Need to buy a unique gift? Shop at the DAI’s Museum Store from home

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The online Museum Store will wrap and ship for free

We could all use a gift from the heart right about now.

You can still shop for a unique birthday, graduation or anniversary present while social distancing and help support a local institution.

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The Dayton Art Institute is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the online Museum Store is open for business and expanding weekly.

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Buddha Board: $39.95 The Buddha Board is inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment. You simply paint on the surface with water and your creativity will come to life in bold designs. As the water evaporates, your art will disappear leaving you with a clean slate ready to create a new masterpiece. Includes board, bamboo brush, water dish, drop pad and instructions. DAYTON ART INSTITUTE

Buddha Board: $39.95 The Buddha Board is inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment. You simply paint on the surface with water and your creativity will come to life in bold designs. As the water evaporates, your art will disappear leaving you with a clean slate ready to create a new masterpiece. Includes board, bamboo brush, water dish, drop pad and instructions. DAYTON ART INSTITUTE
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Buddha Board: $39.95 The Buddha Board is inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment. You simply paint on the surface with water and your creativity will come to life in bold designs. As the water evaporates, your art will disappear leaving you with a clean slate ready to create a new masterpiece. Includes board, bamboo brush, water dish, drop pad and instructions. DAYTON ART INSTITUTE

“Although we can’t open the doors to our brick and mortar store, we’re still able to serve the community through our online Museum Store,” Diane Haskell, museum store and museum rentals manager, said.

“With Amazon not prioritizing certain deliveries, we saw this as a chance to increase our online offerings and make a wider variety of products available.”

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All online purchases include free shipping while the museum is closed and complimentary gift wrapping.

“Our online store gives people a great way to shop local for unique gifts to send to friends and family members who may be celebrating birthdays or special anniversaries while the state’s stay at home order is in place,” Haskell said.

More than 100 items in a range of prices are in the online store and each week new products will be added including artbooks, activities for kids, jewelry and apparel.

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Poppies Mini Ruffle Vase by Glass Eye Studio: $59 Make a sweet statement with this handmade vase, created by Glass Eye Studio in Seattle, Washington. Ready for fresh cut florals or perfect to display by itself. Founded in 1978, Seattle’s Glass Eye Studio is one of the oldest and largest privately-owned hot shops in the country and has served as a training ground for some of the most famed glass artists of the Pacific Northwest. (Approximately 6" High)

Poppies Mini Ruffle Vase by Glass Eye Studio: $59 Make a sweet statement with this handmade vase, created by Glass Eye Studio in Seattle, Washington. Ready for fresh cut florals or perfect to display by itself. Founded in 1978, Seattle’s Glass Eye Studio is one of the oldest and largest privately-owned hot shops in the country and has served as a training ground for some of the most famed glass artists of the Pacific Northwest. (Approximately 6" High)
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Poppies Mini Ruffle Vase by Glass Eye Studio: $59 Make a sweet statement with this handmade vase, created by Glass Eye Studio in Seattle, Washington. Ready for fresh cut florals or perfect to display by itself. Founded in 1978, Seattle’s Glass Eye Studio is one of the oldest and largest privately-owned hot shops in the country and has served as a training ground for some of the most famed glass artists of the Pacific Northwest. (Approximately 6" High)

Need a special wedding gift? How about a colorful vase or art glass bowl from Seattle’s Glass Eye Studio.

Fuzzy stuffed animals, clay molding kits and pop-up books about dinosaurs are great options for children.

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Just want to make someone’s day a little brighter? Socks embroidered with classic art works, a fountain pen and journal set or a piece of unique jewelry could be the perfect gift.

Like many other organizations and businesses in our region, the Dayton Art Institute is facing financial challenges and uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

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Glass Cutting Boards: $29 each Add style to your kitchen and entertainment areas with a custom glass cutting board. Featuring designs based on Tiffany art glass, these cutting boards are both decorative and functional. (11.5" x 7.5")

Glass Cutting Boards: $29 each Add style to your kitchen and entertainment areas with a custom glass cutting board. Featuring designs based on Tiffany art glass, these cutting boards are both decorative and functional. (11.5" x 7.5")
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Glass Cutting Boards: $29 each Add style to your kitchen and entertainment areas with a custom glass cutting board. Featuring designs based on Tiffany art glass, these cutting boards are both decorative and functional. (11.5" x 7.5")

“This is certainly not how we expected to begin our second century,” Michael R. Roediger, DAI director and CEO, said. “As a not-for-profit organization that depends on community support to operate, we need that support more than ever. Something as simple as shopping our online store can play an important part in helping sustain the museum through this difficult time.”

The DAI's online Museum Store can be found here or connect on its Facebook page.

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