FIVE Squared art show starts Sunday

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The fifth annual FIVE Squared art show and sale will begin Sunday with a free opening reception from 1-3 p.m. at the Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road.

The show, which will run through March 4, includes more than 400 pieces of 5-inch by 5-inch art made by regional and national artists.

Each will be for sale for $25 ($10 for children’s art).

Proceeds benefit the YMCA’s ARTreach program, which provides free art programing to under-served areas of the community.

The art – an example of which is shown here – is varied, and artists range in age and ability, with some of the most recognized artists in the community participating alongside amateurs and children.

All art is hung anonymously and only after purchase is the artist’s name revealed.

Raffle tickets will be sold from 1-2 p.m. Sunday for a place in line, with general sales beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Sunday’s reception will also include a silent auction for larger original works by local artists Diane Beatty, John Fire, Nancy Hawkins, Rebecca Hawkins, Jim O’Malley, Gloria Williams and Don Wright, as well as several limited-edition prints.

For information, call the YMCA at 330-480-5656 or email

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