The North of Madison Avenue Better Block Association is sponsoring a celebration on Friday, October 2, 4:30 - 10:00 pm, and all day on Saturday, October 3. It will include a “pop-up” market, YSU Student Jazz Ensemble at Dorian Books; lectures, movement and cooking demos; music, poetry, and food. Music at Madison presents "Songs of Broadway" on Saturday evening - reservations required. The North Side Farmer’s Market will also expand and have some extra activities on Saturday. More information on Facebook, and at (330) 360-0648.
The Butler Institute of American Art on Wick Avenue in Youngstown presents new exhibition of Glo-Pods by a California artist. These luminous sculptures that will dazzle children and adults alike are on view through December 31. Open every day, but Monday, admission and parking are free. More information about this and other Butler exhibitions and events is available at butler art dot com
The New Castle Playhouse is presenting "Holiday Gift Biz-R" at the Annex Theater on Sunday, November 1st, from 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM. Children can enter the Build-a-Scarecrow contest at 11:00 AM. There is also free coffee and food and a Chinese Auction. More information on the event can be found at email@example.com.
GOTTA HAVE IT! is a retrospective exhibition at the YSU McDonough Museum of Art, on display from September 18 – November 6. Over 100 pieces on view will be auctioned off and the proceeds benefit the John J McDonough Trust. Auction items can also be found at mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu and on Facebook. The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 11am-4pm.
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the exhibit Block & Sully: A Photographic Archive, running September 9 through December 27 at the Butler. Jesse Block and Eva Sully were an American husband and wife vaudeville team who were actively performing from 1926 to 1948. Documented by professional photographers throughout their career, this exhibition represents a look at the working couple in an entertainment industry that was evolving from vaudeville to movies, radio, and eventually television.
The Butler Institute of American Art presents a Director's Art Talk on Sunday, September 27, at 2:00 pm, in the Beecher Center Auditorium, in the Butler. it is part of Butler Director Lou Zona's series of five illustrated talks that cover two centuries of artistic movements. These programs are free; seating is on a first come, first served basis. More information at butlerart.com.
Youngstown's newest fine art gallery, The Soap Gallery, will host their Grand Opening Gala and Art Walk on Friday, October 2nd, at 5:00 pm at 117 S. Champion Street. The Opening will feature artists who unite the arts in Youngstown and represent a range of artistic styles. Live music will be provided by Third Class and Bitter Alms. More information can be found at Stephen@SoapGalleryYo.com or Daniel@SoapGalleryYo.com.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Kent poets Major Ragain and Joe Caley, on Wednesday September 2, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Ragain with five collections of poetry and Caley, a decorated Vietnam veteran, are facilitators of the Kent Veterans Writers’ Circle. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
The Butler Institute of American Art presents a Director's Art Talk on Sunday, August 23, at 2:00 pm, in the Beecher Center Auditorium, in the Butler. Join Butler Director Lou Zona for the first in a series of five illustrated talks that cover two centuries of artistic movements from the Neo-Classicism of France’s Jacques Louis David through the Post-Modernism of America’s Jeff Koons. Program highlights will also include Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Post Modernism These programs are free; seating is on a first come, first served basis.