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Several Akron artists will realize their visions in three boroughs over the next two months in projects sponsored by the Akron Black Artist Guild and funded by the Downtown Akron Partnership.

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Floco Torres, project manager of the initiative, said the aim of the Reimagine Fellowship is to bring people together.

“We wanted to focus on neighborhoods that, you know, are loved sparingly — they don’t get as much love as downtown, in particular. We wanted to bring three artists together with the three neighborhoods… bring them together with community organizations to create something that continues the dynamic with those neighborhoods and what those community organizations are doing in those neighborhoods.

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