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City of Akron and Arts Partners Launch Art Blooms in Akron


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of Ellen Lander Nischt
Published: 06-15-2020

AKRON, OH (June 15, 2020) – The City of Akron has announced a collaborative effort to bring art and nature to residents across the city titled, “Art Blooms in Akron.”

In Akron, our natural resources and city-wide creativity are a vital part of who we are as a community. Beginning June 15, 2020 residents of all ages are encouraged to share their Akron pride by creating pieces of art and displaying them in their front yard. In addition, residents will be provided with My First Garden Flower seeds to bring the beauty of nature to their front lawn.

Thanks to the support of Akron Community Foundation’s Community Response Fund for Nonprofits, supplies and instructions will be delivered to the first 250 people to register.  To register, visit or call 330-375-2877.  In addition, 18 youth winners, categorized by age from pre-K to seniors, will be awarded gift certificates, memberships to the Akron Art Museum and Akron Children’s Museum, and bags of art supplies. Instructions to submit will be included with your supplies and a panel of judges will pick the winners. All participants are encouraged to share on social media using #ArtBloomsinAkron.

“We have faith in the resiliency and creativity of the citizens of Akron,” said Mayor Dan Horrigan. “This project reminds us that we can all create art regardless of our age or training and that artistic expression is a meaningful and important pursuit. I am excited to see images and messages of hope throughout our community and to celebrate the talent here in Akron.”


“We believe everyone has an innate ability and desire to create” said Traci Buckner, Executive Director of Akron Children’s Museum. “Both children and adults benefit from the act of creative expression. This opportunity to express themselves through art comes at the perfect time and will certainly be a positive experience for all involved.”

Let your creativity bloom, Akron!

For additional information, please see Questions can be directed to [email protected].

This program was made possible by support from Akron Community Foundation’s Community Response Fund for Nonprofits and collaboration with Akron Art Museum, Akron Children’s Museum, Akron Public Schools, Akron Soul Train, Akron Urban League, ArtsNow, City of Akron, Crafty Mart, and Myers School of Art at The University of Akron.

For further information, contact:
Ellen Lander Nischt
Press Secretary
Phone: 330-375-2325
E-mail: [email protected]

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