial and do NOT involve nudity. Transportation in the greater Dayton area may be made available as needed.

Sideshow 6!!!!

05/13/2011 - 17:00
05/15/2011 - 01:00

Hard to believe it is this time already, but Sideshow 6 is here... once again it will be an Event of Grand Proportions! 35+ Artists, 25 Bands and Performers! Two Days! Two Venues! Two Stages! and who knows what else!

This year's Sideshow will be held at Garden Station (at the corner of 4th and Wayne) and in the Yellow Cab building across the street (700 E. 4th St) - which following the Sideshow will become the new home for the Dayton Circus. The Sideshow runs from 5pm - 1am on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th.

Speakeasy Story Slam 2

Speakeasy Story Slam 2

Speakeasy Story Slam 2

04/15/2011 - 20:30
04/15/2011 - 23:30

Get your taxes done early and come out for this Sideshow 6 fundraiser, all the door money goes to support the show... Theme of the stories for this show is being caught or getting away with something - who knows what you will hear about... See you there!

The Story Slam will be held at Ohio Coffee Co., 46 W. 5th St., Dayton, Ohio.

Sideshow 6 is coming!

Sideshow 6 is coming!

Check out the Awesome poster by Etch! It only hints at this year's greatness that is the Sideshow!

Check out the Awesome poster by Etch! It only hints at this year's greatness that is the Sideshow!

Third Sideshow Planning Meeting

02/22/2011 - 19:00
02/22/2011 - 21:00

At Blind Bob's in the Oregon District - if you are interested in participating in this event come and learn how your help is needed! See you there!

George Hubler II

George Hubler II

Another photo of George in his younger days, hamming it up!

These were sent to me by Robin Padgett. She writes:

"My mother worked with him when she was a youngster, and I am trying to gather any and all things to do with her and the circus. Its kind of a legacy thing I would like to pass down through the family. "


Another photo of George in his younger days, hamming it up!

These were sent to me by Robin Padgett. She writes:

"My mother worked with him when she was a youngster, and I am trying to gather any and all things to do with her and the circus. Its kind of a legacy thing I would like to pass down through the family. "


George Hubler

George Hubler

This is photo of George Hubler, participant in the Sideshow II, in his younger years.

This is photo of George Hubler, participant in the Sideshow II, in his younger years.

Found Art Show

Found Art Show

Come out everyone! and pass this on!

Come out everyone! and pass this on!

Found Artshow

So I was unable to make it to the last meeting I have been Swamped with work and all sorts of things that make me smile everyday.
Actually I am unable to make it meeting from now on due to having shoots booked just about every Weekend.

Here is what I need to make this years found art happen

Say 30 For Flyers ( Or If I can E-mail the flyer to someone who is willing to print them at the space then we can do that)

and I need 75 for sound.... We are using C{Space house sound since there are full bands playing.

So Total $105 C{Space is Handling Bar and not charging me a rental Fee

Rain or Shine, It's Sideshow Time!

05/14/2010 - 18:00
05/16/2010 - 01:00

Come Join us for Sideshow 5! Two big days, Friday, May 14, 6pm-1am and Saturday, May 15, 6pm-1am. Live Art, Live Music, Food, and Fun - Something for Everyone. This year's Sideshow is being held at the Armory, 201 E. 6th Street, in the Oregon District. You can't miss it, it is the big red building - enter in the rear of the building... Hope to see you there and bring your friends!

Sideshow needs Circus info table & staff

Hey all...I've got it on my volunteer needs list that there will be a Circus info table, staffed by Circus members. Is anyone willing to set it up and/or staff it? Here's your chance to be an ambassador for the Circus!

2010 Sideshow Call for Entries Flyer

2010 Sideshow Call for Entries Flyer

It is Sideshow Time - Here's a jpg of the call for entries flyer for anyone interested - feel free to print it out and distribute. Deadline for submission is March. 30th, 2010

It is Sideshow Time - Here's a jpg of the call for entries flyer for anyone interested - feel free to print it out and distribute. Deadline for submission is March. 30th, 2010

Screenprinting Studio Set-up

03/06/2010 - 09:30
03/06/2010 - 12:00

Want a screenprinting studio to use? Come set it up at Hope Arts Center in South Park. Professional grade equipment has been donated and just needs people to get involved.

9:30AM, Hope Arts Center inside Hope Lutheran Church, 500 Hickory Street in South Park
For more info, contact Matt James.


Matt sugested that if I have something else to say about the circus space, and not being let in, I say it here in a personal blog instead of about a blog that is about a monthly meeting. I didn't bring it up because I want to be angry or right. I think that is an example of how the circus operates exclusively sometimes. I think it could have been handled better. I think at the least a vote should have been taken or a meeting should have been held where I was invited or I should have been contacted about it. It shouldn't have been handled sneaky the way it was.

2/26 show at Centervilele Pub!

2/26 show at Centervilele Pub!

I'll be posting flyers on the site as I get them. I think it important that we each support the others' efforts. Sorry I missed thhe mneeting yesterday. My time's being sucked up by this new gig. Come out and check out a show!.

I'll be posting flyers on the site as I get them. I think it important that we each support the others' efforts. Sorry I missed thhe mneeting yesterday. My time's being sucked up by this new gig. Come out and check out a show!.

Sideshow Volunteer Database

I created a spreadsheet of volunteer roles, just by guessing what might be needed. Please let me know what needs to be changed, or if you'd like to volunteer for one of the roles. The second sheet is a contact database, so let me know your e-mail & phone.

Sideshow 2010 Benefit Show Planning

Does anyone want to put one on and take the lead one one?
I am trying to do at Oregon Express....

Maybe one at Blind Bobs?

and One at the Pearl or C{Space? or Both?
as you know we don't have allot of money to play around with.....

So start brain storming post some Ideas run with it..... Think about crowd draw or interest!

Oh and Human Reunion is Playing the Sideshow this year:)

Sideshow V Planning Meeting!

02/01/2010 - 19:00
02/01/2010 - 21:00

We will update on the current situation with the space, Talk about what me and Davids Vision for this years Sideshow is and how anyone and everyone can get involved.

