Are You Mad about the Arts? Get Your Tickets Now!

Mad About the Arts, Mona Lisa graphic and info
Mad About the Arts, Mona Lisa graphic and info

Join us on Friday, February 17 for our signature fundraiser -- Mad About the Arts! Tickets are $80 each, and you can get them right here! It is too late for us to mail them to you, but purchase them at and you can pick them up at the door that night. Some discounts may apply. We are 'mad about the arts' and hope you are, too!

Mad About the Arts opens at 7:00 pm at the McDonough Museum, with the sounds of YSU’s elite Jazz Ensemble. Excellent wines, beverages, hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be provided by vendors who have prepared menus just for Mad About the Arts!  The McDonough galleries will feature two exciting exhibitions:  Photographs from Mexico by Alex Webb and Selections from the Collection of the Ross Art Museum of Ohio Wesleyan University. From 8 to 10 p.m. the dance floor will be open all night -- with dance music by The Sensations!

Here is a list of our Mad Vendors this year -- all have generously donated food, wine and services, to make this event a success!

  • A&C Beverage (wine)
  • Aladdin's
  • Cafe Augustine in Newport Library
  • Giannios Candy
  • Inspired Catering by Kravitz
  • Jimmy's Italian Food
  • L'uva Bella Winery
  • Red Head Wines
  • Markko Vineyard 
  • MVR
  • One Hot Cookie
  • Pressed (Coffee and sweets! New this year!)
  • Rulli Bros. Market
  • Thirty Dog Brewery

Also, thanks to Edward's Florist, Prodigal Media, Dom's Ice House, WKBN/WYTV,  I HEART Radio, Jeff Green and The Sensations, and YSU Jazz Ensemle.

WYSU and the McDonough Museum of Art at Youngstown State University are proud to be part of a community that realizes the significant and positive impact of the arts on education, entertainment, the economy and overall quality of life.  Tickets are on sale now at  They start at $80 each, and will be mailed to you in early February. A discounted price of $65 applies to WYSU members, McDonough Members, YSU students, faculty and staff, and alumni of YSU College of Fine and Performing Arts, now CAC.