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High Arts Festival


High Arts Festival is a 23-day festival celebrating visual art, music and film. Public vote determines $32,000 in prizes. The event runs Sept. 14-Oct. 7.


The details

September 14-October 6
Thursday-Friday: 12-7 p.m.
Saturday: 12-5 p.m.

Location: Summit Artspace
140 E. Market St. Akron, OH 44308

Visual Art prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Grand Prize Public Vote ($3000)
  • Grand Prize Juried Vote ($3000)
  • 2D Runner Up ($1000)
  • 3D Runner Up ($1000)

The visual art public and juried grand prize winners will also have to opportunity to go on a 2-day trip October 25-26 to a to-be-announced city to learn from their local arts community.

OPENING NIGHT: Friday, September 14, 5:30-10pm at the Summit Artspace

Come see my work along with many others pieces in the show, and stop by and visit me opening night in my studio on the first floor.  I am in room #104.  

See you there!


Akron's Art Scene

This past month me and my son, Finn, have been involved with some local exhibitions.  There was an exhibition held at the Nine Muses Art Gallery where I put the piece that I did of my sister and her baby.  I had never been into the Nine Muses before and I really enjoyed the environment inside with the attached coffee shop.  This was the first time I had exhibited this piece and it felt good to frame it up and get it out of my house and on a gallery wall!

My son was accepted into a show held at a local venue called the Nature Realm.  The criteria for this show was to enter a photograph that was taken at one of our local metro parks.  Finn always takes his camera and toys with him to photograph when we are at the parks, so he already had several photos that met the criteria.  He had one photo called, "Luigi", and another called, "Boba Fett." He was excited to be a part of this show and we were very proud of him!  I am encouraging him to get his work out there in the community! 

Currently I have my self portrait that I completed this year in a local art show called the "Akron Art Prize."  I was a part of this show last year and I just LOVED being a part of it!  It is an awesome community event where there are several venues in downtown Akron where the art is displayed. People from the community are encouraged to visit the galleries and attend the artist mixers that are held each week.  These mixers are receptions where you can meet the artists at their specific venues.  My piece is held at the Palladian Palette and the artist reception for this venue is September 24th from 6-8pm.  I will be there and would love to see a lot of people come out and mingle with me and others!  If you attend one of the galleries that are a part of the show, you have to make sure you download the Akron Art Prize app so you can vote for your favorites when you are there.  You get six votes, and when the show ends on October 3rd, they tally the votes and the winner receives $5,000!!  You have to be crazy not to participate in this show ;)  Stay connected with all the events connected with this show on Facebook by clicking here.  Hope to see you there! Look, love, vote!