There is Plenty to do and lots to talk about:)

Mostly We must Start planning benefits!!!!

This will be Held at the O.E. Since we are uncertain of where we will be at that point.

25% off Specialty pizza and drink specials.........

Joe my boss has offered me Mondays to have events there......

The only thing though is that we can't Out right charge a cover.........

Sideshow 2010 Forum Created

It's (already?!?) that time of year again... Sideshow 2010 is just around the corner, and the Kidtee/David K team is gearing up to make this one a show to remember! Discussions regarding the upcoming Sideshow including artists, musicians, potential spaces, etc. may go here, in the Sideshow 2010 forum.

Sideshow 2009 forum has been moved to the archives section.


So I am currently looking into buildings and have tons of idea's running threw my head I know that this year I want friday to be more about the art and performance and saturday to be the bigger night for music performances....

I am really wanting find a building by December or January at the latest. The sooner we can get a feel for the space the better.....

I am pretty sick right now so I am focusing on getting healthy mostly and so the biggest clincher is getting some meds for my asthma so once thats out of the way I will be full speed ahead....


11/21/2009 - 13:00
11/21/2009 - 15:00

Important stuff

1001 E second st
Circus space

Informal Meeting

11/07/2009 - 13:00
11/07/2009 - 15:00

Circus space 1001 E second st

Business Meeting

10/17/2009 - 13:00
10/17/2009 - 15:00

The important stuff.....

1001 E Second st
Circus studio

Sept/Oct. Fundraiser ideas

series of by-donation movie viewings in the Garden-- themed along lines of grassroots activism, envir., etc.
60% (3 votes)
Outdoor resurrection of Rocky Horror (every two weeks till Halloween)
20% (1 vote)
by-donation admission scary story readings (weekly till halloween); I was thinking of doing one large one with Sleepybird playi
0% (0 votes)
Anything else?
20% (1 vote)
Total votes: 5

Fires in the Valley-- Things We Still Need

Hey everybody!

For those of you who've been in and out of the space since we started this whole rehearsal and building process, you've see, I hope, that lots of people have put lots of hard work into it. I'm grateful to each one and acknowledge that between now (it's around 10 AM) and the top of the show (at 5 tomorrow night,) the craziness will continue. We've got most of our bases ccovered in terms of personnel, but there are a few holes. They are as follows:

Oregon Arts District - OSU / USC Game on a 9-Ft jumbtron! Immediately following the Street Fair!

09/12/2009 - 19:00

The Oregon Arts District will be hosting the OSU / USC game on a 9-ft jumbotron on Saturday evening, Sept 12. (This immediately follows Oregon's Street Fair that is on that same day from 10am until 6pm.) The game will be shown on the jumbotron that will be located in the parking lots right behind Ned Pepper's / Ohio EPA / Global Gauge. These lots will be roped off the entire day/night for the day's events. There is no entry charge for either event...just come and enjoy!


09/11/2009 - 17:00
09/12/2009 - 01:00

Hey guys!

Urban nights is. . . ahem. . . two days away. no, this is not the message where I freak out. I am, but only a little. Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Tell your parents and tell your children: the Garden's having two bands, a stage show, and a (hopefully) batshit crazy bonfire after polite society drifts off into the darkness. I will be there, probably pacing. You will be there because you love us all. Direct everyone to the Facebook event page, purtyy please. I don't know how to mount photos onto this site. . .

See you at the Garden!


Marketing position.

I think we should have a designated person withint he membership (possibly as a year-long board position) dedicated solely to marketing our events. Case in point: the FOund Art Show at c}space was yet another artistic success and, for all I could see, at best a break-even event financially. Once again: the parking lot behind the space was packed and once again, our building had, at most, sixty people in it at any given time . Kidtee did everything within her power to let folks know the event was happening. Why don't we have one person for press releases, flyer distro, etc?


So we're putting the show together, and it's coming along pretty well. The torches will be there. Meestah Kenworthy and I will have the atages in place, the rehearsals are going well, and I'm calling back musicians to fill up te rest of the night.

There's one problem:

Soul Fire Tribe-- who'd agreed to work with us that night-- was already booked. Without fire dance, the whole theme of the night loses a great deal. Does anyone know other poi and fire folk aorund town? I'm making rounds upon rounds of calls and emails tomorrow as soon as I get up.

Oregon Arts District Street Fair

The Oregon Arts District Street Fair is being held on Saturday, September 12 (the day after Urban Nights). We are looking for vendors (art, food, collectibles, 'stuff', etc) for the event. We are looking for additional entertainment as well.

If you or someone you know may be interested in getting a 10x10 space, please let me know asap. Also, we welcome non-profits as well and have significantly reduced costs for them to encourage their community good will!

I can be reached at or by phone at 974-2494.


So here's what I'm thinking:

First things first: you can't schedule an Urban NIghts on September 11th without someone commenting on the significance of the date. The city planners are either totally oblivious or would assume that a community of artists will ignore it. either way, they're wrong :-)

Single Mamas!!!

I'm starting back on my single mom documentary this summer. If you know any single mamas, send em my way please!!!!

Christine Gaffney

C.I.R.C.U.S.- Our Space

Our Space- a place for us to have a home.... I KNOW ITS LONG BUTS ITS KINDA IMPORTANT SO PLEASE READ!

The last few years, for too many of you it hasn't felt that way or to me......but it can and should

We can make this space awesome! Though small in many ways the possibilities are great! at the next meeting I would really like to discuss what is bellow....

I have a plan somewhat loose, but thought out as much as possible.....

there are steps and things that must come first.....

Free Skool

This isn't any type of official call for submissions or anything, but Jenn and I are still all about putting together a free skool.

If you have a skill and enough expertise to teach a whole class on it, please feel more than welcome to get in contact with us and offer your services.
The more volunteers to teach the sooner we can start getting this planned and make it happen.

Community Art Project

The community art project at Cspace for Urban nights turned out amazing. If you haven't seen it, you should really check out what these kids did!

I'd like to host a circus/garden station community art project.

