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

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