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Thu, Jun 13


Highland Universal Gathering Place (HÜG)

Arts Together: Creative Conflab

A convergence of creative visionaries uniting to learn, share, and cultivate a connected arts ecosystem in Akron, OH.

Arts Together: Creative Conflab
Arts Together: Creative Conflab

Time & Location

Jun 13, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Highland Universal Gathering Place (HÜG), 133 Merriman Rd, Akron, OH 44303, USA

About the event

We hope you are making the most of this vibrant spring season. As a leader in arts and culture,

you are crucial to the arts ecosystem in Akron. We invite you to an exciting gathering that

promises to be both enlightening and forward-thinking. We are hosting our inaugural Creative Conflab on Thursday, June 13th, 2024 from 5 - 7 pm at the HÜG Place (133 Merriman Rd.). 

This isn’t just another meet-up; it's the start of something big!

As founding board members of the newly launched non-profit Arts Together, we are personally excited to tell you about our mission to enrich the Akron arts ecosystem. We're dedicated to ensuring equitable access to creative spaces and technology to further the Summit/Akron Cultural Plan—let’s figure out how to make it work for all of us!

Why is this important now? Our community is rich with loads of potential and Arts Together

aims to be a binder and connector that supports all forms of creativity. Our Akron arts

community is amazing and by working together, we can grow our city into a dynamic hub for

artists and cultural organizations. 

Creative Conflab 2024 will kick off with some friendly cocktails and networking, followed by a

short presentation about our vision. Here’s what we have planned for the evening:

5:00pm: Cocktails and Networking

5:30pm: Introduction to Arts Together

5:45pm: Icebreaker Activities – To get those creative juices flowing

6:00pm: Breakout Discussions – Share your insights and ideas

6:40pm: Report-Out – Let’s hear your big concepts!

6:50pm: Vision Casting / Next Steps – Where do we go from here?

7:00pm: Wrap-up – But the conversation doesn’t end here!

We are eager to include your voice as we chart a course for a more connected and vibrant arts scene in Akron. Please RSVP by June 6th to ensure we have space for everyone. We're looking

forward to your participation in shaping the future of the arts in Akron. 

Let’s make magic happen together!

Together in art,

Arts Together Board:

William E. Blake 

Pita Brooks 

Michael Howard 

Rachel Roberts 

David Swirsky

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