Share your messages of hope!

Want to show your community support and pride? Now’s your chance! Akron Civic Commons is creating an outdoor gallery of words of encouragement along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail through downtown Akron, Ohio & Erie Canal Park, and Summit Lake, and we want your submissions!

The purpose of this program is to encourage and show appreciation for healthcare workers at downtown Akron hospitals, other essential employees, and our community at large during this time. Here's how it works:

  1. Send us your words of encouragement as text, PNG, or PDF file at Make sure to include attribution!

  2. We'll print the first 100 submissions through April 17th on 18x24 in pop-up signs and place along the Towpath Trail.

  3. All submitters will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to support a local restaurant.

We hope you'll join us in supporting our community!