The BOX Gallery in downtown Akron is hosting a members’ Show featuring artwork from members of Artists of Rubber City.
Artists working in a wide range of media will show some of their most recent projects, and the show takes place Dec. 1 through Jan. 6. Residents may meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the BOX Gallery.
The BOX Gallery will also be open on Saturday, Dec. 2 for the Akron Artwalk and Dec. 21 for Third Thursdays, from 5 to 9 p.m., in addition to its regular hours. Admission is free and open to the public.
In 1978, Artists of Rubber City (AoRC) was founded by a group of University of Akron art students looking for places to display their work and for a way to stay connected. AoRC is a member-based visual arts nonprofit with the mission to advocate for contemporary artists and Ohio art. Members have diverse backgrounds in visual art including painters, photographers, printmakers, fiber artists, ceramicists, media artists, graphic artists, sculptors, and jewelers.
The BOX Gallery is an artist-run gallery owned by the Artists of Rubber City. It opened in October 2009, on the third floor of Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St. in Akron. Gallery exhibition proposals are open to the public and can be acquired at the gallery or at ArtistsofRubberCity.org. Accepted artist and curator proposals have the opportunity to be featured in two exhibition spaces: the big box and the small box. As a part of the AoRC mission to promote regional contemporary art and artists, membership is not a requirement for gallery shows or exhibitions. The BOX Gallery is FREE and open to the public during exhibitions on Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., during Friday art openings, and during the Akron Art Walk, the first Saturday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m.