SMARTS holiday cards available

Staff report


Holiday cards created by students at Youngstown State University’s SMARTS — Students Motivated by the Arts — are available for purchase.

This year’s cards feature two designs. One has a photograph of a Penguin on the cover, with the inside reading, “Happy Holidays.” The second design is a drawing of a hand giving the “Peace” sign and is blank inside.

The cards are six for $5 or 100 for $50, plus tax and shipping if applicable. The cards can be purchased by contacting Becky Keck, SMARTS director, at

They also will be available at the SMARTS Store at 258 Federal Plaza West downtown. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

A SMARTS Holiday Open House reception will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Cake and punch will be served.

Proceeds from the SMARTS holiday cards and the SMARTS Store support SMARTS programming. For more information, visit YSU SMARTS online or call 330-941-ARTS.

SMARTS is an arts-education program at YSU’s colleges of Fine and Performing Arts and Education. The program integrates the arts into the lives of underprivileged students and offers an array of fine-arts education to disadvantaged kindergarten through 12th-grade students, including free lessons in music, acting and dance.

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