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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 84 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".
Over the years DABA has sponsored many outdoor summer art exhibits in downtown Auburn, Indiana. In 2009 the “Sitting Pretty”exhibit was a huge success. 2010's exhibit entitled "Easel Mania"Slices of Auburn featured 20 large wooden easels depicting views of local interest and history. Last summer we featured the talents of local & regional artists on a canvas of Adirondack chairs in the exhibit entitled "Kick Back Adirondack Art". And this summer we are proud to present the exhibit "Gather at the Gate" Auburn's Gateway to Art 2013. The exhibit features 20wooden garden gates, each depicting themes in different artistic styles. The exhibit runs June-Labor Day weekend.
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 Theaterand the J. Seward Johnson sculpture exhibit, presented by the Auburn Arts Commission.
DABA meets the first Thursday of each month (Except January) at 8:00 am at The Auburn Deli. If you would like to become a member and help support the efforts of DABA in historic downtown Auburn click here>. Send us an email with your thoughts and questions click here>.