Artwork is blooming in the Metro Parks

Inside|Out program comes to Merriman Valley

Summer wildflowers are fading. But thanks to the Akron Art Museum, some of the Metro Parks still have pops of color. Four parks and one trail feature artwork as part of the fall 2016 installment of Inside|Out.

Inside|Out is “a community activated art project that brings reproductions of iconic artworks from the Akron Art Museum’s collection” into different neighborhoods. Through October 31, you can find pieces of art in the Merriman Valley, Goodyear Heights, South Akron and Summit Lake, and Kent neighborhoods.

Inside|Out is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Partners for the Merriman Valley installations are Summit Metro Parks, Weathervane Playhouse and R. Shea Brewing.

Discover the artwork currently featured in the Metro Parks below, and then go out and EXPLORE! Share the pieces you find on Instagram and Twitter with #InsideOutAkron.


‘Apartment #10 Looking West’
by Clarence E. Van Duzer
Find it at Cascade Valley Metro Park / Oxbow Trail


‘Symphony in Green & Gold’
by Thomas Wilmer Dewing
Find it at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm


‘Landscape with Yellow Clouds’
by William Sommer
Find it at the Towpath Trail / Botzum Trailhead


‘Arrangement with Billboard’
by Harvey R. Griffiths
Find it at Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park


‘Untitled (Imaginary View of Cleveland)’
by August F. Biehle
Find it at Hampton Hills Metro Park / Mountain Bike Area


Love art?

Join us for a Community Art program 
Sunday, September 11, 1–3 p.m.
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

Join Interpretive Artist Danette Rushboldt to create a beautiful mosaic inspired by artwork from the Akron Art Museum’s Inside|Out program.


For more information on the Inside|Out program and to find out where you can see the rest of the artwork on display in Goodyear Heights, South Akron and Summit Lake, and Kent, visit the Akron Art Museum’s website.