Our picks for art events happening in August
Exclusive Meet and Greet with Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale
August 13 at the Akron Art Museum, 6:30 pm
DEVO co-founders Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh will screen and discuss DEVO music videos. Afterward, Casale and Mothersbaugh will mingle at a wine reception and autograph signing. The cost is $50 for museum members, $65 for non-members.Get tickets at akronartmuseum.org.
The Wet Whistle and Canvas Experience: On Stage at the Akron Civic Theatre
August 13 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 6:00pm
If you enjoy wine, painting, spoken word, and music, then be sure to attend The Wet Whistle and Canvas Experience with Andre Williams. Wet your whistle with wine as you paint a sunset beachscape, listen to the sound of local musician Kofi Boakye, spoken word with local wordsmiths and live painting with Andre Evans.
Tickets are $35.00 for the full experience or $10 for spoken word and music only. Cash Bar.
Every weekend in August at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 7:30 – 10 pm
Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars in the Lagoon area of Stan Hywet. Macbeth will play every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night throughout August. Tickets are $15 to $33 and can be purchased at ohioshakespearefestival.com.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
Now through August 14 at Weathervane Playhouse, various times
The candy man can, and you can too. Check out this timeless sugary classic before time runs out. Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for children under age 18. They can be purchased at weathervaneplayhouse.com.
Akron Art Museum
This is the last month to catch DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh’s exhibit at the Akron Art Museum. His collection includes music, sculpture, postcard drawings, paintings and so much more.
The Maker Sessions: Crafty Your Creative Business
August 24 at the Bit Factory, 6 – 9 pm
The creative geniuses behind Crafty Mart are hosting a series of entrepreneurial workshops for local makers. Experts will share their knowledge, resources and advice on various topics for developing and promoting a small business. Tickets are $20 for one session and can be purchased at craftymart.org.
August 20 at Boettler Park in Green, 10 am – 5 pm
artApalooza is a juried fine art and craft show celebrating 12 years. Along with art, there will be food, entertainment and children’s art activities. Admission is free.
(Featured image courtesy of Akron Art Museum)