Rubber City Jazz and Blues Fest
8:00 PM20:00

Rubber City Jazz and Blues Fest

On Friday, August 23 Akron poet Walter Delbridge will return for a second time to the stage at BluJazz to open the 4th Annual Rubber City Jazz and Blues Festival. Delbridge made his debut at Jazz Fest in 2017 and since then has appeared at Greystone Hall, as the featured guest for Community Support Services 2018 Art of Recovery.

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Art of Recovery
5:00 PM17:00

Art of Recovery

A benefit for Community Support Services’ Expressive Arts Therapy Program. The annual Art of Recovery Benefit has showcased over 200 original artworks by individuals living with a severe and persistent mental illness since it began as a yearly celebration in 2016.

This year, Walter Delbridge will give a special reading of poems from Isolation and Intellect and Comeback Evolution director Kate Tucker will close out the evening with a musical performance.

By bringing attention to artists' strengths through artistic expression, Community Support Services Arts Therapy Program helps to fight stigma still associated with mental illness. The public display encourages guests to witness the powerful impact creative expression affords in the mental health recovery process.

VIP Reception for Sponsors and Artists 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.
More than 40 pieces of original art on display with an option to purchase.

$60 – General Admission Ticket
$125 – Limited Edition Artwork Ticket (50 available) includes general admission ticket and an 11x14 print signed by Amy Freed.

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