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June 16, 2021
Mural Making Workshops
The first Mural Making Workshop is on June 17th at 5pm. These opportunities are ideal for individuals at any level of mural making or participatory public art practices.  Register Here>>
Cultural Plan Update 
An arts administration class at UofA creates a space for students to present potential ways to implement the Akron Cultural Plan. 
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Equity
On May 27th, long-time leader of Americans for the Arts Bob Lynch, retired after having been on administrative leave since December of last year following allegations of a hostile workplace and racial inequity.  On June 7th, AFTA Board Chair, Julie Muraco published a public letter addressing the accusations, investigation, and future of the national organization.  Now, the Arts Education Advisory Council now known as the Progressive Arts Education Coalition has posted a response to recent AFTA events
Field News 
There is No Pandemic Recovery Plan without the Arts and Culture -The Hill

Nintendo Museum to Open in a Defunct Kyoto Factory. -ARTnews
Skin Art 

This story series highlights the incredible talent of tattoo artists in Summit County. Bethany Hendrix can be found at Black Moon Ink in Cuyahoga Falls.   Learn More>>
the artist profile
GODBROTHER

GodBrother is a Funk Rock band from Akron. Their recent album release, Trumbull County, is now available online. Follow them on social @GodBrotherGrooves. A CD launch party is planned for August at Jilly's Music Room.  Learn more >>
find more artists
arts & culture patrons
CRISTINA GONZÁLEZ ALCALÁ, PhD & RICHELLE WARDELL

"Arts, culture, and the environment offer time traveling, world traveling, and inner soul traveling without much physical traveling... the ability to do these types of traveling present opportunities to dream, inspire, and create independently.Read more >>
 

 

ways to engage

Juneteenth
Check out all the events taking 
place across Akron to celebrate Juneteenth!  
Click here for the official Juneteenth map. Ride METRO free on June 19th from 8am to 10pm when you show the digital or paper map to the bus operator.  
Learn More>>
World of Wonders
Clayton Bailey’s World of Wonders offers a look into the wild, warped mind of renowned ceramist and prankster Clayton Bailey.  Over 100 wild, surprising and incredible pieces from the singular mind of Bailey will be on display at the Landmark Building on Main Street in Akron. This exhibition is family-friendly and free!  Learn More>>
Sci-Fi Book Club 
Join the first discussion on June 23rd at 7:00 pm on the outdoor patio of Hudson Library. Free to attend, but participants must register.
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Grand Opening Weekend 
Join White Rabbit Galleries in Barberton for their grand opening on June 18th &19th.  There will be refreshments, music, art activities, and a memorial show featuring the art of Carol Marsh.
Learn More>>
Akron Soul Train Exhibition  
Through the lens of immigration and migration, this project examines the condensed universe of the luggage, along with replicating presentation and engagement on the topic of immigration.
Learn More>>
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