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TRANSFORMING AKRON INTO A DYNAMIC URBAN DESTINATION THROUGH THE ARTS

Curated Storefront is an ongoing series of public art exhibits that activate empty storefronts with art installations in downtown Akron. For the past six years, Curated Storefront has activated 29 spaces with 118 exhibits featuring the work of 165 regional and international artists and personally engaged over 5,000 individuals through guided educational tours, virtual live-stream and in-person events.  To date, 13 of the 27 buildings activated with exhibits were commercially developed or revitalized post project start.

Curated Storefront brings compelling art to diverse audiences through a dynamic program of installations, events, and exhibits that activate underutilized buildings and spaces in Akron, and provides artists with opportunities to expand their practices.

Visit downtown Akron to see the Curated Storefront exhibits along Main Street and in the Northside District. You can also explore the Kaolithic world of funk ceramicist Clayton Bailey's big foot bones, curiosities, robots and archeological marvels at either of Curated Storefront's pop-up museums World of Wonders at the University of Akron's Polsky Building or in the Institute for Human Science and Culture at the Cummings Center.

For more information on installations, events, and art experiences follow Curated Storefront on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook @curatedstorefront or visit our website www.curatedstorefront.org

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