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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
October 28, 2022
AKRON, OH (September 21, 2022) – ArtsNow, in collaboration with and support from the Ian Patrick Schwarber Foundation, is proud to announce the Summit County Creative Investment Program. This program will serve as a direct investment in the professional learning of artists and creatives residing in Summit County. These small grants will be available to professional […] Read Article
October 28, 2022
AKRON, OH (August 16, 2022) – On Monday, August 15, 2022, at the Summit County Council Chambers, Executive Shapiro and Summit County Council presented the DEIA Advisory Board for Arts and Culture a commendation thanking them for their work. Following the County Council meeting, leadership from the County of Summit as well as the County Council […] Read Article
September 22, 2022
The John S. and James L Knight Foundation has committed more than $11 million to build the arts in Akron through support of three local arts organizations and two local artist initiatives. Receiving the largest arts grant is the Akron Art Museum, which received $7 million from the Knight Foundation to upgrade its technical infrastructure and create a […] Read Article