ArtsinStark and Visit Canton selected five artists following the public art call to create light art installations for an exhibition in downtown Canton called “Illumination” in January and February 2021. The artists’ pieces join a series of light displays planned during “Illumination”, including light mapping at the Cultural Center for the Arts created by OBLSK, a light display at the Hall of Fame City Ice Rink created by Vincent Lighting, and a light show at Centennial Plaza created by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “Illumination” is part of the support provided by ArtsinStark and Visit Canton for the Canton Museum of Art’s new exhibit Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism, on view November 27, 2020 through March 7, 2021.
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On view, November 27, 2020, through March 7, 2021, Dancing in the Light features many rarely exhibited American impressionism works from private collections. The experience at the Canton Museum of Art is complemented by the "Illumination: Canton Light Festival" throughout downtown Canton in January and February 2021.
Visit Canton and the Ohio Athletic Conference will host the 2021 and 2025 DIII Football Championship Stagg Bowl and the 2022 DIII Men's Volleyball Championships at Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio.
Illumination will feature a series of five temporary, public, light art installations throughout downtown Canton and light mapping at the Cultural Center for the Arts created by OBLSK, a team of artists, inventors, and designers based in Columbus, Ohio. Five individual or artist teams will be selected to create temporary, public light art installations throughout downtown Canton with an awarded budget of $2,000 each. The Illumination Art Call is now open to submit qualifications for consideration. Applications are due by Friday, October 9, 2020. Read the full Request for Qualifications and find additional details online at www.cantonlightfestival.com.
Visit Canton to Promote “Stay Safe in Stark County” Business Pledge Partners. Stark County’s Convention & Visitors’ Bureau partners with Strengthening Stark and the Stark County Health Department to promote local businesses that pledge to follow the Ohio Health Department Guidelines for Responsible RestartOhio.
The combined public company will continue to develop an immersive, multi-use destination resort in Canton, Ohio named the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village, and a media program that unifies live entertainment and experiences, fantasy sports and eGaming with partners and content from some of the most powerful and storied brands in football, including the NFL Alumni Association and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The premier sports, entertainment and media enterprise will begin trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbols “HOFV” and “HOFVW”.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Canton, OH): June 10, 2020 – The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) plans to reopen to the public in a limited capacity on Tuesday, June 30. CMA's first phase hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through mid-July to allow time for proper cleaning of gallery and lobby areas before, during, and after opening. From June 30 through July admission will be free, courtesy of PNC Foundation. There will be limited capacity for the first month, approximately 25 percent of regular capacity, translating to roughly 200 free, timed-entry tickets available throughout the day.
Many in the Stark County community are being recognized for their leadership amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Local business leaders have been featured in local news, tapped to participate on task forces for state and industry, and highlighted in the national news for their expertise and innovations.
Canton, Ohio (March 25, 2020) – Gervasi Vineyard announced they are in the process of procuring the necessary ingredients and packaging supplies for the production of hand sanitizer. The estate’s newest addition, the distillery, known as The Still House, has most of the equipment and ingredients, including grain alcohol, to produce this much-needed product during the pandemic.