The Youngstown Area Community Concert Band will present a free concert at 6 p.m. April 11 at the SMARTS (Students Motivated by the Arts) center in the Ohio One Building, 25 E. Boardman St., downtown. Click here to read The Vindicator’s article. Visit the event page on the SMARTS website to find out more information…

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Both the Vindicator and 21 WFMJ covered Kirsti Manna and the first annual SMARTS Family Dinner. Kirsti Manna, a Poland native, was the keynote speaker for the event. Her message – make the most of your artistic gifts so you can convey your message to the world, whether it takes them to the top of…

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60 Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business Administration students fanned out across the city to aid area organizations for Dare to Care. We are extremely thankful to the students who helped here @ SMARTS. See the video by The Business Journal here.

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The winners of the Go Art! competition have been announced. Click here to see the results and to see who’s artwork will be represent SMARTS on a WRTA bus!

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Check out the article that the Business Journal wrote about students who took our SMARTS Interior Commercial Design class last summer and revamped Goodwill’s employee break room. Great work, SMARTS Students!  https://businessjournaldaily.com/goodwill-break-room-gets-smarts-facelift/

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SMARTS community art school will sponsor a design made by a current or past SMARTS student, family member, and/or employee. 21″x59″.  Deadline is February 28. Submit your work here https://www.powerofthearts.org/go-art-contests. 

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SMARTS has been featured THREE separate times these past few weeks in the news! The Business Journal has selected SMARTS as their December Impact Maker. Check out their coverage at https://businessjournaldaily.com/art-education-those-who-need-most/ and their “3 Minutes” with the SMARTS Director of Education, Caroline Lorimer at https://businessjournaldaily.com/caroline-lorimer-students-motivated-by-the-arts/. Even more recently, Jennifer Brindisi of WFMJ spoke with W. Rick…

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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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