Mad About The Arts is February 21!

This is the 19th year for Mad About the Arts and tickets are in great demand! Tickets are no longer available online but will be available at the door prior to the event (checks only, please).

The event will take place on Friday, February 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the McDonough Museum of Art. Always a combined effort of Youngstown State University departments and organizations, this year the event returns to its original presentation – a partnership between the McDonough Museum of Art, YSU’s center for contemporary art, and WYSU 88.5 FM, the valley’s listener-supported public radio station since 1969.  

Both the McDonough and WYSU staffs have been planning an unforgettable evening celebrating contemporary art, jazz, wine tasting and food sampling. The event will begin with a presentation of wine craft and connoisseurship hosted by Ed Goist – an expert wine distributor in his pre-public radio days!

The main event will follow at 7:00 p.m. as guests enjoy the sounds of the YSU Jazz Ensemble 2. At 8:30 p.m., pianist and YSU faculty member, Dr. Alton Merrell will take the stage with his jazz trio – the highlight of the event.

Throughout the evening, guests will sample delectable appetizers, beverages and desserts from a dozen local vendors who have developed creative new menu items just for Mad About the Arts.

We look forward to having you join us for Mad About the Arts 2014!