Release Date: August 28,2020

Side Quests - Akron Discoveries

August 28, Akron, Ohio — A Downtown Quest is a community engagement project that Artist-in-Residence Timothy Gaewsky developed in conjunction with his month-long residency with Akron Soul Train. Created as a fun, participatory event, Akron Discoveries takes inspiration from quests offered in role playing video games. Individuals or families can assume the role of the Hero and explore historic and art-based landmarks across downtown Akron. The mission is to locate the power-up items hidden at each of the six landmarks. Once a power-up item is found, take a selfie with the power-up item and post the image to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #akrondiscoveries. There will be a bonus reward for those who demonstrate the strength and courage to participate!

The map to guide you through your quest can be found at Maps can also be picked up at the Akron Soul Train gallery beginning September 2nd.

Timothy Gaewsky’s paintings influenced by retro video games are on view at Akron Soul Train’s Burton D. Morgan exhibition space located at 191 King James Way (S. Main St.) September 2 - October 3, 2020.

Akron Soul Train has extended its exhibitions from four weeks to five in order to accommodate attendees during COVID-19.  Gallery hours are Wednesdays - Saturdays 11:00-4:00.  Akron Soul Train wants to protect your health by requiring everyone to wear a mask and allowing just six people into the gallery at one time.  If you would like to view the exhibition with friends and family, AST can accommodate your group of no more than six people with a special time slot.  Please contact us to make arrangements.  330-573-0517

For more information, visit our website or contact Christine Ries, Operations Manager at