Visit 70+ installations to experience the art.
GET TO KNOW
Mike Elsass is a nationally-recognized artist with paintings in more than 2,000 private collections. He is well known as a creative force in the Dayton art community, having inspired a movement of creative resurgence.
Fueled by the energy of color, Mike is one of the most prolific artists of his time, creating small and large scale works with repurposed steel that appeal to a variety of aesthetic tastes.
PAINT THE TOWN
Known for an approach that fills any space with color, excitement and energy, Mike creates dynamic contemporary artwork in his 5,000 square-foot studio space that is shown in more than 70 locations throughout the country.
EXPERIENCE THE ART
Through rusted, weathered steel, texture and layers of paint, Mike shares his artistic vision with the world. His creative process is less about the outcome than the experience. Through various sizes and shapes, he captures a balance between rusted metal and nature-inspired palettes.
VISIT THE STUDIO
Front Street Buildings
Home to an eclectic mix of makers and dreamers, Front Street is a unique artistic experience on the east side of Dayton, Ohio. Inspired by the potential for color against industry, Mike Elsass pioneered the untapped frontier of the buildings, creating an artistic urban renaissance in Dayton.
Classes With Mike
There is nothing like working directly with Mike Elsass to free yourself to create without inhibitions. Join Mike for a unique class to break free from the ties that bind. Class are available for individuals and groups.