Yes, you read that right, the Akron Art Museum is turning into a pop up arcade and your family is going to love it! Don’t worry, the museum is doing well and not going anywhere, they are just offering families a unique family bonding experience on Saturday, December 7 from 11am – 5pm when they welcome the exhibition, Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art!
Games, games, games! You will have plenty to choose form! You will probably be very familiar with the classic games that you and your family can choose from to play like Duck Hunt, Space Invaders, Tetris Party, Streetfighter II, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures and Pong, and Super Mario Maker 2.
There will able be award-winning indie video and tabletop games created from developers across the USA, including several from NE Ohio. Arilock was designed in Akron, Ohio, Ancient Technologies in Lakewood, and Dr. Smalls and the Giant Who Forgot His Name in Kent, Ohio! There are about 9 or so Indie video games to try out.
There are another 4 Indie tabletop games to play including Nine Holl Roll from Akron and Window Pains from North Canton.
You can even chat with the indie developers about their games and the development of them – perfect for your child that is interested in going into this industry!
There will be artwork in the Open World exhibition that you won’t want to miss that showcases the connection between video games and their influence on the work of the artists’ work on display.
This is going to be a fun and new way to experience the Akron Art Museum with your family and friends – museum admission is included with your ticket!
Open World Arcade
Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Register for one of three gaming sessions: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., 1:00 – 3:00 P.M., or 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Guests of the first two sessions are not required to leave after their session.
Win Tickets to Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art!
You have the chance to win 4 tickets to Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art!
Akron Art Museum
One South High
Akron, OH 44308
Open World Arcade is made possible with support by the Ohio Arts Council. Additional support is provided by Hilton Garden Inn Akron.