Directory

Find information on Mahoning Valley museums and galleries, artists, performance venues, arts-based businesses, and educational programs for residents of all ages.

Arts Advocacy Nonprofits
Community Development
Educational Programming
Galleries
Literary Arts
Museums
Musical Performance
Performance Venues
Theater

 

Arts Advocacy Nonprofits

Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County

The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County (FACT) was established in 1971 when six community organizations recognized the need for mutual support & coordination of the arts and cultural organizations. Our mission is “to improve the quality of life in Trumbull County, by fostering the arts.” FACT receives funding through corporate, foundation and individual donations. http://www.trumbullarts.org/
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180 North Park Ave. Warren, 44482
330.719-1199

Power of the Arts

The Power of the Arts is an initiative dedicated to promoting and advocating for the visual, performing, folk and media arts in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties.
http://powerofthearts.org/about/
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2nd Floor, 15 Federal Plaza Central, Youngstown, 44503

Random Acts of Artists Inc.

Random Acts of Artists Inc. (RAA) is a non-profit group of creative individuals located in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio who are involved in all areas of the arts. Our members represent some of the area’s finest talents in fine art, theater, music, dance, design and crafts. This group began in the spring of in 2014 as a small group of a about dozen artists. The motivation was the belief that bringing artists together through communication and cooperation could benefit the artists as individuals and ultimately the communities in which they live.
http://www.randomactsofartists.com/
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Community Development

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is a 501(c)3 non-profit Community Development Corporation serving the neighborhoods of Warren, Ohio. The vision of Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is to work to transform neighborhoods into meaningful places where people invest their time, money and energy into their homes and neighborhoods; where neighbors have the capacity to manage day-to-day issues; and where neighbors feel confident about the future of their neighborhood.
TNPWarren.org
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170 N. ParkAve. Warren, 44481

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation

Transforming neighborhoods, changing lives. The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) is a multifaceted neighborhood development organization launched in 2009 in partnership with the City of Youngstown and The Raymond John Wean Foundation to catalyze strategic neighborhood reinvestment in neighborhoods throughout the city.
http://www.yndc.org/
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820 Canfield Rd. Youngstown, 44511
330.480.0423

Youngstown CityScape

Youngstown CityScape is a non-profit community development organization dedicated to the revitalization of the greater downtown Youngstown area.
http://www.youngstowncityscape.org/
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15 Central Square, 2nd Floor Youngstown, 44503
330-742-4040

Educational Programming

Ballet Western Reserve

Founded in 1962, Ballet Western Reserve has grown to become the region’s premier dance academy training children and teenagers in the art of dance. Many of these young people have gone on to advanced study in some of the nation’s most prestigious schools and universities and have launched successful professional careers with major companies and as respected instructors.
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http://balletwesternreserve.org/
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218 W. Boardman St. Youngstown, 44501
330-744-1934

Butler Institute of American Art

The Butler Art Institute offers a wide array of visual arts programs for people of all ages, including tours; outreach to schools, libraries and nursing homes; free lectures; a free Film on Art series; art classes for children and adults; family programs; an annual Summer Visual Arts Day Camp for children; and an interactive space for families.
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm. Sunday Noon to 4 pm. Closed Monday and major holidays.
https://butlerart.com/
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524 Wick Ave. Youngstown, 44502
(330) 743-1107

 Jewish Community Center

The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown offers fitness and aquatics services; trained, certified, professional fitness staff; special events & programs with specialists from the nutrition, health and fitness fields; an award winning Child Development Center that serves children 6 weeks-12 years all under one roof; summer camp (1st-8th Grade); adult, teen and school age children’s programming; cultural arts, social events, volunteerism, senior outreach.
Monday-Thursday 5:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday 5:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
https://www.jccyoungstown.org/
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505 Gypsy Lane Youngstown, 44504
330.746.3251

Lindsay Renee Dance Theatre

LRDT offers Dance classes for everyone ages 3 and up. The focus of LRDT is to teach, share, and present Dance as a holistic art form. Inside our study of Dance discipline, confidence in self, nutrition, body conditioning, as well as Dance history is emphasized. LRDT students will also be exposed to Master Choreographers, Teachers, and Dancers from around the world. We offer a variety of classes including: Modern, Afro-Caribbean, Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Dance Conditioning.
http://www.lindsayrenea.org/
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2943 Wardle Ave. Youngstown, 44505
330-732-5738

Opera Western Reserve

Opera Western Reserve considers itself primarily an educational institution. The Young Artists Company, a troupe of six to eight singers and accompanists, take their educational outreach program, Fun with Opera, to schools in the Tri-county area. This program has been completely underwritten and is offered at no charge. These singers also appear in concert for various local organizations and play supporting roles in our Main Stage productions.
http://www.operawesternreserve.org/
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1000 5th Ave. #1 Youngstown, 44504
(330) 480-0693

Students Motivated by the Arts

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. Classes are offered in visual arts, music, dance, theater, and creative writing.                      
www.smartsartschool.org
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Ohio One, 25 East Boardman St. OH 44503
330-574-2787(ARTS)

