THE CITY OF AKRON WILL NOT BE HOSTING A 2018 SUMMER ARTS PROGRAM. We look forward to re-evaluating the program for a future return.
Welcome to the LOCK 3 Summer Arts Experience!
The Lock 3 Summer Arts Experience is Mayor Dan Horrigan’s way of extending a unique opportunity for young people to explore the arts. Such opportunities are often provided to students that excel in athletics and academics, but seldom offered to those with artistic interests. It is an opportunity for students to cultivate their own artistic well-being and explore the many facets of art in our community.
The Lock 3 Summer Arts Experiences is a City of Akron art workshop designed for Akron area students between the ages of 14 and 17. Students that are accepted in to the program will be required to work 100 hours over a six week time period, specializing in one of five disciplines, including visual and performing arts, that is determined during their interview. The Lock 3 Summer Arts Experience projects are typically completed at or near Lock 3 in downtown Akron. Off-site field trips are occasionally included in the Summer Arts program.
Our mission is to provide work readiness training and meaningful education in the arts to Akron’s youth; to create a mentoring program between youth and established artists; to create public awareness of the importance of arts and arts education; and to foster our cultural awareness and promote the greater Akron community.
200 S. MAIN ST
AKRON, OHIO 44308