Akron, Ohio—This September, the Akron Art Museum and Akron-Summit County Public Library will add # new Akron Art Mail works to their ongoing collaboration, the circulating Akron Art Library. These new works will be located at the Ellet Branch Library, complementing existing collections at Main Library, Odom Branch Library, and North Hill Branch Library.
John S. Knight Director and CEO John Fiume said, “The partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library to bring Akron Art Mail to the community has been a wonderful way to inspire creativity and sharing during the last few years and especially with the ups and downs of the pandemic. The artists’ postcards from last year are now framed artwork and settling into their new home at the Ellet library branch – waiting for library cardholders to check them out and display them in their homes for free. What a wonderful experience! We hope these artworks will continue to inspire and bring a sense of community to all.”
The Art Library is a collection of original artworks ranging from paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed media works created by local, regional, and international artists. Akron-Summit County Public Library cardholders are eligible to check out artworks for up to four weeks, and a borrowed piece can be renewed up to five times if the work is not reserved for another Library customer.
A reception to celebrate the new Art Library collection at Ellet Branch Library (2470 E. Market St., Akron) will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 6-8 pm.
For more information about the Akron Art Library, visit https://www.akronlibrary.org/books-more/library-of-things and https://akronartmuseum.org/akron-art-library/ .