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Akron Soul Train will be a nationally renowned Northeast Ohio art program serving as a magnet to attract and promote diverse artists and artistic expression.  We will be a catalyst for the arts, offering a destination for Greater Akron residents to engage with artists and participate in the artistic process.  In alliance with other community organizations, we will inspire the minds and lives of artists and our various audiences.


Akron Soul Train is an artist residency program connecting and empowering the community and artists by granting residencies that provide resources for all creative disciplines, thereby fostering a more vibrant downtown Akron.


  • Sustainability

  • Collaboration

  • Inclusion

  • Community

  • Creativity

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