Monday, July 30, 2007

Akron Digital Academy

Akron Digital Academy is looking at the possibility of offering some mini courses in the Arts to high school students. Possibilities range from drawing to drama, whatever might hold the interest of the students.

They would appreciate your help in locating people who might be interested.

Anyone who is interested can contact Neil Quirk at 330-990-3424.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

European Market Experience at Lock 3, Akron


In the tradition of European open air markets, the City of Akron will be holding nine consecutive farmers markets from July 28 to September 22.

What makes us European????? ART!

The Home Grown Saturday Morning Farmer’s Markets at Lock 3 Park will feature:

  • Local farmers and produce,
  • Weekly pancake breakfasts
  • WAKR’s Live broadcast of the Tom Dayton Show
  • Trolley tours of downtown Akron
  • Children’s activities, crafts, and science experiments
  • Akron’s History Exhibit and Toy and Marble Museum

And…….with your help, local artists at work with items available for purchase!

Jewelry, fine art, pottery, accessories, handmade books and papers, woodwork, hiking staffs, glass, paint, printmaking…and the list goes on and on!

All items must be handmade by the artist, and respect the family friendly atmosphere of the park.

I am looking for a few artists (3-7 or so per week) to come down to the park to work and show their artwork on Main Street in front of the fence line at Lock 3. This is a great way for young, emerging artists to show their work and show their talents to the public. Seasoned artists can enjoy the fresh air, new ideas and exposure to the public as well. People love to watch the artistic process, no matter what the medium, and it makes for great conversation and a better appreciation of the arts in the community. Ideally, you will be able to work on a piece (or pieces) on site in addition to having your finished pieces on display.

A covered table and chairs is available for your use. You need only bring your supplies and artwork. You may bring and set up a canopy of your own, no larger that 10 feet by 10 feet.

You are welcome to sell your work.

Artists are asked to arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. and stay until about 1 p.m.

I would like to generate an idea of days that different artists are available and interested in attending.

Please reply with:
Your name
Days that you would like to reserve a table
Your specialty (and images if available)

I will call or email with a confirmation of your space.

Our first event is THIS SATURDAY! Please reply early to capture this opportunity!

Lock 3 Park is located at 200 South Main Street Akron Ohio 44308 .

Saturday dates are:

July 28
August 4
August 11
August 18
August 25
Sept 1
Sept 8
Sept 15
Sept 22


Suzanne Graham
City of Akron
Coordinator of Arts and Children’s Programs

Akron Arts Expo

The Akron Arts Expo is this weekend, July 26-29 at Hardesty Park in Akron. One of the largest art fairs in the area, it features 160 arts and crafts exhibitors, a variety of entertainment, and terrific food.

Hardesty Park is at the corner of W. Market St. and Wallhaven Drive.
Get Directions to Hardesty Park.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio (YANEO)

Are you an artist with a unique perspective on math, science, language arts, the environment, history, or social studies? Do you enjoy and have experience working with young people of all ages?

Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio (YANEO), a nonprofit arts-in-education organization, is currently recruiting professional teaching artists of every discipline, to serve on its 2008/2009 artist and ensemble roster. Young Audiences' teaching artists provide arts education performances, workshops, and residencies to schools, day cares, and after school programs in eighteen Northeast Ohio counties. Here are only a few of the advantages of becoming a YANEO teaching artist:

  • Affiliation with a nationally and locally recognized arts-in education organization. YANEO, recipient of the 2000 Chapter Achievement Award is a chapter of National Young Audiences, which received the nation’s highest award for the arts, the National Medal of the Arts, in 1994.
  • Payment according to a mutually agreed upon contract.
  • Professional development and support in developing arts-in-education programs.
  • Promotion of artists and ensembles through a broad range of marketing and publicity campaigns.
  • Scheduling and Contracts arranged by YANEO’s professional, Cleveland-based staff.

To find out more about becoming a Young Audiences teaching artist, please visit or call 216.561.5005. To download a Prospective Artist Guide and Application, please visit

About Young Audiences of Northeast OhioYoung Audiences of Northeast Ohio (YANEO) enriches the lives of children and promotes creative learning by uniting arts and education. Organized in 1953, the Northeast Ohio chapter of Young Audiences is the only multi-arts resource for schools in the region whose primary purpose is to make learning through the arts an essential part of young people’s education. Programs take place in public, private, and parochial schools, reaching over 265,000 young people each year.