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Summit Artspace on East Market Ticket Center

November 12 - December 19

Summit Artspace Ticket Center

Success at reopening! New shows coming up!

  • Tickets are recommended but not required to visit gallery shows at Summit Artspace on East Market in Akron during public hours.
  • Artists with studios in the building will each have their own open hours and guidelines.
  • All visitors are welcome to stop by without a ticket to check on open gallery times.

Summit Artspace will be following state directives for social distancing. Visitors may choose to register for a timed, ticket here at Eventbrite. Please choose a date and time and complete the registration. Tickets are free. Your ticket is for 1.5 hours but feel free to stay longer and see the amazing local artwork. Thursdays from 12 to 3 p.m. are reserved for vulnerable populations.

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Please choose a date and time and complete the registration. Tickets are free. If you have questions or are experiencing difficulty, call our office at 330-376-8480.

SUMMIT ARTSPACE ON EAST MARKET
140 E. Market St., Akron
GALLERY HOURS:
THURSDAYS,12-7 p.m. with 12-3 p.m. reserved for vulnerable populations; FRIDAYS, 12-7 p.m.; SATURDAYS, 12-5 p.m.; ARTWALK on FIRST SATURDAY OF MONTH, 5-8 P.M., next on Dec. 5, 2020

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A FREE, TIMED TICKET. 


Kaleidoscope

VIRTUAL/IN-PERSON 18TH ANNUAL KALEIDOSCOPE JURIED ART EXHIBITION, NOV. 20-DEC. 19, 2020
Nov. 20 – Dec. 19, 2020 | SUMMIT ARTSPACE ON EAST MARKET
MAIN GALLERY

As 2020 draws to a close, the 18th Annual Kaleidoscope Juried Art Exhibition is a joyous celebration of vibrant, local art that can be seen in person or virtually at Summit Artspace from Nov. 20 to Dec. 19. Link to virtual show: summitartspace.org/kaleidoscope-virtual.

SHOW DATES & TIMES, WINNERS

The show opened in the Summit Artspace main first floor gallery on Thursday, Nov. 20, at noon, for in-person visits. Admission is free. Weekly gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, 12- 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 12-5 p.m.  Summit Artspace on East Market is located at 140 E. Market St., Akron. More infor about the show here: summitartspace.org/kaleidoscope-virtual.

YOU PICK THE ARTIST WHO WINS THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD!

Gallery visitors and online viewers will be able to vote for their favorite artist to win the People’s Choice Award, a working kaleidoscope designed and hand-blown by glass artist, Bob Pozarski. The winner will be announced at the end of the show on the Summit Artspace website. 

YOUR IN-PERSON VISIT TO KALEIDOSCOPE

Tickets are highly recommended but not required to visit gallery shows at Summit Artspace on East Market in Akron during public hours. Artists with studios in the building will each have their own open hours and guidelines. All visitors are welcome to stop by without a ticket to check on open gallery times. Masks are required. Summit Artspace will be following state directives for social distancing and sanitizing.

Market on Market

MARKET ON MARKET: HOLIDAY EDITION
Nov. 21 & 28, Dec. 5 & 12, 2020 | 12-5 p.m.
Summit Artspace on East Market

Market on Market: Holiday Edition is an in-person, socially-distanced Holiday Artisanal Market that showcases local artists and their handmade work.

DATES on Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.:

  • November 21
  • November 28
  • December 5
  • December 12

Join us for open studios, pop up vendors on three floors and open galleries. Support local artists and be HERE for Small Business Saturday!

Art of Print

Art of Print Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibit
Oct. 9 – Dec. 19, 2020 | Opens Oct. 9, noon
Summit Artspace on East Market | Three G Gallery

Art of Print

Artist J. Leigh Garcia, Juror

The art of printmaking, with its long and enduring history, has continued to develop and diversify well into the twenty-first century. Artists are using the multiplicity and accessibility of print media to comment on relevant issues and promote change. In addition, the printmaking process is incredibly experiential, allowing for artists to engage with the medium and communicate their personal interests and concerns. Printmaking encompasses a wide range of techniques including etching, monotypes, screen printing, lithography, stenciling, and countless others as well as combinations. all of which are welcome in this exhibition.

Summit Artspace in partnership with the Kent State University School of Art presents The Art of Print. The juror is  J. Leigh Garcia, Print Media and Photography Professor at Kent State University.  https://www.jleighgarcia.com

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE, TIMED TICKET TO ENTER THE BUILDING. Visitors are also welcome stop by to check for open time slots.


Open for Business

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: ARTIST AS AN ENTREPRENEUR INSTITUTE COHORT
Oct. 9 – Dec. 19, 2020 | Welcome Gallery

Open for Business showcases art by the most recent participants in the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute at Summit Artspace. AEI is a partnership among Summit Artspace, Arts Cleveland and the Burton D. Morgan Foundation which funds the annual program. AEI is open to individuals who are interested in or are already becoming entrepreneurs in the creative arts, including but not limited to visual art, music, theatre, dance, and writing.  Participants receive foundational business knowledge and hands-on training as part of the curriculum in this multi-week course.

Artists also have the opportunity to meet with and learn from successful creative entrepreneurs in Akron and the surrounding area. In addition to the class curriculum, participants receive the benefits of a supportive peer group and the exchange of unique perspectives on growing their creative business.  The Open for Business show is the capstone project for the 2019-2020 cohort that concluded at the beginning of the global pandemic.


Artwalk

ARTWALK | Summit Artspace on East Market
Dec. 5, 2020 | 5 – 8 p.m

Artwalk is an art/retail event organized by Summit Artspace on East Market in downtown Akron on the first Saturday of the month, from 5-8 p.m.

What you’ll find at the Artwalk locations–

  • Summit Artspace on East Market: Galleries, artist studios, pop-ups and more
  • Zeber-Martell Studio and Gallery: See the exceptional functional and decorative ceramics by the artists, as well as a large selection of jewelry and much more to delight shoppers!
  • Northside Cellar: Check out what they have in the shop plus Art 4 Artwalk.
  • Bluff Blue Door Gallery: Visit the galleries in this unique setting.
  • Sweet Modern: Fine vintage mid-century furniture and decor
  • Akron Soul Train: (RE-OPENS IN SEPTEMBER 2020) Akron Soul Train is an artist residency village connecting and empowering the community and artists by granting fellowships that provide resources for all creative disciplines to foster a more vibrant downtown Akron.
  • Gallery C: A new location at East 66 Cuyahoga Falls Ave., open for Akron Artwalk

Head to our website for links to our Artwalk partners.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A FREE, TIMED TICKET.
Visitors are also welcome stop by to check for open time slots.



ARTIST STUDIOS WELCOME YOU BACK

With re-entry to Summit Artspace on East Market, you can also check out the artists studios . Artists have been back at their studios for several weeks and many of them have continued to create new works that you’ll be able see and purchase. They will be determining their own reopening schedules and guidelines for spending time in their spaces.

Below are the guidelines for visiting Summit Artspace on East Market.

Visitors must wear masks.

Guidelines for visiting Summit Artspace

FREE PARKING BEHIND BUILDING AT
SUMMIT ARTSPACE ON EAST MARKET.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE AT BOTH LOCATIONS.
ELEVATOR AVAILABLE AT BOTH LOCATIONS.

See the Summit Artspace exhibit calendar for show details.
Plan your visit by clicking here.
Have questions? Here is our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Please Note: All exhibitions are subject to becoming virtual at our website, summitartspace.org, due to the global pandemic.