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On the Table : smARTStudio x Akron Community Foundation

WHAT: On the Table is a one-of-a-kind initiative, organized by Akron Community Foundation, where thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community. It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work.


WHO: Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Summit County/Greater Akron is invited to host a mealtime conversation.

WHERE: ANYWHERE IN GREATER AKRON. { smARTStudio will host a morning conversation at the Akron Art Museum, 11:30 } Conversations can be hosted in homes, restaurants, coffee shops, schools, libraries, offices, parks, places of worship and other community locations. They can be formal or informal, sit- down, picnic, brown bag or potluck. They may happen over breakfast, coffee, lunch, dinner, dessert or a snack – it’s entirely up to the host.

WHY: We know that big ideas can spring from small conversations and that people invest in what they help create. While there is no “quick fix” to the many issues facing any community, progress can result from residents, organizations, businesses, foundations, and government agencies sharing ideas and working together. Our community-wide mealtime conversations will generate new ideas, inspire bold solutions, and provide opportunities for investment.