Aug
22
2:00 PM14:00

Community Review of the Akron Cultural Plan

Join the Cultural Planning team to provide feedback on the draft recommendations at the Akron Art Museum. Team members will be available throughout the afternoon to answer questions and walk visitors through the proposed recommendations for the Cultural Plan. Bring the whole family- the museum is free on Thursdays!

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Jul
18
5:30 PM17:30

Young Professionals Meet-Up | Torchbearers Event

Torchbearers invites emerging leaders from across Akron to come together to provide guidance on Akron's first Cultural Plan. This event is free, open to the public, and intended for an audience between 23 and 40 years old.

Parking Update:

There is significant construction downtown and we are recommending guests park at the O'Neils/State Street Deck. (52 W State St, Akron, OH 44308) Both the Bowery Street entrance and the Main Street entrance will be open for your convenience.

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Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Focus Group

Calling all local artists: Join ArtsNow for a facilitated discussion on the cultural plan at the Rialto Theater. Discussion will center on your vision for the future of arts and culture in Akron and how the Cultural Plan can help support that vision. Come prepared with your big ideas, desires and wants for the future of arts and culture. Snacks will be provided. 

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Jul
17
2:00 PM14:00

Arts and Culture Age Friendly Afternoon Tea at Stan Hywet

Join ArtsNow, the Mayor’s Senior Citizens Commission, and Age Friendly Akron for afternoon tea at the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens Carriage House Reception Hall. We expect a lively discussion on arts and culture in Akron, after which Stan Hywet and ArtsNow invite you to walk the grounds to explore FUSED, the summer art-in-the-garden event.

This event is free, open to the public, and intended for an age 55+ audience.

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Jul
16
12:00 PM12:00

Access Akron: Cultural Plan Meetup

United Disability Services, Center for Applied Drama and Autism, and ArtsNow are co-hosting a public meeting to discuss arts and culture in greater Akron and you're invited!

We believe it is vital to continue to break down barriers for our communities to grow and thrive. If you are interested in learning more about the cultural planning process and want to ensure that arts and culture in Akron are accessible to and inclusive of everyone, we encourage you and your family to attend this public event and be part of the discussion.

Drink refreshments will be provided, and you are invited to bring a bag lunch to this focus group.

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Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

Cultural Plan Neighborhood Meet-Up: Reservoir Community Center

Join us for a playfully fun community event where we talk about arts, culture, and environment in Akron! We’ll cover what we have today and what we’d like to see in the future while creating a public art piece that will be displayed in Akron. This event is free and all ages are welcome to attend! 

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May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Information Session

Do you identify as an artist? From visual, dance, and music to photography, theater, textile creatives, please join us! We will be answer questions like “what is a cultural master plan?” and “what does this mean for Akron” with an in-depth information session for the arts, hosted by principal of Designing Local, Josh Lapp.

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