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Taste of the Breadbox: An Evening of Culture from the Couch

We at Wandering Aesthetics love supporting Akron’s amazing artistic community and we bet you do too.

Unfortunately, if you’re anything like us, it can sometimes be a challenge to get off the couch– let alone muster the energy to put on your snazziest outfit and attend a fancy gala.

But there is a way you can help the Akron arts community without having to leave the comfort of your couch.


Begins Friday, April 14th @ 12:00 PM
Ends Sunday, April 16th @ 12:00 PM




The auction is FREE to join and the album is FREE to enjoy!!!


In March of 2016, Wandering Aesthetics, was awarded its first ever grant of $75,000 from the John S. Knight Foundation for our winning #KnightArts Challenge idea: The Electric Pressure Cooker Presents... Bigger Than a Breadbox" (BTAB). This Project (BTAB) is tasked with providing Akron's artists and businesses, through a quarterly vaudeville show of local talent, a platform that will travel to different neighborhoods showcasing a rich mixture of Akron's best.

Over the past nine months, BTAB has worked to successfully raise over $30,000! However, BTAB is $5,500 shy of its Year One match criterion. Once these funds are raised, BTAB can focus on elevating its artistic quality, growing the company and creating the most impactful programming possible.


In 2015, Wandering Aesthetics was awarded a two-year Knight Arts Challenge matching grant for “Bigger Than a Breadbox.” Building on the success of our open mic-style “Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret”, “Breadbox” gathers Akron’s finest performers, provides coaching to further develop their talent and then features these acts in quarterly vaudeville-esque variety shows. Shows rotate throughout different neighborhoods in Akron, highlighting their unique histories– from the forgotten women of the canal era to the changing faces of North Hill.

To complete our remaining match for year one of “Bigger Than a Breadbox”, we are hosting a two-day online auction. The online auction site will be live for 48 hours beginning on April 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm and closing on April 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm.

To be a part of the fun, visit There you can find more information, preview auction items, and, once live, place your bids. If online bidding is too exciting for an “evening on the couch”, you can also make a flat donation toward our goal. Anyone who donates or bids will receive online access to a specially curated selection of art that offers a “Taste of the Breadbox”. (Just another reason to stay home.) Please email with any questions.

So: don’t be afraid to bid– and bid often. You don’t even have to take off your pajamas.

Benjamin Rexroad & Kyle Jozsa
Co-Founders, Wandering Aesthetics