A Thriving Arts Community

The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center serves as the Troy community's arts and cultural center hosting eight exhibits annually, numerous performing arts events, speakers, films, antiques seminars, workshops and family activties. Classes in art and a variety of other subjects are offered for children and adults. The center houses historic furnishings and works of art, a Victorian doll house, and a permanent exhibition about the Hayner Distillery Company. The facilities of the Center are available for public use and have served as the site of many receptions, weddings, and social gatherings within the community. Learn more at www.troyhayner.orgFestival of Nations

Troy celebrates its growing cultural diversity each fall with the Festival of Nations. This weekend event in downtown Troy pays tribute to thedifferent international cultures that are found to Troy. Residents who have immigrated from around the world share their culture and their food with a special emphasis on a different country each year. Taking a trip around the square during the festival is like taking a mini tour of the world. Recent countries honored include the Philippines, Ukraine, Ireland,  Japan, Peru and South Africa.

Downtown also is the location for an outdoor summer music concert series sponsored by the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy Main Street, the Troy Foundation, and the City of Troy. From May to September on Prouty Plaza, a park within the public square, downtown Troy becomes into an outdoor concert venue featuring a variety of musical genres. The highlight of the series each year is the Mayor’s Concert, featuring the Dayton Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. A stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” is the traditional ending to this inspiring evening.

Sculptures on the SquareBi-annually from May to September, Downtown Troy is also the host to Sculptures on the Square, a sculptural exhibition presented by Troy MainStreet in partnership with the Troy Foundation, the City of Troy, and businesses and individuals within the community. In 2003 and 2005 the work of sculpture artist J. Seward Johnson filled the sidewalks of Downtown Troy. In 2007 featured the creative talents of local artisans and community groups in the presentation of 26 fiberglass WACO bi-plane replicas. The 2009 Sculptures on the Square presented 22 unique sculptures created by 13 artists working in wood, metal, fiberglass, bronze, and recycled materials. Most recently, the 2011 Sculptures on the Square exhibition titled 'Opening Doors to Troy' features a variety of doors creatively decorated by local artists, schools and organizations. Learn more at www.troymainstreet.org

The Troy Civic Theatre also is a big favorite, regularly selling out its performances at its unique home—The Barn in the Park. Located in the Troy Community Park, the Troy Civic Theatre provides quality family entertainment and live theatre experience. Productions include comedies, musicals, dramas, tradegies, children's theatre, repertory company, and community outreach theatre. For more information, visit www.troycivicthreatre.com