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Akron Art Prize 2016

Presented by Downtown Akron Partnership at Summit Artspace, Akron OH

Sep 03 2016
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Oct 01 2016
Akron Art Prize 2016

Akron Art Prize is a month-long arts experience open to visual artists with a public voting component via digital app and tablets. The accepted works of art will be placed in one location – Summit Artspace – and open to the public for viewing.

Akron Art Prize is a month-long arts experience that is open to visual artists with a public voting component via digital app and tablets. In the last four years, Akron Art Prize has made art accessible to the Summit County community. The accepted works of art will be placed in one location – Summit Artspace –  and open to the public for viewing and voting. To encourage visitors to attend and experience the event, voting will take place during universal venue hours and only allowed within the downtown arts district. Guests age 16 and older may download the Akron Art Prize app on their iPhone or Android device to view entries and cast votes. iPad kiosks are available for those without smart phone capabilities at all participating venues.

Akron Art Prize begins Saturday, Sept. 3 in conjunction with the Downtown Akron Artwalk, and closes Saturday, Oct. 1 with a finale in the Akron Art Museum. Results of the public voting will be announced and awards given during the finale, where all

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ADMISSION INFO

Free

Contact: 330-374-7676

Email: ccable@downtownakron.com

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

A new kick-off event will take place on Sept. 3 in the parking lot between the Akron Art Museum and Summit Artspace from 5-9 p.m. Activities will include music, food trucks and additional entertainment.

An artist reception will also be held at Summit Artspace on Sept. 15 from 6-9 p.m. and provide the public and artists to network and meet each other while enjoying entertainment and light refreshments.

Akron Art Prize closes on Saturday, Oct. 1 with a finale in the Akron Art Museum. Results of the public voting will be announced and awards given during the finale, where all are welcome to attend. Hors d’oeuvres and entertainment are provided.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

PHOTOS

  • The city of Akron trolley

VIDEOS

  • Local filmmaker, Ted Sikora developed this 30-second spot from Akron Art Prize footage to promote the fourth annual event in Downtown Akron. "Ever After" performed by Zach.

LOCATION

Summit Artspace

140 East Market Street, 2nd Floor, Akron, OH 44308

PARKING INFO

Free parking behind building.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Elevator access.

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