Saturday & Sunday

July 26-27, 2014

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


Artist Registration:
Feb. 1 - March 31

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!


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! Winners will be recognized in the Akron Beacon Journal and on


Silent Auction

Visit our silent auctions in the Special Events Tent on Saturday and Sunday. 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 not be present at auction closing times. However, items must be picked up Sunday, July 28, 2014 by 4:30 p.m.

Cash, VISA and MasterCard accepted.

Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, July 26

10:00-11:00Mixed Up Strings of Summit CountyStage
11:00-5:00Jerry Brown-The Monkey ManStrolling
11:00-11:45Ihde Rather Be DancingStage
1:00-4:00Marlowe the Magic ClownStrolling
1:00-2:00Acid CatsStage
3:00Coloring contest award winnersStage
3:30-4:00Tigh na Creige Highland DancersStage
4:00-6:003 Mile RunStrolling
4:30-5:30Akron Big BandStage
8:45-10:15Neos Dance TheatreBallet Stage

Sunday, July 27

10:30-11:30Jasmine DragonsStage
11:00-5:00Jerry Brown-The Monkey ManStrolling
1:00-2:00Visions of the NileStage
2:00-2:45Ihde Rather Be DancingStage
2:00-5:00Marlowe the Magic ClownStrolling
3:00-4:00Calypso Gypsies – Fun from the CaribbeanStage
4:00-4:45Akron Symphony Gospel ChoirStage
7:30-9:00Akron Symphony OrchestraBallet Stage

Expo Tent

Visit the Expo Tent for our silent auction, activities from community organizations and entertainment!

Silent Auction

Saturday and Sunday, bid on original artwork donated by the Akron Arts Expo artists and donations from local businesses and organizations. Auction closing times will be: 12, 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm.

Cash, VISA, & MasterCard accepted. Proceeds support the Akron Arts Expo. Silent auction winners need not be present at auction closing times; however, items must be claimed by 4:30 pm on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Community booths


Saturday- July 26

12:00 – 2:00 pmRicci Iacoboni – guitar music
12:00 – 3:00 pmPat Dougherty Caricatures
3:00 pmFood & Wine Pairing by Moe Schneider of Moe’s Restaurant & Heidelberg Distributing Company
3:45 pmMusic by 3 Mile Run

Sunday – July 27

12:30 - 1:30 pmCarl Judi & Ed - songbook to folk
12:00 – 3:00 pmCirque du Papier
1:30 – 2:00 pmCalypso Gypsies – fun from the Caribbean
2:30 – 3:30 pmCarl Judi & Ed - songbook to folk