Making good art is difficult, very difficult. It is important to acknowledge the endeavor and all of its processes, from conception to process and ultimately exhibition. The Blue House aims to support artists engaged in this practice by offering studio spaces, residencies and exhibition space.

Our Mission:

1.) To create a learning place audiences can comfortably converge and exchange or interpret ideas.

2.) To show artwork that challenges ideas and advances the notions of the condition of art on a regional and national level.

3.) To bring artists from around the area and across the country to collaborate, create and contribute to our regional culture.


The Blue House began in 2014 when Nicholaus Arnold and Ashley Jonas teamed up with Blue House owner, Diana Cordero to create an arts center in Northwest Dayton. Diana’s love for the neighborhood inspired her to acquire and transform the large blue house located near the corner of Seibenthaler and Catalpa; which was a vacant property in the area. Nicholaus and Ashley had just relocated to the area after graduate school at Syracuse University and The University of Colorado Boulder where they each received their MFA’s respectively. These three worked together renovating and rebuilding many areas of the house; resulting in the creation of a livable residence and a viable creative space.

Today, The Blue House is a site of multiple artist studios, an exhibition space and soon to be artist residency. The Blue House regularly brings in artists and creators to collaborate and create in our space with the goal of betterment through the arts. We hope to see you at our next show!

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You can locate us at :

The Blue House Gallery and Studios 3325 Catalpa Drive Dayton, Ohio 45405

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or feel free to call us at 937-479-4459