With a combined prize amount of $16,000, new and expanded categories, juror prizes, and art works within one single gallery, the 2016 Akron Art Prize is poised to be a great experience.
Art Prize, sponsored by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation and coordinated by Downtown Akron Partnership, takes place at Summit Artspace from Sept. 3-Oct. 1. View more than 200 works of art ranging from photography, sculpture, graphic design, paintings and more with public vote determining $12,000 in cash prizes in six categories. In addition, two civic jurors and two arts jurors will award $1,000 each to four entries.
Entries are accessible for viewing and voting Thursdays-Saturdays from 12 to 9 p.m. throughout the month.
Come to opening night
Saturday, September 3, 5-10 p.m.
Enjoy music by The Dreemers, food trucks and cash bar from 5-9 p.m.
Come to closing night
Saturday, October 1, 12-9 p.m.Vote for entries at Summit Artspace until 8 p.m. and then make your way to the Akron Art Museum for the finale reception from 8-10 p.m. with entertainment by DJ Ben Crazy, light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.
Download the FREE Akron Art Prize app through iTunes or Google Play to view entries, curate favorites and cast votes. Each registered voter, age 16 and older, has up to five votes.
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation provides additional marketing support for Akron Art Prize and presents artists with opportunities for growth through networking, building rapport with galleries and providing tools to promote themselves to patrons.