News & Press

August 28, 2023
Forget the old joke about Cleveland’s orchestra being better than the Titanic’s. Locals say our arts help to lift all boats. Rapping and rhapsodizing, weaving and welding, miming and rhyming, our diverse culture evokes, provokes, illuminates and inspires. It enriches our minds, our hearts and not incidentally our wallets, boosting employment and tourism. Read Article
August 28, 2023
In its exploration of Northeast Ohio’s arts and culture ecosystem, Crain’s is tackling a topic that resonates across the nation. Communities from coast to coast are struggling to forge post-pandemic avenues to prosperity. Yet in this national landscape, Akron stands in an extraordinary position, armed with a comprehensive road map for its future: the Akron/Summit […] Read Article
June 2, 2023
AKRON, OH (June 2, 2023) — It’s been an eventful year for Akron Municipal Court Judge David Hamilton, who began serving as administrative/presiding judge in January. Along with his new duties on the bench, he’s also taken on two key roles outside the court and received two prestigious accolades, including the Akron Bar Association’s Diversity Award, […] Read Article
June 1, 2023
AKRON, OH (June 1, 2023) — GAR Foundation recently awarded $1.44 million in grants to Akron nonprofit organizations Foundation officials stated they focused support this quarter on a variety of important initiatives in the arts, most notably the work of ArtsNow. The Foundation awarded ArtsNow a grant of $125,000 towards operations, supporting the organization’s continued work […] Read Article
May 26, 2023
AKRON, OH (May 26, 2023) – Watercolor artist Denny Stoiber spent about an hour and a half painting live next to the Cuyahoga Falls amphitheater as passersby looked on and a crowd formed, asking questions about his process during a 2021 event. Read Article