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Opening of YOU-Topia Juried Virtual Art Exhibit
May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
What does your YOU-Topia look like? Artists are constantly responding to the state of the world and creating pertinent work that shapes perspectives and impacts the future.
YOU-TOPIA VIRTUAL OPENING MAY 2
A utopia is defined as an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The YOU-Topia Juried Art Exhibit opens online during Virtual Akron Artwalk, May 2, 5:30 p.m., 2020, on our Artwalk and Summit Artspace Facebook pages and Instagram. You can also look there for information before the event. Free access to the exhibit and Artwalk.
Winners will be announced on Facebook Live at the 5:30 p.m. unveiling by juror/artist Edith Wadkins of Grove City, Ohio. Cash prizes will be sent to the winners.
During these unprecedented times, imagining a perfect or better world, a utopia, can temporarily relieve anxiety and bring comfort. For this virtual exhibition, artists have been prompted to respond to current events and create work that imagines a better future. The show features different types of media by local artists.
ABOUT YOU-TOPIA YOUTH CHALLENGE JUROR EDITH WADKINS
MORE ABOUT ARTWALK ON MAY 2…
Akron Artwalk will be online! You won’t miss a thing through Summit Artspace social media!
ARTWALK ONLINE AT SUMMIT ARTSPACE SOCIAL MEDIA FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH 5:30-7 PM
We know ARTWALK as the downtown arts and cultural ramble will return but in the meantime… We’ll be bringing you the Saturday April 4 Artwalk online from 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Summit Artspace social media. Artwalk is an art/retail event organized by Summit Artspace the first Saturday of the month. We’ll be showcasing our Summit Artspace artist tenants and featuring them in demos, workshops and interviews. We’ll also be sharing the work of our Artwalk partners, as well as our pop-up vendors who have special offers through the weekend. Two new virtual art shows will be opening.
VIRTUAL ARTWALK SCHEDULE, MAY 2
- 5:30 p.m. – Unveiling of virtual shows YOU-Topia Juried Art Exhibition and YOU-Topia Youth Challenge (links go live at 5:30 p.m., May 2); Juror Edith Wadkins will announce the winners via Facebook Live
- 5:45 p.m. – Mini demos/workshops/interviews with artist tenants
- 6 p.m. – Featuring pop-up artists, promo code “MayArtwalk2020” for discounts through the weekend
- 6:15 p.m. – Mini demos/workshops/interviews with artist tenants
- 6:30 p.m. – Featuring Artwalk partners
- 6:35-7 p.m. – Mini demos/workshops/interviews with artist tenants
Summit Artspace: Galleries, artist studios and more
Zeber-Martell: 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: Art galleries in a unique setting.
sweetmodern.com: Fine vintage mid-century furniture and decor
Akron Soul Train: 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
Visit the Summit Artspace Facebook page for more information about Artwalk sites.
Bluff Blue Gallery
66 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron
ABOUT SUMMIT ARTSPACE
Summit Artspace is a non-profit arts organization that provides studio, exhibit and programming spaces in Summit County and the surrounding area for local artists and arts organizations; and is a center for art education open to all residents. Contact Summit Artspace at 330-376-8480. On the Web at www.summitartspace.org. Find us on: Facebook, Twitter at @AkronAreaArts, Instagram and Snapchat.