Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Artwalk Returns Saturday, February 6th

This Saturday marks the return of the Akron Artwalks for 2010. Moving from restaurants and galleries to wine bars and shops, the Artwalk features pottery, hand-blown glass and eclectic art in Downtown Akron's historic district and at Northside. Parking near Luigis is free as is the trolley service. Catch the trolley at any stop along the route and ride between studios. Hop on and off and visit all the studios. A walking map is provided with a list of participating studios.   Come out and see the creative side of Akron.

Akron Glassworks resumes there live glassblowing demonstrations from 5-10pm. The Northside District also houses the Red Light Galleries that will host a make-and-take art during the artwalk. Akron's art district extends to High Street with purveyors of the best Akronite Attire, Rubber City Clothing and the We Gallery which include a fine art exhibition by artist J.W. Cooper as well as an interactive community art installation project with artist Emily Vigil. The We Gallery's exhibition space blends into Uncorked Wine Bar, and adventuresome and curious artwalkers can wind their way through a stairwell or two and find themselves at Mocha Maiden, Musica and NOTO - an edgy, chic fashion boutique. With so mich to see and do, it is no surprise that the monthly artwalk is becoming one of the coolest nights out in Akron.