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Annual Members' Show

Featuring AST member, Nick Lee: Ripples in my Reflection, in our CapSOUL gallery. 

The Akron Soul Train (AST) Members' Show celebrates the creativity, cultural voice, and experiences of the AST community. Showcasing a cross-section of talent from around the region, the exhibit will highlight individuals who care and appreciate Akron Soul Train’s ultimate mission to support creators and make art accessible to all.

We will accept all artistic mediums including visual, audio, video, performance, and written work. Please note that visual artwork should be no larger than 30" x 30”. On-site performances (e.g. dance, poetry readings, music, theater) are welcomed and encouraged. Potential live performances will be coordinated with our staff. Video and pre-recorded time-based media needs to be submitted on a USB drive or alternately supply your own monitor for viewing.

Submissions are limited to one per artist.

In order to be included in this exhibition, become a member today!


AST offers artist memberships at $25 per year - join online. If you become a member this year we will waive the $25 Residency Application fee in August for those artists' wishing to apply.


If you are already a member and would like to submit a work to our exhibition please complete the member submission form found here.

If your work is larger than 30" on one side you must get prior approval to exhibit.  If you have any questions about your work please contact, Meryl Engler, Exhibitions and Programming Coordinator at  Once the submission form has been submitted, we will follow up with an Exhibition Agreement for completion. 


Artwork should be dropped off at Akron Soul Train Gallery, 191 S Main Street, June 5 - 10 from 11:00  am-4:00 pm.  If you cannot make one of the scheduled drop-off dates and times please contact Meryl Engler to make alternate drop-off arrangements.

The Opening Reception will be held on June 23, 2023, from 5:00 - 7:30 pm and a Private Members' Meet and Greet with our community partners, curators, AST Alumni, and artists will be held on June 29, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Exhibited Document Flags


Akron Soul Train’s primary mission is to grant residencies to artists that provide the resources to create. Each residency lasts one month (sometimes longer if an artist needs more time) and includes a community engagement component in the way of a workshop, project participation or demonstration. Residencies are awarded to artists of all creative disciplines: music, visual arts, dance, theater and filmmaking. Each artist-in-residence is given an exhibition of the work developed from the residency (visual artists) or a place to perform their work at one of our partner organizations. Occasionally auxiliary programming is added to enhance the work or amplify the voice of the artist. Please follow us on social media for announcements of additional programming.

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