Posts by SMARTS

2018 Holiday Open House

JOIN US for a family friendly celebration of the holidays! WHEN: Tuesday December 11 @ 12-6:30 p.m. Stop in between 12-6:30 p.m. to enjoy light refreshments, hands-on holiday arts activities for children of all ages and arts demonstrations. You can shop for your holiday gifts and support SMARTS programming by shopping in the SMARTS store…

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SMARTS Brings Storytelling for Adults to Modern Methods Brewery

Looking for a fun and educational way to be entertained this winter? Plan to attend SMARTS Stories a monthly, real life storytelling event hosted by Modern Methods Brewing Co., in Warren. Becky Keck, President of SMARTS, Students Motivated by the Arts, is announcing this unique new adult program called “SMARTS Stories” to connect storytellers with…

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Thanks to our Minnesota State Sponsor!

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Canfield, OH has generously sponsored the state of Minnesota in our “Going the Distance for SMARTS” fundraiser and we couldn’t be happier. This part of Doug Smith’s bike ride across the US has been greeted by many friendly faces and we hope he’ll see many more. SMARTS is very thankful to have a…

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

After Doug’s surprise Minnesota visit from wife, Jena, his Going the Distance for SMARTS journey trekked onward over the weekend. He’s now made it to Wisconsin through a series of tunnels, mysterious bike squeaks, and rain. Despite some of the scary or annoying travails, Doug continues to receive the kindness and interest from folks all along the way. Strangers who will…

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Half-way Across the US and Our SMARTS Window

As Doug Smith rides past the half-way mark in Going the Distance for SMARTS, we keep charting his progress on our front window. Along his trek, he’s become fond of chocolate milk breaks at Cenex convenient stores. It wasn’t hard to find a little irony in his photo post yesterday….on Wednesday, 7/11! We hope you’ll…

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The Key to Going the Distance for SMARTS

Doug Smith always carries a drum key with him. Even on his trans-America bike ride. A reminder of his life in music. And a reminder of why this fundraiser is so important. Doug has pretty much reached the halfway point across the country. (See monument marking the geographic center of the continental US.) Doug continues…

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1184 Miles In…Doug & SMARTS Say Hello to ND!

Montana is REALLY, REALLY BIG. Doug Smith has gotten to see and meet many great people and sights along US Rt. 2. Like the little town of Chinook, whose only erected statue was that of an artist. Or the beautifully restored Rundle Inn in Glasgow. And lest we not forget the obligatory shots of cows…

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Why Doug’s Doing What He’s Doing for SMARTS

Is there anything on your bucket list? Are you looking for ways to better your community? Do you value arts education? Those are questions Doug Smith may have asked himself at some point in his life. Well, he’s doing something about it today. One of the first things he’s doing in his retirement is our…

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So long, Rocky Mountains!

Doug Smith has resumed the Going The Distance for SMARTS trek across America on his bike, “Cassie”. Over the weekend, Doug made some steep climbs through the thin air of Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park and beyond through the tailwinds of flatter Montana lands. He’s about halfway through the state now…

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Glacier National Park: Art, Nature, and Us

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Doug Smith’s Going the Distance for SMARTS cycling fundraiser has found beauty in the mountains!  Now is a good time to be inspired at https://www.smartsartschool.org/going-the-distance-for-smarts/ and consider becoming a Corporate Sponsor for “Going the Distance for SMARTS”. Download our Corporate Sponsorship Information PDF and get all the details!

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