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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

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.

Components for 2017

Session I - the following components will take place from June 12 - July 14, skipping the week of July 3-7)

Neighborhood Posts - Create sculptural art pieces in designating specific neighborhoods within the City. Posts will be placed in North Hill and other areas.

Graphic Design - Use computer skills in order to design street pole banners that will be placed on Copley Road in West Akron.

Printmaking - Create linocut prints in creative collage designs. These designs will be transferred on to prints to decorate traffic boxes or window dressings in Ellet and across the city.

Session II - the following components will take place from July 17 - August 11

Steel Drums - If you love music, this is the component for you. No experience necessary! By the end of the program, the group will perform as the opening act for all of the Summer Concerts in the parks.

Kenmore Mural - A large mural representing the spirit of music and the steel drums of Trindad will be painted on the Panyard Inc. building in Kenmore.

Functional Mosaic Art - Create mosaic tables, chairs and accessories that will be placed in future play area for the children of Goodyear Heights. You will learn how to use mixed mediums to collage and create beautiful designs.



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