We are aware that COVID-19 is affecting the scheduling of events and other gatherings throughout our community. As we all work together to respond to this crisis, we understand that many events on this site may not yet be updated with the most current closure information. We encourage you to check with event organizers and venues regarding the status of any event you are looking to attend. Thank you.

Kevin Friend

Kevin Friend



I was born and raised in Akron. I moved to Chicago in 1988 and lived near Wrigley Field for about 23 years. I moved back to Akron in 2011. For my job I was able to travel to all parts of the United States. As part of those travels I had the opportunity to walk 100s of miles in and around the cities I visited. As I walk I capture images that most people do not see or pay attention too. I then manipulate and combine these images into an imaginary graffiti mural collage.
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