For those of you who don't know. I provide a huge blank canvas, and start a piece of art. I provide materials and encourage people to bring their own. I spend most of my time trying to encourage experimentation in different ways while people of all ages work on the canvas.

Really Really Free Market Awesome!

Despite that fact I was up for 40-some hours at the point, and Maggie and I were still kicking people out of Sideshow at the break'a'freak'n dawn, the Really Really Free Market was AWESOME! GO Jenn!

The event made the paper twice and the pictures are sweet! You might be in them!!!

I was overwhelmed with feelings yesterday as I looked around at all the kindness, love, and sharing while remembering all of the hard work and contributions we have all made to have that garden in the first place.

I love that we are all artists or artistic using our talent for good!

DDN = Jan Underwood @ Sideshow

DDN = Jan Underwood @ Sideshow

Christine gettin' down

Christine gettin' down

Lights and tissue paper

I need some tissue paper for some of my sculpture's finishing touches. These will be in sideshow.

I know the stuff is cheap, but...I am trying to use all recycled, found, or donated materials. (I feel strongly that we don't have to consume to produce.)

so these are things I could really use...

tissue paper
LED lights, strobe lights, any smaller lights that I not for lighting a room as much as just being cool
fishing line
some flowers
pop cans
exercise balls

Community Art Project for Kids at Cspace on Urban Nights, call for supplies

I need anything people can donate for kids to use on this project.

spray paint

anything that can be put on a canvas. Unconventional methods are GOOD!

house painting brushes, or cheapo brushes are perfect.

please help if you can


Full Moon Sunday Night at C.I.R.C.U.S.

05/10/2009 - 19:00
05/10/2009 - 23:30

We'll be celebrating this month at C.I.R.C.U.S. - The Dayon Circus Creative Collective's

Creation, Innovation, and Recreation Communal Use Studio.

It's been a source of inspiration for me, and there's certainly been a lot of creation there - now it's time for some Recreation!

The address is 73 N Dutoit St - Take Third St east from downtown, and make a left on Dutoit (a couple blocks after Keowee, in the Front St complex).

Schedule as follows:

7PM showing of the movie "Down the Rabbit Hole", a sort-of sequel to "What the Bleep?"

Anyone cut hair?

I need my hair did. I don't like paying a whole lot for haircuts. My friend usually cuts it for free, but she is busy. Any home haircut possibilities out there?

David do not respond. You are not getting anywhere near my head with sharp objects.

Shaun & Abigail Bengson...a unique concert experience MAY 2 @ C{Space

First: Go listen to some samples of their music ( ), then change your calendar & plan on coming down to C{Space tomorrow night!

"Not only a tremendous talent but also a raw honesty
- a sincere righteoussness"
- New York Times

Shaun & Abigail Bengson: A Unique Concert Event

05/02/2009 - 21:00
05/02/2009 - 22:30

First: Go listen to some samples of their music ( ), then change your calendar & plan on coming down to C{Space tomorrow night!

"Not only a tremendous talent but also a raw honesty
- a sincere righteoussness"
- New York Times

1st Saturday 'Non-Business' Meeting

05/02/2009 - 13:00
05/02/2009 - 15:19

(Matt, reminder to post these)
Location TBD...Maggie can we have it at the Sideshow space?


May 17th. I'm giving away all of my art work FOR FREE!

Come to the Really Really Free Market and getchyusum!

Homemade instrument making party!

So my large wood scultpures I have been talking about are not only things to engage your body in movement but they are also instruments. They all make different sounds but require the entire body to make them work. I'd like to have some get togethers before the sideshow in the garden where people can come make their own homemade instruments that they can use in conjunction with me pieces at the sideshow. Would anyone be into something like this?

Did you miss me on Arttalk?

YouTube Feed:

I suck at embedding stuff on here. What am I doing wrong?

Rooftop next to the garden

Rooftop next to the garden

Scouting a potential Sideshow location

Scouting a potential Sideshow location

Button Maker Instructions

I am cleaning and I realized I still have the instructions and template. I forgot to put them in the box. I need to return them.

I downloaded a template from the internet and made my button that way by printing out many templates all at one time. I forgot to bring the circus ones to the burrito jam last time. I will print out a whole bunch of them though and put them in the box with the instructions. This way whenever anyone has free time they will be there for people to cut and make.

should I return this thursday? Let me know who I need to give it to and when.

my thoughts on the current issues

I been with the circus and the sideshow since it started.....
I remember me, laurana, and Mike Officer being there just about everyday working......... trying to trust in laurana's vision and man I am glad I did.... to me allot of the issues with attendence and trust and things like that are more a question....
do I trust the other members... well yes I do but the may not have the same opinion as I do..... so here is what I think....
What is the real issue..... attendance not quarum.... people don't want to come out anymore we have in many ways lost site of what our goals are...........

Thinking out side our own creative box.....

So on a gut feeling I called about a space..... its located at 110 E 3rd st.....

I looked in and Wow what a great feeling so... I called the number on the poster in the window....I have never done this and I was so nervous.... I don't deal with these kinds of things well.... I felt bubbles in my stomach..... I know in my head we need a downtown pressence.... we need a space that is our and a place where we can grow....

We just got a place at front st I know this.... and this is where I ask to keep an open mind.....

Recommendation for Scarlet Trust, by Matt James

Thanks Matt! I am glad you enjoyed yourself.

10th Annual Belly Boo Bash - Theatre of the Vampyres

10th Annual Belly Boo Bash - Theatre of the Vampyres

October 4th, $15 at the door, show starts at 8:00pm at 20 N. Jefferson Street (ladyfest location).

October 4th, $15 at the door, show starts at 8:00pm at 20 N. Jefferson Street (ladyfest location).

10th Annual Belly Boo Bash - Theatre of the Vampyres

10/04/2008 - 20:00

It's Caravan of Hope's annual charity fundraiser (part of Sandstorm Dance Co. and Caravan Workshops.
Doors open at 7:30pm - show starts at 8:00pm. 20 N. Jefferson Street, Downtown Dayton.

Ladyfest needs lights!

