Southside Fine Arts Academy: Opening Event

The Southside Fine Arts Academy, located at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, has its opening event on Tuesday, October 13th at 4:00 pm. The Academy, sponsored by The Mahoning Valley Chorale, will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October, with Saturday classes added in November. The Academy is open to all children in the greater Youngstown area grades K-12. There is no cost to participate. Registration and schedule information at 330-707-2144.

Lit Youngstown Reading Series: Philip Metres

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Philip Metres (MEH-trus), an award-winning poet, translator, scholar, and activist. His most recent poetry books include Sand Opera and A Concordance of Leaves. The reading is on Wednesday, November 4, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at

North of Madison Avenue Better Block Association Celebration

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.

Butler Institute of American Art: Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso Homage Paintings

The Butler Institute of American Art on Wick Avenue in Youngstown presents the exhibit "Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso Homage Paintings: Highlighting the Her," through Sunday,February 28. [The reception for the exhibit is on Sunday, January 17] The Butler is 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.

New Castle Playhouse: Holiday Gift Biz-R

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

McDonough Museum of Art; Retrospective Exhibition & Auction Event

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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 and on Facebook. The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 11am-4pm.

Butler Institute of American Art: Signs: Photographs by Mark Perrott & Chuck Biddle

The Trumbull Branch of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the exhibit "Signs: Photographs by Mark Perrott & Chuck Biddle," running through Sunday, March 13. This photo exhibition features roadside images and rooftop landmarks taken over a 30-year period by photographers. TMuseum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at and (330) 743-1107.

Butler Institute of American Art: Illustrated Art Talk: Johns, Rauschenberg, and Warhol

The Butler Institute of American Art presents an Illustrated Art Talk by Butler Director Lou Zona, on Sunday, January 31, at 2:00 pm, in the Beecher Center Auditorium, in the Butler. The topic for this talk is "Thoughts on Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol." The program is free; seating is on a first come, first served basis. More information at

The Soap Gallery: Opening Gala and Art Walk

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 or

Youngstown Indie Comic Expo

The Youngstown Indie Comic Expo, or YO-ICE, is a show for self publishing graphic novel creators. YO-ICE 2015 takes place on Sunday,September 13, noon - 6:00 pm, at the
Comfort Inn in Austintown.


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