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Art lovers find treasures at Akron Arts Expo

8/1/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Folkerth

Photos: Dale Dong
WEST AKRON — The Akron Arts Expo brought a weekend of fine arts and crafts, as well as food and performances, to Hardesty Park. This year’s activities attracted thousands of people to the July 25-28 event, according to city officials.

During the final day’s juried art show and sale, Akron City Council member and West Akron resident Marilyn Keith (D-Ward 8) was among those who enjoyed shopping at artist Rebecca McElfresh’s booth, as shown at right bottom.

Metal artist Chad Anderson, of Cedar Springs, Mich., is pictured at right top with his work and a Best of Show ribbon.

Shoppers are shown at top as they look over some of the 160 booths at the annual event.

The Arts Expo also featured the first weekend of free dance concerts as part of the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival and a performance by the Akron Symphony Orchestra.

— By Kathleen Folkerth

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