Who has lights & extension cords? I figure with the Sideshows and all the events we've done we could help Ladyfest out with their lighting issues. Drop them by the space during open times, or come by during our DaytonCREATE meeting today from 5:30-7

the lovely Tamra geting ready for the ladyfest show 2008.

YouTube Feed:

a joy to meet the lovely tamra .ladyfest 2008.big love to all lady k.

the wonderfull dalora.a shot clip .

YouTube Feed:

me and dalora .geting ready for ladyfest 2008.dayton oh.20.jefferson. st.

photos from sideshow 3

hey all,

a few artists told me they haven't found any galleries of photos from sideshow 3 and were wondering where there might be some online....

especially if anyone has photos of delores buchanan's work...

if you find any images of her space, please email them to

thanks guys!

Discuss Economics Relating to Art & PotLuck

08/03/2008 - 17:00

Sunday august 3rd 5PM-Till we dont want to talk @ 1000 E second #3090 @ Kidtee Hello Studio

Come over and enjoy a discussion about the Economic system and how it does or doesn't work for artists or those in a creative field....

Lets talk about ways we could market artwork & Ideas
Who should we market what to?
How can an artist in dayton make a living?
How can we make it work for us?

yadda yadda lets hang out and talk about ways to flourish as individuals and artists......

Discuss Economics Relating to art & Potluck BYOB

Sunday august 3rd 5PM-Till we dont want to talk @ 1000 E second #3090 @ Kidtee Hello Studio

Come over and enjoy a discussion about the Economic system and how it does or doesn't work for artists or those in a creative field....

Lets talk about ways we could market artwork & Ideas
Who should we market what to?
How can an artist in dayton make a living?
How can we make it work for us?

yadda yadda lets hang out and talk about ways to flourish as individuals and artists......


08/30/2008 - 19:00

Anyone wanting to show work let me know 219-707-1643 Kidtee
also anyone have anything they like to bring to the found art workshop bring it create with us and have an awesome time!!!! Feel free to bring beverage and snacks!

AUGUST 30th @ 1001 E 2nd st The C2 Gallery & The Hallway

A Circus Benefit for Garden Station on 4th & Wayne

Show starts @ 7pm Music start @7:30pm

DJ Justice
Mike Justice
Tiffany Clark
Jen Money
Mike Officer
J Missall
Kidtee Hello
Katie Anible
Andy DeDominici
Heather Reid
Maggie Ottoson
Tom Watson
& More

Music by


08/30/2008 - 15:00
08/30/2008 - 17:00

@ the Dayton Dirt Collective 144 E 3rd
A found art workshop & Potluck
come create art from what ever you have lying around with......
DJ Justice
Kidtee Hello
Katie Anible

and Brooke Medlin-
Showing us how make Jewelry

Things you can bring or just bring yourself if you have nothing we should have extra...

Wood, paint, nails, bottles, photos, Fabric, old painting (to paint over),Fabric, gesso, boxes, glue, tape, old cds, toys, Tapes, hammers, screwdriver & screws, stickers,tile, frames, rocks, magazines, flowers….ect..... anything you can find...

Electric Tapestry ~ A Dance Through Time

07/11/2008 - 20:00

Join Sandstorm Dance Company while we take you on a journey through time, celebrating life with music and dance, and expressing joy, sorrow and hope as we weave through the electric tapestry of life.

Close of The Sideshow 3

Joel and I moved the leftover sculptures to the Circus garden today. We also moved the wood from Kidtee's installation there to get it away from The Merc. I returned the keys, and Mark has taken the responsibility of placing the last piece of the puzzle: resecuring the side door since it incurred some damage while we were inhabited the building.

Leftover Art from The Sideshow 3

There are two large sculptures that got left at The Sideshow. Right now, they're sitting in front of The Merc. If you know who they belong to, please notify the artist(s) immediately. I may try to take them over to the garden space today if I can get some help... We also left some nice wood outside The Merc next to the sculptures. If you want to dismantle the structure to scavenge the wood, feel free. I wanna get this all wrapped up ASAP.

Sideshow Teardown?

I was just wondering what help was still needed in tearing down the space. I believe Tiffany told me that we had a week after the show to move everything out (does that include the stage?). Remember to pitch in and help take things apart - not as glamourous as putting things up but just as important. Have the cans been taken for recycling? Let me know how I can help...


Do we still need coolers?

I know we bought a lot of beer (more than 1000 cans I think...) - I've got one cooler that I will bring but it will only hold 40 or so cans... I think we are picking up the beer around 3 on friday, so as many coolers as we could have there by then would be good I think...

merc times

i may have missed a post but how late will the merc be open tonight and tomorrow night for completing our work/space?

Water in the Sideshow space...

on the floor that is... If anyone wants a rough idea of where water runs through the space, Lisa was nice enough to outline the large puddles with chalk last night. If you need help picking them out let me know. Hopefully the rain we got over the last couple of days will be the last before the Sideshow, but I know they are predicting some for Sunday. Or you might stop by today, I bet a lot of the water is still there - if this will be an issue for your installation/artwork you might check it out.

Areas that seemed the worst were as follows, in no particular order:

feedback, pls

i can't post the image, so please go here! and view the photo posted. it's an old b/w 35mm shot from my SLR that i finally scanned. i'm working it up in photoshop because it's my favorite photo ever (aside from various shots of ori). i'm trying to do something different with canvas. anyone have thoughts?

PA practice in the Merc Wednesday evening

We will have the PA up and running in the Merc wednesday evening during Burrito Jam - if you are interested in learning more about it to help run sound during the Sideshow, or if you are interested in playing through it to hear how you will sound night of the show please come - bring whatever you play so we can practice mic'ing and other pa things - I hope to have it up and running by 7pm. Even if you are not interested directly in the PA come anyway, there will be plenty of other things to do!

Dayton Daily News Coverage of The Sideshow 3

05/07/2008 - 18:00
05/07/2008 - 19:00

Terry Morris, an Arts reporter for the Dayton Daily News and a supporter of The Circus, is interested in covering The Sideshow 3. He gave us that two-page spread and the cover of Go for last year's Sideshow. This from him:

"In advance of the next Urban Nights, I'm hoping to find out a little more about the Sideshow and get a photograph of two. If it's impossible to shoot anything in advance, we could get the members of the Circus, or at least those planning to perform, in some Circus-like shot. We coulde do that outdoors even. Something that says "Circus"?"

