Support for WYSU is Provided by YSU's Cliffe College of Creative Arts

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Support for WYSU is provided by Youngstown State University's Cliffe College of Creative Arts

YSU's Cliffe College of Creative Arts serves as a cultural center for the YSU campus, and for the Mahoning Valley. The Cliffe College hosts more than 400 events annually, including over 100 musical performances, art exhibits, major theatrical productions, and the Summer Festival of the Arts. For more information about the Cliffe College of Creative Arts visit THIS website, or call 330-941-3625.

Upcoming Events:

1/29/2023 - The Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series presents The Diderot Quartet

Sunday, January 29th at 3:00 PM at St. Patrick's Church, 1420 Oak Hill Avenue, in Youngstown - Free and Open to the Public

The Diderot String Quartet—named after the eighteenth-century French philosopher and Boccherini enthusiast Denis Diderot—brings a fresh approach to works of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Called “emotional, riveting, and ultimately cathartic,” (The Wall Street Journal) Diderot came together in 2012 after having met at Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School. The four musicians share a background in historical performance and a passion for the string quartet genre; they found the thrill of exploring the quartet repertoire on period instruments to be irresistible. This event is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by 88.5 WYSU-FM.

The complete Cliffe College calendar of events for Fall 2022/Spring 2023 can be found HERE.

Pipino Performing Arts Series:

The schedule of events for Cliffe College's Pipino Performing Arts Series is available HERE, and the 2022-2023 season brochure for the Pipino Performing Arts Series season is available HERE.

McDonough Museum of Art:

The McDonough Museum of Art will present the following exhibitions from January 20 through March 4, with an Opening Reception at the museum on Friday, January 20 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.:

  • The Possible Actuals: World Building and the Landscape in Virtual Reality curated by Dana Sperry, featuring Yvette Granata, Marie-Eve LeVasseur, and Amy Youngs.
  • Taryn McMahon: Watershed
  • Lori Kella: Shifting Ground
  • Mark Keffer: Oscillation Drills
  • Amanda D King: Root Matter curated by Amber N. Ford

Artist Lori Kella will give an artist talk on Wednesday, January 25 at 5:10pm in the McDonough lecture hall.

Artist Amanda D. King will give an artist talk on Wednesday, February 22 in the McDonough lecture hall.

Claudia Berlinski, Director of the McDonough Museum, said, "We are very excited to present the virtual reality exhibition that features original works of art by three artists. To my knowledge this will be the first of its kind to be exhibited in the area. Visitors can experience the works of art through VR headsets or observe on a TV monitor as others delve into the work. Along with this ground-breaking work we will also feature the work of four other artists in a variety of media and concepts. This group of exhibitions will prove to be a dynamic experience for our visitors."

The exhibitions and reception are free and open to the public. The McDonough Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. More information is available by calling the McDonough Museum at 330-941-1371, or by visiting the McDonough Museum website.

YSU University Theatre Announces its New Season:

YSU University Theatre has announced its 2022-2023 season. Details are available HERE.

2023 Summer Festival of the Arts:
The 25th annual Summer Festival of the Arts, now hosted by The Cultural Alliance, will take place July 8th and 9th, 2023, at Wean Park and Huntington Community Alley in downtown Youngstown. The Festival is now accepting artist applications at

Interactive Slideshow: 
The McDonough Museum - Winter 2023 Exhibitions
The McDonough Museum - Winter 2023 Exhibitions