Hive Mind

Hive Mind Our mission is to provide a community space in Akron that will showcase all forms of expression and experimentation.
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Mission Statement Our mission is to provide a community art space in Akron that serves as an all ages venue to showcase music, visual art, film, poetry, and other forms of art. We encourage participation from experimental artists. It also functions as an educational environment for crafting, food preservation, and anything you might be interested in sharing. Vision To create opportunities for artists and craftspeople to show their work and learn from others; especially those who would not normally have these opportunities. These include multimedia, “outsider” artists, people of diverse backgrounds, and people who make crafts. Founding Members Pete Bach Maggie Duff Ryan Carpenter Sam Ryba Zach Boaz Bair Seth Troyer Current Members Pete Bach Maggie Duff Ryan Carpenter Zach Boaz Bair Seth Troyer Alexa Mal Douglas Hite Kay Depew Jayme Bryson

Hello artists, audiences, friends, lovers, families. We have an important announcement to make. After much discussion be...
01/03/2020

Hello artists, audiences, friends, lovers, families. We have an important announcement to make. After much discussion between our members and close communities, we have decided that the end of an era has finally come and we are ready to say goodbye to Hive Mind. February will be our last month leasing 375 West Exchange. Our members are exhausted, and we feel ready to embark on different life journeys. We now know the incredible amount of time, money, skills and emotional labor it takes to run a (safe!) arts venue. It has been amazing to collaborate with such a dedicated and constantly expanding group of artists, volunteers, and local arts organizations. We have especially loved advocating for our fellow queer artists, artists of color, experimental artists, and all of the amazing locals that make this place home. We have worked (in conjunction with so many partners!) to set a new precedent for Akron DIY: one of inclusivity, awareness, and safety. We know that the ethical guidelines that we and our partners have chosen to run shows by will continue to grow and expand in Akron and beyond.

We are so excited for all of the amazing things that will fill the space we have taken up for these many years. Akron is a great place to explore, experiment, and share with others. Here’s a shout out to the other amazing local DIY venues and art spaces that will be there for you after we’re gone: Oakdale House (in our neighborhood!), Blank Slate Elyria, It's a Kling Thing! House., Rubicon Cinema, The Dome in Kent, The Workshoppe (RIP?), Akron Bless This Mess, Project Three Gallery, The Center, Live Music Now, East End, The Venue, The Moving Castle, Live From Emerald City, Yello House, and probably other great spots we don't even know about.

With that being said, we do have UPCOMING EVENTS:
1/4: New Paintings by Dave Dinsmore
1/5: COOP, Fringe Candidate, Porcupine, Self Loathing, Mettagov
1/8: The Safest Ledge, Perfect Girl, Austin Brown, Yurei
1/14: Sinai Vessel, Advance Base, Curtail, Pleasure Boy
1/31: Pete+Maggie's BIG NOISE LIQUIDATION
2/8: FINAL FINAL FEST

11/21/2019

Perfect Girl and Bewarewolves on a lineup together is awesome.

Body Thief with Perfect Girl and Bewarewolves at Hive Mind

Come hang this Friday and see an amazing lineup of some dark, deep and also groovy progressive rock music
11/18/2019

Come hang this Friday and see an amazing lineup of some dark, deep and also groovy progressive rock music

tonight, Eunoia from Cincinnati with @hyve_band from Philadelphia @catalyticdecomposition and Fringe Candidate
11/01/2019

tonight, Eunoia from Cincinnati with @hyve_band from Philadelphia @catalyticdecomposition and Fringe Candidate

wow time moves so fast, this is just a few days away!
10/28/2019

wow time moves so fast, this is just a few days away!

Full Body is in Akron tonight along with @zipzapp_psych @_thepromqueens and Model Astronauts! #diymusic #akronmusicscene...
10/23/2019

Full Body is in Akron tonight along with @zipzapp_psych @_thepromqueens and Model Astronauts!

#diymusic #akronmusicscene #livemusic #indiemusic #shoegaze #psychedelicmusic

Feelin super grateful after our 4 - year Anniversary fundraiser!! Thank you to all the vendors, performers, and folks wh...
10/20/2019

Feelin super grateful after our 4 - year Anniversary fundraiser!! Thank you to all the vendors, performers, and folks who came out for a good time. It was probs the most fun us board members have ever had at an event. Love ya'll and love this community!

Shout out to our two stellar performers for the Anniversary Open House Tomorrow!Come catch CityCop and Floco Torres cap-...
10/18/2019

Shout out to our two stellar performers for the Anniversary Open House Tomorrow!

Come catch CityCop and Floco Torres cap-off the night!

Vendors/Food/communal art: 5 - 8 followed by performances.

See you there, friends!

