Art, Events and Hometown Pride

Unboxing Unbox Akron: July 2016

Rachel Whinnery
Jul 31, 2016 · 2 min read
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The July box for Unbox Akron is here! In lieu of an unboxing via Snapchat (like I’ve done in the past), I shared each item on Instagram over the weekend. Here’s a roundup of all the goodies. If you want to receive the next box, find out more at the end.

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Growing up I loved anything and everything creative and colorful. And I still clearly do… When Roger said smARTStudio was working on a coloring book full of kids artwork, I almost burst into tears. I could imagine those kids feeling like superstars creating a piece of Akron-related art to go into a printed and bound book — which turned out AMAZING!
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Unbox Akron members received a Summit Peeks pin. I started the Twitter-based project in the spring. Each week, someone new takes over the account so we can get a peek at their Akron. (You can sign up here.) I can’t wait to see these pins out-and-about.
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The National Hamburger Festival is coming up. Mark your calendar for August 13–14. Thanks to Unbox, members will have free admission.
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The West Akron Baseball & Softball League is open to kids ages 5–18 in West Akron. The non-profit league includes boys youth baseball, girls youth softball and co-ed T-ball teams. Grab some sunflower seeds and play ball! The WABL logo is featured on this window decal.
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Unbox Akron members received two tickets to their choice of Rubber City Shakespeare Company performance during the 2016–17 season. Which show do you want to see?
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This exclusive sticker was in the July box. We’re all about sharing our hometown pride. Who else can’t get over the fact that the Cavs are NBA Champs?!
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Local artist Jeremy Jenkins created the “Quantum Ghost” painting featured on the other postcard included in the box. It was his 2015 Akron Art Prize submission. In a somewhat badass move, he cut up the original artwork and gave the pieces to Unbox Akron members. (Don’t forget — Jeremy created the artwork that’s been featured on top of recent boxes.)

Tell me: • Who is your favorite artist in Akron? • Who serves up the best burger? • What Shakespeare story compares to your life? • Let me know in the comments below or tweet me!


Want to come home every month to a box full of Akron goodies and exclusive Unbox member events? Sign up now! You can choose one box, or go for 3 months, 6 months, or a whole year.

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