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Youth Arts Showcase

You won’t believe your eyes! You won’t believe your ears!

Join us for the 2020 Youth Arts Showcase and celebrate the artistic talents of the children and teens in our community!

Youth Arts Showcase ImageThe event will take place on Saturday, April 25 2020. Artists, musicians, singers, and dancers in grades 4 through 12 are invited to apply to participate. Those selected will have the opportunity to perform in the library’s auditorium in front of an audience. Visual artists will be invited to attend a reception to be recognized and their work will be on display in the Main Library.

Applications will be available to pick up at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library or any of the branches. You can also download and print an application.

Applications can be submitted:

  • Via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mailed to Akron-Summit County Public Library c/o Sarah Deisler YSO, 60 S. High St., Akron, OH 44326
  • Dropped off at Main Library or any of the branches

Applications must be received or postmarked by 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 29, 2020 to be considered.

Studios, teachers, directors, schools, and instructors are encouraged to submit groups of students to perform at the event.

Studios and schools may submit up to three groups. There will be a maximum of three selections per group not exceeding a total of 15 minutes on stage. Visual artists may submit up to three pieces. All performances and visual art entries must be suitable and appropriate for all ages.

Youth Arts Showcase Schedule

Saturday, April 25

10 am–11 am Reception for artists and their families with refreshments.  Artwork can be viewed on the Atrium Level throughout the day during the event. Artwork will be relocated to the 3rd floor, where it will be on display for one week following the event.

11 am (Start of Performance) Performances in the Main Library Auditorium throughout the day. Performers will be assigned a time slot allowing for up to 15 minutes on stage.