St. Patrick Church, on Oak Hill Avenue, in Youngstown, is hosting a Summer Arts Camp the week of August 3 - 7, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm daily. Activities include singing, drama, handbells, boomwhackers, hands-on visual art activities, creative writing/poetry and individual instrument tutoring. All of the classes are being taught by qualified artists from the parish, artists from the community, as well as from Youngstown State University. The art camp is open to all children Grades K-12. There is a $5.00 registration fee per child.
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the the 79th National Midyear Exhibition, running through August 30. Paintings, drawings, photographs and digital works are featured. Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at butlerart.com and 330-743-1107.
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the Meet the Artists reception for the 79th National Midyear Exhibition on Sunday, July 19, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The meet the artist event is complimentary, but reservations are required, and can be made at 330-743-1107, ext. 210. Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at butlerart.com.
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the exhibit Evelyn Killian: Paintings, running through September 6 at the Butler. This exhibition features work on paper in a variety of paint media by an American folk artist. Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at butlerart.com and (330) 743-1107.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Larry Smith, editor of Bottom Dog Press of Sandusky, and Paul Gentile, author of Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise , on Wednesday July 1, at 7:00 pm., at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. The reading will be followed by an open mic segment. It is free and open to the public.
Youngstown State University presents its annual Summer Festival of the Arts on Saturday, July 11th from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, July 12th from 11 am to 5 pm. This event features a showcase of art works in all media by local and regional artists in the Artists' Marketplace, craft making at a Children's Hands On Art Tent, the Festival of Nations, food, and live musical entertainment. More information is available at ysu.edu/sfa.
WaterFire Sharon PA is a unique arts and culture festival that occurs three times a year along the Shenango River in beautiful downtown Sharon. The final one in 2015 is this Saturday. The day-long event offers music, food, fine artisans, craft vendors, family activities, and interactive art experiences. Admission is free to the public. Actual WaterFire performances begin at dusk. More information at WaterFireSharonPA.org.
The Art Outreach Gallery is expanding its summer workshops and children's programs this year, scheduled from June 22 to July 10 at the Art Outreach Gallery in the Eastwood Mall Complex. Workshops are designed for students 5 to 18 years of age. RSVP by completing the registration form and return it to the Art Outreach Gallery. The form can be downloaded at artoutreach.org. More information available from Gail Stark, at 330 219-7833.
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents Bob Dylan’s portraits in pastel in the exhibit, Bob Dylan: Face Value, that runs through July 12 at the Butler. Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at butlerart.com and (330) 743-1107.