We are so pumped about our annual spring show coming up this Saturday, April 21st! 

This year, The Mom & Pop Shoppe is timed perfectly-- it's just in time Mother's Day, graduation party season, and Father's Day too! We put together a little guide for you to get the most out of your day.

1. GET THERE EARLY!

This year, we are offering early bird access tickets. For a $7 ticket, you can beat the crowd. You’re also guaranteed a hand screenprinted canvas (thanks Champaign Paper!) shopping bag and a free drink! Choose from coffee, Tea Dude tea, a mimosa or water.

You can purchase tickets here, and there will be a limited amount available at the door for $10, but you're only guaranteed a swag bag if you get there early.

Don't stress about heading downtown. There's plenty of parking and it's free on the weekends! We recommend the Library lot or the lot between Summit Artspace and the Akron Art Museum!

2. SHOP!

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Have you been following our vendor profiles and Instagram takeovers?! The curation process was highly competitive, and we're so excited to show off such amazing talent.

3. EAT!

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Urban Eats and Western Fruit Basket are both within walking distance, and the Akron Art Museum's cafe has amazing soups, wraps, and a great selection of beer and wine.

Sweet Mary's Bakery and Akron Coffee Roasters are both open for your breakfast needs, too!

4. EXPERIENCE ART

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The Akron Art Museum Galleries are open throughout the event! Check out their latest exhibitions. 

Summit Artspace's gallery is also open featuring a beautiful photography exhibit highlighting all 24 neighborhoods in Akron.

5. MAKE A DAY OF IT

Why not spend the whole day enjoying our beautiful downtown? Take a visit to the Akron Children's Museum or the Akron Zoo, or make plans for dinner at one of our amazing downtown restaurants like Nuevo, Crave, Bricco or the Lockview.

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The Nightlight Cinema has several showings of Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs throughout the day, or you could head down to The Bomb Shelter to keep on shopping!

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Our friends from Whiskertin Lighting, who are vending all day, are hosting an unofficial afterparty at Musica featuring their band Worship This! The show starts at 8pm.

Who says there's nothing cool to do in Akron?! For more exciting stuff, check out SummitLive365's website where you can search events by date or category.

See you Saturday! Early bird entry starts at 10, and the show is free to the public from 11am - 5pm.

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