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 ysu.edu/sfa or 330-941-2307.
The summer Art Crawl in downtown Youngstown takes place on Thursday, July 14, 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Participating venues include the Butler Museum of Art, the John J McDonough Museum of Art, The M Gallery, The Soap Gallery and the YWCA of Youngstown.
The Youngstown Playhouse presents David Mamet's play "American Buffalo", directed by Pat Foltz. Evening performances are Thursday through Saturday, at 7:30 pm. ["American Buffalo" deals with three small-time crooks of great ambition and low morals who plan to heist a valuable coin collection. When their con goes awry, it's every man for himself.] Information and tickets at 330-788-8739 or theyoungstownplayhouse.com.
Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership welcomes The New School, a progressive university in New York City, back to Warren to present “DESIGNING NEW LIVE-WORK SPACES: Redesigning the housing of the Garden District Neighborhood in Warren, Ohio,” on Monday, June 6th, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, at Trumbull Art Gallery's “The Short Cut Gallery”, at 141 West Market Street. The event is free and open to the public. The work applies the tools of community development finance, grassroots development, and art and design strategies to revitalize abandoned housing in Warren.
M Gallery at Erie Terminal presents the art exhibit, "Tacit Aligning: Paintings by Dragana (drah-GAHN-uh) Crnjak (CHURN-yak)," on view Friday, June 3 through Friday, July 22. The opening reception is this Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-5:00, Thursdays 1:00-7:00, or by appointment. "Tacit Alligning" highlights Crnjak's research during visits to Iceland in 2012 and to medieval monasteries in Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Montenegro while on sabbatical in 2015.. M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place is located at 112 W. Commerce Street, in Youngstown.
The Soap Gallery presents "Celebrate Youngstown," an exhibit featuring local artists who have been inspired to create artwork depicting the beauty of Youngstown. The exhibit runs from Friday, June 3rd through Saturday, June 25. It is free and to the public. [The opening is Friday, June 3, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.] The Soap Gallery is located at 117 S. Champion Street, in Youngstown. Hours are 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, Tuesday - Saturday. More information at SoapGalleryYo.com.
The YWCA of Youngstown presents Hands-on Activities for Children, on Thursday, June 30, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. SMARTS will provide free arts activities for children. Also that evening, artwork by students in our Young Artists camp will be on display and students in the Stop! Hip Hop camp will perform. More information at ywca.org/youngstown.
The YWCA of Youngstown presents a Paint and Taste, on Friday, June 23, from 5:15 to 7:45 pm. Instructor Susan Jacobs will take participants step-by-step through the process of painting while eating finger foods and sipping wine and water. Reservations can be made 330-746-6361, ext 102. This is an art class for everyone – no experience needed!
The YWCA of Youngstown presents the closing party for the exhibit "Women Artist: A Celebration!," on Friday, July 15, at 5:00 pm. The annual art exhibition showcases works by local, regional, and national women artists . The YWCA of Youngstown is located at 25 W. Rayen Avenue. The Closing Party includes the People’s Choice Award announcement, silent auction, refreshments, and Artists Talk: Their Creative Process. Reservations can be made at 330-746-6361, x102.
The DeYor Performing Arts Center presents Mary Jo Maluso & Rick Blackson in concert, on Friday, September 23, at 7:30 pm, at Overture Restaurant & the Lobby in The DeYor. More information and reservations at 330-744-0264 or online at YoungstownSymphony.com.