July 28-29, 2018



Hardesty Park (map)

1615 W. Market Street

Akron, Ohio 44313



Free parking on grounds.


Artist Information

Applications for the 2018 Akron Arts Expo show will be accepted Feb. 1 – March 31 through our online process.

We accept artists from all categories – 2-Dimensional, 3-Dimensional, Functional and Ornamental.

Accepted artists will be notified by May 1, 2018 and must send in their booth fee by June 1, 2018 to confirm their space or it will be reassigned.

Collaborative work: No more than two artists may collaborate on work submitted under the same application. Shared booths for non-collaborative artists are not permitted.

The application fee is $10.00. The $210 booth fee is only collected from those artists juried into the show.

Booth assignments will be mailed after June 15, 2018.

For full show rules and guidelines please see the the
Artist Registration page.

Artists are the heart of our show! We are a juried show with over 160 artists in a natural park setting. Each year we strive to create a unique and diverse show for the artists and the public.

Show Dates and Hours

Saturday, July 28 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 29 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Artist Check-In

Friday, July 27 from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 28 from 7:00 am – 9:00 am


Artist Breakfast & Dinner

Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 from 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Artist Awards Dinner: Saturday, July 28, doors open 6:00 pm, meal served at 6:30 pm



Please contact Artist Coordinator Penny Bomba at (330) 812-7866, 330-375-2806, or pbomba@akronohio.gov with any questions or concerns.