Restricted Areas of The Merc

We've signed the Merc lease agreement, and there is a very important clause in it it that I want to make sure everyone knows about:

"Areas that are strictly off limits include all upper floors of Lotz as well as rear portion of the ground floor identified with yellow caution tape and the basement. Also restricted is the rear boiler room of the DPL building. Violation of these restrictions without the expressed consent of E3 can be cause for termination of this agreement and the forfeiture of any paid fees by Circus."

To all Sideshow III musicians and performers - PA information needed

Hi all, this is a copy of an email I just sent out and I thought I would cross post it here in case people did not get the email or a phone call from me.

My name is Jeff, I am helping coordinate the PA system for the Sideshow III, and trying to determine what everyone needs in terms of sound.

I would appreciate it if you could give me the following information:

A number where I can contact you if I have questions.

Sideshow Flyers for tomorrow (First Friday)

Just wondering if there were any flyers to hand out tomorrow during the First Friday gallery hop... seems like a good time to do advertising - I'd be willing to pass some out...

Water in the Sideshow space

Just a quick note to let people know, I made an exploratory venture to the roof in the space and I don't think we are going to be able to easily fix the water leaks. The rubber covering on the roof is shot and the whole roof slopes toward the inside wall. The two drains I saw up there had large plants growing out of them and were probably clogged. What this means is that when it rains, water flows to the inside wall and under the rubber roof and sits there until it drains... There is a large puddle just to the north east of the hole in the ceiling...

Sideshow Planning meeting

05/04/2008 - 18:00
05/04/2008 - 20:00

Meet at The Merc Building on Third and Webster on Sunday May 4th at 6pm for a planning meeting. More details on what needs to be done to the space to come. If there is anyone who doesn’t know where The Merc is and needs directions and parking options call me (Maggie) at 321-1237 Bring your mp3 players and/or cd’s!, work gloves, elbow grease, and anything else you think would be of help. OH YEA, I’m sure we can use as many ladders, extension cords, and lights as we can get our hands on so if you have some to share bring em too and don’t forget to label your stuff.

Sideshow Space Schedule for Week of April 28th

Tuesday (April 29) : Open 2pm - DARK
We have walls finished and now we need lots of people and helping hands to put them up! We will start when people arrive (hopefully by 6-7pm) and to finish before dark. PLEASE bring ladders - cordless screwdrivers, etc. The sooner these are done, the sooner the artwork starts going up!

Wednesday (April 30): Closed
Art show by at Town & Country at 6pm
support your local artists!!!!!

Thursday, May 1: CLOSED
Friday, May 2: CLOSED

Sideshow 2008 cleanup times for this week

Hello. Open times for the Merc this week are Wed. 11am till dark Thurs. 11am-3pm Fri 11-dark (there is a meeting at the Merc @6pm) and starting @11am Sat. There will be a clean up party that night! I'm excited for all of you to come down! Thank you for all of your help! -Tiffany ...and If more times to check out the space open up I'll be sure to update you.

Sideshow Meeting in the Merc Friday 6pm

04/25/2008 - 18:00

Come see what all needs to be done and how you can help - The show is now less than a month away and there is still lots to do! I put 8pm as the end time but really don't know what time it will end - this was scheduled at last saturday's general meeting.

Artwork to support Dayton for Darfur

05/19/2008 - 19:00
05/19/2008 - 21:00

May 18-25
Opening Monday, May 19th 7pm

More information coming!

Sideshow- What I could use

Paint: Black red and white


Oval Frames

A chair

a Lamp

a tv

A Ceiling light Fixture

A small Table

A Phone that Lights up when Ringing


People!!!!! people people!!!

I need Head shot and Implied....

For the implied you will be shot from the side with your hands at your chest........

All shapes and sizes....... Thats part of the shot.... On the Display it will say

Your Beautiful.......


Sideshow2008 -times to get into the Merc this week

Maggie, Matt, or I will be @the Merc at different times this week. Origionally one of those times were going to be Fri morning, but now is Fri night (just incase anyone had heard and planned on coming that morn) Here is the latter I sent to the artists. It says when we'll be open this week and what we'll be doing.

Hello Sideshow Artist,

Is this something for Circus?

I just received this email from Jacquellyne Buck. is this something Circus should have a presence at?

email as follows:

You’re Invited!

Who? “Art with Attitude”
When? Wednesday, April 23, 2008 6:00pm – 8:30 pm
Where? Benham's Grove
166 N. Main Street, Centerville
What? A gathering of all interested art organizations, galleries, artists and supporters.
Why? The objective is two-fold….

Sideshow...the space..*dun dun dun*

Hello Everyone. So I will be signing the lease for the Merc building on Mon. morning. I should have the keys and be able to let us in to clean up after that. I sent out a letter this week to the artists which I attached to the bottom of this letter. Once I get the keys and meet up with Maggie and Matt, I can send out a set schedule on times when the building will be open for shop. I hope no one takes my lack of computer skills personal. Everything is going well. Now that we will be getting in the space things will start snow balling.

Sideshow 2008 Call for Entries Due

03/16/2008 - 00:00

Deadline for submissions to The Sideshow 2008 is March 16th.

Share your work at The Sideshow, an event of grand proportions!

Friday May 16th and Saturday May 17th 2008
At a venue in Downtown Dayton (To Be Announced)

Earth day planning!

02/02/2008 - 15:30
02/02/2008 - 17:00

After the meeting for the circus anyone interested in being a part of the earth day show or the preformance piece can come to my studio and Figure out and discuss the details!

