Art for SMARTS event is set for Saturday


The SMARTS Community Art School, in Youngstown’s Ohio One Building at 25 E. Boardman St., is hosting its second annual Art for SMARTS event from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday. VIP admission is $30 and will begin at 5:30 p.m., giving VIP guests early access to view all art up for auction. General admission is $15 at 6:30 p.m.

The event will highlight nearly 150 pieces of artwork donated to SMARTS by local and regional artists. The collection includes art from all mediums, including 3-D pieces, jewelry and a few surprises.

In addition to the auction, there will be an on-site bourbon tasting, an event photo booth and various items created by local artisans for purchase from the SMARTS Store.

Entertainment will be provided by the Vinny Vivacqua Duo and Geo C and Tha Storm, and guests can enjoy a cash bar and food from The Alternative and The Big Green Thing food trucks. Corporate sponsors for the event include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, PNC Bank, Schroedel, Scullin & Bestic, LLC, Home Savings and Simon Roofing.

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