ArtsNow Presents…

Thanks to support from Mural Arts Philadelphia, and in partnership with thought leaders across the nation, local experts and Summit County organizations, ArtsNow is curating a calendar of 2021 events designed to enable more art in more places for more people.

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for additional events throughout 2021 including a local artist talk, details about how to apply for a commission, and a City of Akron public art contract Q&A session.

June 17, 2021
MURAL MAKING #1: Production Materials
Nathanial Lee with Mural Arts Philadelphia hosts a mural-making workshop concentrating on production materials. Register today!

June 24, 2021
MURAL MAKING #2: Engagement
James Burns with Mural Arts Philadelphia hosts a mural making workshop with a focus on community engagement. Register today!

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Past Events from 2021

February 8, 2021
VIRTUAL MURAL TOUR
This 90-minute virtual tour will showcase the transformative power of art on public space and community with Jane Golden, founder and executive director of Mural Arts Philadelphia.

April 8, 2021
MONUMENT LAB
Dr. Paul Farber of Monument Lab discusses the role of monuments in public art, public space, and the community

April 22, 2021
REVEALING NATURE

Environmental artists Stacy Levy demonstrates how art can create ecological legibility and help us all understand the natural world in our backyards, parks, and urban spaces. Watch the video!

April 28, 2021
WHEN ART WORKS

In her second series, Stacy Levy explores how through embracing change and observing and mimicking the action of natural processes, art can begin to make real changes to the environment. Watch the video!

May 5, 2021
THE BRASS TACKS OF PUBLIC ART WORKSHOP
Join renowned environmental artist Stacy Levy for a look inside her process of approaching a public art project! Watch the video!

May 20, 2021 – 4:30pm
ARTS + TECHNOLOGY: Synergy Series
Local artists Alexandria Couch and Micah Kraus chat with Downtown Akron Partnership’s Kelli Fetter and S3 Technologies’ Bill Myers.