WYSU-FM and the McDonough Museum of Art present Mad About the Arts, on Friday, February 17, 7:00 - 10:00 pm. It is an evening of fine wines, hors d'oeuvres, live jazz, and dance music, inside the McDonough galleries, on the YSU campus. Tickets and additional information at 330-941-3363.
The Butler Institute of American Art presents the exhibition "Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar, " Sunday, January 22 through Sunday, April 16. This touring exhibition of the National Guitar Museum takes Butler visitors through the history of one of the most recognizable items on the planet. More information at butlerart.com.
First Night Youngstown 2016 Celebration takes place on New Year's Eve from 4:00 pm to Midnight, in downtown Youngstown. This event will include family and children's activities, live theatrical and musical entertainment, with fireworks at 9:00 pm and Midnight. Button sale locations and more information about locations and the schedule of events are available at firstnightyoungstownoh.com (first night youngstown o h dot com).
Mill Creek MetroParks presents the exhibit "Caught In Time," by local nature photographer, C. Scott Lanz. The exhibit runs through Thursday, February 16, in the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. It is part of a celebration of the 125th Anniversary of historic Mill Creek Park. More information available at millcreeekmetroparks.org.
The Butler Institute of American Art presents the exhibit "Cliff McGinnis: The Bird as Theme in American Art," through December 31. Hubbard, Ohio-born Cliff McGinnis gained a regional reputation as a master carver. With hammer, chisel and other carving tools, McGinnis painstakingly sculpted exact representations of the birds of our region, adding accurate color to each piece. This exhibition is drawn from the J. D. “Bud” Williamson Collection. The Butler is open every day but Monday; admission and parking are free.
Artists of the Mahoning Commons presents its Holiday Open Studio in the Ward Bakery Building, 1024 Mahoning Avenue. across from U-Haul, on Saturday and Sunday, November 19 & 20, and November 26 & 27, noon to 5:00 each day. The Open Studio features Jewelry, silks, paintings, ceramics, furniture and much more! Area artists will have their working studio spaces open for your viewing pleasure. There is free admission, free parking, and live music.
The YSU Dana School of Music presents the "Carols and Cocoa & Dana Holiday Concert," on Wednesday, December 7, at 7:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium, in Youngstown. A Youngstown Holiday favorite for years, Carols & Cocoa and the Dana Holiday Concert features performances by many Dana School of Music ensembles. Tickets available at stambaughauditorium.com.
The YSU Dana School of Musicpresents the Dana Young Artist Competition, on Sunday, November 20, from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium, in Youngstown. Students compete throughout the afternoon for the opportunity to perform a solo in the Spring semester with the Dana Symphony Orchestra. The public is invited to drop in anytime to watch a variety of performances.