Butler Institute of American Art: Illustrated Art Talk on Contemporary Realism

The Butler Institute of American Art presents an Illustrated Art Talk by Butler Director Lou Zona, on Sunday, February 14, at 2:00 pm, in the Beecher Center Auditorium, in the Butler. The topic for this talk is "Thoughts on Contemporary Realism." The program is free; seating is on a first come, first served basis. More information at

Trumbull Art Gallery: The Warren Portrait Project

The Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren presents the exhibit "The Warren Portrait Project" featuring the photos, drawings and paintings, of area artist Gary Taneri. The Gallery is located on North Park Avenue in Warren. The show runs through Saturday, February 27th.

WYSU-FM & the McDonough Museum of Art: Mad About the Arts

WYSU-FM and the McDonough Museum of Art are sponsoring the 21st-Annual Mad About the Arts, a celebration of music, art, food, and wine. The event will be held at the McDonough Museum of Art on Wick Avenue, on Friday, February 19th, from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. More information about the event and tickets are available at 330-941-3363.

The Southside Fine Arts Academy: Fine Arts Classes

The Southside Fine Arts Academy announces its winter class sessions beginning the week of January 11th. The academy will meet on Mondays from 3:30 - 6:30 pm at St. Angela Merici, 400 Lincoln Park Drive; on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road; and on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at St. Angela Merici parish. The academy is open to all children grades K-12 and there is no charge to participate. More information available from Executive/Artistic Director Kris Harper at 330-707-2144 or

Mill Creek MetroParks: Textiles of Perception

Mill Creek MetroParks presents the exhibit "Textiles of Perception," in the Weller Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens, through Sunday, February 21. The floral abstractions in the quilts of Cheryl Eddie Deibel are loosely based on the Fibonacci number series to define size and proportion.] More information at 330-740-7116.

The Soap Gallery: Encompass: Regional Art Show

The Soap Gallery presents "Encompass," featuring Regional Women Artists in a wide variety of artistic mediums and styles, through Sunday, January 31, at 117 S. Champion Street, in downtown Youngstown. [The Encompass Reception is on Friday, January 8, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm]. Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Saturdays 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. More information at

Lit Youngstown Reading: Bill Lawson

Lit Youngstown presents a talk and reading by Bill Lawson, Executive Director of The Mahoning Valley Historical Society, on Wednesday January 6, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Lawson will present the life and poetry of Youngstown Irish immigrant steelworker Michael McGovern. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at

Rust Belt Theatre Company: How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas

The Rust Belt Theater Company will present the 10th anniversary production of HOW THE DRAG QUEEN STOLE CHRISTMAS, on Friday December 11, and Saturday December 12, each night at 8:00 pm. There will also be an extra risqué midnight showing on December 12th.

The Soap Gallery: Night with the Artists

The Soap Gallery presents "Night with the Artists," on Saturday, December 5, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, at 117 S. Champion Street, in downtown Youngstown. It is an opportunity to get to know the artists and others in the community who enjoy the arts. More information on The Soap Gallery facebook page.

Lit Youngstown Reading: Jeanne Bryner, Kare Kotrba & Sherri Saines

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by three Appalachian women poets on Wednesday December 2, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. [Jeanne Bryner, Karen Kotrba (Ka TOR ba) and Sherri Saines are the featured readers, followed by an open mic emceed by Tracy McQuillan.] The reading is free and open to the public. More information at


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