Visual arts

Summit Artspace’s March 11 ArtWalk to feature art, live music, theater performances

AKRON, Ohio – Summit Artspace will host Akron Artwalk, a quarterly celebration of learning through the arts, March 11 from 4-8 pm

The free event will be held at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., and other venues throughout Akron’s Historic Arts District. Featuring the theme “Art Connects Us!,” Summit Artspace’s resident artists and vendors will offer artwork and handmade items for sale and the gallery will be open for visitors.

ArtWalk highlights at Summit Artspace include:

  • An open house featuring student performances and artwork by visual art students at Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts (Akron Public Schools)
  • Artwork for sale by student artists in the National Art Honor Society chapter at Akron School of the Arts/Firestone CLC (Akron Public Schools)
  • Art activities led by students in the University of Akron’s arts education program in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art
  • Drop-in hours for Summit Choral Society’s new studio and classroom space
  • Pop-up theater performances by youth from the Genesis Experience Theater
  • Local Andrew Izold will perform live music at the Taylor Main Gallery to complement the “Fresh” exhibition. Local bands Strings Attached, Bout Time and Celtic Flux will also perform throughout the evening on the third floor.

ArtWalk highlights at other locations include:

  • The Akron Art Museum will be open until 8 pm and is offering a paid workshop with local artist Megan Young inspired by the “More is More” exhibition from 6-8 pm
  • The Akron Summit County Public Library will host a free concert featuring the Joe Augustine Jazz Trio in the Main Library Auditorium from 6:30-8 pm
  • The Nightlight Cinema will be playing “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” at 5:30 pm and “Writing with Fire” at 8 pm
  • In the Northside District, the Northside Cellar will be open until 5 pm and Zeber-Martell Gallery and Clay Studio will be open until 6 pm
  • From 8:30-11:30 pm, Jilly’s Music Room will host band Mo’ Mojo, which plays Zydeco music infused with Americana, Cajun, reggae, rock & roll, funk, R&B, African and Latin rhythms.
  • Musica will present a concert featuring Free Black!, JT’s Electrik Blackout and Jean P The MC. Doors open at 8 pm and the concert begins at 9 pm

Parking for ArtWalk will be available in the lot between Summit Street and Broadway Street, which is accessible from Mill Street (but not Market Street).

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