Goodwill Break Room Gets a Smarts Facelift

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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Go Art!

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 in the News

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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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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Don’t Stop Believing!

As Doug Smith’s journey on his bike has concluded, we ‘d like to thank the many folks who’ve helped us raise funds to provide arts education programming at SMARTS Community Art School. We’re grateful to all our supporters who “donated by the mile” and to all our friends who volunteered to help sell these mile tickets.…

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In case you haven’t heard-Doug Did It!

On Day 65 and over 3200 miles, Doug Smith dipped the tires of his 2-wheel companion, Cassie, in the Atlantic Ocean at Rehoboth Beach, DE. He has officially completed Going the Distance for SMARTS! Every student, every staff member, every donor, every volunteer—we all collectively say CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to Doug for his incredible, personal effort and…

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Not Today, Devil Inside!

Over the last couple days, Doug Smith has been trekking across Maryland, along the C&O and Western Maryland Rail Trails. It’s been very hot and humid, with the ever-threatening chance of rain. Through bumpy, muddy puddles and construction detours, Doug has made it to Silver Spring, MD. He now rests a day before his last 2 legs…

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Is This Love? by Bob Marley, Doug Smith, and SMARTS

At just under 3000 miles, on Day 60 of Going the Distance for SMARTS, Doug’s ear worm of the day raises an existential question, “Is this love?” Since leaving his Youngstown Pit Stop on Friday, August 3, Doug has ventured eastward into Southeast Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and now Maryland. He continues to be greeted by this country’s…

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