The show, with an estimated 900 works, will be the same night at Barberton Fourth Friday, April 28, 5 to 8 p.m. The center is located at 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave. Admission is free. This is the fifth year for the event.
“This is truly one of our great joys, to open our doors for community exhibitions that can be shared by art lovers of all ages,” said Summit Artspace Executive Director Kamelia Fisher.
The show is organized by Barberton High School art teacher Ron White, who started the annual event in 2012. White and a team of volunteers have put the show up the day before and then will tear it down immediately after.
White said students will be showing paintings, sculpture, jewelry, metalworking, fiber art and drawings. High school artist Krista Cool created the image for this year’s show. Her teacher is Dana Suloff.
“Our Barberton students and their families, as well as the art teachers, look forward to this show every year. You can see the beautiful progress our young artists are making. Their art education positively impacts every aspect of their lives,” said White.
Barberton Mayor William Judge and Fisher will be the show judges. There will be first-, second- and third-place awards for the high school and middle school, as well as honorable mention recognition. The Barberton Community Foundation sponsors the cash prizes.
Residents may check out info by using the hashtag #bartownart. Summit Artspace on Tusc is operated by the Summit Artspace organization which also manages Summit Artspace on East Market in downtown Akron and the Nine Muses Art Gallery in Barberton.