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BOX Gallery Hours

Fri. and Sat. 12-5 pm

Fri. Openings 5-8 pm

Akron Artwalks 12-9 pm

(First Sat. of each month)

* Gallery hours valid during exhibitions only.



The BOX Gallery
140 East Market Street
(3rd Floor of Summit Artspace) 
Akron, Ohio 44308


The BOX Gallery - an Artists of Rubber City Gallery opened in October, 2009, at Summit Artspace. Featuring two exhibition spaces, the big box and the small box, the BOX schedule runs concurrently with Summit Artspace's calendar.

Call for Entries - AoRC Annual Juried Show


Theme: Black and White

Entry Dropoff: February 20, 2017 from 3-7 pm at The BOX Gallery

Entry Form Below


Jurors: Pita Brooks, Associate Director of Admissions at Cleveland Institute of Art and Kristin Rogers, Art Education and Communications Manager at Progressive Insurance Corporate Art Department.


What does "black and white" mean to you? Old-fashioned? Cut-and-dry? Race relations? It could be as simple as your color palette or as complex as your worldview. Maybe it’s two absolutes or the gray areas in-between. Whatever your vision is of “black and white,” we’d love to see it, and we'd like to know how you feel it fits into our theme. Please include a short paragraph statement about your work and how it expresses "black and white" only if the theme is more conceptual rather than literal in your artwork.


Open to ALL artists 18 and over. Members of Artists of Rubber City receive a discounted entry fee.

2D and 3D artwork accepted in any medium. 2D must not exceed 48 in. in width and must be wired and ready to hang. 3D work must not weigh more that 150 pounds.


Cash prizes will be awarded for the top entries.

First Place $200

Second Place $100

Third Place $50

Honorable Mention $25


Juried Show 2017entry form.pdf



The BOX Gallery in downtown Akron is hosting two solo shows from January 13, through February 18, 2017: Earth Magic by Matt Miller and m by m coy. Meet the artists at the opening reception on Fri., January 13 from 5-8 pm at the BOX Gallery.


Earth Magic features a body of work from Akron artist Matt Miller. Matt is a multi disciplinary artist working as a painter, illustrator, printmaker and tattoo artist whose work is inspired by his passion for mythology, American super hero comics and vintage rock n’ roll poster art. A graduate from the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at the University of Akron he later went on to work as the apprentice and eventual studio assistant to the renowned sculptor and craftsman Don Drumm.


Most recently, Matt was the lead artist and designer of the “Clean & Bright” mural at the Downtown Laundromat in downtown Akron alongside the Art Bomb Brigade and ArtsLift groups. Matt’s artwork has been shown extensively through the greater Akron and Cleveland areas and has worked alongside several Akron area youth programs including Akron Arts Alliance, Summit County Youth Employment for Success, The Digital Media Camp and the Ellet Library.


m is a collection of m coy’s current body of work. Working with objects, icons, and symbols in a style that is loose, quick, and energetic, he creates images capturing the essence of the emotions that he feels in the moment. His tools are very simple; paint, razor blades, a spray gun, and smooth plastic. With these tools he creates bright bold pieces of art that speak about the artist and his life.


The BOX Gallery will also be open on Saturday, Feb. 4th for the Akron Artwalk from 5 - 9 pm in addition to its regular hours. Admission is FREE and open to the public.





Interested in showing your artwork at the BOX Gallery?  Now scheduling shows for 2018!


Click on pdf below, print the application and follow instructions.  Return to Artists of Rubber City when complete.  


Due June 30, 2017


BOXGalleryApplication.pdf








Installation View: skin{d.e.e.p.} by benitez_vogl in 2015

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