Works of Art by Cari Miller
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For the most current information, please visit my Facebook page.

Welcome to Sunthing Special, your source for fun, funky, colorful works of art!
I'm an Akron, Ohio-based artist who specializes in acrylic painting on canvas, photography, and works with recycled objects. For the best selection of goodies, visit my studio/gallery at Summit Artspace, Third Floor, 140 E. Market St., Akron.

I will be closing my studio after the December 5 Akron Artwalk and moving all my operations to my home in Northwest Akron. However ... I will still be creating and selling art! Here are some of the ways you can buy my items:

  • If you live in the greater Akron area, I can deliver items to your home or office. Just call or text me at 330-208-5693 or e-mail me and we will make arrangements.  I take cash, check and credit cards.
  • You can shop online for Akron items  AND my note cards and postcards at
  • Until  they close on December 31, you can buy my Akron blimp drink ware (mugs, wine glasses and beer glasses) and Akron postcards and note cards at West Point Market.
  • Coming soon you will be able to buy select Akron blimp mugs and note cards at the Ohio Tea Company in Jackson Township
  • The Akron-Canton Airport gift shops
In addition, my studio will be open to the public the following days:
  • Saturday, November 28, 10-6 (CraftyMart)
  • Sunday, November 29, 11-5 (CraftyMart)
  • Saturday, December 5, 5-9 (Akron Artwalk)
(If you'd like to come on an off-time just call or text me at 330-208-5693) or e-mail me ( to make an appointment)

To keep updated on my latest artistic endeavors, you can:

LIMITED EDITION! Sun design painted hubcaps. Only 20 were created; 10 are already sold and 10 are currently available for sale. Cost for each is $100, with $20 to benefit the Akron-area charity Life is Good No Matter What.

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CBS Sunday Morning has aired five of my sun images a total of nine times!
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I have a big selection of suns! You can choose from more than 30 sun images available as originals, prints and/or notecards.

Akron Art:

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I'm an unofficial ambassador for the city of Akron, Ohio! Akron is on a roll, and if you want to show your pride in Akron, I've got the stuff for you -- postcards, key chains, pens, mugs, window clings, magnets and more. You can purchase all of them at my studio; many others are available online (see link at top), at the Akron-Canton airport or at West Point Market.

Giving Back

In  2014, I was able to:

  • donate $400 to Life Is Good No Matter What (an area charity which helps provide "cherished" experiences for adults with Stage 4 cancer) through efforts at my studio and direct donations
  • donate $50 for the Human Rights campaign
  • coordinate efforts to donate hundreds of knitted and crocheted rectanagles to Warm Up Akron! and dozens of scarves for children in area homeless shelters
  • paint a Soap Box Derby car which was used in the opening ceremonies at the Gay Games 2014
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  • donate original art to local charity auctions
In 2013, I was able to:
  • raise $1,000 for The Water Project (which helped rehabilitate a well in Kenya)
  • raise $380 for the All-American Soap Box Derby (to pay for two children to attend a week-long camp in summer of June 2014) through the sales of specially designed ornaments
  • donate original art to local charity auctions

"Happy Place"

To see some of the happy people who have visited my studio, please click here.