Artists of Rubber City to Celebrate 40 Years with Special Members Show; runs in The BOX Gallery until June 30

May 25 – June 30, 2018
The BOX Gallery
Summit Artspace
140 E. Market St., Akron, Ohio
Free and open to the public.

Friday, May 25, 5-8 p.m.
Free and open to the public

The BOX Gallery in downtown Akron is hosting a special Members Show in celebration of the Artists of Rubber City’s (AoRC) 40th Anniversary. The Members Show is an annual exhibition that displays recent artwork from AoRC members working in a wide range of media. The exhibition “40 Years of Artists of Rubber City” celebrates the anniversary of the membership-based organization and all of our past and present members.

Meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, May 25 from 5-8 pm at the BOX Gallery. A retrospective of AoRC photographs and memorabilia will be on display at the opening reception. We are excited to announce that we will also be unveiling our new logo the night of the opening. The exhibition will be on view from May 25 – June 30, 2018. 

The BOX Gallery is open to the public during exhibitions on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12-5 pm. Admission and parking are free. In addition to its regular hours, the gallery will be open on Saturday, June 2, 5-9 pm for Akron Artwalk and Thursday, June 21, 4-7 pm for Third Thursday. AoRC will be hosting a gallery talk from the exhibition’s artists at the Third Thursday event at 6 pm.

About Artists of Rubber City:

In 1978, Artists of Rubber City was founded by a group of University of Akron art students looking for places to display their work and as a way to stay connected. AoRC is a member-based visual art nonprofit with the mission to advocate for contemporary artists and Ohio art. The group promotes the appreciation and ownership of art created by contemporary artists as one facet of the rich culture to be found in Northeast Ohio. Members have diverse backgrounds in visual art including painters, photographers, printmakers, fiber artists, ceramicists, media artists, graphic artists, sculptors, and jewelers.

About the BOX Gallery:

The BOX Gallery is an artist-run gallery owned by the Artists of Rubber City. It opened in October 2009, on the third floor of Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St. in Akron. Gallery exhibition proposals are open to the public and can be acquired at the gallery or at Accepted artist and curator proposals have the opportunity to be featured in two exhibition spaces: the big box and the small box. As a part of the AoRC mission to promote regional contemporary art and artists, membership is not a requirement for gallery shows or exhibitions.

Parking behind the building
Handicap accessible

Summit Artspace Location
140 East Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone: 330-376-8480

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