Downtown@Dusk, the Akron Art Museum’s popular summertime after-work event, kicks off its 34th season from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday with a bang … and a trumpet.

Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Curtis Taylor, accompanied by Akron’s Theron Brown, is the first performer of the new season. Taylor has performed with pianist Cyrus Chestnut at the Kennedy Center (recorded for NPR’s JazzSet), played at Dizzy’s Club in New York City and toured the world. He has also performed and recorded with rising jazz star Gregory Porter.

The concerts take place in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden next to the museum, with food and drinks available from the cafe.

Member Appreciation Night begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Upper Grove of the garden. To register to attend, go to https://bit.ly/2Ks0yeh.

Concerts will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Thursday, rain or shine. The rest of the schedule:

• July 5: 15 60 75 The Numbers Band

• July 12: Purple K’nif

• July 19: Shivering Timbers and Anne E. DeChant

• July 26: Sammy DeLeon Latin Jazz Orchestra

Video wins Emmy

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s For the Benefit of All the People Forever video won an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Lower Great Lakes Chapter.

The statement “for the benefit of all the people forever” was written into Jeptha Wade’s 1892 deed of gift for the museum’s land, and reflects its founders’ belief that museums should inspire wonder and meaning in people’s lives. The museum has placed new banners with the motto on the façade of its 1916 building and will emphasize it on the website and with new signage.

To watch the video, go to https://bit.ly/2tISe2x.

Opening

Transcendence: Silkscreens by Julian Stanczak and Stone Carvings by Barbara Stanczak opens Thursday with a 5:30-8 p.m. reception at Harris Stanton Gallery Cleveland, 1370 W. Ninth St. Barbara Stanczak will speak during the reception. The exhibit is on view through Sept. 22. 216-471-8882; infocle@HarrisStantonGallery.com; www.HarrisStantonGallery.com.

Artist as entrepreneur

Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron, is again offering the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute, in partnership with the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture.

Classes are held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 11; you can register until July 12. The cost is $125 for the 16-week session if you register by Thursday; $140 afterward. The fee includes all materials and events.

The institute is open to individuals who are interested in or are already becoming entrepreneurs in the creative arts, including but not limited to visual art, music, theater, dance, and writing.

For questions, email carolyn@summitartspace.org.

Call for artists

ArtsNow is seeking proposals for Park East Artist-In-Residence. Submission deadline is July 25.

Download the application at https://bit.ly/2twJHQH.

The Park East neighborhood sits along the Ohio & Erie Canal and the Towpath Trail between downtown Akron and Summit Lake. The project seeks to engage residents by bringing in a local artist to work with neighbors and residents to transform the tennis courts into a year-round space.

The selection committee will be made up of community members, partner organizations, and artists. Submissions will be received July 25, and decisions will be made by mid-August. (The selection committee may require final interviews.)

Applications must be received by midnight July 25. Submit applications or questions to ArtsNow at Nicole@ArtsNow.org.

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 dtgshinn@att.net.