If anyone wants to Potluck and bring goodies that would be swet too!!

studio #3085
Building 1000
On East Second

Anyone can follow me over after the Circus meeting

Sideshow meeting

02/10/2008 - 11:30
02/10/2008 - 13:30

Time for another sideshow meeting! :) It'll be @the Front st. space again. Building 200 on the corner of Front and 2nd go through loading garage 2w. Call Tiff if you have any questions 850-428-3568 I can't wait to see everyone there

Earth Day Preformance*I need alot of people**

So I been talking about us doing a preformance involving music dance and preformance and I think I finally have a relevent Idea of what I am thinking...... Here is what I sent in an e-mail of my basic Idea

A benifit for Hospice

01/13/2008 - 16:00
01/13/2008 - 22:00

Located at front st 1001 c-d doors

All procedes will go to The Dayton Hospice

Show starts at 4pm-10pm

The will be an abundance of Music and Art!!

3 bucks at the door and its going to a great cause:)

Sideshow Committee Meeting

01/06/2008 - 18:00
01/06/2008 - 20:00

Jan 6th
@ Tiffany Clark's Studio in the Front St. Complex
200 Building
Enter at the coner of Front and 2nd loading dock 2W.

Urban Nights and The Sideshow 3

Has anyone been in contact with Laura Woeste to tell her that we're hosting The Sideshow again in conjunction with Urban Nights?

Sideshow 2008!

The Sideshow III will headed by Tiffany Clark!! She is planning on having it next Spring at Urban Nights. I'm so excited and I'm want us all to help them put on an amazing show!!


I saw "Zeitgeist" last night at Front St. (hosted by Andy D and Katie A) and I can't get it out of my head.

I went and did a rough estimate of how many people are listed in the white pages today - 181 thousand. I want to distribute information and possibly copies of this film to as many people as I can.

I've thought of just mailing out 100 copies at a time to one specific last name - or just dropping mail off to an entire neighborhood.

If you haven't already seen the film - you can go to their website and watch it for free.

December Circus Meeting

12/22/2007 - 13:00
12/22/2007 - 15:00

Saturday December 22

Front Street studio #3465
1001 E 2nd St (Enter thru B-C doors and go to the 3rd floor)

This meeting is for steering the direction of our collaborative project.

Open to the public.
Mandatory for The Board of Trustees.

Agenda Items thus far:

Voting for Board of Trustees open positions (Treasurer and Becky's Member at Large position)
Is May too early for next Sideshow?
What makes an event an official "Circus Event" (versus an event hosted by someone affiliated with The Circus)?

Please leave a comment to add agenda topics.

help a sister out!

a message from our myspace page:

"Hey there.
I need a small section of a warehouse to film a music video in the next week or so.
It would only require maybe 2 hours max and it would just be me, my camera and 1 actor.
Do you have an area or can you suggest something for me?
Thanks for all you do. Dayton feels ALIVE again because of it!

if any of you can help her with some space, please message her on her page

and hurray for all of us, we've made dayton feel alive.


Circus! Come down to a great Dayton neighborhood this SATURDAY (9/29/07): HISTORIC SOUTH PARK! It's our first ever (hopefully 1st ANNUAL) Jazz Festival! We've been working on this free event the past several months & are excited that it's here!

tonight! and also wednesday! you'll love it!

benchpress burlesque!!!!

see them here:

Antioch-College Theater, doors 7:30, show 8PM.
all ages, donations welcomed! tonight!!!

wednesday!!!! Coumbus, OH- Milo Arts- 617 E. 3rd St.-just south of 5th, just east of Cleveland Ave. in the big schoolhouse!
Doors 7:30, show 8pm. Non-smoking, all ages.

Thank you to everyone!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with SideshowII for making me and Carrie feel welcome and allowing us to be a part of the experience. We look forward to lots of future events. The Circus has the kind of drive and creative feel that we have been looking for in a group. More importantly, the Circus doesn't have the inner politics like many of the groups we've been a part of in the past. This group seems to genuinely support each others creative efforts. Again, Thank you all!

Dan Taylor

Foundry owners want out

Foundry owners want to sell club

By Joanne Huist Smith

Staff Writer

Friday, September 21, 2007

DAYTON — The owners of the city's largest nightclub want out.

They claim the city's objection to renewal of a liquor permit for The Foundry is hurting their ability to find a buyer for the business at 26 Wyandot Street.

"We've had our fill in running a night club and we want to sell," said Jon Neidert, who owns the club with Paul Ireton. "Nobody is going to buy it if they don't know if there is a future in it."

Sideshow photo & video links

Here are the pictures that I took at the Sideshow:

I'd love to see everyone else's photos, and perhaps borrow some to make a slideshow on Picasa that we can share far & wide....
So please post your own links! (or post on the Circus website, but that could be a lot of work & overwhelm the site (?))

George Hubler

George Hubler 1922-2007

George Hubler died late Friday night after he left the Sideshow. His son told me that he went peacefully.

It was great to have gotten to know him putting on this show. George was a very remarkable man who has lived an exciting long life. I feel fortunate to have shared experiences with him.

George, you will be remembered.

Family-Placed Obituary

Clean up times

Monday, Tuesday & Thrusday 5pm-9pm
Friday - 1pm-8pm
Sunday 1pm-8pm (hopefully just finishing up last details)

If differnt hours are needed, we'll try to arrange something with the other keys. :)

Again, and a million times over, thank you everyone who has helped make this possible.

No Wednesday hours for George Hubler's funeral.

The Sideshow 2 needs your help!!!

The Sideshow II needs your help. There is still so much to do in preparation for the event. If you can help, either by bringing needed materials or providing your services at the space (520 East Third Street) , please contact a circus volunteer or check in at The Cannery and ask what you can do.

We would infinitely appreciate your help. It is truly needed.

adam elfers

if you have any questions call me at

513 505 4619

We need folding chairs for The Sideshow!

In order to accommodate patrons of the show during performances and to provide good views for more people, I was hoping to gather as many folding chairs as possible for us to set up in front of the installation performances.

Would you please bring any folding chairs you might have at home? I would highly appreciate it. Be sure to label them so that they can be properly returned.

See What I Wanna See: Encore Theater Co.

09/21/2007 - 20:00
09/23/2007 - 15:00

Encore Theater Co. presents Michael John LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See in the Mathile Theatre at the Schuster Center.

