Joanne M. Green, New Executive Director

Joanne Green chosen as Summit Artspace Director

Joanne M. Green, a well-known communications leader in Akron, will take over the executive director post of the Akron Area Arts Alliance and its community arts center, Summit Artspace, after mid-July of this year. A resident of Akron, Green is currently the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Akron Symphony Orchestra. She has […]


Looking for Akron Area Arts Alliance? New Focus is on Summit Artspace

Summit Artspace, “A Place for the Creative,” has a new momentum and focus. We’re changing in response to the community’s desire for an art center bringing together the best of education, new local visual art and performance in one central, convenient location. On April 15, the membership of the Akron Area Arts Alliance voted to adopt a resolution from the […]


Your Art in Summit Artspace in 2016? Submit Your Work by Aug. 15, 2015

Can you picture your artwork displayed at Akron’s premier non-profit gallery? Now is the time to put your portfolio in front of the selection committee at Summit Artspace! The gallery is accepting submissions for the 2016 exhibition season. Artists are selected on the basis of quality and exhibition needs. Exhibitions generally include bodies of work […]


Fresh Exhibit Shines

Summit Artspace has announced the winners of the 11th Annual Fresh Juried Art Exhibition for 2015 from among the more than 250 contemporary art pieces that were submitted. Jennifer Omaitz of Kent won the top prize of $500. Kathryn Shinko of Akron was awarded second place with a $200 prize. Rachel Goldman of Medina was […]

2014 Akron Art Prize Winner, Lisa Demagall,  “Between Here and There.”

Downtown Akron Welcomes the 4th Annual Akron Art Prize

Are you an aspiring artist? Consider submitting your masterpiece for the Akron Art Prize and be a part of a great, creative experiencethat transforms downtown Akron with color, form, sound and motion. The application for the Akron Art Prize is now open. Check out the application here. A project of the Downtown Akron Partnership, the Akron Art Prize is […]


Check out the Summit Artspace Events Calendar by clicking here.

Click through here, to our Artist Studios and information on the downtown Akron Artwalk, the first Saturday of the month (except July). The Summit Artspace building with its galleries and studios is open from 5 pm to 10 pm.
Akron Artwalk