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City of Akron Holds 15th Annual Taste of Akron and 43rd Annual Akron Arts Expo


Taste of Akron Thursday July 21 / Akron Arts Expo Saturday July 23 & Sunday July 24

City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of City of Akron Press Office
Published: 07-19-2022

Akron, Ohio, July 19, 2022 — This week, the City of Akron presents Taste of Akron and the Akron Arts Expo. The 15th Annual Taste of Akron will take place on Thursday, July 21 from 6-10 p.m. at Hardesty Park (1615 W. Market St.).

Some of the area’s best restaurants will offer food samples during the Taste of Akron to give guests a fantastic lineup of the city’s best eats!  Patrons can enjoy samples of appetizers, entrées, and desserts, while listening to Jerri Sapronetti & Graham Murphy followed by Samantha Grace and her band.  No pre-paid tickets are needed, guests will pay food vendors directly.

Participants this year include:

  • Akron Pickle
  • Buffalo Wild Wings GO
  • The Breakfast Box
  • Papa Johns
  • The pierogi Lady
  • Bereka Coffee & Ethiopian Cuisine
  • The Soulful Vegan
  • Saffron Patch
  • Akron Norka Beverage
  • Sweet & Savvy Cake Shop
  • Café Arnone
  • Henry’s Creamery
  • Dr. Hibachi
  • The Cookery
  • Southern Thangs
  • Twisted Grill and Grind
  • Smash Time
  • Johnny Lotes Latin Street Corn
  • Sandy Bottom Bowls
  • Eddie’s Famous Cheesesteaks
  • D & M Grille
  • Urban Gourmet
  • Billy’s Tropical Asian Fusion
  • West Side Coney Island
  • Big Blue BBQ Truck
  • The Buzzy Bee

The 43rd Annual Akron Arts Expo takes place Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, July 24 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hardesty Park (1615 W. Market St.).

The Akron Arts Expo celebrates the creativity of over 100 juried exhibitors from across the country.  The Akron Arts Expo is a free, family-friendly weekend event and draws over 20,000 patrons to the Akron area.  It features live entertainment throughout the weekend from popular local musicians.   

The interactive Children’s Tent will feature a selfie contest hosted by the Akron Children’s museum and a community art project coordinated through Arts LIFT, a summer art apprenticeship program, offered to Akron Public Schools’ high school students by the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art.  A final celebration of Arts LIFT participants’ work will take place on the stage at the Akron Art Expo at 2:0 0pm on Sunday, July 24.  The Akron-Summit County Public Library will also be on site with an interactive art project for children and families.  Be sure to stop by the shelter and watch wood turning demonstrations throughout the event. 

The 43rd Akron Arts Expo is sponsored by Mr. Roof and Renewal by Anderson. 

Akron Arts Expo would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:  Heidelberg Distributing Co., House of La Rose, Bright Idea Shops, General RV Center, The Breakfast Box, Akron Life Magazine, and Norka Beverage.

For further information, contact:
Laurie Chenevey
Akron Arts Expo Coordinator
Phone: 330-375-2854

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