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Operating as usual

Our very own @love080401 (Nici Romo) is performing via Zoom at #AMPupAKRON this week!
09/17/2020

Our very own @love080401 (Nici Romo) is performing via Zoom at #AMPupAKRON this week!

Moments are made each time pencil is put to pumpkin.
09/09/2020

Moments are made each time pencil is put to pumpkin.

Two years ago, @watheatre held the first of many #EPCookers on our stage.🎨🎶🎭#throwbackthursday
09/03/2020

Two years ago, @watheatre held the first of many #EPCookers on our stage.
🎨🎶🎭
#throwbackthursday

The view from above.#AMPupAKRON
08/29/2020

The view from above.
#AMPupAKRON

When Drama Teachers still have to teach somehow...we make videos!Our space is really good for anything and our stage is ...
08/19/2020

When Drama Teachers still have to teach somehow...we make videos!

Our space is really good for anything and our stage is lonely. It’s nice to still be able to create somehow.

#SaveOurStages
#SavetheArts
#ArtfulLivingandLearning

If in a pandemic.. we must try to be creative. Even at a distance.
08/04/2020

If in a pandemic.. we must try to be creative. Even at a distance.

Always leave room for the imagination.
08/01/2020

Always leave room for the imagination.

Our space is being haunted. #HowToFindAGhost
07/20/2020

Our space is being haunted. #HowToFindAGhost

I spy, with my little eye, the building that now holds The Center. Do you?(Akron, Circa 1950’s)
07/11/2020

I spy, with my little eye, the building that now holds The Center. Do you?
(Akron, Circa 1950’s)

The Center held a protest and march for #BlackLivesMatter on Sunday, June 14th.(Photos Courtesy of John R. Aylward Photo...
07/02/2020

The Center held a protest and march for #BlackLivesMatter on Sunday, June 14th.

(Photos Courtesy of John R. Aylward Photography)

The Center held a protest and march for #BlackLivesMatter on Sunday, June 14th.

(Photos Courtesy of John R. Aylward Photography)

Photos from yesterday’s Art Peace in the Park Protest.
06/15/2020

Photos from yesterday’s Art Peace in the Park Protest.

Join us on June 14 at 4:00pm-8:00pm for a protest of peace through spoken word, poetry, dance, and unity as we fight soc...
06/01/2020

Join us on June 14 at 4:00pm-8:00pm for a protest of peace through spoken word, poetry, dance, and unity as we fight social injustice. The death of George Floyd has sparked protests across the nation. As an artist, I feel it is our duty to bring others together to inspire change and solidarity for our community both black and white. It is time to make our voices heard. We are united in this fight against racism. We must stand together for all the lives that have been tragically lost. The Center glows as a creative beacon for the community of Akron....Now we glow for the Black Life Matters Movement creatively in unity.

DATE:
Sunday June 14

WHEN:
4:00pm-8:00pm

WHERE:
The Center Main Parking Lot
118 W. Market St
Akron, Oh 44308

*PLEASE PARK IN OUR ADJOINING LOT JUST PAST OUR BUILDING UP THE HILL. THERE WILL BE SIGNS.

FEE:
This event is free but we will be taking donations for the Akron Urban League to support their efforts for the black community of Akron.

PERFORMANCES TBA

* THIS IS A PEACEFUL EVENT. THERE WILL BE NO VIOLENCE OF ANY KIND OR TOLERATED.

* WE WILL BE FOLLOWING ALL SOCIAL DISTANCE RULES. PLEASE BRING A CHAIR TO SIT SIX FEET APART AND WEAR A MASK

* THIS EVENT IS OUTDOORS. PLAN FOR ANY WEATHER CONDITIONS.

* AFTER THE PERFORMANCES AND SPEAKERS WE WILL TURN AROUND AND LINE THE SIDEWALK FOR THE REST OF OUR PROTEST.

Guess which photo represents 2020? 🤣
05/22/2020

Guess which photo represents 2020? 🤣

05/09/2020

For last week’s #VirtualEPCooker, Benji read a few of his poems inspired by the #AMPupAkron writing prompts.

Feel the itch to write?! The prompts are still available!

Our thirtieth prompt: “Flesh is a flesh flesh.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: Jennifer Betz
04/22/2020

Our thirtieth prompt: “Flesh is a flesh flesh.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Jennifer Betz

Our twenty-ninth prompt: “‘Karens’ are a social media blue fence.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: B...
04/21/2020

Our twenty-ninth prompt: “‘Karens’ are a social media blue fence.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Benjamin Rexroad

Our twenty-eighth prompt: “Justice is a vantablack zarf (coffee sleeve).” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitte...
04/20/2020

Our twenty-eighth prompt: “Justice is a vantablack zarf (coffee sleeve).”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Thomas Skala

Our twenty-seventh prompt: “Disillusion is a gamboge left mitten.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: T...
04/19/2020

Our twenty-seventh prompt: “Disillusion is a gamboge left mitten.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Thomas Skala

