Here are videos of the 11 finalists
Through the power of thousands of text votes, there are 11 finalists competing for the Akron Art Prize, the first contest of its kind in Akron.
The competition, sponsored by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, kicked off Sept. 1 at the Downtown Akron Artwalk and more than 135 artists entered.
The second and final round of voting will end Oct. 6 with all finalists’ works on display at Summit Artspace (140 E. Market St. corner Market/Summit). Unlike in round one where voters had up to 10 votes to cast, round two will allow just one vote. Make it count! (And here's a video that explains the voting procedure).
For more information about the contest, click here. Scroll below to see videos about the final pieces competing for the $5,000 cash prize: