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Third Annual Island of Misfit Toys Workshop Gives Old Toys New Life

For Release: December 2008

Akron, Ohio — Families can expect a twisted take on traditional holiday activities at the Akron Art Museum’s Third Annual Island of Misfit Toys Workshop Saturday, December 13, 2008.

From 12 – 3 pm, families will transform old toys — Barbies, Hot Wheels, Slinkies, whatever! — into one-of-a-kind creations at this fun family drop-in event. Toys will be provided. You may bring toys from home, although it is not required. At 2:30 pm, in the Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium, interactive theater group Random Acts will perform What the Dickens? The Ghosts of Christmas!, a laugh-out-loud, kid-friendly musical where audience members become part of the play.

All activities and performances are FREE to children ages 12 and under. The museum is also offering a BOGO special — gallery admission will be buy-one-get-one-free for adults accompanying children ages 12 and under, or half-price adult admission. Check the museum’s calendar online at or call 330.376.9186 x230 for more details.

Saturday Family Drop-In Day: Third Annual Island of Misfit Toys Workshop is made possible by generous support from Janine and Bob Obee.

Museum Information
Address: One South High, Akron, OH 44308
Tel: 330.376.9185
Fax: 330.376.1180
Gallery and Store Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm, Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm, Closed Monday
Café Hours: Temporarily closed; to resume operations soon.
Library Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11 am – 4 pm, Thursday: By Appointment Only
Admission: Adult general admission is $7, Student and Senior (65+) general admission is $5, Children (12 and under) are FREE, members are FREE. On the first Tuesday of every month, individual admissions to the collection are FREE. Special exhibitions may require paid admission. No tours available on these days.


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Dominic Caruso
Design, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Phone: 330.376.9186 x229

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