140 E Market St, Akron, OH 44308
HOURS: Thur.-Sat. 12-5 p.m. During the Artwalk, 5-9 p.m.
PARKING : Lot at south of building or meters on Summit
Will be closed this evening.
About Summit Artspace:
Summit Artspace, a project of the Akron Area Arts Alliance (AAAA) in cooperation with Summit County government, is a growing art center providing a comfortable gathering place where the public can be actively involved with area artists. Its first-floor gallery is dedicated to displaying works by artists living, working or attending universities in Summit, Portage and Medina Counties. It presents seven exhibitions per year featuring traditional to contemporary art by both established and young, emerging artists. Each exhibition opens with a free meet-the-artist reception. It also offers art workshops for adults and older teens. Admission and parking are free. Schedules and more information are available at www.summitartspace.org.
The Summit Artspace project has won several national and local awards and is proving to be a successful economic development tool helping to revitalize its neighborhood by initiating further development and attracting new, diverse people to Downtown. It is located one block east of the Akron Art Museum.
Take a look at what Summit Artspace is all about!
DEVELOPMENT DESCRIPTION: In June 2010 the Knight Foundation approved a $200,000 grant for AAAA to expand arts opportunities on the building’s second floor. Nearly completed (August 2011), the refinished space includes three beautifully restored oak-paneled conference rooms which were the historic former offices of Charles and John S. Knight - the first publisher and editor of the Akron Beacon Journal. For individuals and groups in the Creative Industries, approximately 2,800 square feet of collaborative office space featuring shared equipment, a private office option, free parking and use of the conference rooms are now available. The remaining 3,000 sq. ft. of function space is rentable for events, rehearsals, performances, video production, art installations, etc. This exciting new venture will bring together the talent and creative energy of regional artists and cultural organizations to share ideas, visions and projects through daily interactions. Other advantages for arts-related businesses include affordable rent, desirable location and shared amenities. For further information, please contact Diana Watt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-376-8480.