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Thursday, August 17, 2023
6:00 – 9:00 pm



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Discover local artists and artist organizations within your community while enjoying gallery talks, gallery sketching, plein air painting in the gardens, maker opportunities, live music, a cash bar, a food truck, and more. Food by the El Patron food truck and entertainment by DJ Vinnie G.


  • Akron Black Artist Guild: Offering an interactive literary activity, bringing a captivating fusion of words and art.
  • Akron Society of Artists: Live painting and drawing sessions with a model within the Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby and plein air painting on site, capturing the museum’s picturesque surroundings.
  • Artists of Rubber City: A pop-up exhibition within AAM’s Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby, showcasing a dynamic array of works from local artists.
  • Cuyahoga Valley Art Center: Engaging gallery talks and providing the community with limited sketchbooks for gallery sketching, encouraging creativity and exploration.
  • Hudson Society of Artists: On-site plein air painting throughout the day, capturing the essence of Akron Art Museum’s landscape.
  • Ohio Collage Society: Live collage-making demonstrations and interactive activities to introduce attendees to the fascinating world of collage art.
  • Women’s Art League: An artist lecture and demonstration in the Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium, providing valuable insights into the creative process.

The event is free; registration is requested.