Why is it so important to you to support arts and culture? Why do arts and culture matter to you?Arts and Culture matter to me because the Arts saved my life and It allowed me to get out of sad places during my childhood. The Arts helped me learn the importance of shari[...]
This story series highlights the incredible talent of tattoo artists in Summit County. Scotty Oswald can be found at Golden Heart Tattoo in Norton. When did you discover your artistic talent?I had always been interested in making art, but I didn’t start to think a[...]
Guest Blogger: Alicia M. Hopkins Art has the power to tell stories, change perspectives, and help unite communities on various causes and issues. We can use art to engage people in dialogue about a particular cause or idea that is important to us or others in our commun[...]
What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture?  One of my earliest memories of absolutely loving the arts is going to shows at EJ Thomas with my parents and as class field trips. I think my first was Paint Your Wagon. The thrill of getting [...]
This story series showcases Summit County artists who create beautiful and functional items for the home. Meet Brian Bakos who works with a number of mediums, including wood and glass.  How did you discover glass?I started working with glass in the early 2000[...]
What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture?As a child, my mom (Kim Jacobs) would take me on a walk around the Nature Realm in Fairlawn, Ohio. It was always a cool experience getting to see the animals live in their natural habitat. Since then, I h[...]
This story series highlights the incredible talent of tattoo artists in Summit County. Niki Jackson can be found at Kustom Culture in Tallmadge. What attracted you to the world of tattooing?My older brother Jimi, is also a tattoo artist. Some of my favorite memories are[...]
What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture?I have countless childhood memories that included arts and culture. I am not sure which was my earliest. I grew up with the bike trail in my back yard, so it was the backdrop of my imagination and my road[...]