High Arts Festival Akron 2018 Final Day and Finale Celebration

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Sun Oct 21st 2018
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High Arts Festival Akron 2018 was held from September 14th to October 6th
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A BIG thank-you to Summit Artspace (@AkronAreaArts) for reaching out on Twitter and recommending I visit the Summit Artspace gallery as part of the High Arts Festival Akron 2018 finale celebration (#HighArtsFest in #DowntownAkron) on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Twitter invite to High Arts Festival Akron 2018
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I already knew about the Akron High Arts Festival, and had it in my weekend calendar along with other local fun activities. Thanks to the tweet from Summit Artspace, followed by a Twitter direct message with some great information from Downtown Akron Partnership (@DowntownAkron), I knew I had to attend this event!

 

Pre-Event Tweets

 

Here are my @sos_jr tweets and retweets that I shared leading up to the event. They give you information about the High Arts Festival.

 

Akron Art Prize Grows to become High Arts Festival!

After 2016, the Akron Art Prize became the High Arts Festival!
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I wrote a blog post about and attended the Akron Art Prize 2016. At this 2016 event, I enjoyed seeing all the Akron Art Prize entries at Summit Artspace (@AkronAreaArts), and then attending the awards reception at the Akron Art Museum (@AkronArtMuseum). I am grateful that @DowntownAkron sent me a Twitter direct message on October 5, 2018, explaining the history of how the Akron Art Prize evolved to become the High Arts Festival. The support of the Peg's Foundation (formerly the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation) (@PegsFoundation) for the Akron Art Prize was joined by funding from the Knight Foundation (@knightfdn) and others, to expand beyond the visual arts in 2017.

I love how the High Arts Festival logo reflects how this Akron event has grown to not only include the Visual Arts, but also Music, Film, and the Literary Arts!

High Arts Festival: Music - Literary Arts - Film - Visual Arts
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Since I only attended the High Arts Festival Akron 2018 Final Day and Finale Celebration, my blog post only captures a small slice of the total activities of this multi-day event that was held this year from Friday, September 14th, to Saturday, October 6th.

 

#SummitArtspace Gallery & #HighArtsFest Music Venues

Here are my @sos_jr tweets and retweets from my visit on the final day of the Akron High Arts Festival.

 

Awards Time

High Arts Festival Akron 2018 Finale Celebration
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Here are my @sos_jr tweets and retweets from the High Arts Festival Akron 2018 awards presentation.

 

2018 High Arts Festival Winners

High Arts Festival Akron 2018 Winners
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Here is the official list from the 2018 High Arts Festival Winners web page. I recommend clicking on the links in this winners list to watch video clips of the films, listen to music and literature readings, and view visual art.

Film Winners

Public Choice & Juried Grand Prize ($3,000 per prize and the opportunity to go on a 2-day trip October 25-26 to Chicago to learn from their local arts community): Jonathon Chiarle, Final Curtain

Super Short Film Runner Up ($1,000): G.S. Schray, Crying Person Cubicle

Short Film Runner Up ($1000): Nanietta Selasie Agbitor and Relentless Productions, It's Me

Short Film Runner Up ($1000): Renee Dorian, Technically Connected

Music Winners

Public Choice Grand Prize ($3,000 per prize and the opportunity to go on a 2-day trip October 25-26 to Chicago to learn from their local arts community.): The Angie Haze Project, I Am, You Are, We Are Enough

Juried Grand Prize ($3,000 per prize and the opportunity to go on a 2-day trip October 25-26 to Chicago to learn from their local arts community.): STEMS, Feet in the Fire

Solo/Duo Runner Up ($1,000): Shelby Olive, Comfortable in Chaos

Group Runner Up ($1,000): STEMS, Feet in the Fire

Visual Art Winners

Public Choice Grand Prize ($3,000 per prize and the opportunity to go on a 2-day trip October 25-26 to Chicago to learn from their local arts community.): Sabrina Uranga, Emerge

Juried Grand Prize ($3,000 per prize and the opportunity to go on a 2-day trip October 25-26 to Chicago to learn from their local arts community.): Micah Kraus, All Falling Together

2D Runner Up ($1,000): Alexandria Couch, Embody

3D Runner Up ($1,000): Tom Baldwin, The Grief of Gaia

Literary Art Winners

Public Choice Grand Prize ($3,000 per prize and the opportunity to go on a 2-day trip October 25-26 to Chicago to learn from their local arts community.): Jimmy Miller, Crimson Closure

Juried Grand Prize ($3,000 per prize and the opportunity to go on a 2-day trip October 25-26 to Chicago to learn from their local arts community.): Pooja Dayal, Mother

Poetry Runner Up ($1,000): Yoly Miller Heisler, To the Married Man at Table Five

Prose Runner Up ($1,000): Greg Milo, Father's Day +20

 

 

Cleveland GiveCamp - Free Websites & Other Tech Solutions for Nonprofits

NEW Summit Artspace Website created at Cleveland GiveCamp Weekend 2018
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Since Summit Artspace (@AkronAreaArts) mentioned in their tweet that their website was "inspired and rewired" by Cleveland GiveCamp (@CleGiveCamp), I wanted to take this opportunity to recommend learning more about this great resource for Cleveland and Akron nonprofits. Go to the ClevelandGiveCamp.org nonprofit web page to sign up to be notified when the nonprofit application process starts in spring 2019.

See all my Cleveland GiveCamp blog posts for more details about the past events. I am on the Cleveland GiveCamp Steering Committee, and manage the ClevelandGiveCamp.org website and some of the social media accounts.

 

Thank You for High Arts Festival 2018!

High Arts Festival Akron 2018
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Thank you, Summit Artspace (@AkronAreaArts) and Downtown Akron Partnership (@DowntownAkron), for the great day! I look forward to learning more about all the different activities that make up High Arts Festival Akron, and I hope to attend again next year.

Please see all my Akron blog posts to learn more about all the fun activities (including the Akron Art Prize 2016) that I have written about in Akron.