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AVATARS: Relics from the Future - Opening Reception
May 3 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


The new awe-inspiring exhibition at Canton Museum of Art takes audiences on an artistic excavation of mighty entities such as mummies and totems extracted from the innovative ceramic studio of Gary Spinosa. “Avatars: Relics from the Future” combines human, animal, and architectural forms, as the artist seeks to materialize spiritual energy through his sincerely benevolent figures. For Spinosa, animals contain the keys to universal language that bonds humanity at its most primal level. These sculptures, from towering grand constructions to diminutive “stones,” are imbued with deep sanctity and stillness, a sometimes-disquieting mystery, myth, and perhaps even superstition.  Free public reception - no RSVP required.

First Friday: May Ceramics Sale
May 5 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm


Join the Canton Ceramic Artists Guild for their 26th Annual May Show & Ceramics Sale. This creative showcase features handmade functional and decorative pottery at affordable prices

The opening reception, on First Friday, will include refreshments and live music by "Rock, Salt and Nails." Enjoy free gallery admission into the new AVATARS: Relics from the Future exhibition. 

Ceramic Sale:
Friday, May 5 - 4pm-8pm
Saturday, May 6 - 10am-2pm

Night at the Museum - Free Family Festival
Saturday, May 20 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm


Night at the Museum is a free fun-filled family event for those who are young and young at heart! Explore an interactive archeological dig, Glow-in-the-Dark face painting, live owls, roaming entertainers, family yoga, and so much more. In conjunction with the "AVATARS: Relics from the Future" art exhibition, attendees will embark on a mystical journey through the past and future. From creative awe-inspiring relics to customized make and take totems, Night at the Museum will inspire and engage all ages. This special event will feature free activities from our friends at the Akron Zoo, Massillon Museum, Stark County Public Library, Rockstar Rock Shop, 6th Street Yoga, Wandering Aesthetics, Akron Fossils & Science Center, McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, and many more. This free event is made possible by ArtsInStark, Ohio Arts Council, Key Bank Foundation, Williams Family Dental Group, Inc., and Winick Endodontics.


Milk+Bookies Book-Raiser Event
Saturday, June 17 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm


Join us at the Museum when Milk and Bookies takes over for a fun-filled day of book-raising! Milk+Bookies is an event that strives to teach kids the importance of philanthropy and encourages early literacy to all who participate.

The event entry cost is one new or gently used book per child. In return, all participants will enjoy milk & cookies, book related art activities, and story time with local authors and artists. 

All books collected will be donated to local familes in need. Join us as we celebrate kids helping kids share the love of reading!

First Friday: Crafty Mart Canton
Friday, July 7 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm


Crafty Mart returns to Stark County at the Canton Museum of Art this July for Canton First Friday. Admission is FREE to both the Pop Up Market and the CMA Galleries.

There will be music,a special beer tasting, a "Make It and Take It" station for the kids, lovely items made by our awesome makers, and a terrarium workshop sponsored by Every Blooming Thing Akron! More details coming soon!

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