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Mac Love @PLAY

Project Liaison: Scott Salerno

We have worked with Mac Love from Art X Love on many stages of his @PLAY project. These fall into two groups



Art x Love worked with University of Akron engineers to conduct a comprehensive daytime and nighttime walkability assessment of Akron’s University Park neighborhood. This data was collected using a custom-designed survey Art x Love developed along with the students, including comprehensive parameters for objectively evaluating roadways, sidewalks, structures, greenery, litter, visibility, and perception of safety. This data was shared with city and neighborhood leaders, and continues to inform neighborhood investment, public lighting, and placemaking initiatives across University Park.


@PLAY Akron

A comprehensive interactive art project that explores every Akron neighborhood, interviews residents, and produces collaborative art projects that bring diverse people together and encourage deeper community connections. Since 2017, @PLAY Akron has generated more than 120 murals and 50 placemaking transformations in collaboration with more than 10,000 Akron residents.

Past Members:

Alexis Jordan

Clark Bates

Scott Salerno

Kristina Dyshko
Amanda O'Reilly

Callie Ruppen

Megan Swope

Sean Blake

Amy Gravenstein

Ben Colston

Dunia Jaffal

Rachael Drewes

Eboni Hall

Matthew Stang

Alyssa Hansen

Calvin Baumann

Monica Lacek

Carissa Thompson

Claudine Baguma

Eli Strohecker

Leah Baker 

Rae Brimm

Team member works on assembling a wind chime.
Mac Love and a team member looking for wind chime parts at The Bomb Shelter store.
Team members pose in Mac's studio.
Team members enjoy a break after shopping for wind chimes.
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