March Akron ArtWalk at Summit Artspace: A Vision of Empowerment

March ArtWalk: A Vision of Empowerment at Summit Artspace. Supported, in part, by Summit DD to Empower People of All Abilities! Experience the Akron ArtWalk, a quarterly celebration of the arts featuring artist vendors, creative activities, music, food, and more throughout the Historic Arts District. Admission is free and open to the public at participating venues. Summit Artspace’s March ArtWalk is presented in collaboration with Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) in celebration of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Visitors to Summit Artspace will find a host of inclusion-themed activities: - ArtWalk guests are invited to wear orange – the color of inclusion! - “A Vision of Empowerment,” a Summit Artspace exhibition in the building’s elevator lobby featuring artworks created by individuals with disabilities. Exhibiting artists will be on hand to discuss their work. - Information and activities at Summit DD’s booth in the Intersections Gallery, where visitors can learn more about services and supports. - The Inclusioneers’ Mobile Sensory Bus, supported by Summit DD staff, will be available in front of the building for folks who need a sensory break from the activities. - Resources from Akron Summit County Public Library’s new Accessibility Library, a groundbreaking resource that enhances accessibility at festivals, performances, community gatherings, and cultural shows. Visitors can view and use Sensory Bags, mobility supports, and other items available for loan at no cost to users. - A Quiet Room on Summit Artspace’s 3rd floor will offer a calming atmosphere and feature various Accessibility Library items. - United Disability Services will showcase its Toy Lending Library, which loans developmental toys and resource materials to preschools, therapists, parents, grandparents and anyone working with a child from birth to six years of age. As always, ArtWalk at Summit Artspace features opportunities for visitors to appreciate and purchase art and meet local artists: - Summit Artspace’s 25+ resident artists will open their studios to the public throughout the evening - 30 pop-up artist vendors will sell handmade artwork throughout the building. - Elizabeth’s Bookstore will sell books that highlight, amplify and celebrate the work of QTBIPOC writers, who are often excluded from traditional cultural, social & academic canons. - Winter Exhibitions will be on view in Summit Artspace’s five galleries throughout the evening. - 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. - Artists of Rubber City’s The Box Gallery will feature the exhibition “Fun and Games” by AoRC member Norman Mallard.

Date and Time: March 08, 2024 - March 08, 2024

Location: , 140 E. Summit Street, Akron, OH

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March Akron ArtWalk at Summit Artspace: A Vision of Empowerment