In The News

“Local Artist Embarks on Journey to Bring More Art to Akron”
– Cleveland Magazine, April 23, 2018 

“Akron’s Northside District Gets Colorful Makeover, Thanks in Part to 80 Volunteers”
– Akron Beacon Journal, May 24, 2018

“StageFest Takes Over Highland Square”
– Akron Beacon Journal, May 30, 2018

“Knight Cities Winner @PLAY Plans Busy July with Joy Park Bubble Fest and Swim Parties”
–, July 5, 2018

“@PLAY brings Art and Activiteies to Akron’s Neighborhoods Throughout July”
– WKSU 89.7, July 9, 2018

“Knight Funds Art, Improvements at Akron Public Pools: Parties Planned Friday and Saturday””
– Akron Beacon Journal, July 10, 2018

“How Did a Bike Ride Lead to a Park Makeover in Akron?”
– WKYC Channel 3, July 10, 2018

“Akron-centric Play Seeks to Bring City’s Neighborhoods Closer”
– Akron Beacon Journal, July 13, 2018

“Creative Force: Artists of the 330 Make Public Statements with Paint, Clay, Steel, and Words”
– Akron Life Magazine, September, 2018

“University of Akron Students, Local Artist to Create Mobile Splash Pad for Neighborhoods”
–, December 4, 2018

“Creating Fun for Akron Neighborhoods with Mobile Splash Pads”
– WKSU 89.7, December 5, 2018

“Akron is a Masterpiece / Art Collaboration as Big as the City Goes on Display Friday”
– Akron Beacon Journal, December 12, 2018

“Mac Love: ‘Art is as Essential as Going for a Walk in the Woods’”
– The Devil Strip, December 29, 2018

“Four Murals and a Brick Wall: African American History on East Exchange”
– The Devil Strip, February 6, 2019


“Two Akron Projects Win Funding Through Knight Cities Challenge”
– Akron Beacon Journal, June 11, 2017

“Knight Cities Challenge Awards $500k for Innerbelt, Neighborhood Projects in Akron”
–, June 12, 2017 

“Akron Social Entrepreneur To Create Neighborhood-Specific Art, While Working Towards His Mission”
– Forbes, June 28, 2017

“Signal Tree Festival Takes Root: Akronites Find What They Love in Themselves and Their City in One Place, in One Mural”
– Akron Beacon Journal, July 29, 2017 

“Art x Love to Kick Off @PLAY, Knight Winner Mural Project, Sept. 2”
–, August 25, 2017

“Mac Love: Fueling Akron Expression”
– The Devil Strip, August 31, 2017

“Successful Kenmore Better Block a Temporary Utopian Version of What Business District Might Become”
– Akron Beacon Journal, September 2, 2017

“Meet Me in Middlebury Event Creates Temporary Arts District”
– Akron Beacon Journal, September 2, 2017 

“Share Your Vision for Kenmore Boulevard in ‘Imagineer’ Coloring Book”
–, October 10, 2017

“Kenmore ‘Imagineer’ Coloring Book Contest Winners to Receive Cash Prizes”
–, December 8, 2017

“Vividly Painted Murals Go Up in Akron’s Middlebury Neighborhood”
–, January 28, 2018

“Knight Cities Challenge Winner @PLAY Asks North Akron Residents to #CHIMEinAKRON”
–, March 29, 2018

“Knight Challenge Winner @PLAY, Goodyear Heights Residents Create Water-Themed Murals to Revitalize Reservoir Park”
–, April 13, 2018