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Release Date: March 2,2023
Your Art, Your Voice! at Akron ArtWalk on March 10th
Akron, OHIO (February 21, 2023) — On Friday, March 10, experience Akron's quarterly ArtWalk filled with art and activities at participating locations in Akron’s Historic Arts District.
The Council for Arts Education designates March as Youth Art Month, and this year’s theme is Your Art, Your Voice. In celebration, Summit Artspace will offer family-friendly arts and education activities from 5-9 pm:
- Performances by Summit Choral Society, Trillium Music School, Hearts in Music, and Genesis Theatre
- More than 15 pop-up artist vendors will sell handmade artwork throughout the building
- Summit Artspace’s resident artists will open studios to the public
- Visual artist George Erwin will provide an artwork demonstration on the 3rd floor
- 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.
- 91.3 The Summit will provide streamed music on the third floor, including their KidJam! radio stream
- Food will be available from Bereka Coffee and Ethiopian Food
In addition, nearby ArtWalk activities include:
The Akron-Summit County Public Library Downtown Branch will host a showcase of sketchbooks from local artists and art students from The University of Akron’s Myer School of Art.
The Akron Art Museum will be open to the public free of charge from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Along with the museum’s exhibits there will be activities, discussions, and guided gallery walks.
The Nightlight Cinema will be showing Everything, Everywhere, All at Once (showtimes available at www.nightlightcinema.com).
In the Northside District, the Northside Cellar and Zeber-Martell Gallery and Clay Studio will be open until 5 p.m.
Jilly’s Music Room will host The Crowders, an Ohio duo that will perform from their wide catalogue of original music at 8 p.m. Advance reservations can be made at Eventbrite.
Curated Storefront has two art installations to enjoy. On the Akron Civic theatre’s video board, the installation PixElation will show a collection of NFTs and other digital artworks. From the S. Main Street windows of the Polsky Building, 225 S. Main St, the installation Clayton Bailey's World of Wonders: Medical Malpractice. Both art installations are currently viewable at their respective locations.
BLU Jazz+ will be hosting a special night of music, celebrating the works of Gigi Gryce, from 8-11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on Ticketleap.
BLU-tique Hotel will have Live Music at THE 1 Food & Spirits by Ed Majeski from 6-8 p.m.
General parking for ArtWalk is available in the lot between Summit Street and Broadway Street (43 S. Broadway St.), on surrounding streets, and at participating locations.
A complete guide to the Akron ArtWalk is available on Downtown Akron Partnership’s website.
ArtWalk is supported, in part, by a grant from the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation.
Look for the quarterly ArtWalk Map on Summit Artspace’s social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
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 East Market Street in Akron, Ohio. Public hours are Fridays from noon - 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Summit Artspace is supported by The County of Summit, Ohio Arts Council, GAR Foundation, Akron Community Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, and Peg’s Foundation. For more information, visit the Summit Artspace website or call (330) 376-8480.