Saturday & Sunday

July 23-24, 2016

Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm



Hardesty Park (map)

1615 W. Market St.

Akron, Ohio 44313



Free Admission



Free parking on grounds or take the free shuttle from Firestone High School


Fine Art, Food and Fun

The Akron Arts Expo is a nationally recognized juried fine arts and crafts show that feature over 160 artists, great food, interactive children’s area and fun entertainment for the entire family. Artists in the Akron Arts Expo present an array of fine quality arts and crafts available for sale at great prices. The entertainment features performances by various local dance studios, musicians and bands, costumed characters and so much more!

Map (0.25MB PDF)

Children's Tent

The Akron Arts Expo invites children of all ages into the Children’s Tent to experience the art world with hands-on, artistic and educational crafts, face paintings and exciting live performances.

Children 4-11 years old can enter the Akron Arts Expo Coloring Contest sponsored by Pat Catan’s and the Akron Beacon Journal. Color the contest page and return the page to an area Pat Catan’s store or any area Community Center for your chance to win!

Official Akron Arts Expo Coloring Contest Entry (3MB PDF)

Expo Tent

Silent Auction

Our silent auction takes places Saturday and Sunday of the Art Expo weekend. You'll find original artwork donated by all of the Akron Arts Expo artists plus generous donations from local businesses for auction.

Auction closing times are at 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Winners of auction items need to pick up by end of day on each day. All items must be picked up Sunday, July 24, 2016 by 4:30 p.m.

Cash, VISA and MasterCard accepted.


Entertainment Schedule

23-Jul 11:00 AM Scottish Dancers, NW Community Center
23-Jul 1:00 PMJasmine Dragons
23-Jul 3:00 PMSteel Drum Band
23-Jul 4:00 PMAkron Big Band
24-Jul 3:00 PMAcid Cats
23-Jul All DayChroma Face Painting
24-Jul All DayChroma Face Painting
24-Jul 11:00 AMRick Iacoboni
24-Jul NOONVisions of the Nile
July 23-24 12:00-5:00 PMThe Monkey Man


Community Booths