“I Went on Vacation in Summit County”

Written by Mary Kay Palazzo, ArtsNow Intern and Kent State University Student This past Wednesday, I took a day-long vacation in Summit County! Well, not exactly, but it felt a bit that way. I am not a native Summit County resident, and although I’ve lived in Kent for school for the past two and a […]

Opening Retreat Supports Arts & Akron

Guest blog by Lindsey Phillips (Torchbearers Class 2018) As a member of the 2018 Torchbearers class, we partook in the best new member orientation in Torchbearers history January 19-20 (I can say that, because it’s the only one I’ve been to, but I believe it to be true). For the first nine years I lived […]

Welcome Mary Kay!

We’re thrilled to introduce ArtsNow intern Mary Kay. Mary Kay Palazzo is a junior at Kent State University from Avon, Ohio. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Crafts with a concentration in Jewelry and Metals and a minor in Nonprofit Studies. As an artist, she understands that keeping the public engaged with the arts […]

Holiday Magic in the Magic City

A guest blog written by City of Barberton Mayor William B. Judge The Magic City offers dozens of opportunities to make your own holiday magic this month—from must-see annual traditions to unique local shopping.  Here are a couple of our favorite local happenings this month: 4th Friday in December: Every 4th Friday of the month, […]

10 Totally-Akron Holiday Gift Ideas

Guest blog by Heather Roszczyk, Akron Entrepreneurship Fellow at Fund for Our Economic Future As always, holiday shopping has snuck up on me this year. It’s like my own little tradition: at the end of every December I vow to pick up little gifts throughout themonths—thoughtfully!—whenever I see something that reminds me of someone I love. […]

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Recap of 2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

“I believe that creativity will be the currency of the 21st century.” — Gerald Gordon, Ph.D., President/CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the 2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention.  I loved meeting impressive folks from across the country and learning from them, but the best part was […]