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Release Date: February 22,2022

Art Connects Us! at Akron ArtWalk on March 11

Akron, OHIO (Feb. 22, 2022) — Each year, the Council for Arts Education designates March as Youth Art Month. On March 11 from 4-8 p.m., Akron ArtWalk will celebrate learning through the arts with the theme Art Connects Us! at Summit Artspace and other participating venues throughout the Historic Arts District. 

Summit Artspace’s resident artists and pop-up vendors will sell artworks and handmade items, and the galleries will be open for visitors to view current exhibitions. Special arts education programming for the evening includes: 

Local musician Andrew Izold will perform live music in the Taylor Main Gallery to accompany the FRESH exhibition, with a focus on electronic/ambient/experimental improvisation. Local bands Strings Attached, Bout Time, and Celtic Flux will perform sets throughout the evening on the third floor. Refreshments will be sold by Bereka Coffee & Kitchen and Rootless Bakery. 

The Akron Art Museum will be open until 8 p.m. and is offering a paid workshop with local artist Megan Young inspired by the “More is More” exhibition from 6-8 p.m. The Akron Summit County Public Library will host a free concert featuring the Joe Augustine Jazz Trio in the Main Library Auditorium from 6:30-8 p.m. The Nightlight Cinema will be playing Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom at 5:30 p.m. and Writing With Fire at 8 p.m. In the Northside District, the Northside Cellar will be open until 5 p.m. and Zeber-Martell Gallery and Clay Studio will be open until 6 p.m. From 8:30-11:30 p.m.,  Jilly’s Music Room will present the “party-gras” band Mo’ Mojo, which plays Zydeco music infused with Americana, Cajun, reggae, rock & roll, funk, R&B, and African and Latin rhythms. Musica will present a concert featuring Free Black!, JT’s Electrik Blackout, and Jean P The MC. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the concert begins at 9 p.m.  

Parking for ArtWalk will be available in the lot between Summit Street and Broadway Street, accessible from Mill Street (but not Market Street).  

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About Summit Artspace: Summit Artspace is a nonprofit arts organization connecting artists and artist-serving organizations to the resources they need to thrive professionally, creatively and financially. It provides artist studios, exhibitions and programs in Summit County and serves as a vital place for the public to engage with the creative community. Summit Artspace is located at 140 E Market Street in Akron, Ohio. Public hours are Fridays from 12-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Per Summit County executive orders, masks are required while in the building. Summit Artspace is supported by The County of Summit, Ohio Arts Council, GAR Foundation, and Akron Community Foundation. For more information, visit the Summit Artspace website or call 330-376-8480.