The Art of the Family Special Exhibition will open at Summit Artspace for the 30th Annual Child and Family Awareness Month celebration.
The show begins Saturday, March 25, at 3 p.m. in the Summit Artspace second floor lobby, where winners of the county-wide art competition will be displayed until the end of April.
The month-long celebration of families is organized by Summit County Children Services. The agency offers activities for families, child abuse prevention trainings, parent education events and a family walk at the Akron Zoo to focus emphasis on community support of healthy families. Information is available at www.summitkids.org.
This year’s theme is “A Family is the Sunshine in my Day,” created by a student from Seton Catholic School in Hudson who won the 2016 Poster/Slogan Contest.
Summit County Children Services has organized the art show with co-sponsorships from Summit Artspace, ACME Fresh Market and the Greenleaf Family Center.
The exhibition will be open for the public when Summit Artspace’s main gallery is open. For March and April these dates are March 25 to April 8 and April 21 to April 30 when the show ends. The days and times are Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. The show will be open for Akron Artwalk on April 1, noon to 8 p.m.
Firestone High School art show
Also at Summit Artspace, students in the Firestone High School Art Department will show their creative best for the spring exhibition on display in the Transition Gallery of Summit Artspace.
The show is one week only from March 25 to April 1. The show will open with an artist reception on Saturday, March 25, 1 to 4 p.m. in the gallery. The reception and the exhibit are free.
During the time the FHS exhibit is at Summit Artspace the gallery hours are: Saturday, March 25, noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday, March 30, and Friday, March 31, noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, April 1, noon to 8 p.m. Akron Artwalk is 5 to 10 p.m. on April 1.
Summit Artspace is located at 140 E. Market St., Akron.
Parking is available behind the Summit Artspace building and in a lot between South Summit Street and Broadway when visiting the gallery. Summit Artspace is handicap accessible and has an elevator. For information about Summit Artspace, go to summitartspace.org or call (330) 376-8480. Find Summit Artspace on Facebook, on Twitter @AkronAreaArts, Instagram and Snapchat.