Friday, Sept. 21, 8pm Show, with Audience Talk Back to follow
Saturday, Sept. 22, 8pm Show, with Cast Meet & Greet Party at Gregory's Piano Bar to follow
Sunday, Sept. 23, 3pm Show

Encore Cabaret

09/15/2007 - 21:00
09/15/2007 - 22:30

Singer Mary Knapke & The Ron Jones Combo.

Saturday, Sept. 15th. 9pm @ Gregory's Piano Bar. $7 ticket (proceeds go towards the Encore Theater Company 07-08 season)

email for more info!

SEE What I Wanna SEE at the Schuster

My Theatre company's first production of the season is coming up fast!
we are very excited by our season....this show is a Dayton premiere....our next show is an American premiere....then we do a Sondheim classic, in an entirely new & intimate setting.....and our last show will be a regional premiere of a crazy comedy!

Our first show is SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE which played off-broadway a couple of years ago. It starred Idina Menzel of Wicked & Rent fame.
By Michael John LeChiusa
SEPTEMBER 21, 22 @ 8:00PM, 23RD @ 3:00PM, 2007 - Mathile Theatre at The Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio


Hey all,

My theater company (Encore Theater Co.) performs monthly at Gregory's Piano Bar, across the street from the Victoria Theatre. We perform 'cabaret' style. Typically this includes 6 singers and pianist....often singing from Broadway shows, but not always.

This is a primary fundraising source for our mainstage productions, which take place in the Mathile Theatre (black box space) at the Schuster Center. The Cabarets cost $7, and begin at 9pm. If you would like more info about ETC or the Cabarets, please email me!

Dayton Daily News Coverage of The Circus

The Dayton Daily News article on The Dayton Circus comes out this Thursday, Sept 13th. The Sideshow will also be mentioned in Friday's Go section.

Performance Times

6:00 Storyteller – 15min
6:30 Audrey Malhotra – 10min
7:00 NoiR – 20 min
7:30 Joe Anderl & The Imaginary Friendship Choir – 25min
8:15 Corduroy Field Ensemble – 30min
8:45 Tonight Dance Golden Curls – 20 min
9:15 Ren Cummings – 20min
9:45 Laurana Wong – 15min
10:00 Outside Residential – 30min
11:15 Justin Casiedy – 15min
11:45 The Fireflies – 30min
12:30 Sleepbird – 30min
6:00 Jack Bowman – 15min
6:15 Laurana Wong – 15min
6:45 Jack Bowman – 15min
7:15 Audrey Malhotra – 15min
7:45 Lesli Nachbauer – 10min

Poster for entryway

Poster for entryway

I'll print a 36x56 version of this Monday.

I'll print a 36x56 version of this Monday.

Volunteer times The Sideshow II

Food (serve and keep clean)
Friday 14th

Saturday 15th

Drink (check IDs, bracket, serve)
Friday 14th

Saturday 15th

Safety (make sure no one under 21 drinks and that no one goes outside with alchol, make sure that peolple don't touch non-interactive artwork, report larger problems to heads of safety -
we will review the basics, it's not as complicated as it sounds.


Heather asked me to put up posters in the Oregon Dist...however I went to Yellow Springs first and put the smaller posters up on the bulletin boards there. I've been sick at home ever since, so I haven't made it to poster the OD. Can someone else take care of these, puleaz? Thanks.

Do you have old toys that I could have?

I need three items to complete my performance installation for The Sideshow. I'm looking for a G.I. Joe doll or a Ken doll. Preferably a G.I. Joe because he's bigger. (Heh heh. Size does matter.) Any male doll would do, really. I also need a large toy car. Ideally a Barbie sportscar. I also need a toy house. Maybe twelve by twelve inches square. I'll probably alter all of the items, so it'd be stuff you are getting rid of. Do you have any of the above items for my use?

Updated Artists List

Amanda Hayden - photography

Andrew Dailey - painting
Audrey Malhotra - performance
Bo Lantis - photography
Bryan Lynn – visual artist
Cathy Jeffers – Art Quilts and MixeD MediA
Corduroy Field Ensemble - improve theater
Creatures of Habit – music performance
Crystal Gay – installation 2d
Delora Buford-Buchanan - sculpture installation
Dan Hampson – installation painting and drawing
Dan Taylor - painting
David Kenworthy – installation 2D and video
Doubleowl – music performance
Dustin Harris - ceramics
Frank Travers – drawing and printmaking

Set up/Volunteer time times for artists 1Sept-9Sept

1 Sept, Saturday, 10am to midnight
2 Sept, Sunday, 10am to 8pm
3 Sept, Monday, noon to 10pm (Labor Day)
4 Sept, Tuesday, 10am to 10pm
5 Sept, Wednesday, 10am to 10pm
6 Sept, Thursday, 10am to 10pm
7 Sept, Friday, 10am to 8pm
8 Sept, Saturday, 10am to midnight (light party at 3pm)
9 Sept, Sunday, 11am to 7pm

If you have not completed your volunteer time, please sign up to do the following:
Food/drink station
Safety crew
Stage hand

Last year's Sideshow Documentary won an award!

Hometown Video Awards Honorable Mention:
Visual Arts - Professional
The Sideshow
Tiffany Shaw-Diaz and Richard Diaz
Centerville, OH

The Sideshow 2

09/15/2007 - 18:00

Saturday September 15
520 East Third Street (in The Cannery)

Come back downtown for the second night of The Sideshow, part 2! More performances! More time to see the ridiculous amount of hanging art!

Please join us to witness all that can be accomplished when people join together to share their dreams.

The Sideshow is an event built by the community for the community. Come to hear experimental music, watch performance art, be immersed in installation, view sculpture and paintings, witness video art. Eat, drink, and be merry merry with The Circus Creative Collective.

The Sideshow Does Urban Nights

09/14/2007 - 18:00
09/14/2007 - 23:59

Friday September 14
520 East Third Street (in The Cannery)

The first night of The Sideshow, part 2, is being held in conjunction with Urban Nights.

Please join us to witness all that can be accomplished when people join together to share their dreams.

