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First Night 2015 button artist hosts show at Hazel Tree Interiors
Local artist Lawrence A. Walker will be featured in the upcoming winter show, “Crayon Batiks by Lawrence A. Walker”, at Akron’s Hazel Tree Interiors. The opening reception of Hazel Tree’s newest gallery show will be held during the November Akron Artwalk, on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 5-9pm. more >  


First Night® Akron 2015 now accepting applications for performers
Downtown Akron Partnershipis seeking regional artists to participate in First Night Akron 2015 on Dec. 31, 2014. Artist proposals may include, but are not limited to, music, dance, theater, puppetry, film, visual art/ installation art, interactive/participatory activities, strolling entertainers and make and take projects.  more >  


Snow and Cold Doesn't Dampen New Year's Eve Celebration
The 18th annual First Night® Akron brought approximately 14,000 people to Downtown Akron to enjoy New Year's Eve in a safe, clean and family-friendly environment. Initial attendance figures are estimated based on the clicker totals of the venues. more >  

Featured Artist

O'Hare School of Irish Dance

The O'Hare School of Irish Dance will perform an upbeat Riverdance type performance with local champion dancers. Audience participation follows to engage in an exciting Irish dance experience. Plus the 2012 Senior Men’s Champion will be featured. more>