Downtown@Dusk ft. The Speedbumps

Thursday, July 26
6:30 – 8:30 pm

*Update: All Downtown@Dusk activities for 07.26.12 have been moved inside due to the weather.*

Come see The Speedbumps perform live at the Akron Art Museum Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm as part of the museum’s popular Downtown@Dusk concert series. Also enjoy a lecture from artist Al Bright, ArtCamp@Dusk for the kids, hot dogs and a cold beer from Elevator Brewing for adults.

Maintaining a high level of instrumentation and honest songwriting, Kent-area band the Speedbumps incorporate a combination of hollow-bodied instruments like cello, upright bass, ukulele, and acoustic guitar to create an eclectic but approachable sound. The band’s intelligent yet organic feel has given them the opportunity to perform with Amos Lee, Matt Nathanson, OK GO, Chrissie Hynde and Andrew Bird.

In 1978 Youngstown artist Al Bright did a live performance at the Akron Art Institute. 34 years later, Bright returned to the Akron Art Museum, creating a masterful Abstract Expressionist style painting to the musical accompaniment of the Jesse Dandy Trio. This work is currently on view as part of The Anniversary Show: Commemorative Art Through the Years. Bright will speak about his experiences performing at the museum and everything that happened in between.


Bring the kids down for the first ArtCamp@Dusk! Children7-12 years old will explore fun and wacky hands-on art making in the museum classroom. Registration is required for members and nonmembers. Sign-up today at

Concert goers may also visit the museum galleries to view Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui and The Anniversary Show: Commemorative Art Through the Years during the evening. Gallery admission is required. For detailed information on this and other museum events, visit the calendar of events at

Downtown@Dusk 2012 is made possible by The City of Akron. It is presented in cooperation with 89.7 WKSU.

ArtTalks@Dusk are made possible by a gift from the Sam & Kathy Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Board of Akron.

ArtCamp@Dusk is made possible by a gift from the Harris-Stanton Gallery.