Release Date: May 20,2020

ArtsNow Announces Two Virtual Series to Connect Community Unable to Participate in Large Scale Activities

AKRON, OH (May 20, 2020) – Thanks to support from Akron Community Foundation and Knight Foundation, ArtsNow has launched two virtual series available to the public beginning Wed., May 20, 2020 at noon.

ArtsNow is a Summit County-based innovative nonprofit that connects arts, culture, community events, and artists through collaboration and by supporting the creative sector. Because of COVID-19, ArtsNow is connecting talented unemployed or underemployed artists with the forum and resources to share that talent with a community unable to take part in normal summer activities that would include summer art experiences and performances both indoors and outdoors.

These virtual sessions will include Dreamers & Doers and Live from the Living Room.

  • Dreamers & Doers pair community leaders from within the arts and beyond for a conversation about leadership during the pandemic, what and how they are creating, and what innovations they are seeing.
  • Live from the Living Room will bring the arts home in a live. From artists online painting class to theater for kids to music and meditation, it will truly be a virtual experience. 

"The arts connect people. They inspire people," says Grace Myers, Corporate and Community Liaison for ArtsNow. "Arts provide solace, a space to reconnect with friends or strangers for a shared experience, and they will provide a path forward as we look to recovery. We’re incredibly proud of these programs and incredibly grateful to our community of supporters for joining us in recognizing their importance

If you’re interested in contributing to keeping the arts alive in Summit County, please visit: www.artsnow.charityproud.org/Donate/MiniCampaign/7000. Or if you’re interested in creating a virtual experience for your club, family, or business, contact Grace Myers at grace@artsnow.org.

For more information on the central calendar or to find upcoming events, please visit SummitLive365.com.  For resources for Summit County nonprofits, arts and culture organizations, and individual artists and gig workers can be found at ArtsNow.org/covid-19-resources.

ArtsNow works to leverage the arts and culture in Summit County to support and strengthen the region’s economic and social vibrancy. Learn more at artsnow.org.