The Soap Gallery: Surreal Expression

The Soap Gallery presents the the exhibition "Surreal Expression," running through Friday, August 26. "Surreal Expression" is an exhibit featuring regional artists who express in multiple facets of painting. The show features artwork by local artists Bill Barron, Paul Burgess, Jeff Olsavsky, Jeffery Puccini, and Louis Spadanuta. The Soap Gallery is located at 117 S. Champion Street, in Youngstown.

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place: The City of You: Visual Stories of Youngstown

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place presents the exhibit "The City of You: Visual Stories of Youngstown," a collaborative re-branding campaign for the City of Youngstown. The exhibit will be on display from Friday, August 5 - Friday, September 23. [A public reception will be held Friday August 5, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.] [The City of You presents a citizen-generated, future focused narrative for Youngstown, visually portrayed through graphic design and photographic expressions that tell positive stories of the changing city.] The M Gallery, located at 112 W.

Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau: Harvey S Firestone Park Festival of the Arts

The Harvey S. Firestone Park Festival of the Arts will be held held Saturday, August 6, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, at Firestone Recreation Park in Columbiana. At this event will be handmade craft vendors, antique dealers, food concessions, a vintage tractor show and live local entertainment. Admission is free.

Lit Youngstown: Novelists MB Earnheardt and Randi Barlow Pappa

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by novelists Mary Beth Earnheardt and Randi Barlow Pappa, on Wednesday August 3, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic emceed by Colleen Clayton will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at

Southside Fine Arts Academy Summer Programming

The Southside Fine Arts Academy will hold their summer sessions in the fine arts Tuesday, July 19th through Tuesday, August 23rd, 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road. The classes are open to all children in the Youngstown area, free of charge. Classes include dance and movement, visual arts, creative writing/poetry, creative listening activities and drum circles. More information on facebook or by contacting Executive Director Kris Harper at 330-707-2144.

African American Wellness Walk

The African American Heritage Weekend kicks off with the African American Male Wellness Walk - Mahoning Valley's 5K Run/Walk/Bicycle -- on Saturday, August 20th, beginning at 7:00 am, at the Covelli Center Parking Lot, 229 East Front Street, in Youngstown . No registration is required, and the event is free. There's more information at

The Soap Gallery: Politics Love or Hate

The Soap Gallery presents the exhibition "Politics Love or Hate," running through Saturday, July 23rd. The show features artwork by local artists Jeff Piper, Suzanne Grey, James Pernotto, and many other artists. The Soap Gallery is located at 117 S. Champion Street, in Youngstown.

Wendell August's Emily Hendrie Jewelry Trunk Show

Wendell August presents an evening of "Wendell, Women and Wine," on Thursday, July 14. at 7:00 pm, showcasing hundreds of one-of-a-kind jewelry designs from Wendell August jewelry designer, Emily Hendrie. Reservations can be made at

YSU Summer Festival of the Arts 2

The 18th-annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts is on Saturday,July 9th & Sunday, July 10th at and around YSU. There is a juried arts fest that features the work of over 75 artists. There will also be dozens of performances, and participation from arts, culture and creative groups. The Festival is part of a larger weekend of events including the Youngstown Wine and Jazz event, St. Nicholas Greek Summerfest, and the 2k16 gospel fest. More information at or 330-941-2307.


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