First Night Akron 2011

By Beth Govern, Visitor Services Coordinator

First Night Akron 2011 was an evening of family fun and entertainment at the Akron Art Museum.  Families had an opportunity to express their creativity by participating in Akron Draws, organized by local artist Linda Hutchinson.  Artist wannabees of all ages were encouraged to draw, doodle and sketch.  You Shot Rock and Roll was another activity offered to families.  Family members of all ages enjoyed creating their own album covers inspired by the Who Shot Rock and Roll exhibition.

The lobby was full of music from musicians such as Neil Jacobs, the EKCO Ringers and Bongo Joe & Little Steve-O.  In the auditorium families enjoyed other entertainment including the OPA Dance Company, Maidens IV and A Minor Bird.  Both areas were buzzing with families throughout the entire night!

Overall, the evening was a memorable way to ring in 2011.  Thank you to all who came out and spent New Years with us.  Wishing all of you a happy and healthy new year from the Akron Art Museum!

*Don’t forget that our latest exhibition, Who Shot Rock and Roll, closes on January 23rd, 2011!  You won’t want to miss it!