YOUNGSTOWN — A local group dedicated to advancing the arts has launched a project to beautify a large empty lot on the North Side.
Art Youngstown has enlisted 38 artists and groups for the project, which it calls Wrap the Arts. Each artist or group will create a piece of artwork out of a 6-by-8-foot mounted canvas.
The 38 pieces will be permanently arranged at the lot at 1226 Wick Ave. on Oct. 24. An unveiling will be at noon that day at the lot, with music, food vendors and special guest state Rep. Robert Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th.
On Saturday, the public can get a preview of the art at a reception that will be at 7 p.m. at Youngstown Metro Church, 801 Wick Ave.
The artists and groups involved in the project will be present. They are: Aaron Andrews, Marcy Roepke-Applegate, Danna Bozik, Al Bright, Lynn Cardwell, Kathy Crowe, Robert Dubec, Willie Duck, Terry Esarco, Terry Fetchet, Kristy Hoard, Susan Jacobs, Jewish Community Center, Robert Kidney, Angelo LaMarco, Henry Lepore, Aaron Martin, Ron Mistovich, Tony Nicholas, Park Vista, Antonio Pilloli, Carol Raestadt, William Reents, Sharon Rich, Lynne Rosati, Cynthia Sahli, Robert Savage, Elaine and Joy Serednesky, Joshua Shank, Fred Shepherd, Marleen Simon, Judith Szabo, Jeff Terlecki, Sarah Terlecki, Anita Weinstock, Clara Wick, Chris Yambar and the Youngstown State University’s Students Motivated by the Arts staff.
The Wrap the Arts project is funded by a grant from the Raymond J. Wean Foundation.