On May 30, just two weeks after the opening of Highland Square’s Mustard Seed Market, Akron’s West Hill saw the opening of another asset – the Akron Center for Art, Music and Performance (ACAMP, as it’s known to the acronymically hip).
Set above Time Traveler Records on West Market Street, ACAMP is an “art school” where seasoned professionals and burgeoning amateurs can expand their repertoire or experiment with something entirely new. The goal is to provide something for everyone, especially those who have always had that one thing on their artistic bucket list. The Center is well on the way to accomplishing its goal; its list of teachers reads like a veritable who’s who of Akron’s creative class. (Justin Tibbs is teaching sax, Amy Mothersbaugh is teaching art and Kyle Jozsa of Wandering Aesthetics is teaching theatre- to name just a few.)
ACAMP’s inaugural party was an all day art festival and open house. Prospective students could mingle with teachers while listening to music, coloring Mothersbaugh’s imaginative octopi creations or enjoying the patio designed by Ben and Seth Gravatt of Multi-Men Universal. Even the rain didn’t keep people away, as over 150 people stopped by the festival throughout the day!
Classes and workshops have already begun at ACAMP. For up-to-date information or to see ACAMP’s extensive list of offerings, visit: www.facebook.com/AkronCAMP.
For more pictures from the ACAMP open house, visit here.