10/15/2019

Shout-out to the amazing vendors we'll have at our 4-year anniversary open house! Come by Saturday starting at 5 pm to check out some lovely local food, arts, crafts, n more! 🎨🥦🔮

- Let’s Grow Akron
(Locally grown produce, jams, jellies, pickles, hot sauce..)
http://letsgrowakron.org

- Stay Fly Girl
(Handmade Jewelry)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Stayflygirl

- Mystic Goddess
(Crochet crafts and jewelry)
https://www.facebook.com/The-Mystic-Goddess-1027940104083406/

- Ilenia Pezzaniti
(Photography Prints)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/grimblossoms

- Ramen Shaman
(Paintings)
https://www.facebook.com/ramenshamanart/

- Orange Plum
(Crochet Rugs, Jewelry, Houseplants)

- Jayme Bryson
(Paintings)
https://www.facebook.com/jaymebrysonart/

surprise set from Rose of Joefish Stalin !! Like her page to thank her for kindly filling in for Samantha Grace ! We hop...
10/15/2019

surprise set from Rose of Joefish Stalin !! Like her page to thank her for kindly filling in for Samantha Grace ! We hope you feel better Samantha! Like her page to help her feel better!

10/11/2019

Portage

This lineup will make you groove a lot! Really forward thinking music that is in touch with the elements that made prog ...
10/07/2019

This lineup will make you groove a lot! Really forward thinking music that is in touch with the elements that made prog rock so mesmerizing.

10/06/2019

pin 2 hot 🤯

Our Community Open House to celebrate the Hive turning 4 is happening in just over two weeks!! We'd love to see ya'll th...
10/03/2019

Our Community Open House to celebrate the Hive turning 4 is happening in just over two weeks!! We'd love to see ya'll there.

for those of you planning on attending, please consider bringing any of the following donations/items to help out:

- a food item to share or to throw on the grill
- canned food items for the Akron Food Bank
- Books for the Summit County Jail
- Patches/fabric/other art supplies for the communal art project!

Thanks friends 🖤

Hive Mind turns 4 years old this October!To celebrate, we're having a community open house 10/19.There will be food, a c...
09/24/2019

Hive Mind turns 4 years old this October!

To celebrate, we're having a community open house 10/19.

There will be food, a communal art project, and vendors. The night will end with performances by Floco Torres and CityCop !!! Come celebrate 4 years of Hive Mind with us!

WEDNESDAY is the day—New Haven based artist Underwearis coming through, with local support from Free Black!, Catalytic D...
09/16/2019

WEDNESDAY is the day—New Haven based artist Underwearis coming through, with local support from Free Black!, Catalytic Decomposition, and Missingno! 8pm, $5-10 suggested

show tomorrow!
09/06/2019

show tomorrow!

See u soon!
08/22/2019

See u soon!

Lots VHS, projectors, books, and gewgaw plus! Handmade jewelry by Tara ColandoCome listen to tunes and chill 😎
08/17/2019

Lots VHS, projectors, books, and gewgaw

plus! Handmade jewelry by Tara Colando
Come listen to tunes and chill 😎

attention!
07/29/2019

attention!

Need a mental health refresher? Come to our next Time Out Tuesday for meditation and stretches for all bodies!
07/25/2019

Need a mental health refresher? Come to our next Time Out Tuesday for meditation and stretches for all bodies!

Hey! This is coming up!
07/24/2019

Hey! This is coming up!

Check out this amazing flyer by Peter Kratkrowski----then check out this show! It's gonna be a super-fun show with every...
07/13/2019

Check out this amazing flyer by Peter Kratkrowski----then check out this show! It's gonna be a super-fun show with everything from doo-wop to rock so get ready to dance. We're also so excited to welcome some new local bands to Hive Mind! Event page in the comments

come out to this ripper tomorrow night !!!
07/12/2019

come out to this ripper tomorrow night !!!

A few changes to this bill, but it's set now and it's 🔥🔥🔥Come out July 13th!!!
07/07/2019

A few changes to this bill, but it's set now and it's 🔥🔥🔥

Come out July 13th!!!

Less than a week away!
06/03/2019

Less than a week away!

Hey! this is tomorrow!
05/13/2019

Hey! this is tomorrow!

04/30/2019
Lowdown

Thank you to Lowdown for giving us the opportunity to talk about who we are and what we do!!

You've been to the shows and experienced the art, but how well do you know Hive Mind?

Lowdown got to explore how this DIY house came to be, the great music performed inside, and the unexpected ways they give back to the community. Check it out!

https://youtu.be/W3wYg5PFPOk

01/03/2019

2018 was awesome! We had lots of fun shows and events with great energy! Thank you to our volunteers and friends for showing up and helping us keep the Hive alive!! :)

Thanks for the mention, cleveland.com! The Winter Pop Up Market is this Sunday, December 2nd from 12pm-4pm.Lots of amazi...
11/27/2018
Cleveland OH Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather - cleveland.com

Thanks for the mention, cleveland.com!

The Winter Pop Up Market is this Sunday, December 2nd from 12pm-4pm.

Lots of amazing vendors and some giveaways! See you there!

Get the latest Cleveland, OH local news, sports news & US breaking news. View daily Northeast Ohio weather updates, watch videos and photos, join the discussion in forums. Find more news articles and stories online at cleveland.com.

09/28/2018

Super rad show tonight! see you there!

