As an evolution of the long-running Akron Artwalk, 3rd Thursday is a new monthly event highlighting arts, culture, cuisine and entertainment in downtown. Take the free trolley to more than 20 destinations from the Northside District to The University of Akron for art, music, events, shopping and dining the third Thursday of each month from 5-9 p.m.
This exciting event will introduce visitors to independent destinations, events and activities that establish Downtown Akron as an arts and culture destination. Each month has a different theme, so come often and experience something new every time.
3rd Thursday dates and themes
Thursday, June 15: Blossom and Bloom
Thursday, July 20: Peace, Love & Art
Thursday, August 17: Akron's Music History
Thursday, September 21: Art Fashion and Design
Thursday, October 19: Day of the Dead
Thursday, November 16: Thankful Thursday
Thursday, December 21: Winterfest
June 3, 2017
July 1, 2017
August 5, 2017
September 2, 2017 – NO ARTWALK ON LABOR DAY
October 7, 2017
November 4, 2017
December 2, 2017
In the Summit Artspace on East Market studios during Artwalk, artists will be talking to visitors about their craft and showing their latest pieces. You may even catch some of them creating. Many of the studios double as shops so you’ll be able to browse the artwork for sale.
Galleries will be open. Admission is free. The galleries will regularly exhibit new and wonderful shows that include photography, painting, sculpture, collage, glass, found objects and fiber artistry. Visit the Summit Artspace main gallery and the Transition Gallery on the first floor and Gallery A run by the Akron Society of Artists and The BOX Gallery run by the Artist of Rubber City on the third floor. Galleries have varying schedules and may not all be open for every Artwalk.