Turning Up the Heat with Art on the Ave!

Jessica Skinner, owner of JBurgess Designs, LLC

Rain or shine, East Ave Market and Gallery will have some exciting festivities planned for this summer. First up on the highlight is Jessica Skinner, owner of JBurgess Designs, LLC. Burgess is the last name of her grandfather, who lives on through their art of transforming natural elements into functional items. A wife and mother, Jessica will tell her story for the month of June.

Artist Jada J.

In July, we’re thrilled to announce a first-time showcasing of Art by Jada J. Her mother, LeDeidre Jenkins, owner of The Herbal CommitTea, has been a loyal supporter and longstanding vendor in East Ave’s marketplace. Jada’s unique perspective as a woman of color navigating the world will surely resonate with many in the community. East Ave Market and Gallery is honored to be a small step in Jada’s artistic journey. Visit us during our business hours all year to purchase the Jenkins’ specialty women’s-wellness teas.

To close out the summer exhibitions, we’ve invited CAN Journal’s previously featured cover artist, David Buttram. His storytelling work has become well-known throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond! We especially look forward to his solo show displaying his expressive narratives of the world around him. And let’s not forget about the music and food trucks that are often the highlight of East Ave’s art events! As these events aim to celebrate diversity through various forms of art, the addition of these culturally rich food options further enhances the overall experience for attendees. Don’t miss out on summertime with Art on the Ave!

2290 East Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44314
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10 am-5pm Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays; 1-5pm Tuesdays & Thursdays


Jessica: A Burgess Story, June 8–28

Art by Jada J, July 13–26

David Buttram, August 10–30

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