Clayton Bailey's World of Wonders Opening Extravaganza

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  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 5 - 10 p.m.

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Explore the world of ceramicist Clayton Bailey as Curated Storefront officially opens Clayton Bailey's World of Wonders to downtown Akron.

This event and exhibition is located at Akron Savings & Loan Building on the corner of S. Main and Bowery.

Free Ticket - Reserve your ticket during your desired time to grant you access to the first floor of the museum. In order to keep the event safe and comfortable, each Free ticket is for a one hour time slot. Please choose the hour you wish to attend. (Limited to 20 tickets per hour)

$100 VIP – Access to the VIP mezzanine lounge anytime from 5 - 10 p.m. which includes food and beverages, front row to the live music and permanent name recognition as a supporter in the gallery. (Only 40 tickets available)

Each hour will include live music from Theron Brown incorporating Clayton Bailey’s jaw harps, a live performance, and full access to view the collection.

“This exhibit is the largest collection of Bailey’s artwork anywhere in the world,” said Curated Storefront founder Rick Rogers. “We’re pleased to make it free to the public to help celebrate the continued revitalization of downtown Akron.”

Based in California, Bailey gained a worldwide following in the late-Sixties and Seventies through his playful, eccentric creations—including gender- and animal- specific robots, troll-like ceramic heads and sci-fi-inspired oddities that became hallmarks of the era’s Funk Art and Nut Art movements. Media coverage of Bailey often focused on his alter-ego, Dr. George Gladstone, a parody of the classic “mad scientist” obsessed with strange phenomena such as space-age robots, UFOs and Bigfoot.