Shows & Events


Freewheeling Creativity

On Saturday, July 22, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery is the place to be for art lovers and car enthusiasts. Part of a decades-long movement of artists from coast to coast who make their cars into moving art, Greg Phelps of Columbus will display his bedazzled 2009 Nissan Versa as a part of a special gallery event. The vehicle is covered inside and out with plastic toys, wine corks, tennis balls, skulls, Barbie doll legs, fringe, a chandelier and other objects the driver has collected.

Also part of this freewheeling event is a full-sized car decorated by Sarah Gott's students at Kids Country Stow and a toy car decorating contest. 

The contest is open to the public with $50-$100 gift certificates as prizes. 
Details will be listed below.

Akron's "The Square Scullery" will be on location to feed the car-loving crowd.

Event hours are 12-5 Saturday, July 22.
Don Drumm Studios & Gallery is located at 437 Crouse St. near downtown Akron and
the university.

Caricature Drawings (James Weckbacher)  1-5pm

Book Signing (Dee Schafer)  3-5pm

Shopping in Don Drumm Studios 10am-5pm 

Enjoy the offerings from The Square Scullery Food Truck #eatlocal


Greg Phelps "That Car"

Mel Harris "Tiki Car"

Kids Country Stow "Rusty"



Art Car Call for Artists

Don Drumm Studios and Gallery are issuing a call for artists to create three-dimensional art cars. We welcome work by children, adults, as well as family collaborations. The gallery is hosting a summer event featuring Greg Phelps’ life-size art car. Don Drumm and Greg Phelps will judge the art cars and issue the awards. Other special guests include Sarah Gott’s students from Kids Country Stow. These young artists will create a Don Drumm- influenced life-size art car. In addition, Akron’s number one best food truck, The Square Scullery, will be serving up delicious treats.

Awards Categories:
-Children (up to age 14): first place: $50 gift certificate; second place: $25 gift

certificate; third place: $15 gift certificate; honorable mention (TBD)
-Adult (15 and up): first place: $100 gift certificate; second place: $50 gift certificate; third

place: $25 gift certificate; honorable mention (TBD)

Mark the Date:

-Drop-off Date (WITH COMPLETED APPLICATION): -Thursday, July 20, 10a.m.-8p.m.
-Friday, July 21, 10a.m.-6p.m.

-Event Date: Saturday, July 22, noon-5p.m.
-Awards Issued: Saturday, July 22, 4p.m.
-Pick-up Date: Saturday, July 22, 5p.m.


Size Restriction:

-Art Car creations must be within twenty inches due to the limitations of exhibition space. -Life-size art car artists should contact the gallery ASAP. Other arrangements are necessary.

Creative Suggestions:

The core base of your creation can be an existing toy car or one you build from another material. Building from this base cardboard cut-outs, foam shapes, and found objects can be added to create more dimensions. Have fun with the creative process!


-Limited to one entry per person.
-Artwork will not be for sale.
-All submissions must be finished off-site prior to drop off (NO WET PAINT). -Don Drumm Studios and Gallery is not responsible if work is damaged.


Don Drumm Studios and Gallery 437 Crouse Street
Akron, OH 44311

Contact: Toni Billick, (330) 253-6268,