Our twenty-sixth prompt: “Effervescence is a day glo orange fraggle.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by...
04/18/2020

Our twenty-sixth prompt: “Effervescence is a day glo orange fraggle.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Chris Jackman

Our twenty-fifth prompt: “Anger is a sunshine yellow pill bottle.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: B...
04/17/2020

Our twenty-fifth prompt: “Anger is a sunshine yellow pill bottle.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Benjamin Rexroad

Our twenty-fourth prompt: “Peace is a 1970’s Avocado Green Shag Rug.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by...
04/16/2020

Our twenty-fourth prompt: “Peace is a 1970’s Avocado Green Shag Rug.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Madeline Brodt

#EverydayWriter #DailyPrompt #Coronavirus

Our twenty-third prompt: “Melancholy is an indigo plant.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: Jennie Nar...
04/15/2020

Our twenty-third prompt: “Melancholy is an indigo plant.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Jennie Narraway

#DailyPrompt #WritingChallenge #StayAtHome

Our twenty-second prompt: “Punk is a silver lizard.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: Wendy Duke
04/14/2020

Our twenty-second prompt: “Punk is a silver lizard.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Wendy Duke

Our twenty-first prompt: “Dread is a tangerine lunch(box).” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: Anne Sny...
04/13/2020

Our twenty-first prompt: “Dread is a tangerine lunch(box).”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Anne Snyder

Our twentieth prompt: “Anger is a drought brown toenail.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: Benjamin R...
04/12/2020

Our twentieth prompt: “Anger is a drought brown toenail.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Benjamin Rexroad

Our nineteenth prompt: “Rapture is a cornflower blue schnauzer.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: Sea...
04/11/2020

Our nineteenth prompt: “Rapture is a cornflower blue schnauzer.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Sean McConaha

Our eighteenth prompt: “Fear is a robin’s egg blue baby.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Inspired by: Orie Dean &...
04/10/2020

Our eighteenth prompt: “Fear is a robin’s egg blue baby.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Inspired by: Orie Dean & Kimberly Strickland Haslam

Our seventeenth prompt: “Adventure is an ultraviolet owl.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: Orie Dean
04/09/2020

Our seventeenth prompt: “Adventure is an ultraviolet owl.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Orie Dean

Came to take care of Turkey, our office parakeet, and came out to find some #latenight visitors in our parking lot in #D...
04/09/2020

Came to take care of Turkey, our office parakeet, and came out to find some #latenight visitors in our parking lot in #Downtown/#WestHill!

Downtown Akron Partnership West Hill Neighborhood Organization

#Covid19 #Coronavirus

Our sixteenth prompt: “God is a file folder manila horse’s head.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: Be...
04/08/2020

Our sixteenth prompt: “God is a file folder manila horse’s head.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Benjamin Rexroad

#COVID19 #Quarantine #WritingPrompt

Our fifteenth prompt: “A hangover is a beige dictionary.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: Lori Erick...
04/07/2020

Our fifteenth prompt: “A hangover is a beige dictionary.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Lori Erickson

Our fourteenth prompt: “Love is a smoker’s dingy yellow lamp.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: Dani ...
04/06/2020

Our fourteenth prompt: “Love is a smoker’s dingy yellow lamp.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Dani Shew

Our thirteenth prompt: “Art is a sandalwood linen ‘your father.’” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: Ur...
04/05/2020

Our thirteenth prompt: “Art is a sandalwood linen ‘your father.’”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Ursula Rauh Messina

Our twelfth prompt: “Wonder is a sage green crocus.” Leave your writing(s) in the comments!Submitted by: Irene Mack-Shaf...
04/04/2020

Our twelfth prompt: “Wonder is a sage green crocus.”

Leave your writing(s) in the comments!

Submitted by: Irene Mack-Shafer

#Covid19 #Lockdown #Coronavirus

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118 W. Market St.
Akron, OH
44303

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(330) 612-3090

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Art is not the possession of the few who are recognized writers, painters, musicians; it is the authentic expression of any and all individuality. - John Dewey

Located along the neighborhood line of downtown and West Hill, The Center re-opens (previously known as ACAMP) as a multi-use, interdisciplinary venue available to artists, creatives, and “do-ers” for performances, events, workshops, classes, release parties, art shows, etc. As artists of multiple disciplines and associations, we believe in building a space that is not only conducive to personal and creative growth, but also inclusive and accessible to all. No idea is too ambitious. We will collaborate; we will partner because ALL of us make up the #AMPupAKRON

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Another absolutely incredible Zach Freidhof Shaila show tonight. He threw in some other songs too. Check this out!
A couple of my songs i'm hoping to be able to play at an up coming Friday night #openmic at https://www.facebook.com/AMPupAKRON/ The Center ...A is for #Akron. They will be a tune called "Child" which is heavy metal acoustic, but for now just #heavymetalm, and another- The Train to O-regon