08/23/2018
Made-Up w/ Danny Volk

Made-Up w/ Danny Volk

MUwDV: THE AKRON SESSIONS, 10/15/17
Danny and Breanne reunite at Hive Mind to ruminate on Ohio's regional snacking, Planned Parenthood, and the long road to printmaking. Oh! And Doritos makes an appearance.

08/16/2018
Alternative Attic

Alternative Attic

Here it is folks! The Alternative Attic Showcase! Thank you so much to Hive Mind for letting me book the event! Thank you to Backtalk - band, Mellow-XZACKT, ZOD1AC, Sam Supreme, and The Swimfan for playing the event! Thanks you to my awesome co camera people Shannon, Emily, and Alex! Thank you Alex for helping me put the whole thing together! Lastly biggest shout out to the AKron DIY Community for always being so supportive, and always helping eachother grow

Keep Rocking on,

- Adam

Our Community Dance Class is today and starts at 1pm!
08/05/2018

Our Community Dance Class is today and starts at 1pm!

Come say hi to us tomorrow at EarthQuaker Day! Starts at 11am. Get updates on events, sign up for our Patreon, and learn...
08/03/2018

Come say hi to us tomorrow at EarthQuaker Day! Starts at 11am.

Get updates on events, sign up for our Patreon, and learn about becoming a volunteer!

07/05/2018

yo tonight

Last Letter Project
05/03/2018

Last Letter Project

We’re excited to announce a series of monthly events hosted at Hivemind, called Time Out Tuesdays! These events will cover a variety of topics focusing on mental health on the first Tuesday of every month. We all have our own struggles but you shouldn’t do it alone because IT’S OK TO NOT BE OK! Let’s figure this out together. Like the LLP page for event announcements and more coming soon!

Why is there a mini golf course under the zine rack? Come to Hive Mind on April 21 to find out and see NEUTRAL BUOYANCY,...
04/16/2018

Why is there a mini golf course under the zine rack? Come to Hive Mind on April 21 to find out and see NEUTRAL BUOYANCY, by local artist and educator Nyki Fetterman!

As a DIY community art space, we rely heavily on word of mouth to get people to our events. The Devil Strip Magazine has...
04/08/2018
The Devil’s Advocates

As a DIY community art space, we rely heavily on word of mouth to get people to our events. The Devil Strip Magazine has been an incredible resource for not only our space, but the entire DIY Akron music scene. Local artists, musicians, and speakers at our space have received exposure through the magazine and for that we are grateful.

The Devil Strip needs our help to remain sustainable and free to the public. Any donation amount helps and is appreciated. They are offering two types of memberships, Misfit and Rogue, that gives donors special rewards and access to cool Akron stuff. (More information can be found at the attached link).

Let’s keep Akron connected! Support The Devil Strip and it’s mission!

http://thedevilstrip.com/devils-advocates/

JUST A MISFIT FROM AKRON? When you support The Devil Strip on a monthly plan, you ensure our stories stay free for everyone and…

We are preparing our March Patreon goodies for shipping early next week! While we are doing that, we wanted to share som...
03/31/2018
Hive Mind is creating Hive Mind | Patreon

We are preparing our March Patreon goodies for shipping early next week! While we are doing that, we wanted to share some exciting news: local label Flowerpot Records is partnering with us and creating the mixtapes for our Patreon subscribers! Woo hoo!

Check out our Patreon page if you haven't already! We are able to do what we do and help who we help thanks to your patronage. :)

Become a patron of Hive Mind today: Read posts by Hive Mind and get access to exclusive content and experiences on the world’s largest membership platform for artists and creators.

03/22/2018
The Devil Strip

The Devil Strip mentioned our Open Art Studio Hours in their post of what to do in Akron tonight!

See, all the cool kids are talking about it!! ;)

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"Just in case someone tries to hit you with that "Nothing to do in Akron" BS, in addition to our anniversary party/bottle release/Drink Tank, here's what else is happening on this regular ol' Thursday night in the A-K Rowdy (links in the comments):

Opening reception at Myers School of Art for two exhibitions
Artist Panel Discussion at Summit Artspace
Just Go With It Improv at The Rialto Theatre
Brewing Basics at Akron Coffee Roasters
Open Art Studio at Hive Mind
Geeks Who Drink trivia at Jilly's Music Room
And... philanthropist Philip Maynard is being honored with the H. Peter Burg Award at the Chamber's Annual Meeting

Again, that's just a Thursday evening for you."

Just in case someone tries to hit you with that "Nothing to do in Akron" BS, in addition to our anniversary party/bottle release/Drink Tank, here's what else is happening on this regular ol' Thursday night in the A-K Rowdy (links in the comments):

Opening reception at Myers School of Art for two exhibitions
Artist Panel Discussion at Summit Artspace
Just Go With It Improv at The Rialto Theatre
Brewing Basics at Akron Coffee Roasters
Open Art Studio at Hive Mind
Geeks Who Drink trivia at Jilly's Music Room
And... philanthropist Philip Maynard is being honored with the H. Peter Burg Award at the Chamber's Annual Meeting

Again, that's just a Thursday evening for you.

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