Butler Institute of American Art: Francie Lyshak Exhibition

The Butler Institute of American Art, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown, presents an exhibition of the works of painter Francie Lyshak, through February 20th. Lyshak is a New York based artist whose bold and memorable paintings are at once highly sophisticated and readily accessible. 

Butler Institute of American Art: 50th-Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show

The Butler Institute of American Art hosts its 50th-Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, December 4th & Sunday, December 5th. Show opens at 10 am both days and runs through 5 pm Saturday, and 4 pm Sunday.  This show features visual artists and craftspeople showcasing their work. Admission is $5.  More Information at


Ward Bakery Artists: Fa, La, La Open Artists' Studios

The annual Fa, La, La Open Artists' Studios at the Ward Bakery Market, 1024 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown is back, and will be held the weekend before and the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 20 & 21, and Nov. 27 & 28 - noon until 5 each day. There will be paintings, jewelry, silks, pottery and more. 

Youngstown State University Department of Visual & Dramatic Arts: Student Sculpture Exhibition

Youngstown State University’s Department of Visual & Dramatic Arts announces an exhibition of student sculpture organized by faculty Tony Armeni and Lauren Baker opening Monday, November 8 through Friday, November 19 in the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery on Bliss Hall’s second floor.  The exhibition is free and open to the public weekdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  The exhibition includes work from students enrolled in sculpture courses in 2020 and 2021.

Beech Creek Botanical Garden: Spooky Science

Beech Creek Botanical Garden presents Spooky Science, every Friday and Saturday in October from 4-9 pm. Experience non-scary family fun with lots of interactive & educational science activities for everyone to enjoy! Spooky Science, will teach you in a fun & exciting way about the parts of nature that may creep you out such as spiders, snakes, and bats, but are not so scary after all. More information at


List of Activities

Enchanted Trees

JCC of Youngstown: 2021 Jewish Film Festival

The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown presents the  2021 Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival, with seven movies through Sunday, November 7. The Festival takes participants on a cinematic, cultural journey with films from all over the world,  that depict a broad spectrum of Jewish life. The schedule and more information can be found at 


Thursday, October 7
7:00 p.m. | Documentary

Multi Purpose Room
JCC of Youngstown

YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium: The Alien Who Stole Christmas

The YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium presents The Alien Who Stole Christmas, on Saturday, December 4 and 11, at 2 pm.  Enjoy a tour of winter’s evening sky then join jolly-old Saint Nick and Mr. Freep as they explore the solar system’s planets and meet the Christmas Eve needs of their fictitious inhabitants.  More information at


Ward Beecher Planetarium's Wizarding Weekend

Join the Ward Beecher Planetarium for a magical weekend as we celebrate Harry Potter and the J.K. Rowling universe!  Learn about the night sky and how it relates to the wizarding world.  Test your knowledge for a chance to earn house points.  Who will win this year’s house cup?  Seating is first come, first seated.  The event will begin at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM on October 8th, and at 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 8:30 PM on October 9th.

Butler Institute of American Art: Pablo Picasso: A Primitive Soul, Movie & Discussion

On Tuesday, Sept. 28 at noon, the Butler Institute of American Art presents Pablo Picasso: A Primitive Soul, Movie & Discussion in the Zona Auditorium, 524 Wick Avenue, in Youngstown.  The event consists of a video biography followed by a brief discussion The Making of a Master by Lou Zona, museum director, and Joyce Mistovich, education director. It is free and open to the community. More information at 330-743-1107.

YSU McDonough Museum of Art - 30th Anniversary Virtual Event


Youngstown State University's John J. McDonough Museum of Art will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a virtual event on Saturday, October 16 at 7:00 pm.  This virtual anniversary event will feature art, music, an online auction available through that weekend, and more.  More information and tickets available at 'Y S U dot edu slash McDonough dash Museum'. 



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