The Sideshow is an event built by the community for the community. Come to hear experimental music, watch performance art, be immersed in installation, view sculpture and paintings, witness video art. Eat, drink, and be merry merry with The Circus Creative Collective.

See you soon!

Sideshow open times for the rest of August

Instillation artist can begin set up now! 2d artists can begin set up on the 23rd. Work must be installed by the 1st!!
19 Sun 11am-8pm
20 M 8am-10pm
21 T 8am-10pm
22 W 9am-10pm EDIT
23 R 9am-10pm EDIT
24 F 10am-10pm EDIT
25 Sat closed
26 Sun 11am-6pm
27 M 8am-10pm
28 T 8am-10pm
29 W 8am-10pm
30 R 8am-10pm
31 F 8am-10pm
1 Sat 4pm to midnight. party for everyone @ 8PM!!!!
2 Sun 10am-8pm

Sideshow meeting and open time.

08/26/2007 - 11:00
08/26/2007 - 18:00

Meeting from 2 to 4.
Open for artists set up and space prep.
Space open from 12 to 6

Sideshow open time

08/20/2007 - 08:00
08/20/2007 - 22:00

Stop by and help prepare for The Sideshow!!
Check calander for more open times.

The Sideshow 2

The Sideshow (part deux)

An Event of Grand Proportions to connect the local art community AND Downtown Dayton.

Friday September 14th & Saturday September 15th, 6PM-1AM

520 East Third Street, inside The Cannery


We need a ladder for The Sideshow space.
Anyone got one they can share??

Sideshow Meeting and open time

08/19/2007 - 11:00
08/19/2007 - 20:00

Meeting at 2pm

Press Release

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*The Sideshow*

*An event of grad proportions to connect the local art community AND Downtown Dayton.*

/Friday September// 14^th / and Saturday September /15^th /, 6PM-1AM

520 East Third Street, inside The Cannery/^ /

Volunteers need for moving things at The Cannery for The Sideshow

Open times: (Yes, just stop by any time!!)
Monday 6pm-10pm (this day espically!!)
Tuesday 10am-1pm & 6pm-10pm
Wednesday 6pm-10pm
Thursday 10am-1pm
Saturday 3:30pm to 9pm
Sunday meeting 2 to 4, but I will be there until 6

Saturday, could we have the members meeting at the Cannery?

Sideshow Planning Comittee Meeting

08/05/2007 - 14:00
08/05/2007 - 16:00

Night and Day Cafe
(Boston Stokers)
1822 Brown St.

Review timeline
Projects: press kits, stage (curtain?), video area, sound, lighting, drinks (alcohol separate?), food
Event insurance
Donations from UN and Cultural work





Whip Artist Gery L. Deer and Scout on "America's Got Talent" - July 2006

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Professional whip artist Gery L. Deer and his partner Scout were called by "America's Got Talent" producers to perform during the show's results program in July of 2006. Here is a clip of their performance. For details about their experience on the show read Gery's article about it at .

Gery L. Deer & Scout on Steve Harvey Program

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Professional Whip Artist Gery L. Deer and his partner Scout appear on a number of national and local television programs every year. This clip is the opening bumper from the 2005 appearance on "The Steve Harvey Big Time Challenge." More details and video clips are available at .

Oregon District Fourth of July Picnic in the Park

07/04/2007 - 18:00
07/04/2007 - 20:00

Please join us for an old-fashioned Picnic in the Park at the Gazebo at the corner of Green / Brown Streets. Oregon's newest eatery, John Henry's is providing Chicken Gumbo for a main dish. Feel free to bring a side dish to share with others. Bring your own drinks/chairs, etc. (remember this is a public park and alcohol is prohibited). $3 per person to defray costs. See you there! Contact Mike Martin for more information. 974-2494.

Oregon District Fourth of July Celebration Parade

07/04/2007 - 11:00
07/04/2007 - 13:00

How about joining in the Oregon District Fourth of July "People Parade"?

hey everybody!!! let's do this!

there's a sideshowlike event we've been invited to; let's participate! performance and visual artists needed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

here is the email i recieved!


This is Casiedy again with Art Attak. I have attached a few photos of the venue, and got the stage dimensions like you asked. The opera stage is 40 feet by 40 feet, and the upstairs stage is 25 feet by 20 feet. The wall space is large, and the opera section holds around 1000 people, and the upstairs holds about 300 people!!!

"Awakening the Muse"

"Awakening the Muse"

ever make one of those paintings that you couldnt afford to own yet you never should have sold???

4 ft by 5 ft oils...

ever make one of those paintings that you couldnt afford to own yet you never should have sold???

4 ft by 5 ft oils...

Dayton Art

As you all probably know, the Dayton school system took a huge blow recently and will probably, in my mind, never recover. My friend, Cathy Jeffers, taught art for Dayton Public for the last 4 years. During that time, she told me horror stories of teachers abusing teachers, students abusing students and students abusing teachers. She has been hit, threatened and flashed by an unknown man. I could never do it. One week would be enough to send me running out of that place, never to return. She kept going.

Urban Nights-Becky and the parade

Urban Nights-Becky and the parade

Was alot of fun

Was alot of fun

Sideshow Flyers to passout at UN!!

Please print out as many copies as you can (if you have access to cheap or free coping).

EDIT: file updated 14May07

We are now taking applications for the 2nd annual Sideshow!!

The Sideshow will be September 14th & 15th.

Friday the 14th will be held in conjunction with Dayton’s Urban Nights and Saturday the 15th is we’ll continue to blow Dayton away the way, Circus style!

Last year’s event was incredible, let’s make this year's even more mind-blowing!!

Download the applications:
Sideshow Application 2007 b&w version (PDF)

Movie Night - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom!

03/16/2007 - 20:00
03/16/2007 - 23:59

Hey everyone, it's movie night again at my uncle David's house, and everyone's invited! We're goig to be watching Temple of Doom, the second in the Iniana Jones Trilogy, on the big screen in his basement (THX anyone?)...

The movie usually starts around 9:30ish, and there's Xbox 360, hot tubbing, Chips & Dip etc. starting at 8:00.

Just bring your swimsuit! (towels provided)

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