‘Art for Smarts’ Benefit Takes Place Saturday

YOUNGSTOWN. Ohio – The second annual Art for Smarts, a one-night event to benefit Smarts (Students Motivated by the Arts) Community Art School programming, will take place Saturday at the Ohio One Building. The fundraiser will feature nearly 150 pieces of artwork, donated to Smarts by local and regional artists. The collection includes framed and…

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SMARTS & Alcon Gives Back

In this edition of Take 5, we visit the SMARTS (Students Motivated by the Arts) Community Art School, which recently opened its new facility in downtown Youngstown. The organization provides free art education classes to PK-12 grade students in visual arts, music, dance, theater and creative writing. Then, we’ll take you to a party at…

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SMARTS is in the News!

Check out the press we’ve gotten lately about all of the good work we are doing in our community. http://businessjournaldaily.com/ohio-arts-council-names-smarts-award-co-winner/ http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/jan/23/smarts-director-receive-2017-governors-awards-arts/?newswatch http://content.tribtoday.com/?p=700270/ http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/feb/06/smarts-program-recognized/?mobile http://www.tribtoday.com/news/local-news/2017/02/harding-students-to-play-at-music-conference/

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Why SMARTS?

As one of the newest and youngest members to join the campaign, I have been asked the same question a dozen times: “What brought you to SMARTS?” I have found that my answer varies each time, falling somewhere between “It fills an internship requirement for school”, “I’m from the area and a nonprofit looks great…

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SMARTSfest

SMARTS and the community coming together to offer hands-on activities for children of all ages. Street painting to be done by professional artists and children. Read More >>

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The Importance of the Arts

In my 20, short years of life, I have found three things to always be true: Family is all one really has Travel is a necessity because there is no substitute for breathing the air of somewhere new for the first time The world would not survive without the arts There would be no history,…

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SMARTS leads “Any Given Child” through The Kennedy Center

(WASHINGTON)—The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has chosen Warren, Ohio as the 20th site and first school district in Ohio for Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child, a program that creates a long-range arts education plan for students in grades PreK-8. The program will incorporate existing resources of the Warren City…

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SMARTS Beats Press Release

SMARTS, Students Motivated by the Arts, Your community art school SMARTS PRESS RELEASE/For Immediate Release December 9, 2014 SMARTS, Students Motivated by the Arts announced today that that programming has begun—less than one year after Youngstown State University closed the program due to budget cuts. SMARTS Beats is an educational drumming program for students (PK…

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SMARTS Beats

The SMARTS Beats is a SMARTS Rhythms program that is an outgrowth from a SMARTS pilot project in 2011. SMARTS Beats is a percussion-based learning program for PK-12 (and up to the age of 21) students with developmental and behavioral challenges. SMARTS Beats uses hand drums and other percussion instruments to engage students by promoting…

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