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High Arts Festival Opening
September 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Summit Artspace is the location for High Arts Festival OPening
a 23-day visual art, music, film and literary art festival
Friday, Sept. 14, is the High Arts Festival Opening at Summit Artspace on East Market. The festival, organized by the Akron Downtown Partnership, celebrates the excellence of the arts community through peer-to-peer assessment, connecting new audiences to local art and individual artists, and increasing the awareness of the vibrant artistic hub that exists in downtown Akron. The public will continue to vote for favorites in each category via a mobile app or kiosks in participating venues.
Making the High ARts Festival possible
The event is sponsored by Peg’s Foundation and made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge. Additional support is provided by Ohio Arts Council. Visit the website for more information on the entire festival: higharts.org
art to See…
142 visual art pieces at Summit Artspace Thursdays through Saturdays from 12 to 7 p.m. between Sept. 14 and Oct. 6. Visual art weekend kicks off at Opening Night on Sept. 14, 5:30 to 10 p.m.
DAYS/TIMES FOR VISUAL ART EXHIBIT AT SUMMIT ARTSPACE
SEP 14 – OPENING – 5:30 to 10 pm
SEP 15 – 12 to 5 pm
SEP 20 – 12 to 7 pm – 3rd THURSDAY
SEP 21 – 12 to 7 pm
SEP 22 – 12 to 5 pm
SEP 27 – 12 to 7 pm
SEP 28 – 12 to 7 pm
SEP 29 – 12 to 5 pm
OCT 4 – 12 to 7 pm
OCT 5 – 12 to 7 pm
OCT 6 – 12 to 9 pm – CLOSING FINALE AND ARTWALK
Or visit our event calendar at summitartspace.org/event.
FILMS TO WATCH…
35 super short (60-second or less) and short (61 second-10 minute) film entries at The Nightlight during the film festival weekend on Sept. 22. Dates and times here: https://higharts.org/film
Words to Listen to…
28 poetry and prose submissions in the Historic Arts District on Sept. 29 during the literary art festival weekend. Dates and times here: https://higharts.org/literary
MUSIC TO Hear…
Up to 39 solo/due or group musical entries at the music festival weekend on Oct. 6 from 2-8 p.m. at Musica, Uncorked Wine Bar, Blu Jazz+ and an outdoor stage. Dates and times here: https://higharts.org/music
At the the finale reception and awards presentation on Oct. 6 from 8-10 p.m. This night a total of $32,000 will be distributed to winners that are decided by public and juried votes. Looking for closing night information? Head here.
The High Arts Festival app is available for free from the Google Play Store/iTunes Store. Through the app, you can register to vote, explore all of the entries and vote on your favorite art, music, film and literary work throughout the event.
Follow HIgh Arts on Facebook to stay up-to-date and share your experiences – and with #HighArtsFest on Twitter and Instagram.
Parking behind the Summit ARtspace on East MArket building
See the Summit Artspace exhibit calendar for open hours for High Arts Visual Arts.
Plan your visit by clicking here.
Have questions? Here is our Frequently Asked Questions page.