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Call for Art: Portage Path Community Archaeology Project

The Portage Path Community Archaeology Project is an Ohio Humanities Council-funded exhibition and educational series organized by Stewards of Historical Preservation (SHiP). As part of the project, SHiP is seeking local artists who work in any of the following media: watercolor, illustration/drawing, lithograph, cartography, oils, ceramics, photography, and sculpture.

SHiP is seeking original artwork to display (with consignment through Summit Artspace). In addition to the artwork displayed, SHiP is seeking to commission ONE piece of artwork related to the project. The exhibition focuses on the history of the portage path, as far back as we know from archaeological evidence to its use as a symbol of Akron’s identity. The exhibition will feature artifacts from the Akron area, interpretive maps, and text panels, along with local artwork.
Applicants should include at least three pieces of prior artwork, along with a paragraph or more describing what inspired them to apply. All applicants will be considered for both consignment of artwork they intend to create and commissioned artwork. 

Community members can submit their applications to historicakron@gmail.com. The exhibition runs from Oct. 7 – Dec. 17, 2022, at Summit Artspace. Applications are due by June 3. A decision on the artists selected will be made by June 17. Art created for this project must be completed and hang-ready for drop-off at Summit Artspace on Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24.

Be a vendor at Summit Artspace during our ArtWalk and Artist Sunday events!

Important Details:

  • Application will close Friday May 20th at 11:59 p.m.
  • You will be notified of acceptance by Friday, May 27th.
  • Event options are ArtWalks on Friday, June 10; September 9; and December 9 from 4 – 9 p.m. and Artist Sunday on November, 27 from 12 – 5 p.m. Apply to one or all with a single application!
  • Open to artists and artisans who create, sell, and exhibit in Northeast Ohio.
  • Acceptance for any event is not guaranteed due to limited space.  We will do our best to get as many applicants as possible scheduled for at least one event.
  • Our vendor fees have changed:  All applicants will be charged a $10 fee which is non-refundable.  Accepted applicants will be asked to pay an additional $35 booth fee.  
  • An invoice for the booth fee will be sent along with an agreement after acceptance.  Vendors must sign an agreement and pay their booth fee before the event.
  • Each vendor will be provided a 10′ x 10′ space, 6ft. table and two folding chairs. Vendors will be assigned a space by Summit Artspace staff.  
  • Electric access is limited, please only request electricity if it is part of your display.
  • Must be able to carry and assemble vendor booths independently from 10:00 – 12:00 on Artist Sunday and 1:00 – 4:00 pm on ArtWalk; tear down 5:00 – 6:00 pm on Artist Sunday and 9:00 – 10:00 pm at ArtWalk.
  • Must commit to the event times of Artist Sunday and/ or ArtWalk and agree to staff your booth for the duration of the entire event.
  • Must adhere to all of Summit Artspace’s COVID-19 policies and procedures.
  • Must agree to COVID-19 government health department checklist, including that you are healthy, do not exhibit any symptoms and have not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • There are no refunds except if a government directed shutdown occurs.
  • Summit Artspace will be promoting Artist Sunday and ArtWalk program via various media including paid advertisements

Be a food vendor at Summit Artspace during our ArtWalk events!

Important Details:

  • Application will close Friday May 20th at 11:59 p.m.
  • You will be notified of acceptance by Friday, May 27th.
  • Event options are ArtWalks on Friday, June 10; September 9; and December 9 from 4 – 9 p.m.
  • We expect 300-500 visitors at each ArtWalk, with winter events having a lesser turnout than summer. 
  • Open to any food vendors, food trucks, chefs, bakers, or baristas who work or live in Summit and surrounding counties.
  • Our vendor fees have changed:  All applicants will be charged a $10 fee which is non-refundable.  Accepted applicants will be asked to pay an additional $35 booth fee.
  • An invoice for the booth fee will be sent along with an agreement after acceptance.  Vendors must sign an agreement and pay their booth fee before the event.
  • Food Vendors will be located outside the building if the weather is nice. We expect Food Vendors will be able to be outside in June and September. December may have to completely indoors.    
  • We do not have on-site kitchens or indoor ventilation appropriate for cooking.  Any hot food that is going to be served indoors must be pre-cooked. 
  • Acceptance for any event is not guaranteed due to limited space.  We usually have 3-4 food vendors at each event.  We will do our best to get as many applicants as possible scheduled.  
  • Food Vendors are expect to bring their own table/ set-up.  Vendors will be assigned a space by Summit Artspace staff. 
  • Must be able to carry and assemble vendor booths independently between 1:00 – 4:00 pm on ArtWalk; tear down from 9:00 – 10:00 pm at ArtWalk.
  • Must commit to the event times of Artist Sunday and/ or ArtWalk and agree to staff your booth for the duration of the entire event.
  • Must adhere to all of Summit Artspace’s COVID-19 policies and procedures.
  • Must agree to COVID-19 government health department checklist, including that you are healthy, do not exhibit any symptoms and have not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • There are no refunds except if a government directed shutdown occurs.
  • Summit Artspace will be promoting Artist Sunday and ArtWalk program via various media including paid advertisements.
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