The Akron Art Museum celebrates summer in the shadow of iconic building with its popular after-work concert series, Downtown@Dusk. The eight-week series takes place in the south parking lots, with ample free parking available after 6 p.m. in the library's parking garage directly across the street. Enjoy the music Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and include art talks at 7:30 p.m. with treats and beverages available for purchase on the terrace and art activities for the younger set before each show. WKSU is proud to provide concert emcees and to continue its role as media sponsor for Downtown@Dusk.
June 21-Wanda Hunt (R&B/Blues) with emcee Sylvia Docking
June 28-Anne E. DeChant (Folk/Rock) with emcee Amanda Rabinowitz
July 5-Blue Lunch (Chicago Blues/Swing) with emcee Vivian Goodman
July 12-Lost State of Franklin (Rock-a-Billy) with emcee Jeff St.Clair
July 19-Robin Stone (Neo-soul) with emcee Matt Watroba
July 26-The Speedbumps (Alt-acoustic) with emcee Amanda Rabinowitz
August 2-15 60 75 The Numbers Band (Blues/Rock) with emcee Mark Pennell
August 9-Zydeco Kings (Zydeco) with emcee Sylvia Docking
2012 ArtTalk@Dusk Schedule:
Every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m., while the Downtown@Dusk band takes a break, enjoy a free art talk in the Museum's Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium. Akron Art Museum staff, area artists and local experts will present a series of informal talks about the exhibitions on view and a variety of art-related topics.
June 21-Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? What's next at the Akron Art Museum? with Mitchell Kahan, director and CEO of the Akron Art Museum.
June 28-A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Dumpster with ZeroLandfill.
July 5-Magnificent Obsessions with Kathleen Browne, Kent State University jewelry and metals professor.
July 12-Inspirations & Artwork with Michelle Stitzlein, recycled material artist.
July 19-Contextualizing the Art of El Anatsui with Fred Smith, Kent State University professor of art history.
July 26-Artist’s Talk with Al Bright, artist.
August 2-Behind the Scenes with El Anatsui with Ellen Rudolph, interim chief curator of the Akron Art Museum.
August 9-20 years of Collecting with Arnold Tunstall, collections manager of the Akron Art Museum.