A group of high school students and the University of Akron are teaming up to create a giant "tattoo" on the outside wall of the Angel Falls Coffee Company in Akron’s Highland Square.
Elisa Gargarella, director of the Arts LIFT program at the University of Akron, says a tattoo artist will work with 14 high school students from the Akron Public School district to create the large mural.
"The ultimate goal for those kids is that they eventually become the inheritors of these spaces, that they're going to live and work in and make a difference in."
The program is a summer arts apprenticeship program offered by the Myers School of Art at The University of Akron.
Gargarella says the project has an urban twist to it where the students will work with tattoo artist and painter Jesse Strother, co-owner of Good Life Tattoos in Highland Square.
"[The students] learn how to create, use their creative energy to impact the economy, to impact culture , and to impact environment depending on the theme of the program."
Gargarella says a tattoo artist will work with 14 high school students from the Akron Public School district to create the large mural.
The finished art piece will be unveiled on June 28th at a public celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. at Angel Falls Coffee Company on West Market Street.