ArtsNow Announces Second Annual State Of The Arts: Connecting Arts, Culture And Community In Summit County

AKRON, OH (Oct. 20, 2022) – Tickets are on sale for the second annual State of the Arts, hosted by ArtsNow, which will be held on Dec. 15, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Akron Civic Theatre.

Presented by the County of Summit, State of the Arts will feature a strolling cocktail hour with various artists and entertainment. After the cocktail hour, ArtsNow Executive Director, Nicole Mullet, will give a brief State of the Arts update and honor two advocates and champions for arts and culture in Summit County including Theresa Carter, receiving the Distinguished Patron award, and Gregg Mervis, receiving the ArtsNow Visionary Leader award.

“We are thrilled with the outpouring of community support and with the opportunity to share highlights from the sectors we serve– from initiatives and accomplishments over the year to insights on what opportunities await us in the future. We’re also looking forward to discussing the updates in the Cultural Plan and its role in attracting and retaining talent, driving economic investment, and ensuring residents of all ages and backgrounds are helping to co-create the future of arts in our community.” 

Sponsorship opportunities are still available by visiting ArtsNow on CharityProud. A special thank you to the Presenting Sponsor, the County of Summit. During the event, sponsors will be invited to an exclusive preview party at 4:30 at the Mezzanine Level of the Akron Civic Theatre. For additional sponsors, visit

For ticket prices and information, visit And thanks to generous donors, ArtsNow is able to offer a limited number of discounted or free tickets. You are not obligated to share any details. All submissions will be notified of the state of their request by Nov. 18th, 2022.

For more information on ArtsNow and the vital role its team plays in the community, visit

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Contact: ArtsNow 
Nicole Mullet, Executive Director 330-203-1606

ArtsNow works to leverage the arts and culture in Summit County to support and strengthen the region’s economic and social vibrancy. Learn more at