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ArtsNow Friend of the Arts: Jilly’s Music Room

When did Jilly’s open?November 2013 What do you feel makes the Akron music scene unique?There has always been a vast amount of creativity in the region – spanning all of the arts – literary, visual, performance. Couple that abundance of creators with an active and engaged support system including philanthropists, patrons, venues, education systems, and […]

ArtsNow Patron Spotlight: Curtis Minter, Jr.

Art audiences, supporters, and patrons are all vital to a healthy arts and culture sector. This blog series will highlight some of the people who make the arts work in Summit County. Today we hear from Curtis Minter, Jr., Operations Director at The Well CDC. (Have somebody you want to nominate for the spotlight? Reach […]

ArtsNow Patron Spotlight: Yoly Miller

Art audiences, supporters, and patrons are all vital to a healthy arts and culture sector. This blog series will highlight some of the people who make the arts work in Summit County. Today we hear from Yoly Miller, writer, photographer, and video journalist. (Have somebody you want to nominate for the spotlight? Reach out to […]

Tuesday, March 31: Resources for Artists + Creative Businesses

Hosting a virtual event? Help more people find you! Login to SummitLive365 and add your virtual event to the community calendar. And for instructions on how to create a virtual event, click here. Find virtual events in Summit County Your creative community is still here for you! Find online streaming events on our community calendar here and join us in […]

FREE WEBINAR: Production, Distribution, Live Streaming, and Getting Paid

Join creative consultant and co-owner of Akron’s AVclub Phil Anderson for a webinar devoted to helping artists learn more about producing, distributing, live streaming, and getting paid for creative work in this time of social distancing and staying at home. View the webinar, sponsored by ArtsNow, here: For additional resources, please visit Phil’s ArtsNow webinar […]

ArtsNow Patron Spotlight: Erin Irwin

Art audiences, supporters, and patrons are all vital to a healthy arts and culture sector. This blog series will highlight some of the people who make the arts work in Summit County. Today we hear from Erin Irwin, Development Director for South Street Ministries. (Have somebody you want to nominate for the spotlight? Reach out […]

Monday, March 16 Update

Good afternoon,  I want to thank all of you who continue to stay in touch with us during this time of rapid change to share insight, ideas, resources, and concerns.  The daily impact on arts, culture, environment, and entertainment in our world and in Summit County is constantly evolving, and your partnership is invaluable. We […]

COVID-19: Arts & Cultural Sector Support

Together with our local, regional, and national partner organizations, ArtsNow has been closely monitoring the ever-evolving facts and guidance regarding  COVID-19 (coronavirus) in order to best support our Summit County arts and cultural community. Our priority is the collective health, safety, and wellness of all patrons, staff, volunteers, audience members, artists, and organizations. While there […]

This Wine Pairs with Local

By: Jessica Goldbourn Overwhelmed by the seemingly endless barrage of advice about where to spend your hard-earned dollars, you’re not alone. It’s something I think about maybe to the point of neurosis. Yes, definitely to the point of neurosis. The little voice shouting buy local in the back of my head is triggering self-inflicted anxiety. […]