The Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) Emerging Leaders announced MyAkron is accepting project ideas from the community to enhance the downtown neighborhood within a $300-$500 budget. Projects must be submitted online by 5 p.m. March 14 at www.downtownakron.com/myakron, www.myakron.net or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public will vote on one project for implementation during the MyAkron event at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Suggested donation is $5, which will be used to implement the project.
Projects must be within the Downtown Special Improvement District (SID) (www.downtownakron.com/about/special-improvement-district).
The DAP Emerging Leaders, in partnership with DAP, local artist David Lile, Main Street Partners LLC and Power Media, completed the first MyAkron project in December 2013. The Windows Project, submitted by former Akron resident Phil Dickson, placed art in vacant storefronts on Main Street. See a sample project idea and details at www.downtownakron.com/myakron and www.myakron.net.
The Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) Emerging Leaders was established in 2010 to assist in retaining young professionals and enhancing DAP’s mission of building and promoting a vibrant downtown.
Make a mark at museum
The Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., has transformed the Corbin Gallery into an interactive space by adding a chalkboard wall.
Through March 9, stop in to draw on the board. The museum says drawing promotes visual thinking and creative problem solving, exercising your brain and your fingertips; check out drawings in the museum’s collection or see the monitor for previous contributions.
For information, call 330-376-9185 or go to akronartmuseum.org/exhibitions/details.php?unid=5331.
Reception — An opening reception for The Digital Hand will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Kent State University School of Art Gallery. The exhibit focuses on metalsmithing, especially those who incorporate digital technique in their design and production. Visiting artist Melissa Cameron, whose work is featured, gives a lecture at noon Friday in the adjacent auditorium. Both events and the show are free. Contact Anderson Turner, director of galleries, at email@example.com or 330-672-1369.
Dual Opening — William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, opens two new shows with a 5 to 9 p.m. opening reception. Sculptor Paul O’Keeffe’s work appears in A Distant Silence; Cecelia Philips exhibits Elemental. 216-298-9071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening — From 6 to 9 p.m. Journey Art Gallery, 431 Fourth St. NW, Canton, opens a reception for Katie Balas: Nature Bound. The show remains on view through March 13. 330-456-7061.
Presidents Day Outing — Slots are available in the Youth “School’s Out Ceramic Class.” Ages 6-9 meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m., while ages 10 to 16 will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee is $10 ($7 resident). Cost includes all supplies and use of tools. Call the Quirk Cultural Center at 330-971-8425 or the Parks and Recreation Office at 330-971-8225, or register online at www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec.
Dorothy Shinn writes about art and architecture for the Akron Beacon Journal. Send information to her at the Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640 or email@example.com.