Release Date: February 28,2022

Curated Courthouse presents the Stow Arts Commission

“Level Ground: A Stow Celebration of Women in Arts” at the Summit County Courthouse 

February 28, 2022, (Summit County, Ohio) – In honor of National Women’s History month, Curated Courthouse will feature art from an all-female lineup of artists submitted to the Stow Arts Commission from March 1, 2022, thru April 22, 2022.  The art is for sale with all proceeds going directly to the artists.

The art of various mediums also returns to Stow for the month of March and runs concurrently with the Curated Courthouse exhibit. This exciting collaboration began as a show presented by the Stow Arts Commission in March 2020 which included nearly 20 Stow venues including public spaces, restaurants, fitness studios, and mental health facilities. 

“Public Art cultivates a sense of pride and adds to our community’s unique identities, “ shared Stow Arts Commission chair Kari Suhadolnik.  “The fact that both shows highlight women during Women's History Month adds tremendous value.”

The project was developed by artists Alana Powell and Leila Griffiths featuring artists who identify as women with the goal to promote local artists and businesses.

“The courthouse is the perfect continuation of the show, bringing more attention to local female artists,” said Griffiths.

Reception and meet and greet with the artists will take place on Friday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m. and will feature treats by Nothing Bundt Cakes on Kent Road in Stow. 

For more information about the City of Stow portion of the exhibit please go to Stowohio.org 

The Summit County Courthouse is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located at 209 S High St, Akron, OH 44308.  Masks are currently required to enter the building. 

Curated Courthouse is a collaboration between Summit County Probate Court and Curated Storefront. This partnership provides inspiration and gives respite through art, from diverse local artists to employees and often unwilling visitors in the stressful environment within the historic Summit County Courthouse.  Funded through the Knight Foundation as well as dozens of area foundations. 

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. Knight invests in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Their goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which they believe are essential for a healthy democracy. For more, visit KF.org.