Upcoming Events

Events for December 31, 2017

First Night Akron

December 31, 2017, 6:00 – 11:00 pm

First Night Akron is Akron's New Year's Eve community celebration and features the region’s best in music, dance, theater, interactive and visual arts. 

First Night Akron

December 31, 2017, 6:00 – 11:00 pm

The Akron Art Museum is CLOSED during the day on December 31, 2017

The museum OPENS at 6 pm for Akron First Night • Purchase First Night Admission Buttons below

Be amazed at the Akron Art Museum as you travel through a sparkly, shiny, sneaky labyrinth of fun. Your trip will be full of twists and turns and end with you feeling ready to conquer any challenge the New Year throws at you.

Visitors also have the opportunity to paint a human statue, Joy Unspeakable, in the museum
lobby from 6 – 9 pm, when he will come to life. Celebrate with some time on the dance floor
during the dance party from 6 – 11 pm.

There will be music in the auditorium from acclaimed jazz pianist Kofi Boakye from 6:30 – 8:15 pm, and jazz / R & B group, Blu Pi from 9 – 10:45 pm.

Don’t miss the large, interactive fire and ice tower out in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden from 6 - 11 pm.
Galleries will be open from 6 - 10 pm.

Café will be open from 6 - 10:30 pm.
Café offerings will include hot chocolate, coffee, beer, wine, snacks.

Museum Shop will be open from 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Buttons are $10 with children under 10 admitted free with a button wearing adult. Buttons are availible in the museum shop and online. Purchase online using the link below.

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