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Do you have a hidden talent for art that you want to share with the world? Now is your chance! Local adults are invited to participate in our Little Art Show and showcase their skills.

The Little Art Show will take place at branch libraries across Summit County, including Ellet, Firestone Park, Goodyear, Green, Highland Square, Kenmore, Maple Valley, Mogadore, Nordonia Hills, Northwest Akron, Norton, Odom, Portage Lakes, and Richfield. Participation is limited to 40 adults per location. You can sign up starting Wednesday, April 5, from 3 to 8 pm. If you cannot attend this in-person kickoff event, you can still visit any participating location to register and pick up a kit while supplies last.

Each participant will receive a 3" x 3" canvas, paints, and a brush, plus some prompts for creative inspiration related to our theme, “Spring Flowers.”

Here are some important details to note for submission:

  • Participants must be 18 or older.
  • Create a piece of art using the supplies provided. You may also use supplies at home, but you must use the 3" x 3" canvas.
  • Do not use any canvas except for the one provided.
  • Do not frame your canvas.
  • Please use the theme "spring flowers" for your subject matter. Please keep your paintings family-friendly.
  • Please note the correct orientation of the art by placing an arrow on the back of your canvas, noting the side that should be pointing up.
  • Return finished artwork by May 3, close of business. Return your art to the branch location where you picked up your supplies.
  • Art will be displayed at each branch from May 3-31. If you wish to keep your artwork, please pick it up by Saturday, June 10, 2023.
  • By submitting your art, you are giving permission to Akron-Summit County Public Library to display, photograph, and promote it.
  • One set of supplies per person; You may only participate at one location.
  • Participants who submit their art for the exhibit will be entered into a prize drawing (one at each participating branch location). Drawings will occur by June 2.
  • Please note that the library reserves the right not to display paintings that could be considered offensive

Don't know where to start with your artwork? Don't worry; we’ve got you covered. Check out these books for some tiny inspiration.


by Tim Hite, Digital Marketing Specialist