July 16, 2016, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us at the Akron Art Museum on Saturday, July 16 as we welcome the community into the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden!

Celebrate and explore downtown Akron’s art oasis and join the day-long celebration, beginning with an elegant, ticketed Dedication Brunch. Enjoy a performance by Woodwind Quintet. Limited Seating. $100/person. Registration required.

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You are also invited to the Afternoon Ice Cream Social, from noon to 2 pm. Enjoy ice cream in the Garden, along with performances by Verb Ballets and Singers Companye. FREE/Members. Registration required.*

MEMBERS PREVIEW • 10 am — 2 pm

Bud and Susie Rogers Dedication and Ribbon Cutting • 10 am
Dedication Brunch (registration required—register above) • 10:30 am — 12 pm
Verb Ballets • 11:45 pm

Akron Art Museum Member Ice Cream Social (registration required—register above) • 12 — 2 pm
Singers Companye • 1 pm


Family Programming • 12:00 – 5:00 pm

12 – 5 pm • Sound Hive, designed by Michael Marras
Help create beautiful music in the garden using this artist designed sculpture. Add pieces and parts, then ‘play’ the creation for others to hear. Location: The Upper Grove

12 – 5 pm • Seed Bomb Station
Wouldn’t you love to see your yard just exploding with beautiful blooms? Create your own seed bomb so you can harvest living art on your own lawn. Location: The Green

12 – 5 pm • Bubble Up
Nothing says summer like blowing bubbles and watching them float through the air, or chasing them through the yard. Join in on the fun or just watch the silliness ensue. Location: The Green


1:00 pm • Singers Companye Location: Stage, Garden Plaza

2:00 pm • Shape Imagination performance by Verb Ballets Location: The Green

2:45 pm • Wandering Aesthetics Storytelling
Listen up for fascinating fables and inspiring stories with Kyle Jozsa of Wandering Aesthetics Location: The Stage

Guided Garden Walking Tours:

2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 pm
Our docents will lead you through the garden, pointing out the unique features and flora that make up this beautiful space. Location: Meet at the S. High Street stairs.

Evening Programming
The Del Rios • 6 pm
Shivering Timbers • 7 pm
Wesley Bright • 8 pm

Questions? Contact Jennifer Shipman, Special Projects Manager, at 330.376.9186 x210

Presenting Sponsor

J.M. Smucker Company

The J. M. Smucker Company.

Opening Day Sponsors

GOJO Cohen & Company Summit Management Services, Inc. OLIN Partners PNC
GOJO Cohen & Company Summit Management Services, Inc. OLIN Partners PNC

Opening Day Media Sponsor

91.3 The Summit FM

In-kind support by

ACME Fresh Market

and Dunecraft.

Garden Rendering © OLIN Partners.

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