Galleries

 The Soap Gallery

Fine arts gallery
Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
http://soapgalleryyo.squarespace.com/
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117 S. Champion St. Youngstown, 44503
(330) 240-0723

Thomases Art Gallery

The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Art Gallery is located in the main hall of Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, on the first floor adjacent to the multi-purpose room. The gallery hosts 6-7 exhibitions per year, highlighting the work of regional artists.
Monday-Thursday 5:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday 5:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
https://www.jccyoungstown.org/
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505 Gypsy Lane Youngstown, 44504
330.746.3251

Trumbull Art Gallery

Art museum, art classes and gallery shop on Courthouse Square in downtown Warren.
Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 4 pm      |
http://www.trumbullartgallery.com/
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158-162 North Park Ave. Warren, 44481
(330) 395-4876

Literary Arts

Lit Youngstown

Lit Youngstown is focused on the literary arts: honing craft; publishing; performing; and engaging with literature. Classes and workshops are taught by skilled writers. A monthly First Wednesday Series prose and poetry reading with a visiting author is followed by an open mic. A monthly Writers Circle Critique Group allows writers to give and receive close feedback in a supportive and respectful environment. Food for Thought, a monthly book club, hosts discussion on books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. And numerous collaborations and events aim for a rich menu of literary offerings.
LitYoungstown.org
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P.O. Box 804 Youngstown, 44501

Museums

Arms Family Museum

Greystone, the magnificent Arts & Crafts style residence of Olive A. and Wilford P. Arms, is preserved a century later as The Arms Family Museum of Local History. On the first floor, in original period rooms, experience the Arms’ love of handicraft, medieval architecture and design, and the natural environment. The lower level and second floor feature dynamic exhibits that explore the history of all the people who have lived in the Mahoning Valley.
Tuesday-Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
$4.00 Adults, $3.00 Seniors (60+) & College Students, $2.00 Children (3-18)
https://mahoninghistory.org/
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648 Wick Ave. Youngstown, 44502
330-743-2589

Butler Institute of American Art

The Butler Art Institute is the 1st museum of American art, featuring an impressive collection of American Art and exhibitions of world renowned artists on view. The original structure, dedicated in 1919, is a McKim, Mead and White architectural masterpiece.
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm. Sunday Noon to 4 pm. Closed Monday and major holidays
Free
https://butlerart.com/
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524 Wick Ave. Youngstown, 44502
(330) 743-1107

John Stark Edwards House & Trumbull County Museum

Built in 1807, the Edwards House is the oldest wood framed home in Warren, Ohio. Several rooms in the Edwards House depict the lives of its residents at various periods, from pioneer days to the late nineteenth century.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 1pm to 4pm
Free
http://www.trumbullcountyhistory.org/home
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303 Monroe St. N.W. Warren, 44483
(330) 394-4653

Ernie Hall Aviation Museum

The Ernie Hall Aviation Museum bears the name of one of America’s most well-regarded aeronautical pioneers and he is regarded as a hero due to his impact on the evolution of aviation in the United States.
Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm; Sunday, Noon to 3 pm
$10
http://www.erniehallaviationmuseum.org/
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4033 N. River Rd. Warren, 44484
330-219-6143

Lanterman’s Mill

One of Mahoning County’s most historic landmarks, Lanterman’s Mill was built in 1845-46 by German Lanterman and Samuel Kimberly. Restored in 1982-85 through a gift from the Ward and Florence Beecher Foundations, this community treasure represents one of the many pioneer industries developed along Mill Creek and operates today as it did in the 1800s, grinding corn, wheat, and buckwheat.       
April & November: Saturday & Sunday only, Noon – 4 PM; May through October: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Children under 6: free; Students 6 – 18 & Seniors: $.75; Mahoning County Resident: $1.00; Non-Resident: $2.00
http://www.millcreekmetroparks.org/visit/places/mill-creek-park/lantermans-mill/
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980 Canfield Rd. Youngstown, 44511
(330) 740-7115

McDonough Museum of Art

YSU’s center for contemporary ideas, art, education & community.
Tuesday – Saturday: 11am-4pm (Closed on major holidays)
Free (suggested donation of $5)
http://mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu/
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525 Wick Ave. Youngstown, 44502
(330) 941-1400

The McKinley Birthplace Museum

The museum is operated by the National McKinley Birthplace  Memorial Association; collections feature memorabilia from the Civil and Spanish American wars, objects from McKinley’s campaigns and presidencies and from the building of the memorial.
Monday-Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm. Last self guided tour at 4:30pm
Free
https://mckinleybirthplacemuseum.org/
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40 North Main St. Niles, 44446
(330) 652-4273

The National Packard Museum

The National Packard Museum’s Mission is to preserve the Packard Legacy and recognize Packard’s influence in transportation and industrial history through interaction with the community and outreach programs. We carry out our mission through the operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, and exhibits a collection of automobiles, artifacts, and documents and hosts educational programs and special events that further our Vision “to ensure the Packard Legacy endures.”
Tuesday through Saturday – Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Adults (and children ages 13+): $8.00, Seniors (65+): $5.00, Children ages 7-12: $5.00
http://www.packardmuseum.org/
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1899 Mahoning Ave. N.W. Warren, 44483
(330) 394-1899

OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology

This interactive museum features hands-on exhibits and educational programs based in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that allows both children and adults to have fun while learning. Choose from self-directed or staff-guided exploration opportunities on-site.
Thursday through Tuesday – 10:00 to 4:00; Wednesday 10:00 to 8:00
General admission $8.00. Children under 2: Free. Seniors & Veterans: $7.00.
http://ohwowkids.org/
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11 West Federal St. Youngstown, 44503
330.744.5914

Tyler History Center

The Tyler History Center houses the Historical Society’s archival library, galleries for local history exhibits, a ballroom available for events, and the Anne Kilcawley Christman Educational Resource center, which houses a gallery and classrooms for curriculum based and public programming.
Tuesday-Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
$4 for adults; $3 for seniors and college students and $2 for children. Includes same-day admission to The Arms Family Museum.
https://mahoninghistory.org/tyler-history-center/
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325 W. Federal St. Youngstown, 44503
330-743-2589

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, operated by the Ohio Historical Society and Youngstown State University, provides a dramatic overview of the impact of the iron and steel industry on Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.
Wednesday through Friday: 10:00am to 4:00pm; Saturday: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Adult: $7.00; Senior: $6.00; Student: $3.00; Ohio History Connection Member, Children under 6 and YSU students: Free; AAA Discount: $1
https://www.ohiohistory.org/visit/museum-and-site-locator/youngstown-historical-center-of-industry-and-labor
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151 W. Wood St. Youngstown, 44503
330-941-1314

Musical Performance

Opera Western Reserve

In 2004, a dedicated group of opera lovers decided to create Youngstown’s own opera company. Opera Western Reserve made its debut with a fully-staged production of I Pagliacci, with musical director Susan Davenny Wyner and production director David Vosburgh. Yearly productions at Stambaugh Auditorium feature local and visiting artists.
http://www.operawesternreserve.org/
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1000 Fifth Ave. #1 Youngstown, 44504
(330) 480-0693

Stambaugh Chorus

The Stambaugh Chorus is proud to offer choral music to Youngstown, Ohio and surrounding communities.  The Chorus has entertained many through our concerts and outreach activities. Very often our activities benefit the less fortunate and those residing in  extended care facilities. We aspire to create a deeper appreciation of vocal and instrumental music and welcome people from all backgrounds to join us.
stambaughchorus.org
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Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504
330.727.4502

Warren Philharmonic Orchestra

Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, under Music Director and Conductor Susan Davenny Wyner, has received raves from its audiences and media critics alike. The Philharmonic has been awarded eight successive grants by the Ohio Arts Council for its excellence in programming, one of only three orchestras in Northeast Ohio to be so honored. The orchestra is composed of some of the area’s finest professional musicians, performing two public concerts each year and a series of instructional concerts for area elementary and middle school students. The orchestra sponsors the Art in Music Contest and provides violin instruction to Trumbull County students in grades 3 through 7 through the Strings of Joy program.
http://www.warrenphilharmonic.org/
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330-399-3606

Performance Venues

DeYor Performing Arts Center

The DeYor Performing Arts Center, located in the heart of the burgeoning arts and entertainment district of Youngstown, Ohio, is recognized as one of the most beautiful performance venues in the Midwest.
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260 W. Federal, Youngstown, 44503
330-744-4269

Stambaugh Auditorium

Stambaugh Auditorium is a non-profit public auditorium which opened in 1926 through the generous gift of Youngstown area businessman, Henry H. Stambaugh. The facility is located on Fifth Avenue across from Wick Park in Youngstown, Ohio. The centerpiece of the complex is the Concert Hall which has a seating capacity of 2,553 and is renowned for its near perfect acoustics. Box Office: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
http://www.stambaughauditorium.com/index.html
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1000 Fifth Ave. Youngstown 44504
330-259-0555

W.D. Packard Music Hall

The Mission of the Packard Music Hall is to provide its users, guests, and community a venue for civic, arts, and entertainment events.                               
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1703 Mahoning Ave. N.W. Warren 44483
330-841-2931

Theater

Trumbull New Theatre

The purpose of Trumbull New Theatre is to develop and maintain an amateur theatre in which people of the community may find an opportunity to develop a participating interest in all phases of the performing arts.                  http://trumbullnewtheatre.com/
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5883 Youngstown Warren Rd. Niles 44446
330.652.1103

Victorian Players

The Victorian Players affords Youngstown area residents the opportunity to see plays that are not usually produced locally.  Our audiences also have had the unique opportunity to see first productions of original works by our founder and first director, Jean McClure Kelty, and other local authors.
http://victorianplayers.org/index.html
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702 Mahoning Ave. Youngstown, 44502
(330) 746-5455

The Youngstown Playhouse

The Youngstown Playhouse has been entertaining audiences of all ages with high quality performances since 1924. Conveniently located mid way between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, we have one of the largest community theatre stages in Northeast Ohio and are considered to be one of the oldest ongoing community theatre in the country.
http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com/        
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600 Playhouse Lane Youngstown 44511 (Just off Glenwood Ave)
330.788.8739