The Arts in a Post-COVID World, presented by Arts in Stark

Join us for a discussion on what we did, what we learned, and where we go from here.
Doors open at 5pm. The panel discussion starts at 5:30pm. Followed by a free showing of “The Big Lebowski”. Limited to 300 in-person guests. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 25 at 5pm.
The Panel discussion can be attended virtually. Please note that on your registration. You will receive the link to attend via email the morning of the panel.
One complimentary adult beverage for each registered guest over 21. Masks are required to be worn at all times. Seats will be assigned.
Panelists include Ally Bussey of Visit Canton, Todd Herberghs of SID, David Sherrill of Arrowhead Vintage, and Georgia Paxos of the Palace. Moderated by ArtsinStark CEO David Whitehill.
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Sponsored by ArtsinStark and the Canton Palace Theatre

Preorder concessions to be delivered to your seat prior to presentation.

Light Up Downtown Performances

MajesticVoice Chorus will perform selections from their Christmas Music Celebration show as part of Light Up Downtown, as well as holiday music on the Kilgen Organ.  More info on Light Up Downtown can be found HERE.

Need parking for the event?  Purchase a parking pass for the Canton Palace Theatre Parking Lot HERE.


ADMISSION: Free, seating is first-come, first-served

STREETS CLOSING: Thursday, December 5th
Beginning at 2:00 PM (till conclusion of event):
• Market Avenue from Tuscarawas Street to 6th Street North
• 3rd, 4th and 5th Streets from Court to Piedmont

Beginning at 4:00 PM (till conclusion of event):
• Market Avenue from Tuscarawas to 6th Street South
• 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Streets South from Court to Piedmont

Beginning at 5:00 PM (till conclusion of event):
• Tuscarawas Street from Piedmont to McKinley Avenue

Beginning at 5:30 PM (until after reworks, and clearance is given by Canton Fire Department – approximately 7:30 PM):
• Walnut Avenue from Tuscarawas Street to 4th Street North

Meters will be bagged by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4th.
• Market Avenue South: from 4th to 6th Streets South
• Market Avenue North: from 2nd to 6th Streets North
• Walnut Avenue: between 2nd and 3rd Street
• 2nd Street North: from Piedmont to Cleveland
• 3rd Street North: from Market to Cleveland
• 4th Street North: from Piedmont to Court

PARKING: Parking is available on-street (with the exception of Market Avenue) and in the following parking lots and decks (for a nominal fee):
• Former Timken High School parking lot
• Stark County District Library lot
• City Centre Parking Deck at 120 Cleveland Avenue South; enter off of West Tuscarawas
• New Market Parking Deck at 233 Market Avenue South; enter on 3rd St. SW
• Millennium Centre Parking Deck; enter off of Walnut and 2nd Street NE (must enter deck before 5:30 p.m. and will not be able to exit until the -reworks are over and the -re department has cleared drop zone.)

Stark County District Library Author Series: David Sheff

David Sheff is the author of Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy, the follow-up to his New York Times #1 bestseller, Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction. Clean is the result of the years Sheff spent investigating the disease of addiction and America’s drug problem, which he sees as the greatest public health challenge of our time. In 2009, Sheff was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the World’s Most Influential People. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids honored him with a Special Tribute Award “in recognition of his voice and leadership for families who are struggling with addiction.” He was also awarded the 2013 College of Problems on Drug Dependence (CPDD) Media Award, 2017 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Media Award, and 2017 American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Media Award “to recognize his compelling portrayal of addiction and its personal effects on families and society as a whole.” Sheff ’s Beautiful Boy, published in 2008, was based on his article, “My Addicted Son,” which appeared in the New York Times Magazine. The article won a special award from the American Psychological Association for “outstanding contribution to the understanding of addiction.”

Beautiful Boy was named the year’s Best Nonfiction Book by Entertainment Weekly, an Amazon “Best Books of 2008,” and it won first place in the Barnes and Noble Discover Award in nonfiction. In 2018, Beautiful Boy was made into a film directed by Felix Van Groeningen starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet. Sheff also contributed to HBO’s Addiction: Why Can’t They Just Stop.

His new book is HIGH: Everything You Want To David Sheff Bestselling Author & Advocate on US Drug Crisis, Prevention & Treatment of Addiction Know About Drugs, a book for young adults written with Nic Sheff. He is currently working on his next book, The Buddhist on Death Row: Finding Light in the Darkest Place. David is on the advisory boards of the The Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program “designed to help colleges and universities promote emotional well-being and mental health programming, reduce substance abuse and prevent suicide among their students,” and the International Bipolar Foundation. Along with the New York Times Magazine, Sheff has also written for the New York Times, Wired, Rolling Stone, Outside, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Playboy, Esquire and Observer Magazine in England, Foreign Literature in Russia, and Playboy (Shueisha) in Japan. He has conducted seminal interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, nuclear physicist Ted Taylor, Congressman Barney Frank, Steve Jobs, Tom Hanks, Betty Friedan, Keith Haring, Jack Nicholson, Carl Sagan, Salman Rushdie, Fareed Zakaria, and others. He also wrote an award-winning documentary about John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, and a radio special about Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, both for National Public Radio.

Sheff is also the author of Game Over, called “the bible of the videogame industry” by the Wall Street Journal, and “beguiling” and “irresistible. . . almost as hypnotic as a successful video game” by the New York Times. Author Gore Vidal said that China Dawn, Sheff ’s book about the Internet revolution in China, is a “fascinating…study of go–getting businessmen in a revived China bound to shape our future.” All We Are Saying, based on Sheff ’s interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1980, was a Literary Guild Selection book.


ADMISSION: FREE. Reservation required, available through the Stark County District Library

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