Your Community Art School

SMARTS is a community-based art school which seeks to motivate students to succeed in all areas of life by teaching them the discipline and focus that creating art takes. SMARTS offers classes in visual arts, music, dance, theater, and creative writing. Keep an eye on our website and FB to see SMARTS unfold in our community as we start programming in our new facility in the Ohio One Building in historic downtown Youngstown.

SMARTS Mission

SMARTS community art school provides access and early training in the arts for our region's PreK-12 youth with a focus on underserved populations. SMARTS engages public and private organizations, schools, and artists in cooperative projects designed to enrich our community, promote student achievement, inspire self-discovery, and impact cultural and academic literacy through fine and performing arts.


SMARTS community art school will continue to be the leader in quality arts education in our region, state, and nation by serving our community's youth. SMARTS will provide quality arts education, and promote our region's arts and culture by establishing partnerships, working with public and private organizations, and representing the diversity of our community.

SMARTS in Action

Becky Keck, SMARTS Executive Director.
SMARTS Circle: Myra Vitto, President; Genna Petrolla, Vice President; Misty Bradley-Noble, Secretary; Nicole Ramson, Treasurer; Christine Rhoades, Past President; Larry Mohn; Laura Dewberry; Paul Garchar, and Denise Holt.


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SMARTS at Ohio One
25 East Boardman Street, First Floor
Youngstown, OH 44503

330-574-2787 (ARTS)