Dom Leone Writing Competition Awards Ceremony

An awards ceremony will be held on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chestnut Room in Kilcawley Center on the Youngstown State University campus to honor the winners in the 2016 Dom Leone Writing Competition involving the Youngstown Diocesan Schools in the Mahoning Valley. The competition is named after Dom Leone, a Youngstown native and graduate of Youngstown schools and Youngstown State University, who died of cancer in 1989. Dom was a successful writer, cartoonist, songwriter, and musician.

Kent State Trumbull: Summer Stock 2016 Auditions

The KSU Trumbull Theatre is announcing auditions for its 2016 Summer Stock Season, on Thursday, April 21, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, and Saturday, April 23, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, at Kent Trumbull Theatre, 4314 Mahoning Ave NW, in Warren. More information at (330) 675-8887 or

Lit Youngstown reading: Women Writers

The Jewish Community Center in Youngstown and Lit Youngstown present a reading with Mari Alschuler, Kelly Bancroft & Arya-Francesca Jenkins, on Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 pm. The reading coincides with "Collective Resonance: An Exhibition of Women Artists." Nin Andrews & Karen Schubert will lead an ekphrastic poetry writing workshop before the reading, at 6:00 pm. (ekphrastic: a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art)

Southside Fine Arts Academy: Spring Schedule

The Southside Fine Arts Academy will offer summer programming in collaboration with Neighborhood Ministries Center at Rockford Village, 1402B Dogwood Lane, in Youngstown, on Wednesdays through August 17th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Classes in creative writing/poetry, choir, visual arts, dance and drum circle will be offered. Summer programming will resume at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 1420 Youngstown-Poland Road through August 23rd from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.

YSU Fashion Merchandising: EveryBODY Fashion Show

The Fashion Merchandising students at Youngstown State University are presenting the 2016 EveryBODY Fashion Show in the Chestnut Room in Kilcawley Center at YSU on Tuesday, March 29th, at 6:00 pm. The event aims to increase awareness about the perils of eating disorders, sponsored by The Danielle Peters Eating Disorders Endowment Fund. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available at 330-941-1822.

The Soap Gallery: Liminal: Prints and Paintings by Eric Leroy Alleman

The Soap Gallery presents the exhivit 'Liminal', featuring the prints and painting od Eric Leroy Alleman. The show opens Friday, April 1 and runs through Sunday, April 24. The opening reception is Friday, April 1, 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The Soap Gallery is located at 117 S. Champion Street in Youngstown. It's open Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Youngstown Flea - Makers Market

The Youngstown Flea hosts a “Market For Makers” once per month right in the heart of the Downtown Youngstown area. This market is dedicated to local/regional vendors of hand-made, antique and repurposed wood/metal/furniture, vintage clothing, and collectibles. It is located in the heart of the city next to the Covelli Convention center. The next market date is Saturday April 23, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. [Also May 21, June 25, July 23, Aug 30, Sept 24, Oct 22] More information at

The Butler Institute of American Art: Autumn deForest: The Tradition Continues

The Butler Institute of American Art, in Youngstown presents the exhibition," Autumn de Forest:The Tradition Continues," through Sunday June 26. Now based in Las Vegas, Autumn de Forest is an artist who happens to be 14 years old. More information at

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place: Tacit Aligning:Paintings by Dragana Crnjak

M Gallery at Erie Terminal presents the art exhibit, "Tacit Aligning: Paintings by Dragana (drah-GAHN-uh) Crnjak (CHURN-yak)," on view through Friday, July 22. 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. M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place is located at 112 W. Commerce Street, in Youngstown.

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place: Open M at M Gallery

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place presnts Open M: "Open Mind - Open Mouth," a evening of artistic expression at M Gallery on Tuesday, March 22, at 8:00 pm. All musicians, poets, writers, and actors are invited. M Gallery is at 112 W Commerce Street, in Youngstown. More information available from


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