A Downtown Showcase


Future Polsky Arts building at the University of Akron

A look at the future of Polsky Arts

If you can imagine a university celebrating its new downtown landscape with color and form, music and poetry, you can imagine the Polsky renaissance.

As UA’s new front door to downtown, this iconic Akron treasure will be reimagined as Polsky Arts, with a 15,000-square-foot space featuring stages for music, theater, dance, literary and other performances; an art gallery; the Made at Myers boutique; a café and shared public spaces.

Polsky Arts will open directly onto Main Street, welcoming the public onto campus in an exciting new way. The performance space will be programmed and operated by students in the Arts Administration program. 

This building is part of the university’s contribution to Akron Cultural Plan’s call to “celebrate and market Downtown Akron as a premier arts and culture district for local and national tourism and bolster the collective ownership of downtown and its cultural amenities for all Akron residents.”