The Light UP Lantern Festival over the weekend in Akron, Ohio was a quirky triumph that got everything right.
The University Park Alliance is the festival's "Presenting sponsor", Leandra Drumm developed, created, and organized the event. Daniel Coffield is one of its Art directors and a significant part of the event as well. Don Drumm Studios and Gallery is a sponsor of the event and hosts a show at their gallery in conjunction with the event.
The festival featured local crafts, foods and unusual musical acts, including a raucous acousting trio, "Hey Mavis" and an excellent local coffee roaster whose shop is part of the Bomb Shelter, a new "Superstore of old stuff" in Akron.
These are just the sort of things that give a special place-specific charm to Akron!