Serving Downtown Auburn Indiana since 1940
Copyright 2015 The Downtown Auburn Business Association  All Rights Reserved
     Welcome to the home page of the Downtown Auburn Business Association.  The Downtown Auburn Business Association (DABA) has been serving downtown Auburn, Indiana, since the 1940’s when it was established as an association for business owners to gather and collaborate, focusing their efforts on bringing customers to the downtown.  In the early days as was the case in all downtowns across the country, nearly all business took place in downtown business districts and most towns and cities had a retail merchant’s association.
     As one of the oldest business associations in the state of Indiana, DABA’s membership consists of 97 retail and service businesses that all share the same goal;  "To foster and maintain a viable downtown business district through community pride and awareness, promotion and marketing, and philanthropic endeavors".
     Throughout the year DABA sponsors the following community events. The Downtown Farmers Market, planting of the flowers in the downtown planters, "Discovering Historic Auburn", "Girls Night Out" Shop.Sip.Taste. events, Summer cruise-ins, DABA Arts & Craft show, "Halloween in Downtown", and the annual Christmas Parade and the lighting of the "Frosty the Snowman" display.
    Over the years DABA has sponsored many outdoor summer art exhibits in downtown Auburn, Indiana. Each exhibit has featured 20 entries submitted by local & regional artists depicting themes in different artistic styles.  The annual exhibit runs June-September. Click here to see pictures of past exhibits>.  This summer DABA presents  "Rockin' It". an exhibit that will feature 20 wooden mission style rocking chairs once again featuring art created by local and regional artists.  
     In addition to these events, DABA is an annual supporter of the DeKalb County Fair and has donated to the following community projects:  The creation of Reike Park, The creation of the DeKalb County Outdoor Theater and the J. Seward Johnson sculpture exhibit, presented by the Auburn Arts Commission, in both 2003 and 2007.
    DABA meets the first Thursday of each month at 8:00 am at Dot's Eatery.  If you are an independent business owner that owns or rents a storefront in the downtown Auburn business district and would like to become a member  click here>.  Send us an email with your thoughts and questions click here>.

Upcoming DABA Events






"Girls Night Out" 
shop.sip.taste
DABA sponsors several special
shopping events throughout the year.
Please visit the participating businesses for specials, door prizes, & more!














"Discovering 
Historic 
Auburn". 
 DABA, 
The Dekalb Visitor's 
Bureau,
and KPC 
are partnering to bring for this event. 
Sunday, May 17th 11am - 5pm 
W. 6th St. & Jackson St. -North Main St. 
Downtown Auburn
It will feature local Auburn restaurants, businesses, tourist attractions, tours and live entertainment!
Click here for  sponsorship and booth registration form>


DABA presents 
"Rockin' It" 
2015 Summer Art
Exhibit
20 wooden Rocking 
Chairs placed in 
Downtown Auburn 
June-September 2015
If you are an artist and would like to participate please click the links below and download an application & guidelines. Completed applications must be turned in by February 23, 2015. The final 20 artists will be selected by the DABA Art committee from all applications submitted.

click here for guidelines>

click here for artist application>
Click the logo above for a complete listing of all area activities and events in Auburn and
DeKalb County.
Click the logo above to visit the DeKalb County Fair Activities & Events 
"America's Family Reunion"
Click the logo above to visit the World's Largest Collector Car Show in Auburn Indiana
Click the link above to visit our Community Profile and learn more about DeKalb County through the DeKalb Chamber Partnership