Akron likes to celebrate – its history, its communities, its artists. Let’s recreate the bustling history of Quaker Square and come together to celebrate what Akron has become – a culturally diverse city streaming with arts, music, and an active entrepreneurial culture.
Curated Storefront and North Hill Community Development Corporation (NHCDC) are partnering for a goodbye pARTy to the art of Quaker Galleries! pARTy with us throughout Quaker Square by sipping on crafted cocktails created by one of Akron’s own mixologist legends, Aaron Sparks of Mixology 21 with food pairings from NOHI culinary art entrepreneurs 28 and South. Musical performances will be provided at various times throughout the evening from musicians, including saxophonist Justin Tibbs and headliner Last September, all while you get exclusive access to new spaces to dance and socialize throughout the former shops and restaurants of Quaker Square.
Stop by after work anytime between 5pm and 9pm with each hour featuring changing vibes with new music and food. No one experience at one time will be the same!"
Proceeds will equally benefit both organizations.
Some answers to your questions:
What are parking options?
There is a parking garage directly across from the entrance of the party on Broadway Street. The Broadway parking Deck, 120 S. Broadway St. and please note it is not free on weekdays. You can also park in the surface lot on East Mill Street at walk under the bridge to enter the venue.
Who can I contact if I have questions about the event?
Email Liz Gage at email@example.com or Justin Chenault firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, it is not necessary to bring a paper ticket to this event. If you do not bring a paper ticket, please make sure to have your digital ticket ready on your mobile device. Guests that do not have a digital or paper ticket ready can still be checked in by the staff at the check in table.
What is the refund policy?
All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
What about food?
There will be multiple stations with small plates that pair with the cocktails of the evening. Food is provided by 28 & South, a Salvadoran caterer and NOHI culinary art entrepreneur. https://28thandsouth.com/
What's the deal with drinks?
There will be two bars located throughout the space. Your entry tickets gets you one free drink from either bar. You can purchase additional drink tickets with the check in tables at both entrances or before the event online. Each additional drink ticket is $10 and can be redeemed for a crafted cocktail created by Akron Mixologist Aaron Sparks of Mixology 21, beer or wine. Non-alcoholic drinks are provided free with your ticket purchase.
What about music?
Throughout the space you will be able to listen to musicians pairing with a DJ. The night will feature Justin Tibbs and end with the headliner Last Saturday in the Disco Lounge.
What is the Disco Lounge?
Guests will get access into our Disco Lounge, a nod the Quaker Square's height of popularity in the 70s and 80s. The lounge includes a floating dance floor and several lounge areas to relax, chat and sip on crafted beverages.
Are the art galleries open?
Yes! The four galleries in Quaker will be open from 5-7 to view before you make your way to the Disco Lounge.
What is the dress code?
Guests should dress to have a great time at the high-energy event. Come straight after work in your business casual, party attire, 80's themed disco outfits and comfortability. You choose!
What is the health and safety policy?
Masks are optional for all guests. Hand sanitizer will be available for all guests throughout the venue and all surfaces will routinely be sanitized throughout the evening.
Can I attend the event as a volunteer?
Yes! We need volunteers to help with everything from set up, check in, raffle sales and clean up. Email email@example.com to sign up as a volunteer.
Where can I get a schedule of events with a map of the venue?
Full schedule of events and map will be posted soon! Check back for further details!