Performers, artisans sought for this year's First Night Akron

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Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) is seeking regional artists to participate in First Night Akron 2015 on Dec. 31.

Artist proposals may include, but are not limited to, music, dance, theater, puppetry, film, visual art/ installation art, interactive/participatory activities, strolling entertainers and make and take projects.

Performers appropriate for all age audiences are encouraged to apply.

The selection process for applicants is conducted by committee and based on artistic merit, quality of support materials, technical feasibility and availability of funds. All artists and performers will be paid.

Interested artists and performers can visit firstnightakron.org/artistproposals to complete the application. Proposals are submitted online or mailed to First Night Akron, Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St., 4th floor, Akron 44308. The deadline for proposals is July 25.

Now in its 19th year, First Night Akron is a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts bring the community together. The event features music, dance, theater, visual/interactive arts throughout multiple venues in Downtown Akron.

For details, visit firstnightakron.org or call 330-374-7690.

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