An outcome of the GAR and Knight Foundation Arts and Culture Assessment, ArtsNow is a new nonprofit that connects arts, culture and community and supports the work being done by the creative sector in Summit County. The organization’s first and largest undertaking is launching SummitLive365.com, a website designed to serve as a portal for artists, performers, venues and organizations to feature their talents as well as a robust event calendar for the county.
SummitLive365 is free to use and is home to everything from family-friendly events to individual artists sharing their talents.
Before the official launch of SummitLive365.com, the organization is conducting a series of training workshops at various locations throughout Summit County for artists, organizations, and audience members to meet the team and learn about the website. Anyone who attends a training session and registers for the website will be invited to the group’s Oct. 15 launch party at the John S. Knight Center.
Guests only need to attend one session and are encouraged to take laptops or mobile devices to their session.
Saturday Oct. 3
Odom Branch Library
600 Vernon Odom Blvd • Akron, OH 44307
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 4
Highland Tavern Open Mic 808 W. Market St. • Akron, OH 44302
8:30 to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 6
Norton Branch Library 3930 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd. • Norton, OH 44203
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Twinsburg Library 10050 Ravenna Rd. • Twinsburg, OH 44087
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 8
Stow Library 3515 Darrow Rd. • Stow, OH 44224
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Nervous Dog in Stow 4161 Steels Pointe • Stow, OH 44224
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 9
Coffee Pot Café (attached to Main Library)
75 S. Main St. • Akron, OH 44308
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 10
Green Branch Library
4046 Massillon Rd. • Uniontown, OH 44685
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.