Akron Art Prize is transformed into the High Arts Festival by adding music and film categories in addition to visual art.
The public will continue to vote for favorites in each category via a mobile app or kiosks in participating venues.
The event is sponsored by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation and made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge.
Visit the website for more information: higharts.org
117 visual art pieces at Summit Artspace Thursdays through Saturdays from 12 to 7 p.m.
33 musical entries with performances at Jilly’s Music Room, Musica and Uncorked Wine Bar Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (peformances and venues vary, see higharts.org for schedule)
23, :60-second film entries at The Nightlight Saturdays at 3:30 & 4:15 p.m. and Sundays at 6:45 & 7:30 p.m.
The new High Arts Festival app will be available from the Google Play Store/iTunes Store in September. Through the app, you can register to vote, explore all of the entries and vote on your favorite art, music and film throughout the event.
The finale reception and awards presentation on Oct. 7 will be held at the Akron Art Museum. A total of $24,000 will be distributed to winners with the overall top vote getter in each discipline receiving $5,000. Additional levels within each genre will have awards for runners-up and juried prizes.